We began looking at adoption. So many children out there simply need someone to love and care for them. Like many people we wanted to have the experience of raising a child from the beginning, or as close to it as we could. We searched for years. We considered a lot of options. We had all but given up hope on having a baby of our own.
Two weeks ago we were approached by an acquaintance. Him and his girlfriend are pretty far along, and they don't want to keep the baby. We've already been in contact with an adoption agency, he said. I want the baby to go to someone I know, and I know will love it as a parent should, he told us.
We met with them, wanting to get a gauge on their level of committment. They are very serious about this adoption. They were almost as excited for us as we are, which seems odd to me in the situation. This is for real. The prayers have finally been answered.
And then the costs started to come in, just the numbers at this point. Beyond what we can afford in a short period of time. He's due on May 1st. We seem to be forced in to the adoption agency that the parents have chosen. We're expected to come up with nearly $6000 right away. The birthing costs and home study charges have to be paid for before the study can be done and the rest of the process can proceed.
We've got plans in motion, but we need time. The adoption agency wants the almost $6000 before anything else is truly done (there are more fees to worry about after bith and all that). We just need to find a way to get us some time. Silent auction, dinner benefit, pawning/selling items, garage sale...we've got things to do, but the time required is killing us.
This is poorly written, and I am terribly sorry for dumping this at the feet of people I do not know terribly well. I'm asking that you look in to your hearts and help us, in any way possible. We have a donation site set up. There's a short video kind of chronicaling our journey to this point. ANY donation will help us. If you are unable to do so monetarily, please take the time to share the link on your social media site(s) of choice. Exposure to new people increases the chance we'll find a miracle.
Please help if you can.
This post has been edited by macosxnerd101: 26 February 2014 - 10:42 AM
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