The secret is out!
The Johnson family is expecting!
We are so happy to share the wonderful news that we are pursuing the adoption of one of our Boys! This is something that God has had in the works for about 5 years, unbeknownst to us. We’ve been working fast and furiously since January, and if all goes well we should have a new son this summer!
Due to the nature of adoptions in this country, and because of our unique living situation and relationship with the insitution, we can’t announce publicly who we are adopting until the judge makes it final. What a glorious day that will be!
Right now we have compiled our dossier and it is here in country being translated. All we are waiting on is USCIS (US immigration) approval and then our dossier can be submitted to the adoption authorities here, and we pray pray pray they will accept it!
Everything about this situation is unique, so we just aren’t sure what will happen. All we know is that God said to step forward, so that’s what we are doing, and it is our joy. (Not to say there haven’t been a few sleepless nights during this process!)
Hands of Hope, our friends, and wonderful partners of Wide Awake, have supported our Boys for many, many years. They were loving our boys before we even knew they existed! They have been such a support to us during this process, and now they have gifted us with a $4,000 MATCHING GRANT to help with adoption costs! We are so thankful!!! YAY YAY YAY!!!
Adoption is super stinkin’ expensive and so many people already support our Boys so faithfully, so it felt a little strange for us to ask for help with adoption costs. Then Hands of Hope came along and offered this help. Wow. God is so amazing.
Would you like to help us get one of our Boys home? You would????? Fantastic! Here’s how:
An adoption fund/account has been set up for us by Hands of Hope, through Lifesong for Orphans. If enough people give donations to total $4,000, then Hands of Hope will donate another $4,000 for a grand total of $8,000!!!!!
*donations are tax-deductible and 100% of all donations go toward this adoption*
MAIL CHECKS TO
Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 40
Gridley, IL 61744
You MUST must note our Family name and account number in the memo so the money gets put in our fund. (Johnson/#5279)
Go to www.lifesongfororphans.org/give/donate , scroll down and select “Give to an adoptive family”. Fill out the form, including our name and account number (Johnson/#5279).
Thank you dear friends and family for loving us, for loving our Boys, and for your support in this YES. We absolutely can not wait to see what love can do. We absolutely can’t wait to see how God will use this rescue mission to speak to the hearts of directors and nannies and Ukrainian people. He is writing a beautiful love story, and we are humbled to our knees to be a part of it. 🙂
PS: Just an FYI, no Wide Awake funds have been used, or will be used to fund this adoption. We felt like we needed to make sure you all know that. If you have questions about the financial part of this at all, don’t hesitate to ask!
PPS: Did you know you can sponsor our Boys through Hands of Hope????? Oh yes you can! I’m working on a big fat post about that. Look here for a sneak peek.
This really really really made me happy to read! God bless you on your adoption journey! I think we’ll be sending some money to Life Song soon!
Thank you Sarah!
Happy for your news. Praying all goes well.
Love, Great Grandma Pat