by Sabrina Foulks-Thomas 1 Lives Impacted United States
We have really EXCITING news that we want to share! We are adopting a sweet baby boy/girl??? We are beyond excited and are doing everything w...
We have really EXCITING news that we want to share!
We are adopting a sweet baby boy/girl???
We are beyond excited and are doing everything we can to be prepared to welcome a beautiful new life into our home. Some of you may know but adoption is something that my husband I have discussed for quite some time. It is something that means a great deal to both us for many reasons. We believe that this is the time that we are called to embark on this faith lead journey and would like to complete it with the help of community, family and friends. It truly takes a village to raise a child and the birth mother that chooses us will need a lot of support, as well us in ways that we are not even aware of yet.
As part of our adoption process, we have started a crowdfunding campaign. It may surprise you to hear that adoption related costs can easily total up to $35,000 or more. While we are also looking into various adoption grant options, we have set a goal of $45,000 to help ease the financial burden that often overwhelms adoptive parents. This was not an easy to ask those who we know and do not know to support us in this journey. We truly look at this as a faith walk and trust that through your help and support we will be able to help a birth mother with expenses and fees toward her prenatal care, labor and delivery expenses, housing expenses, attorney fees, our travel to meet he/she that has been chosen for our family as well.
As a family of color, we have learned that there are many birth mothers of color who would like to have the option of choosing adoptive parents of color but sadly we are of the minority. This is disheartening reality; yet an honest truth that has empowered us to explore this an option to expand our family unit.
We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build around our sweet baby as he/she grows up. Nelson Mandela once said “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children”. Our vision is to bring a precious baby into our home and shower them with infinite love.
We want to thank you in advance for extending yourself and supporting us in this way. If you are willing to donate or share, we greatly appreciate you and the baby that is meant for our home will be forever grateful as well. We will continue to make posts and keep everyone updated as our journey unfolds. ❤️
The Thomas Family