So, we’re fundraising, which is one of our least favorite thing to do. Nonetheless, here we are, and instead of focusing on asking folks for money, I try to remember the kiddos out there that need adoption and the families that might not consider it otherwise.
Really, it’s about so much more than money. I use the term “support” for good reason. When friends and family feel called to help us out in some way, I feel like I have an ally rooting for our journey, for our future family. Plus, we need so much more than funds.
We need a community to pray with us, to wait with us, to listen to our less-than-patient moments, and to be here for the long haul. We need people who will hold the precious memories and the trials that come with adoption.
As we raise adopted children, we do so knowing that adoption comes from a broken world. If the family was in its most perfect state, there would be no adoption. Parents would be able to raise their biological children. Instead, we hold the tension of bio parents who choose to find another family who will provide something for their child that they themselves simply aren’t able to at this time. And for everyone involved, there is grief. As the child grows, there will be grief. There will always be a longing for something that could have been.
All that being said, we are incredibly grateful for the amazing people we have in our lives who are walking with us and will be there moving forward. Thank you!