So, if you're reading this, chances are you either know our family or know of our family and the journey we are on to adopt our daughter from China. One of the most interesting, and rewarding parts of this process for me has been the sharing and the telling of the testimony that the Lord is giving us as we wait for our sweet girl. It's been so neat to see how people I hardly know, or have known in other chapters of life are drawn to adoption. How curious they are. How many amazing questions they ask. I really believe this feeling of being drawn to the idea of adoption is because it is such a clear picture of His Gospel. I am so humbled, and thankful to be a steward of such a story! Through these conversations and questions many of you have asked about the cost, how much? why so much? where you gonna find so much? how much will all her medical expenses be? The only for sure answer I have been able to give to those 4 questions is a ball park amount of $35K for the adoption process. Honestly, I'm not sure why the governments charge so much to rescue orphans, and I've been even more unsure of how we were going to come up with $35,000! We won't know how much her medical expenses will be until we get her home. The only answer I know is obedience.
Being in this place of surrender- a stance that adoption requires- I have learned so much. But, most of all I have learned that when God calls you to something- He will make a way. I've heard lots of different and miraculous stories of God's provision in adoption- ways He has provided in many different capacities. However, for us, we knew that we had been entrusted with resources for such a time as this. So, we have worked carefully and diligently to save and nip and tuck in our own personal finances and up to this point have been able to make all of our payments in cash! Praise Him for His provision of a great job, and a hard working husband! We are coming now to the point where we will be spending about $25k in the next 6 months to bring our daughter home. Thankfully, we have received several grants, one of which I am about to share with you! And, for all of you that have asked how you could help, here's where you come in!
The grant was awarded to us by an organization called Hand In Hand. It is a matching grant, and they will match every donation, dollar for dollar up to $4,000. So, we have the potential to get $8,000 towards what is needed to bring our baby girl home! This would cover all of our final governmental/legal fees here in the U.S. as well as in China! If you would be interested in making a donation for our family we would be so humbly grateful! All of your donations are tax deductible. And, if by chance we exceed the $4,000 goal, Hand In Hand will give the amount in excess to our family as well, just not matched.
Please mail your donations, made payable to "Hand In Hand Christian Adoption". Please be sure the donation is post marked no later than September 10th!, and write "Jason and Elizabeth Davis" on the outside of the envelope only. (the ask that or name not be on the check itself for tax purposes).
Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc.
Jason & Elizabeth Davis
18318 Mimosa Court
Gardner, KS 66030
If you would like to learn more about Hand in Hand you can visit their website www.handinhandadopt.org, you can call at (913)248-5015, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for walking this journey with our family! We would love to hear from you! and please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions!
And just for kicks, giggles, and a BIG thank you...here's a little sneak peak at our mei mei! Yup, she's amazing! We can't show all of her face quite yet...but what's behind that little pink heart is, well, pretty darn adorable!
Wanna know a little more about her and what special name we've chosen for her?...that's coming next!