Adopting Baby Ferraris

For: Eric and Maegan Ferraris
McKinney, TX
Organizer: Lindsey Knight
Adopting Baby Ferraris (Eric and Maegan Ferraris)
$26,500
of $30,000 goal.
Raised by 107 donors
88% Complete

The Story

Thank you for taking a moment to read Maegan and Eric's story.

Eric and Maegan live in Mckinney, TX. Maegan is a 3rd grade teacher at Sonntag Elementary and Eric is in software sales for Intuit in Plano, TX. Maegan and Eric have always been excited about the idea of having children and starting a family. While they love being surrounded by their all nieces and nephews, they have always had a desire in their hearts to have a big family of their own.

They will be the first to tell you that the last 3 years have not been the easiest. While they have continued to trust in the Lord and acknowledge that He works for their good, they have been hard.  They have battled through trying to get pregnant, doctors appointments, fertility treatments, and pregnancy loss. They have been messy, hard, and full of expenses. Throughout this process Maegan and Eric have continually trusted the Lord's path stepping out in obedience each time they have been called. Please join us as they step out in obedience again in the pursuit of Adopting!  

They both believe that they have been purposefully chosen to become parents through Him and continue to trust that He will have a hand in it all. Finances do mount quickly when adopting.  The process of bringing home Baby Ferraris will cost them around $30,000. What things does that cover? Pre-natal care for the birth mother, Legal Fees, Social Services, Case Administration, Birth Certificates, Baby’s Medical Expense, Birth Mother’s medical fees, Travel fees, their adoption consultants service fee, their home study fee. Along with these things, there can be many unforeseen finances that come up along the way.

We are so excited for the rest of Maegan and Eric's story to unfold as they continue on their journey to bringing home Baby Ferraris. As they say, it takes a village, and we need you to be a part of their village! We, and they, appreciate your love, encouragement, and prayers. If you feel called to support them in any way, whether it be financially or otherwise, they will be forever grateful.

To follow along with their story and keep up with updates, follow their blog at: 
http://adelayedpurpose.blogspot.com/

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 27, 2017

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Posted on February 27, 2017

1/3 of the way there!!!!!!!!!!! 

We are just blown away by the amount of love, support, and generosity we have received in the past month.  Our hearts are SO FULL! Thank you thank you thank you all for following along and being our "village" of support through this.  Please continue to follow along and celebrate the amazing things HE is doing through all of this. :) -Xoxo 

An update: 

On Friday Eric and I attended our first adoption education class through our agency.  As the day approached, we were filled with much anticipation and excitement.  This day finally put our adoption journey into "physical" motion.  We had been preparing, and celebrating, our decision for the past couple of months, and this class signified the buzzer sounding off!  As we walked in, we were greeted by 4 other families going through the adoption process and 3 social workers from the agency {pre-placement social worker, post placement social worker, and the birth mom social worker}.  We learned a lot and were joined with a wonderful community to walk with during this journey.  Please continue to pray for the process to go smoothly.  After this we will begin our Home Study and Pre Adoption Counseling along with getting our fingerprints and other legal matters taken care of.  Also pray for our dear birth mom's heart, as she is either in or will be in one of the most difficult journeys of her life. Pray for courage, peace, and comfort in knowing that she will be doing what is best for her baby.  For our baby.  Thank you again, a million times over, for the love poured out over us.  :)    


Posted on February 22, 2017

Posted on February 22, 2017

Monday was a productive day! I was off for President's day, so I was able to get a lot of necessary things checked off the list!! First up was a trip to the doctor.  Each of us has to have a complete physical done, blood work ran, TB tested, HIV tested, and be up to date with our vaccinations.  Let me tell you, between fertility and this, I have had more blood work ran on me in the past few years than I have had in my lifetime.  But, if it brings us one step closer to our sweet little baby, I will do it over and over again! 

After I left the doctor, I made a trip to Starbucks.  It was 12:30 and I hadn't had a drop of coffee thanks to fasting for bloodwork! I grabbed my coffee and worked a little bit more on our autobiographies.  I was taking these to the agency later that day and wanted a final "look over" for any revisions before I took them.  I snapped a little picture to show my sweet 3rd graders that adults even look over their papers numerous times, making necessary changes, for it to be the best that it can.  (Productivity paired with a little lesson for my kids is a win for me!) From Starbucks I stopped by Fedex to print and copy all of our documents. (Keeping doubles of everything is advice I have heard numerous times for this process!) I then headed to downtown to visit our agency and drop off our paperwork! 

From the beginning, the thing that stressed me out first was choosing an agency.  There are SO many out there.  How was I (the girl who can't decide what to wear, what to eat for dinner, what plans to make, what color to paint, on and on and on) going to choose an agency with whom we would put all of our trust in (aside from the good Lord of course) to help us find our baby!!! I was dreading it! But through a series of excel sheets, phone calls, interviews and referrals, we decided to go with our agency Hope Cottage.  I cannot describe to you how confident I am in the decision we made with our agency.  I was telling a friend how much I love our agency and even with the other options out there, I don't hesitate for a second about where we should be.  She told me "God must be telling you that YOUR baby is there!".  Ahhhhh!!! Cue the tears and goosebumps! She is so right though.  Our birth mom could be working with our agency right now.  Our baby could be growing and we don't even know it yet.  Our baby is being formed by God somewhere and I cannot wait to see how this journey unravels for our family!!

Thank you for the continued support, encouragement, love and most of all prayers.  We will continue to keep you posted on our journey to growing our family through the wonderful gift of adoption.  

Posted on February 14, 2017

Posted on February 14, 2017

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing." 


You guys! I cannot even begin to put into words the feelings and emotions that have flooded over us the past couple of days.  We have felt so blessed by all of you after announcing our adoption!! Your prayers, your words, your love, your support, your encouragement, your generosity! From people we see daily to people we haven't seen in far too long, we have felt a tremendous amount of support from all of you.  We have been so encouraged and touched by all of your responses and it is evident that our sweet little one will be one loved little baby!


Being vulnerable and allowing the world to see us beyond the outward appearance was by far the most difficult thing I have chosen to do along this journey.  Outside of close friends and family, no one knew our daily struggles and battles.  Those who know me well, know that I struggle with fear and worrying.  I know we live in a Pinterest worthy society, and as a women, we are designed to be mothers.  What would others think about me and why I couldn't be a mother as the majority of people around me could?  What would people say who thought that adoption was just a second choice for us?  What if this too, didn't work for us?  Everything that is natural to me (Satan) was saying, "Keep this between you and Eric...Just handle this yourselves."   That would have been easy for me.  That would have been comfortable.  But He had other plans.  BIG plans!  


Anyways, after much contemplation and {slightly pushy} encouragement from 'my people', I began creating our story and a post (that was the easy part) to announce our adoption.  After days of going over it with a fine tooth comb, I sat with the computer open.  I found a million other things that "took" away my time and attention.  To click that little "post" button was a BIG step that I was taking and I was taking every minute that I could.  God was definitely stretching me and clearly wanted me to learn something through this part of our journey.  I opened up my Bible, searched the index for "openness" and >>>2 Timothy 2:15 said "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth."


His word DID guide me and MAN am I glad that it did!!!  {Very} shortly, the likes and comments started flooding in.  My phone continued to ding and buzz throughout the night.  Each time I would look, a sense of "you've got this" would come over me.  The encouragement and love blew, and continue to blow us away! We really have read each of your comments and likes many times over.  God KNEW what he was teaching me in that moment.  I pray to stay open through this process, knowing ultimately that I do not need to fear.  I want to learn how to be completely trustworthy of Him because He is so, so, good. 

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