So here we go…some news my family has been bursting at the seams to share with you…
When we thought we weren’t going to get Little Bit, when we were “babysitting” and it was still all looking temporary… we got a phone call.
Someone who knew us and knew our story knew someone else who was looking for someone to adopt a baby. (For those of you who remember how our oldest boy entered our lives, you may feel like this sounds a bit familiar, and you would be so right.) This friend of the family thought of us and gave me a call. There was a lot that was said but I am going to respect the privacy of the family and won’t tell their story.
So I immediately ran into the other room and talked to Bart. How could we say no? We knew we wanted to grow our family and we knew that it would be through adoption. We thought Little Bit would be that but we didn’t know any more because Little Bit’s birth mom changed her mind.
How do you say no?
We didn’t. We said yes. Bart said to me, “you do realize that if Little Bit’s birth mom changes her mind that means we will have 2 babies?!?!?!” Yes I did. We met with this family, Little Bit in my arms and all, and we all knew right away that this was how it would be.
We’ve been able to walk through this pregnancy with birth mom the ENTIRE way! Y’all… Bart and I were both there when the doctor determined the sex of the baby. That’s a moment I thought we would never get! And we did! The family has included us in every decision and every step there is to take. I feel like I have been able to experience pregnancy in a way. As close to it as I could anyway.
And before you ask… IT’S A BOY! Another boy for this family. God is too funny.
Now…2 adoptions = 2 adoption fee’s.
We were blessed beyond belief by someone who helped us with funds for Little Bit. We know that God always provides when he has a plan! We are counting on God to provide for adoption of our sweet “May Baby” (he is due in May and coming up with 3 boy names is hard y’all).
Bart and I thought of a tee shirt fundraiser. Pretty fitting for us since he has to do t-shirt’s all the time for the student ministry and I like to create inspirational prints.
These shirts were inspired greatly by our journey through infertility and adoption! We can do hard things…with God! Most recently though, I have been greatly inspired watching our May Baby’s birth mom. She is a strong strong girl and she can do hard things! God is using her right now in a mighty way and I believe he will continue to use her through out her life.
We designed this for both men and women. I have a more “girly” design that I still may put on a shirt once this campaign is over. We are using a company called tee spring that allows you to sell these shirts through them so that you do not have to pay for the shirts up front! It’s a brilliant idea for families and people who need to raise support.
This campaign will last for 14 days. So on the 15th day they will no longer be available. All of the proceeds from each shirt sold will go to helping my family pay for the adoption of our sweet May Baby.
Whether you buy a tee or not, we would absolutely love and appreciate your prayers and support. Please share this post, share the link teespring.com/lewisfamilyadoption, on facebook and twitter. Pin these images and put the link in the description. Your support means the world!
My prayer is that somehow after our adoptions are complete I can use these shirts to help another family pay for their adoption. Adoption is expensive! And that cannot stand in the way of people bringing babies and children home into their families forever.