Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Update!


Adoption Update:
We heard back from our consultant about the last situation we presented to the day after our book was shown. The expectant mother chose another family. Although those words are never easy to hear, we know that God has a plan for our family and we know that he already knows which baby will be entering our family. Since finding out that the expectant mom chose another family, we have received 4 other situations. We have chosen not to present to these expectant mothers but we continue to pray for them and for the families that have chosen to present.

Fundraising Update:
We have reached 26% of our ultimate goal of $40,000. We still have a ways to go but are so thankful for everyone that has supported us so far. We still have several fundraisers going on and a new fundraiser we are working on. The new ones are listed below in red.

1. 300 for $100
We have a page link that explains this more.  http://adventurestobabyd.blogspot.com/p/300-for-100.html




















2. Puzzle Fundraiser
We still have puzzle pieces for sale. It is $20 to adopt a piece but you can adopt as many as you want.We also have a page link that describes this in more detail. http://adventurestobabyd.blogspot.com/p/puzzle-fundraiser.html
 
3. Yard Sale
We are planning to have a large yard sale. We are taking donations from people who would be willing to let us put their unwanted items in our yard sale. All proceeds will go towards our adoption fund. We are taking donations through the first weekend in March. We plan to have the yard sale on March 11. We have hopes that this will be a huge success. If you have stuff that you would like to donate to this please let us know.

4.  Auction
We are also gathering donations of items to host a Facebook or Instagram Auction. We don't have a set date for this yet but will keep everyone updated. If you would like to donate something email me at delaneydunnam@gmail.com. 

Prayer Requests:
1. Pray for guidance as we continue to see situations come in.
2. Pray for God to continue to bless the fundraisers we are doing.

A little Piece of Information:
My husband would tell you that I always listen to the same songs on repeat. He actually knows the next song that will play in my playlist :). This week a few different songs have been playing on my playlist and I have been learning through them and just wanted to pass on some of the lyrics to my friends who are also waiting on something. God is faithful to bring you through what He has called you to do.

1. Say Amen by Finding Favour
"If there's anybody here who's found Him faithful
Anybody here who knows He's able
Say Amen
If there's anybody here who's seen His power
Anybody here brought through the fire
Say Amen
Anybody here found joy in the middle of sorrow
Just Say AMEN!"
2. What a Beautiful Name it Is by Hillsong Worship
"You have no rival
You have no equal
Now and forever God You reign
Yours is the kingdom
Yours is the glory
Yours is the Name above all names"
3.Come Alive (Dry Bones) by Lauren Daigle
" But we know that you are God
Yours is the victory
We know there is more to come
That we may not yet see
So with the faith you've given us
We'll step into the valley unafraid"


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

We have hit 25% of our goal!

Adoption Update:
We have seen eight situations now. We received a new situation late last week and over the weekend we decided that we would present our profile. We ask that you pray for peace for us and the birth mother this week as she makes her decision about who should parent the baby she is carrying. We don't know when we will hear back about if we were chosen or if she chose another family but we will keep you updated.

Fundraising Update:
We have reached 25% of our ultimate goal of $40,000. We still have a ways to go but are so thankful for everyone that has supported us so far. We still have several fundraisers going on and a new fundraiser we are working on. The new ones are listed below in red.

1. 300 for $100
We have a page link that explains this more.  http://adventurestobabyd.blogspot.com/p/300-for-100.html




















2. Puzzle Fundraiser
We still have puzzle pieces for sale. It is $20 to adopt a piece but you can adopt as many as you want.We also have a page link that describes this in more detail. http://adventurestobabyd.blogspot.com/p/puzzle-fundraiser.html
 
3. Yard Sale
We are planning to have a large yard sale. We are taking donations from people who would be willing to let us put their unwanted items in our yard sale. All proceeds will go towards our adoption fund. We are taking donations through the first weekend in March. We plan to have the yard sale on March 11. We have hopes that this will be a huge success. If you have stuff that you would like to donate to this please let us know.

4.  Auction
We are also gathering donations of items to host a Facebook or Instagram Auction. We don't have a set date for this yet but will keep everyone updated. If you would like to donate something email me at delaneydunnam@gmail.com. 

Prayer Requests:
1. Pray for us and the birth family we are presenting to this week as they make their decision about which family should parent the baby.
2. Pray for God to continue to bless the fundraisers we are doing.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Our 1st Baby Shower 2/5/17

When we first started talking about adoption, baby showers were something I wasn't sure would happen. I wasn't sure how people would view them if we didn't know for certain when a baby would be in our home.

Shortly after we announced that we were adopting, my long time best friend, came to me and asked when a good time would be to throw us a shower. This past weekend we were so blessed by Jill throwing us a shower. She put so much work into it and we cannot thank her enough. Pictures of all of the decorations are below.




































We were so blessed by all of our friends and family that showed up to shower the future baby D! We are so thankful for all of the people that have supported us through this journey so far. 























Financial Update:
-We have currently raised/saved 24% of our total goal for the adoption. We have two fundraisers going on currently.

1. 300 for $100
We have a page link that explains this more.  http://adventurestobabyd.blogspot.com/p/300-for-100.html




















2. Puzzle Fundraiser
We still have puzzle pieces for sale. It is $20 to adopt a piece but you can adopt as many as you want.We also have a page link that describes this in more detail. http://adventurestobabyd.blogspot.com/p/puzzle-fundraiser.html

Adoption Update:
- We continue to see situations. Since the first week of January we have seen 7 situations. We are so blessed to be able to pray for each situation we see. We have only chose to present to one situation and that birth family chose another family to parent. We know that God won't let us miss the child he has planned for our family.

Prayer Requests:
1. Our future Birth Family. We are praying for their strength in the decisions they will be or are making.
2. Our future little one. We are praying for our future little ones health and guidance to know when God is calling us to present.
3. Finances. We are praying for God to continue to provide in this area.