Mains 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! On top of that we have received a matching grant! Now, that 50% becomes 100%. That’s right, 100% of what you spend on this site will go towards our adoption (up to our grant amount)!! Enjoy the fresh roasted coffee! And don’t forget if you spend $50 or more you get free shipping!
Our adoption story started before we adopted our first daughter from China in November of 2015. During a healing service at our church, our pastor was praying for my wife, when God put it on his heart to pray that our family would be open to an adoption. Shelly mentioned this to me and I was on board rather quickly. We both felt God leading us to an international adoption from the People’s Republic of China. On November 15th, 2015, we arrived in Lanzhou, a city in the Gansu province of the People’s Republic of China, and met our daughter for the very first time. We had a blessed trip in China bonding with her.
As we returned to the United States, Hannah’s integration into the family was nothing short of miraculous. She melded well with the entire family, adapted to her new environment proficiently, and learned English quickly. We had both felt, even before the first adoption was complete, that we would adopt again; however, Hannah adapted and bonded so well that we felt that we could begin the adoption process sooner than expected.
Shelly and I both felt led by God to adopt a little boy from the People’s Republic of China. As we started talking the adoption process, our kids were immediately on board. We were beginning the process of saving for a Disney vacation; however, our kids were emphatic that we use those funds to adopt a boy, whose name will be Micah. Additionally, more of our friends this time mentioned that they were willing to support us, which was helpful.
One of the biggest lessons we have learned through this process is that God provides for His children when we seek to do His will. While we don’t always know where the finances for this adoption will come from, we are able to see God’s provision and direction as we go through this process. Additionally, both Shelly and I realize that there are so many children in the world that need a loving family to care for them. With the support of our children, we feel that we have the ability to provide love and caring to another child.