We are about five weeks away from our expectant mother's due date. We are getting so close!! We have the newborn clothes washed and folded. Little cloth diapers prepped and ready. Baby beds and bassinets set up through the house. Car seat installed. But beyond that, our hearts are ready to love this baby boy. Our arms ache to hold him and to kiss his cheeks.
I have had a few people ask about the expectant mom and dad. Thankfully, the people in my life are very compassionate and understanding, kind and respectful if I say that I can't respond to their questions. There is a helpful article that captures our hearts in the amount of what we share, and I encourage all to read it as it might be helpful for you if you see yourself having casual conversations with an adoptive parent in your family, church, or workplace. Essentially, we are seeking to not share details and allow this baby boy, if God allows us to adopt him, to share his own story if and when he is ready to do so. Thank you for understanding! :)
We are so thankful for the family and friends who have surrounded us on our adoption journey. We feel so blessed! We have had so many questions on what we need so I am attempting to compile it all on one blog post. There are a few different options of how to support us right now:
B A B Y R E G I S T R Y
A few have asked what we need. Right now we are trying to build our library with adoption-friendly children's books that we have heard to be helpful in transracial adoptive families. We are pretty much set with most things but there are a few items that have gone through some wear and tear with our two older boys. You can access our baby registry by clicking here.
F U N D R A I S E R
We are doing a fundraiser for our upcoming adoption through a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization called Or Love. [Behind the name of Or Love: Families are created by blood or love.] We are doing a t-shirt fundraiser to help with some of the costs of our adoptions! Most adoptions cost around $35-50K. Ours will be less expensive, but it's still a big chunk of change. If you'd like to support us financially, please check out the t-shirt fundraiser below! Or, if you aren't interested in a shirt, there is an option at the bottom of this post to donate directly.
PURCHASE A T-SHIRT
By clicking on the photo below, you will be taken to the shop section of the Or.Love website. Pick any shirt you'd like to purchase -- I am wearing the floral unisex "Or Love" t-shirt in white. Under "Choose a Family" make sure you choose "Stefan and Alexandra." :)
By clicking on the photo below, you will be taken to the donation section of the Or.Love website. You can select any amount or type in your preference. Make sure under "Family" you choose "Stefan and Alexandra." :)
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