and then there were four…

We have accepted the referral  of a waiting child!!! A sweet little angel with big brown eyes and a full head of hair!! 

I know what you’re thinking — how on earth was such a beautiful baby girl on a waiting child list?? Well we’re shocked too! She has some special needs and therefore she didn’t match any of the families in the agency advocating for her. We learned about her, fell in love, prayed about it for a few days, and said, “we’ll be her family!!!!”

So now what? 

First, we are racing around this week to complete our dossier – some of our paperwork transferred agencies just fine… but some is agency specific so there’s a few things we need to complete. We NEED to get it in this week because we NEED to be submitted to court to beat the rainy season (August-September) because court isn’t open then.

Second, we are praying to hear back from the grant agency we applied to this week! We NEED the grant badly at this point.

Third, we are going to start fundraising like crazy because we find ourselves needing the bulk of our payments asap! Not to mention travel fees.

How can you help?

Please pray!! Pray that we would get our dossier finished in record time! Pray that we would be submitted to court ASAP! Pray that we would get a court date before the rainy season! Pray that we would be awarded the grant we’ve applied for and that all the funds we need would be awarded or fundraised in record time!

Give if you can!! This little girl needs to come home SOON! If you feel led to make a donation you can do that via paypal through the button right up there in my sidebar! SHARE SHARE SHARE!! Don’t forget that for every $5 donated you get entered to win THIS GIVEAWAY!! 

Thank you for sharing in our joy! More details on how this all came about soon — it’s a GREAT story! ; )

(announcement design by Dear Emmie)

  • Franchesca - SOOOO stinkin’ happy for YOU!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Christy - Oh my goodness! I wondered when I saw all those girly Pinterest ideas? :) Praying for you guys and excited for you. Thank you for your testimony and your willingness to say yes!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - Thrilled for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - Lauren, I have been waiting for this news to come. I am so excited for you & am so blessed to be even an itty bitty part of this adventure by being able to pray for you and your family. God is a BIG God and He can do BIG things. I can only imagine how all of this is going to come together and know that it is in God’s perfect timing. I pray that you will truly seek Him first and trust in Him…something I know can be hard on days when you just want your baby home! But you are a beautiful woman of God and I just KNOW that your baby girl will be home soon! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Christin @ Joyful Mothering - What wonderful news, Lauren!!!! I’ll be praying and spreading the word!!!! We’ve just begun our adoption journey (sent our application fee in today, along with the needed paper work).ReplyCancel

  • heather cloudt - I see pink! How wonderful! She will be perfect in every way! Having a child with special needs (big or small) is a blessing that continually amazes me! Congrats on your beautiful family!ReplyCancel

  • Naomi Brubaker - Praying everything happens in a timely manner to bring this precious one to you. I donated and also shared to facebook. Congratulations on your little girl : )ReplyCancel

  • Michelle M. - GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!! I’m so excited for you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Maria - Congratulations!!! Will be praying and spreading the news!!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - Wow congrats!!!!!!!! Praise God! Praying for provision and that the details go smoothly.ReplyCancel

  • Kate - AHH!!! That’s so exciting!!! Baby girls have a VERY special place in my heart – seeing as how I’m a mama to two little girls! <3 So happy for you all and Mareto! He'll be a great big brother to his darling sister. Does she have a name yet? :) ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Hooray!! So excited for your family!!ReplyCancel

  • Penny - CONGRATS!!! How exciting!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mama Mimi - Ahhh!!!! This is what happens when I check out of facebook for a while?? Haha! Well CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! So happy for you and praying you make a court date before rainy season.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Miller - Congratulations, Lauren! I’m so happy for you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Barbie - This is such exciting news. I am praying that everything comes together perfectly and beautifully. I am so excited for you!ReplyCancel

  • Betsy Emerson - Wow Lauren! So thrilled for you! Can’t wait to hear more! Love you guys!ReplyCancel


  • Niki - Yeaaaaaahhhh! Congratulations. I cant wait for more details. Is she from Ghana…? Im so excited for your family!! Mareto is a big brother :)!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie @ OtRD - Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Congratulations!! Praying for y’all!ReplyCancel

  • Alison - YAY, Lauren!!! I am so excited for ya’ll and your sweet baby girl!!! Can’t wait to watch God bring her home to your precious family! I will be praying for ya’ll!!!ReplyCancel

  • Alison - YAY, Lauren!!! I am so excited for ya’ll and your sweet baby girl!!! Can’t wait to watch God bring her home to your precious family! I will be praying for ya’ll!!!ReplyCancel

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