Help Bring Baby Rowland Home

For: Slade and Stephanie Rowland
Brunswick, GA
Organizer: Slade and Stephanie Rowland
Help Bring Baby Rowland Home (Slade and Stephanie Rowland)
$430
of $38,000 goal.
Raised by 6 donors
1% Complete

The Story

This is actually happening!! We are adopting. Slade and I want to extend our family and God has lead us to domestic infant adoption. 

I was diagnosed with Endometriosis in college. I was told by several doctors that I may not be able to have children. Slade and I were married in 2004 and immediately started trying not knowing what was ahead of us. Long story short, we ended up having to go to a fertility specialist to have both of our miracle babies. They are now 10 and 11.5. After the birth of our second child, I started having complications again and was left with no choice but to have a full hysterectomy. I was devastated!

Fast forward to 2014. We started helping with foster care. Caring for these precious children (of all ages) opened our hearts to adoption. Our eyes were opened to situations that we could not make up, situations that left our hearts heavy and broken. We found ourselves praying for these birth families and having compassion for them. We are so grateful for this opportunity because we know this is God's way of preparing us to be able to care and understand our birth mother's story. 

We prayed, researched, and prayed some more once God told us it was time. So here we are, arms and hearts open just waiting to be matched with our bundle of joy. We know God has a baby picked especially for us.

It is our hope to adopt debt free. With the cost of adoption, it is proving to be very challenging. Some may see this as the worst part of the entire process, the astonishing cost of adoption. We do not see it that way. We see it as a time to watch God move. To see our community come together for a great cause. It truly does take a village. We can't do this alone. We need your help. Our prayer is that you will walk along side of us during our journey. We need your help to bring our baby home.

Please add our family to your prayer list. Specifically pray for our birth mother. Without her, none of this would be possible. We believe that God is preparing her and our baby right now. Pray for our family's physical and emotional health as we enter this journey and most of all pray that our financial goal will be met.

If you are able and willing to donate, we can't say thank you enough. Every amount helps. Also, we'd love to ask you to please share our story with your family and friends.

Stay tuned for upcoming fundraisers and our adoption progress.

“Your love, Lord reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.” Psalm 36:5

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 1, 2017

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Posted on November 1, 2017

Our PUZZLE Fundraiser has official started!

Everyone who donates to our adoption through this fundraiser becomes a permanent part of our adoption journey; a piece of our puzzle!

How does it work:

• Each piece will represent someone who donated to help us bring Baby R home!

• Each puzzle piece is a minimum donation of $30. Use our youcaring link and put puzzle fundraiser in the comments.

• You may just want to be represented on one piece of our puzzle or several-completely up to you!

• Your name will be written on the back of each piece you represent!

Here’s the fun part…Once completed, the puzzle is going to be hung in our baby’s room as a beautiful keepsake of this adoption story we are living out. Even better, the frame will be double sided! So, we’ll be able to take it off the wall, turn it around, and point out to our child the names of all you wonderful folks that helped bring him or her home. How amazing is that?!


Posted on August 17, 2017

Posted on August 17, 2017

Update: Many of you have been asking about our timeline for the adoption. As of right now, we are in the process of completing all of our extensive adoption paperwork. As soon as we are finished with that, we will be assigned a social worker who will begin our home study process. Once we pass the home study, we will then become "active". This means our profile book will be shown to birthmothers. Eek!

Please continue to pray for our brave birthmother and baby. Our family is so excited to bring our little home.

Thank you to everyone who is walking along side of us, financially and spiritually. We truly could not do this without our village.

Stay tuned for upcoming fundraisers. 

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