Recently, Jarrod and I have been overwhelmed by how blessed we are with such an amazing community coming around and supporting us through our adoption! And overwhelmed is an understatement...
A couple weeks ago, we shared our news of adoption with our church family and what an amazing group of believers we have supporting us at Park Hills Church. And can I just say that it is so good to have it all out in the open and have people know what God's been doing in our lives.
And as if that wasn't enough, when we shared the news of our adoption over facebook with our friends and family near and far, along with a link to this website. In a matter of 30 minutes, we went from 2 page views in one day to over 2,000...
In moments like this we have to stop and say thank you to those that are taking the time to encourage us, pray for us, support us financially, or pray about how they, personally, can join us on this journey. We could NOT do this without you.
And we say that so humbly...
We realize that there are so many people, places, and things that are vying for your time and your attention. So asking you to think about one more thing is a lot. And I promise that we understand that.
But, we realize that this adoption journey is so much bigger than us.
In fact, we realize that
from the very beginning of this process we weren't doing this alone.
There's birth parents involved in this. There's us, the adoptive
parents, involved in this. There's the baby. There's supporters. There's
I repeat...there's so much more than us.
And so we would humbly like to ask you to join us on this process.
We are first, and foremost, in need of people to join us in prayer.
It is through prayer that we can daily (maybe sometimes evenly hourly) place all of
the details of our adoption in the hands of our Lord and ask him to
orchestrate it all. It is through prayer that we can shower everyone
involved in this process in the presence of the Lord. And it is through
prayer that we confirm and illustrate the Lord's power in our life no
matter what the circumstance.
Secondly, we are in need of help financially.
the reality is that adoption is expensive. However, as previously
mentioned, we know that if the Lord has called us to adoption, then he
will provide the means for us to get there. Therefore, all though I do
worry sometimes about the finances, I can also confidently say that it
does not scare us. If it scared us, we wouldn't be doing this.
With that in mind, we would
humbly ask you to prayerfully consider supporting us financially if you
are willing and able. Any size gift makes a huge difference! We appreciate every penny equally.
We are pleased to announce
that you are able to support us financially by making a tax-deductible
donation through our funding organization, AdoptTogether. Donations can
be made online by visiting www.adopttogether.com/stichter. Or donation checks can be mailed to:
Attn: Jarrod & Amanda Stichter Adoption
251 W. Central Avenue #278
Springboro, OH 45066
(When making a donation
online you will instantly receive a receipt. When mailing a check, you
will be mailed a receipt at the end of the year for tax purposes.)
will also be a couple of fundraisers that we will be doing to raise the
finances for our adoption. Please visit the fundraising tab for more
So ... we humbly
ask that, if you are willing, would you join us on this journey? Would you subscribe to our blog and read and pray through our updates? Would you consider attending our fundraiser(s?)? Would you pray with/for us, the birth mom, our baby and the many, many details involved in this process?
It is only through the grace of God that we can write this today and it is only through Him that we ask you to experience the miracle of adoption with us.