As our travel time quickly approaches (our expected time of travel is mid-July), family and friends have expressed their desire to participate in our adoption process somehow. We feel incredibly blessed that God has allowed us to afford the finances of our adoption process debt-free, mainly through Allan's web businesses. It also helps that Siana will be age 2 when we get her and that she is our third girl (we don't have very many things we need to buy for her). Still, we know that some family and friends would love to take part in our adoption journey in some way.
So here are some ways of how you can participate:
1. We can always use prayers...before, during, and after our trip to China. We will be bringing our two older girls with us, and it will be a long trip for all of us. Please pray for health, safety, and ease of adjustment for all.
2. We would love to receive a note written from your family to Siana. You can include prayers, Bible verses, a picture of your family, or whatever else you would like to include for her to look back on in the years to come. I will put them all together in her album (see below). If you can, please write your note in an index card and mail it to us along with a family photo (see example below).
3. Although we are not accepting monetary donations for our family's adoption process, we will accept them on behalf of her orphanage. Our agency told us that once we're in China, we will be able to ask her orphanage what type of needs they have, and we will be able to buy some of the supplies they need (i.e. diapers, formula, blankets, etc.). Your contribution does not need to be any large amount. Anything you give will be added to the amount we use to buy supplies for her orphanage.
Here is how you can send your note and/or contribution:
-Through www.paypal.com (send to email address email@example.com)
-Send cash or check to our mailing address (please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need our mailing address).
Thank you so much for joining us on our journey, whether through prayers, keeping up with our blog, writing a note, or sending a contribution to her orphanage. We are so thankful and blessed to have you in our lives.
God is gracious,