Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bringing Their Son from Ethiopia

Our good friends, Steve and Stacie Rauch are in Ethiopia as.we.speak meeting their son, Samuel Haftom for the first time. He is a 3 1/2 year old living doll (at least he looks like it in the pictures) who apparently has a mischievous side that will make him a perfect match for his father. You can read about their experience on their blog: Click here

Theirs is a great story, one that I'm kind of partial to-they have three beautiful daughters! Their youngest is in third grade and their family is adopting this child. I say family because it is clear that Samuel's sisters are as excited about this as their parents and God has blessed them all with a love for a child they are yet to meet. And while they never asked me to do this (and I hope they don't mind) they are accepting donations right now to help defray the cost on this adoption (to the tune of $24,000). Now through April 1 all donations up to $2500 will be matched by an adoption charity. Go visit their blog, read their story (specifically, look at why they chose international instead of domestic adoption) and if God so leads, please consider blessing them with a donation. And consider this, perhaps you are not able to adopt a child at this point in your life. Maybe God can use you to help the Rauch's bring home their son. Thanks!

1 comment:

BoufMom9 said...

What a beautiful friend you are :)
It is just wonderful that they are meeting their new son. Adoption is such a blessing from the Lord.