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For years we've had a heart for adoption. Nearly three years ago, we brought our son Lukas home from Bulgaria. Since then, our hearts have still pulled toward the children in need. 

Recently, we saw the picture of two brothers in Eastern Europe who are 13 and 10 years old.  Older children, especially boys, tend to be overlooked for adoption. And once they reach the age of 16, they age out and are unable to be adopted. No family. No support to face the world. Some kids end up on the streets, selling drugs to make money. And after seeing their pictures and videos, and looking through their files, we felt God calling us again.

Of course, the thought is overwhelming in many ways. We have to really compensate for space in our house and even do some remodeling to make it work. The big difference this time, compared to the last time we adopted, is that this time we have no money saved and nothing to give for an expensive adoption.

But we know that God provides. 

We have taken our first step of faith, knowing that God will need to provide everything for us this journey. And even though we are not gifted in fundraising or promotion, we are moving forward knowing that if this is truly what He wants, God will open the doors and move those massive, daunting, mountains. 

The bigger challenge is that this adoption will progress much more quickly than our last one. Just to get the ball rolling, we will need over $5,000. And because the whole process is quicker, that means that the money, approximately $40,000, will be needed potentially in less than a year. 

Sometimes it takes a village to see a dream fulfilled. So we are stepping out in complete faith that God will provide. Please consider partnering with us to bring two boys home to our family.

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."  James 1:27

Sondra L Taylor

2019-01-01 20:54:10

Praying that the money raised will be multiplied .... God will provide <3

Home Study Nearly Approved and Updates.
September 21, 2018, 11:10 am

So we SHOULD be getting our official approved home study this week, and once we get that, we will be able to start applying for grants. We'd appreciate prayers for those grants that we might be considered from them.

So far, we've paid around $6,000 in adoption fees. Of that amount, God has provided all of it. Praise God! Thank you to all who have been so generous. It has been truly a blessing.

However, in the next week or two, we will have to write two checks. One to the government for fingerprinting FBI checks ($1,115) and the 2nd will be our first big payment to our agency ($3,500). We do have an auction later next month, but until then, we will most likely have to pay for most of these payments with borrowed money, minus the money that the window decals, socks, and M&Ms are bringing in, which will put a small dent into that. Prayers for our auction to be successful so we can quickly pay back that debt before much interest is tacked on. 

On a positive note, we received notification from our agency that our boys were feeling sad because the process is taking so long. They (the foreign agency) asked us to write a new letter to them to lift their spirits. It is a bit sad, but the fact that they are WANTING to hear from us brings me a lot of joy and hope and now, a determination to move things along quickly. 

And as far as timeframe goes, they are expecting our first trip to meet them will be late December. The trip for them to come home might be April-May of next year. Prayers please that that whole timeline can be bumped up a little, as Pete plants in April. And also prayers that our next round of paperwork will move quickly. :)

Thanks again for all the support. 

And as far as timeframe goes, they are expecting our first trip to meet them will be late December. The trip for them to come home might be April-May of next year. Prayers please that that whole timeline can be bumbed up a litte, as Pete plants in April. And also prayers that our next round of paperwork will move quickly. :)

Thanks again for all the support. 

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