Wednesday, July 6, 2011


As you may know, (due to my shameless promoting of it), we had an adoption fundraiser at Chick-fil-a last week.

They graciously gave us three hours, from 5:30-8:30pm, to earn 20% of their profits toward our adoption.

Our Montgomery friends and family came out in droves to support us.


For three hours, we got to catch up with friends, talk about adoption, and take one step closer to bring our kids home.

So many came.

Friends from church.


Fellow adoptive families in Montgomery.

Friends from other churches.

People we had never met, but heard about it and wanted to support our event.


It was so busy that the restaurant was calling more managers and workers to come in and help because they were swamped.  

At the end of the night the manager told us it was the busiest fundraiser event they had ever had.


In three hours we raised $730.  We were told that it was the most ever raised for a fundraiser event.

Clearly, we have some pretty amazing friends and support in this town.


And if you noticed above, I alluded that we'd be bringing our "kids" home.  Plural.

After talking with our agency this weekend, we learned that we are pretty far down on the list for an infant but a lot closer for a sibling group of two.


The bad news is that it looks like the wait will still be longer than we thought.  Potentially six more months for a referral.

It very well could be that God knows we need a little more time to wrap our heads around the potential of TWO more Words!


  1. How wonderful! I have been following your blog for a while now. We are in the process of adopting from the Congo as well :) I have been trying to understand what I believe to be a calling to start an Orphan ministry in our city, and I am so inspired by your new ministry! I am in North Carolina, wish we weren't so far away! I'd love to pick your brain a bit :)
    I'm praying your referral comes soon!


  2. AWESOME!!! So excited to watch the Lords plan as it is revealed bit by bit!

  3. Love this. So excited for you and Brian! What an incredible adventure God has you on!

  4. WOW! That's an wonderful amount to raise in 3 hours!!!

    Congrats on changing to two!! We are currently on the waitlist for a girl 0-12 months and a boy under 3!

    What a ride!

    God Bless,

  5. Wow, that is so wonderful! Can't believe that you'll be bringing home two little ones--amazing!