Fulmer Family Adoption ♥
July 25, 2013 | Adopt A Family, Blog, Faith, Uncategorized | 0 comments
| Author: Tricia Dixon
Meet the Fulmer Family. =)
They are opening their hearts and home again to adopt another child.
Please read their story, pray and support them how you can
AND share their post by clicking below.
Together we can all make a difference in a child’s life!
We are growing our family through adoption:
We are so excited to be adopting our daughter from Ethiopia. We we have once again been called to adopt a child. Our hearts are filled with joy as we begin this exciting journey to bring our daughter home. Although we have not met her, we are requesting a daughter ranging from a newborn to two-years-old. We know that our boys will be great big brothers for their new little sister. Easton and Preston continue to amaze and bless us daily. Fundraising for our adoption:
This adoption is a leap of faith for our family. We are passionate about caring for orphans, as James 1:27 commands all Christians to do. Fundraising for this adoption will be challenging but we know that God will fund what He favors. Whenever the weight of raising $17,000 feels like too much to bare, I simply look at Easton and I am reminded that he was worth it. When I feel defeated, I think of the orphanages in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda that I have visited over the last 3 years. I am quickly reminded that children belong in families and that our fundraising efforts will be worth it. Our daughter will be worth it. She will be worth the judgement, the questions from those who do not understand, and the uncomfortableness of asking peop
le for money. We have supported other families who have made the decision to adopt time and time again. We simply know that this adoption is not about us but about God’s calling in our lives. We are a family who are willing to love a child as our own. Nothing should stand in the way of that beautiful calling. With 153 million orphans in our world, why would we not act on our calling to adoption?
Psalm 68:5-6a “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families…”
We outlined our calling and our beliefs about adoption in our adoption announcement post
. We want to be transparent about this process and are happy to share how our family is answering the calling to adoption. We have definitely accepted the fact that our adoption could take a LONG time because we are fundraising. With that, we are at peace knowing that she will come home exactly when she is suppose to. I’m not saying that part is easy. Adoption is hard. It is a journey that requires prayer, patience and relinquishment of control. We are learning all of these things on our journey to our daughter. A little about Pure Charity:
Pure Charity allows donors to give a tax deductible gift and online payment. This is a resource that we could not have provided without Pure Charity’s help. Another bonus of Pure Charity is that ALL of the donations go directly to our adoption agency. Meaning no monies go through our hands. Our adoption agency, International Family Services, has graciously agreed to help us manage the money coming in by paying for our adoption expenses. Our home study agency, Sunshine Adoption and Home Study Services simply sent me an invoice and our adoption agency was able to pay them. This does take a few emails and management but basically it is simple.
For every $20 donation we will write your family’s name on the back of a puzzle piece.
This puzzle will be framed and put in our daughter’s room.
Our puzzle, “Waiting on the Bus” by Julia Cairns
Financial Supporting our Adoption:
Humbly, we ask that you consider investing in our adoption journey. Again, all donations go directly to our adoption agency. If you feel led to give, you can make a tax-deductible gift at: www.purecharity.com/fulmeradoption
We appreciate your prayers and support. We would love for you to follow our journey on our family blog: www.fulmerstory.blogspot.com