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Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Decision that will change us forever...

My family and I have decided, after long and careful consideration, prayer, fasting, and deep meditation, to adopt. We have chosen to adopt a little boy who is waiting. We are going to work with an agency down in St. George to adopt a toddler from Ethiopia.

Now I know what some of you may be asking, "Why Ethiopia? Why not domestic adoption?" And my answer to that is, every family has a different path that they will walk, and a different plan regarding their own needs and desires. Each family is different, and each family must find their own path to follow. Our path is taking us to Africa where the need is so great, where adoption could be the difference between life and death for one of 5 million orphans in Ethiopia alone. My heart aches at the need over there, and though I know that we can't save all of them, we can make a difference to one, and that is what we have decided to do. I absolutely do NOT discount domestic adoption and the need we have here, I just absolutely feel that our son/brother is elsewhere.

So, it is a new adventure for our family, and one that we are taking very carefully, and I would like to ask for your support and kindness during this time. We need prayers and good karma and lots and lots of good vibes being sent to our family here in Utah, as well as for our son/brother in Ethiopia.

In the near future we will be holding fundraisers, and I would LOVE it if you, my wonderful readers and friends would help by spreading the word. It would mean the world to me. Our first fundraiser will be a bake sale, and as soon as I know when it will be, I will definitely be posting it here, (hopefully it will be in the next few weeks).

It is with deep gratitude to my Heavenly Father, my family and my friends, that I can say that this will happen.

So, I would like to extend a SPECIAL OFFER:

Throughout this process, which I know will be lengthy, I am going to be offering family/child sessions to ADOPTIVE families at HALF OFF, and all money being put in to our adoption fund!

Please email me at with questions!


kenna said...

I will be here to help in any way I can, every step of your journey. Oh, I won't be able to resist more pictures especially when it's half off. Adoption is an amazing thing. I wouldn't have my son without this miracle.

April and Nate said...

I'm so glad you are taking this journey!!! Adoption IS a wonderful blessing. That's AWESOME you offering session at 1/2 off. We will be there at the bake sale. Keep us posted on future fundraising. XOXO!