All I can say is that you all, our dear friends and family, are awesome! You have reacted to the news of us adopting with so much excitement and encouragement-it just blows us away! Many of you have asked what you can do to help, so here it goes:
#1 PRAY-this is most important! Pray for patience for us as this process continues. Pray for the birth mother to have a healthy pregnancy-she may be carrying our child right now. Pray for the perfect match for our family, whatever that might mean. Pray for finances to roll in, we know God can cover all of our financial needs through this and we are counting on this.
#2 FUNDRAISING-Peter has created an amazing design for a t-shirt that we'll be selling to raise funds. Please buy one! We aren't sure about the cost yet, but they will be personally screen printed by Peter on American Apparel t-shirts. I think we're going to make little kid sizes too-so get excited. Also, Peter created a line of greeting cards, Zorazon cards, that are also for sale. These are original creations from family photographs...see examples below. There are a total of 24 different cards, 12 in each pack (the yellow and red packs contain a different assortment of cards). The cost will be $10 (plus shipping if you live outside of Quincy).
#3 DONATIONS- If you feel led to donate to our adoption, we would welcome that blessing! Another idea, save your coke rewards (that little code inside the package or under the bottle top). Peter and I often can make a fun activity through redeeming coke rewards and our entertainment budget can go directly into the adoption fund. Also, if you get a Sunday paper, but don't use the coupons, can I have them? We're looking at shaving off hundreds from our grocery bill each month and every little bit helps. I hope I don't sound too forward in asking for these things, but I figure that if you are reading this, you know me well enough for me to ask :)
Thank you all so much for being with us on this journey-we love you all!