Waiting for Two More Yagers
Its hard to believe we are 10 months in to our adoption journey! It has been awhile since we’ve sent out an update – mainly because there has not been much news. At present time we are just waiting for a referral from Nigeria. We did officially change our request from either one or two children to a sibling group of two! We are thrilled to be growing from a couple to a family of four. 🙂
We are still hoping to get a referral any time and travel this fall, but that is always subject to change. The Lord has been very gracious to us and the waiting has been easier than expected, though the longer we wait the more excited and impatient we get. Please pray for continued grace for us and for a referral soon!
Fundraising: T-Shirt Orders!
We are also excited to announce the start of our t-shirt fundraiser. The shirts are 100% cotton and do shrink in the wash some. (After washing they seem to be very typical size). The shirts are very soft. (If you have ever seen or had a Thrivent “Live Generously” shirt, they are very comparable.) The youth shirts will be the same design as the adult shirts but may come in a slightly different shade of green.
In order to get shirts by July, we need to have our order placed by Thursday, June 21. It is possible we may do another printing if there is interest, but not guaranteed. We will be offering our adoption t-shirts for a suggested donation of $15 for adult sizes and $12 for youth sizes. If you are interested in supporting our adoption process and expenses in this way please click on the Google Form here to place your order. You can pay via cash, check, or online via our GoFundMe page. If you have any questions at all we would be happy to answer them.
With our decision to adopt two children, the total costs for the adoption are a bit more clear. Even though some costs of the adoption double when bringing home two siblings, we are glad that we have a better idea of our total goal we need to save and raise. As we continue in the process we are still considering other fundraising ideas and will keep our GoFundMe goal amount updated as we continue to get more concrete and final cost numbers (i.e. final plane ticket prices, lodging prices, etc.).
Thanks so much for all your support. We’ve been overwhelmed by the love and care people continue to show us, and it makes us even more excited to bring home our kids to such an amazing group of family and friends.