Before we had even started dating, God had been shaping us for this decision. Since the age of 8, Rachel had always desired to adopt children. Kurt had also known that God was calling him minister to orphans, partly inspired by the examples of heroes of faith, such as George Müeller, Reese Howell, and Rolland and Heidi Baker.
We have signed up for a program known as, “Local Infant Adoption” through an organization called, Choice Adoptions. Choice works to help mothers in crisis, whether a mother chooses to have her child be given towards adoption or not. Through Choice we would eventually be connected with a birth mom and/or family who has personally chosen us to become their child’s parents. Part of the fees for this program involve paying for the mother’s health care, living situation (if applicable), and other needs.
We would love to have you partner with us in any of the following - prayer, supporting us financially, and in spreading the word. As you can image, we would appreciate prayers for speed and grace in the process, the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of the child, and supernatural provision.
The program we have signed up for costs $35,938 (including legal fees). Thankfully, so far, we have raised $16,625 from friends, family, and previous fundraisers we did in the past several years. We still need to raise at least $16,785.
Finally, it would be wonderful if you are able to spread the word to others about our story. We will be posting updates on the process through this link and on our Facebook accounts. By sharing these updates with those in your network, others who have a heart to pray and give, will have an opportunity to do so even if they might not know us personally.
Here is the link to view our profile on the Choice Adoptions website:
Thank you for allowing us to share this adventure with you. Please let us know if there is anything we can be praying for you about as well.