It has been a while since our last post! I just want to take a minute to update everyone about where we are in our adoption process.
As of right now, we are still considering where we will be adopting from. We were really looking into Ethiopia, but adoptions in the country took a major hit because their was a lot of fraud in people tricking parents to give their children up for adoption. They reduced the amount of adoptions by 95% making the wait time for adopting several years longer than it once was. Please pray for the adoption precess in Ethiopia. Now our focus has shifted toward Taiwan. We are still looking in to the adoption agency All God’s Children. Nothing is set in stone right now, so continue to keep us in your prayers as we make the decision on where we are going to adopt from.
We are also planning on ways to raise funding in helping cover the cost of the adoption. One idea that we have come up with is to run a marathon to raise support for the adoption fund. People would be able to sponsor us by donating a certain amount of money for every mile that we run. You can help with this in different ways! If you would like, you could help raise money by running in the marathon, You could also run the half marathon, or even put together a four person relay. As of right now, I am running the full marathon, Cassie isn’t sure if she’s running the full or the half, my brother Jon is running the full, and Justin Clark is running the half! If you would like to help raise money by running let me know, and I will get you more info, and better yet, I’ll even give you a shout out on the blog! If you are thinking about running, the following website has a training guide to get ready for the marathon: http://www.halhigdon.com/marathon/Mar00novice.htm. I’m doing the novice 1 schedule. Please pray for us as we do this marathon that we don’t kill over! Everyone knows how much of the runner type that I am 🙂
We are still trying to come up with other ways to raise support for our adoption. Some of the ideas that we are considering are a pancake breakfast, battle of the bands, spaghetti dinner/talent show, and an auction. If you have any other creative ways to raise support please let us know! We are always open to suggestions.
Thanks for your prayers and support in our journey to adopt. And remeber, if you are willing to help with running in the marathon let us know, and we can get more information your way!