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We are thrilled to share that we are adopting!
Before we were even married we talked a lot about what building our family would look like and as we thought about our future children, adoption was a part of the dream we held close to our hearts. We didn't know much about the practical steps toward adopting, so we slowly began to learn more and kept praying.
The more we prayed and learned the more convinced we became that adoption was for us. We sensed a deep assurance that we not only wanted to become parents, but that we wanted to grow our family through adoption. We want to be used in whatever way God sees fit in the life of an expectant mother/family, we want to be of service to the adoption community, we want our hearts to be shaped by God (who adopted us into His family) and, of course, we want to welcome a new, precious life into our home.
We are in the midst of the joyful blurr of officially stepping into adoption and are doing everything we can to be prepared for all that is to come on this journey. As part of our adoption process, we have started a crowdfunding campaign. One significant surprise we encountered regarding finances is that adoption related costs can easily total up to $40,000 or more. This is why we have set a goal of $30,000 to help ease the financial burden that often overwhelms adoptive parents. In the US, 33% of couples consider adoption; however, 79% of the families are deterred by the high costs, and in the end only 2% adopt.
Our prayer is that by inviting you into this process, through prayer and/or a financial gift (both are deeply valuable to us!), you will experience the joy of being a part of the ministry and miracle of adoption. Our deepest desire is that you will be a part of the community that our child grows up loving (and being loved by), learning from, and making lifelong memories with. You mean so much to us and we are so thankful for your support.
Our adoption just got updated to Paperwork Complete by Edgar & Jessica Sanchez
OUR HOME STUDY IS COMPLETE!We are elated to report that we have completed the 3-month process of paperwork, interviews, assessments, education, and so much more to bring us to the finish line of our Home Study! Everything we have diligently completed and submitted is now in the hands of our social worker as she takes the next few weeks to write our Home Study.
We are taking a moment to celebrate this milestone!
And we're quickly turning the corner to work on the next step of the process: our Profile Book.
This is the book we will craft to tell expectant moms about our family and the potential home we might be able to offer her child. It feels weighty and, if I am honest, at times overwhelming to put this book together. How do you authentically share your family's heart and values in a brief book? What must an expectant mom be going through as she looks through each of these books, attempting to picture a future for her precious child?
We continue to pray and ask God to help us be faithful in every aspect of this journey. May He transcend the pages of our Profile Book and speak to the heart of the expectant mom who we hope to show up for and support in this season.
Our adoption just got updated to Paperwork In Process by Edgar & Jessica Sanchez
We have started our Home Study!
It's exciting to feel like we taking steps forward in our adoption process. We have been blown away and so deeply moved by all of the support we've already received as we announced our plans to adopt and began our crowdfunding efforts...we are humbled and so grateful to each of you! I dont think a day passes that Edgar and I don't look at each other in disbelief at the incredible community God has surrounded us with. We love you!
The journey of adoption can feel really overwhelming, having your love and support makes us feel empowered for the journey ahead...you are WITH us and we FEEl it! Thank you!
Now, we begin the paperwork journey of Home Study...assessments, personal profiles, documents, records, clearances...oh my! We know this time spent on the to do list of our Home Study is just the beginning of building our family and we are excited!
We ask for prayers for diligence, a smooth process with limited delays, and perseverance!