Many people are hesitant to fundraise for their adoption because they wonder why on earth someone would want to help them? After all, if they made this choice, isn’t it their responsibility to cover the costs?
But, as I mentioned in this post on the pros and cons of fundraising, fundraising allows us to share our story with others. To give them the opportunity to be part of caring for an orphan. To give them the chance to experience the joy of giving.
Adoptive mom Tracie Loux enlisted the help of some of their friends to answer the question “Why I Gave a Boatload of Money to Adoption.” If you haven’t read this series of posts, you need to!
I loved this quote from Brian Beattie, who wrote Part 2.
“On the other hand, a dollar given to a family that is caring for redeemed orphans goes right to work in Kingdom purposes. It is a cup of cool water offered in kindness to allay thirst. It is clothes for the naked. It is a visit of comfort in a prison of unmet need. It is so real. It’s so now. It is 24×7 365.”
P.S. If you have a moment, say a prayer for Tracie’s son Mattie. He’s 2 and a half and was admitted to the hospital for RSV and pneumonia.