Pate 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!
So why have we chosen to grow our family through adoption? We have been asked this question a lot! Adoption has always been on my (Crystal) heart. My best friend growing up was adopted and I was able to see my student pastor adopt a little girl while in the student ministry. I honestly can say God laid this desire on my heart to adopt when I was about 14 years old. To us adoption is a way to honor God’s commandment to take care of the orphans, but it’s also a way to help a birth mother who may not be able to take care of this precious child. The final decision really came about when Trey was told that having biological children may not be the best thing for him, due to a condition he was born with. It was a hard time for him and being a woman there is always the desire to want to conceive and give birth to a child. But, God has different plans for us! Adoption is allowing us to become parents for the first time! God adopted us into his family and loves us unconditionally. We long to do the same with the child God allows us to adopt.
Trey and I started our adoption journey in November of 2016. We were excepted into Lifeline Children’s Services domestic adoption program. We have gone through countless interviews and paper work. We have gone to a domestic adoption conference and back in March we completed our home study. We are now anxiously waiting to be matched with our future child’s birth mother. We hope to be matched with baby Pate soon!