I don't know what it's like to go through the adoption process. I hope to someday bring a child/children into our home through the miracle of adoption.
I do know what it is like to not have your baby home with you at night. My boys started their journey in life in the NICU. It is gut-wrenching to not be able to walk down the hall and check and see how your little one is doing during the night, to worry about their health, their comfort, their safety.
I do not know what it is like when your child is half-way around the world each night instead of just across town. I cannot imagine.
I do not know what it is like to fund-raise and pinch and scrimp and save in order to bring your baby home. I do know what is like to do those things after a child is home. I do know what it is like to be blessed by prayers and financial provision from friends and family and strangers.
Why am I writing about this?
My friend from college, Derek, and his wife, Alyssa, are trying to get their five year old daughter, Kaylee, home.
Would you consider partnering with them this month? They have just received a matching-grant. Read the details about the grant here on their blog.