Support-Raising Begins

The “gofundme” is up, the supplies for the quilt were delivered, and Mamaw is here with her sewing machine.

We are applying for a couple of matching grants to help us meet our fundraising goals. We are also also inviting our community to donate towards our adoption. Since the beginning of this process, it has been so evident to us how much we need our community to make this possible. Lindsey found this quilt pattern on Etsy called “It Takes A Village” and thought it was perfect for our fundraiser. Our family is helping us hand-make this heritage quilt to give to our child. As we receive donations, we are going to stitch the names into the quilt to forever commemorate our “village” that helped us adopt our child.

The quilt pattern has 132 homes on it. If donations average to $200 per house, then we will have achieved half of our goal! With the matching grants, that will help us reach $50K!

How can I donate?

If you want to donate to support our adoption, thank you!! You can click the “Give” link at the top of the page to read more about our goal and how the funds are used. You can also click the button below to head directly to our gofundme page.

How can I pray?

Please continue praying for us, the birth mama, and our baby. Please pray for us to raise our support quickly so we can begin matching!

A silly thing to pray for: we are having our pictures taken this month (by the wonderful Kelsey MacMinn) for our profile book. Mitch and I are the most awkward humans in photos. Please pray that we will enjoy the session and that the photos will reflect our family well!

Join Us at The Farm for an Adoption Concert!

Hi Friends!

Lindsey and I are both so grateful that you’ve chosen to follow along on our adoption journey. We’d like to do more writing here about why we feel called to adoption, and of course we’ll keep you updated on how the process is going. All of that is coming soon! For now, we want to tell you about an awesome opportunity we have with our friends from Clement Arts and Fields of Grace Flower Farm.

On October 16th, we hope you’ll join us for a concert benefitting our adoption! Come join us as we enjoy live music from The Shelby Brothers, local food and craft vendors, and the beautiful grounds of Fields of Grace Flower Farm.

Thanks to our friends at Clement Arts, all of the proceeds will go toward supporting our adoption. This is easily the most fun way that you can support us! Pre-sale tickets are $15, and they’ll be $20 at the event. You can buy your tickets now at this link:


So get your tickets and bring a chair or blanket, and join us on October 16th! We hope to see you there!

P.S. No alcohol, outside food, or pets please.

Home Study Approved

Great news! Our home study was approved! We have been working with amazing people at Hope For Adoption. Our home study agent will follow us all the way to post-placement (a few months after we bring baby home).

What’s next?

  • We are submitting applications to a few agencies across the United States that most frequently partner with Faithful Adoption Consultants (FAC – the consulting group helping us pursue this adoption).
  • We are also applying for a couple of grants to help us meet our fundraising goal.
  • We are putting together our profile book (a little magazine about our family) to help expectant moms get to know us.

Once we have raised all of our support and finished our profile book, we will become “active.” Being active means that agencies will begin presenting cases to us for us to match with an expectant mom.

How can I pray?

Please pray that we can meet our support-raising goal quickly and that we are approved for the grants to which we are applying. Pray for our birth mama who might currently be in the process of deciding what to do for her child.