Melissa Maines

is adopting a child from United States of America

We have BIG, EXCITING news!!

We are matched with a baby boy and he is due ANY DAY!!!

As many of you know, we have been on a 3-year journey to adopt a child. We are blessed in so many ways but are just missing that one piece to complete our family. While the journey hasn't always been easy, we are hopeful and stand on our faith that God's hand is on it all.

Some of you may or may not know that in April of this year, we had a little baby boy for 3 weeks, fell in love with him and then had to return him to his birth mom, who had a change of heart. While the emotional devastation was almost unbearable, the financial toll was equally devastating. We had worked so hard for so long to save up and just like that we lost a significant amount of money. As a result, we have both taken on 2nd jobs and have been working hard to make up for that loss. And now we have a new and wonderful opportunity. Along the way, we have had friends and family ask how they can best help/support us and we have been encouraged to set up a crowdfunding campaign. It is definitely not easy for us to ask for help and we have spent a lot of time praying about it. We are beyond excited and are doing everything we can to be prepared to welcome a beautiful new life into our home. With this situation coming up and in less than a month, the process has been seriously expedited. It may surprise you to hear that adoption related costs can easily total up to $35,000 or more so anything you are able to contribute would certainly mean more than you know to us (All donations are tax deductible)!! We know this is a challenging year for everyone and know that finances are hard for many, If you are unable to send a financial donation, we would appreciate all your prayers and positive vibes.

We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build around this sweet baby boy as he grows up. We would not be able to do this without your love and support. Your prayers and gifts mean the world to our growing family. We LOVE and APPRECIATE each of you!!

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Donations 119

  • Original Donations gave $1,853
    Donations from original AT website
  • Don & Judy Nestor gave $250
  • Lindsey Fausset gave $100
  • Mary Peacock gave $100
  • Laura Armstrong gave $50
  • Anonymous gave $100
  • Sandy Collins gave $1,000
  • Arnika Edwards gave $50
  • Karen Hodges gave $200
  • Amy L Lambert gave $100