Funding our adoption takes a Village of Us!

For: Michael & Ashley Eddie & our future adopted child
Organizer: Ashley Eddie
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The Story

A Village of Us refers to the old saying that "it takes a village to raise a child."  As parents of a 5 and 3 year old, we can definitely attest to that! We would be lost without our village.  It's amazing just how big our village really is when we need them most. It encompasses so much more than just moral support, babysitters, role models, play dates, preschool carpools, and soccer practices.  (Don't get me wrong, those are all vital village tasks, too!)  

But this time, we are asking our village to extend a little farther. 5243 miles farther, to Bulgaria where we are seeking to adopt a child to add to our family.  We know it will be a long, hard road to get there, just like with our biological daughters, but we are encouraged by all the prayers, happy thoughts, and supportive words that have helped us take the leap.  We are asking you, our village, to help us complete our family by giving an orphan a home, a family, and a village of his own.  Not just any orphan, our child.

We haven't met him/her yet, but here's what we do know.  He's never known the unconditional love, safety, and support of a family.  She's never cried out at night and been comforted by a mother?#39;s embrace.  He doesn't receive all the medical, physical, and emotional attention he needs. She has no idea what it's like to have two big sisters doting on her. Or been spoiled by a seemingly endless supply of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that are dying to meet him. You can help provide this for him/her. You can be that village.

We trust that God will provide the funds needed to complete this adoption. One way may be through the help of friends and family like you. With that in mind, we ask that you consider being a part of our village. Please pray that God will make it possible for us to bring our son/daughter home.  Consider contributing to our adoption fund in any way that you can.  We appreciate you, Village.

All our love and thanks,

Ashley & Michael Eddie
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Village of Us

It takes a village, it takes us all
To raise them up, to answer the call.

How can I help? What can I do?
A village of us, STARTS WITH YOU!

A mother?#39;s resolve, a child's plea
All for the sake of family.

More than a "why," so much bigger than "how"
No time for waiting, someday is now.

So much to plan, even more to discuss
It takes a village, a village of us.
-AE

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 23, 2017

Posted on May 23, 2017

My passport is here! (Less than two weeks after I applied and long before I need it, but very exciting!) And our first home visit is this weekend. Inching closer, one little piece at a time.

Posted on May 14, 2017

Posted on May 14, 2017

When your 5 year old brings you to tears with a marker drawing framed in construction paper, you know it's a great Mother's Day. I love that they already talk about their "little brother" as if he's already a part of us. Wherever he is or will be, he's already ours somehow. And he has two amazing big sisters waiting right along with us. I have never been so proud. What a ride and we've only just begun!

Posted on May 9, 2017

Posted on May 9, 2017

Today the girls and I had a busy morning, applying for my passport, getting a TB test, and having our family doctor fill out medical forms for our home study.  Everywhere we went, the girls explained that we were there because "we are adopting our little brother!" as if they've already met their youngest sibling.  We know no specifics about the child that we will adopt, but I do know these two will be doting big sisters.  Emma's already planning to get him a red blankie like her favorite pink ones.  Anna can't wait to teach him to say words and cuddle him. She even drew him on the driveway and asked to take a picture with him and their matching crowns.  "He's our little prince!" she proclaimed proudly.  We have a long road ahead, but this sweet picture is a glimpse into what lies in store for our little family.  It makes all the paperwork and waiting and budgeting and planning worth it. Thank you so much to everyone's that has supported our cause.  Your generous donations help us find and bring home this adorable little brother the girls are dreaming about playing with. :)

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