Saturday, 23 July 2011

the perfect gift

Have you ever entered a store to stand in front of the shelf and stare blankly at all the items looking for the perfect gift?  I think I am always in search for that little something that will cheer someone up, or say just how important they are too me.
  In the last couple of weeks we have been blessed with emails, facebook messages, cards and words of excitement and congratulations on our adoption.  I had no idea how much that would mean to us.  Every word of encouragement has been the perfect gift.  We have been so blessed by all of you.  
   The greatest thing we can ask for is your support.  Thank you for being interested in us, thank you for loving us... and letting us know you love us.
  Thank you!  Make sure you tell someone you love them today!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Just Love Coffee- Fundraiser

Looking on the internet I came across a couple of fundraisers specifically for people who are adopting.  Just Love Coffee Roasters is just such a place.  They roast fair trade speciality coffee and sell them with contributions going to an orphanage in Ethiopia and also money towards families adopting.  We were able to make up our own "shop" .  If you like coffee or know someone who does check out the link.  For every bag of coffee that is sold we receive $5 towards our adoption.  All purchases need to be made through our site.

Please do not feel like you need to purchase anything. We came across this site during our research and thought it was a great idea.  We know the cost of adoption is great, but we are not asking you for anything. This is a great opportunity if you like coffee or know someone who does.  Please pass this on to your friends if you think they would be interested.  


A little bit of information

    A few days ago Ryan and I decided that we needed to find a way to share what was going on with our adoption process.  We looked at different ways that we could connect with a lot of people and share what was going on with our adoption journey in a quick and efficient way.  A friend suggested a blog.... and here we are.
   I will be honest, I have kept our adoption journey pretty close to my heart.  I have been so excited, but scared to share with too many people.  I am afraid that people will have lots of opinions, negative reactions or worst of all not be excited for us.  I am stepping out in faith right now, knowing that all of these things will probably happen, but the positive reactions, the love, support and the understanding people will have of our journey will be worth every negative experience.
 A little background information for you...  Ryan and I have been accepted to adopt from Taiwan.  We are working with an organization called His Hands Taiwan (check out their website .  They are a Christian organization who's mission is to "counsel, care for, and house unwed mothers in crisis pregnancies".  They also facilitate adoptions if one of these mothers decide that the best option is to give their child up for adoption.  Right now we are in the stage of the home study ( I will blog some other time about what that entails).  God willing we will be finished everything for that in August and then wait, pray and prepare for the day we get our referral from Taiwan.
   Our plan is to use this blog as a way to keep people updated on where we are at in the adoption process.  We are also looking at doing some fundraisers to help with the cost of the adoption ( you will be seeing a post soon about these) 
  Please keep us in your prayers!  We are so excited to share our adoption journey with you!  If you have an questions or comments that you want to send privately please email us at or the blog email

Have a fantastic Canada Day!