God willing, we will soon have another member of the Mathoslah family!
As we considered adoption and spoke with other adoptive families, one of our questions was in regards to finances. How do families manage the seemingly insurmountable financial burden of near $60,000? (This cost covers things like home study, agency fees, paperwork, legal fees, care for birth mom, social work fees, etc. ) We were encouraged first and foremost to trust that what God has called us to, He will equip us for- both spiritually and practically. Stories were also shared about the incredible generosity of their communities, and we were encouraged to invite our community into this aspect of our journey as well.
We've said it before and will say it again- we have an incredible community of family, friends, and church. We are truly grateful for your encouragement, prayer, insight, and support. Thank you for considering a financial investment in bringing our child home.
A really fun part of this for us- Any donation will "purchase" you a piece of our puzzle. A puzzle that will have the names of each person who helped us bring our child home on each different piece. This puzzle will be framed and hung in our home, for us to regularly recall the faithfulness of God and kindness of His people as we love on our newest family member.
If you haven't yet, we encourage you to first read more about what has led us to adoption. You can do so here on our blog:
PLEASE NOTE the donation platform is a bit confusing. If you choose to "donate anonymously", we will not be able to see your name either. Which if fine if that is your desire! However, if you are comfortable with us seeing your name, and you'd prefer to keep the amount private from the public, please choose "do not disclose amount publicly" rather than donating anonymously. we want to thank our people properly and get your name on our sweet babe's adoption puzzle. we love you!
All our love, Jon, Rachel, and Brooklyn