Gould Adoption Fundraiser

Hi There!  We have teamed up with Gobena Coffee to raise funds for our adoption.  50% of everything you purchase will go towards our adoption!  That’s right, 50% of what you spend on this site will go towards our adoption (unlimited)!!  Enjoy the fresh roasted coffee!  And don’t forget if you spend $50 or more you get free shipping!

David and I love our big family. And we are blessed with six amazing children. But the Lord spoke to our hearts, individually, that our family wasn’t complete. And our son Tate started asking, again, if he could have another brother with Down syndrome.

And I read Orphan Justice by Johnny Carr. My heart was convicted. And David was in agreement. We knew what God was calling us to. We very much believe in the value of all life. And we believe in and worship a big God.

If Roe v. Wade is ever overturned, the foster care system will likely be flooded with special needs cases. Will we, as God’s people, be prepared to take care of the children who were not aborted, but then abandoned? If we claim to be “pro-life,” we must be willing to take an honest look at our attitudes toward children with disabilities. – Johnny Carr

Stepping out in faith, we completed a domestic home study this spring, asking friends and our pastor to pray for us that we would submit our family to His will.

Last week, we got a call that there was a newborn baby boy with Down syndrome that needed a forever family. We packed our bags and met him the next day. Charlie is perfect – both an answer to our prayers as well as the prayers of his birth parents. He spent a week in the NICU and we are waiting for the legal paperwork to be completed so we can bring him home.

Not everyone is called to adopt but we are all called to care for orphans.

To our God, taking care of orphans isn’t just a “great idea.” It’s critical. Why? Because every man, woman, boy, and girl—including orphaned and vulnerable children—has been created in God’s image and is precious to Him. – Johnny Carr