Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Adoption {ROCKS}

I happen to LOVE the fact that I see adoption happening everywhere! Here are just a few examples...

{1} Our church, OCC is a huge advocate and supporter of adoption. The 3 purposes of our church are "Love God, Love People, Serve the World" and within the "Serve the World" part, one of the major initiatives is Orphan Care. I LOVE how this is at the heart of our church!

{2} Our great friends, the Avery's are getting very close to the adoption of their little girl Zephina from Zambia. They have an amazing story about their journey to adoption on their BLOG. They are holding a huge fundraiser THIS Saturday at Alder Ridge Winery in Woodinville. Greg and I will be there, and you too are welcome to join tons of friends that are coming together to help this wonderful family bring their baby girl home! :) You can find all the details HERE!

{3} Our great friends, the Butterworth's are also adopting! They are in the process of adopting a sweet baby girl from Ethiopia! Marisa and Jesse had these crazy awesome "Adoption Rocks" t-shrits made to raise funds for their adoption. I bought this shirt for Grady back when I was just a few months prego with him and I felt like he would NEVER be THAT big! :) HA! Here we are, at 5 1/2 months old, and it totally fits! :) They only have a few little people t-shirts left, so if you are interested, check out their blog to find out what is left and help to support the homecoming of their little girl!
And I just HAD to include this sweet little one too! This is little Miss Lydia, Marisa & Jesse's niece. She is not only CrAzY adorable, but she is also Grady's B-day buddy. She was born the day after Grady! How fun is that?!? Her mommy and I are also fellow photogs & friends from back in the day! You can check out her blog HERE!
I also just found out a few months ago that one of my good friends from back in Coeur d' Alene are in the process of adopting! I'm so crazy excited for them!

Are YOU adopting or thinking about it? If you have a blog to document the journey, please let me know! I'd love to follow!


Sara said...

YAY! adoption. Having adopted one kiddo and almost done with number two, it is exciting to see it happening all around! Adoption IS God's heart! We are all adopted by him. Thank you Jesus!
My children are amazing, I could never imagine my life with out the struggles and blessings of walking through this process!