We are adopting! This simple statement both excites and terrifies us both. Some people dream of being ballerinas or firefighters when they grow up but for us we knew we always wanted to be parents. After trying on and off for more than eight years it became abundantly clear that it wasn’t going to be that easy for us we entered into what was undoubtedly the hardest season of our marriage. There was more than enough grief, blame, and anger to go around. As we watched our friends and loved ones conceive and bring their children into the world we rejoiced with them but it was always tinged with a hint of sadness that it wasn’t us. The decision to adopt also did not come easily-adoption is EXPENSIVE. The first time we went to a meeting and heard the cost there were tears. It seemed so unattainable and unrealistic that we gave up. We started to make peace with the fact that we would never be parents. We gave away things that we had kept “just in case we got pregnant.” Then we got God’s calling. We still don’t know the details but we are trusting in God’s perfect timing that we will bring home Baby Boyd at just the right moment. We appreciate any support that you can offer whether it be an encouraging word, prayer, or financial assistance to help cover the many cost we will experience on this journey.
Be a Part of the Journey:
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Pray with us:
-That God would be glorified greatly.
-That this season would continue to increase our faith and trust in God.
-That God would wow us in the way he provides for every need, and that Baby Boyd’s adoption would be fully funded prior to our match.
Here's a breakdown of where the money will go:
$3500 Adoption Consultant* FUNDED
$2100 Home Study** FUNDED
$35,000 Adoption Agency fees*** A little more than $10,000 raised towards this goal!
$2,500 Travel Expenses****
$800+ Post Placement Visits*****
---------------------------------------- *Adoption Consultants work with Adoption Agencies all over the country. They are our advocates and help more birth mothers to see our profile. **Home Study fees cover the cost of a social worker evaluating the safety of our home and the stability of our lives. ***Adoption Agency Fees include the costs for birth parent counseling, child's birth expenses, post-placement supervision until the adoption is finalized, and a portion of agency costs for overhead and operating expenses. ****Travel Expenses will be required as all of the agencies our consultants work with are out of state. Virginia is a state that allows a birth mother to take the child back within 10 days. We are working with states that limit that time period to 24-72 hours. After that, the Interstate Laws require that we stay in that state for up to 2 weeks before returning back home. *****Post placement visits are done by our Home Study Social worker after we bring our child home.