Update: Thank you from the Hofheins Today we were given a check for $900. This was the proceeds from last Saturday's yard sale. This is a giant "dent" in the outstanding balance for our adoption. This is nothing short of God's Sovereign and miraculous provision. We wanted to take a moment to thank you, our church for your continued support as we walk towards parenthood. We want to thank the Rodriguez, Hite, Hauser and Duke families for spending their entire Saturday and the days (maybe even weeks) prior to Saturday to make the yard sale possible. We want to thank the countless other individuals who donated items to sell, purchased items, or even just came out to stand with us and show their support. We have made it through our home-studies. In about two weeks we should receive final approval from the state to become an official waiting family. Literally any day from August 31st on, we could get "the call" that there are birth parents that want to meet us or a baby that is ready to be brought home. In eight short months, we have been given over $19,000 towards the costs of the adoption (much of which has come from you). We entered into this process feeling absolutely terrified and alone. Adoption is uncharted territory for us, and every step brings its unique financial, emotional and spiritual challenges. But we quickly learned that God is not asking us to do this thing alone. He has surrounded us with a church community that literally refuses to stop giving to us. Even your children have loved us- offering to babysit, hosting bake sales and lemonade stands, or donating their hard-earned allowances. We are literally overwhelmed with the amount of love and support we have been given. Thank you, Valley Hope Church for enabling us to pursue what we truly believe is God's will for our family. Thank you for choosing, already, to welcome our son or daughter into the family of God. We love you and we are grateful for you. -Caleb and Liz
About Their Adoption Process Our church family is growing as the Hofheins announce they are beginning the adoption process! From the Hofheins:
We're excited to announce that we are beginning the adoption process!
We've known for a long time that we would adopt, and it's surreal to have finally taken the first step in that adoption journey.
Adoption is a beautiful thing and also a very expensive process (an estimated $26,000 now that our application fee is paid).
We are actively saving and investing in this process ourselves, but have found that many in our community have made comments about being interested in supporting us financially throughout the process, and we really appreciate your support whether that support manifests as prayer, encouragement or financial generosity.
If you would like to know more about their story or if you would like to donate, please follow the link. Let's congratulate the Hofheins on this exciting step of faith to grow their family and ours!