Dear Family and Friends,
As many of you may have already heard we feel that God has called us on a new journey to provide a “forever” family to a child through the process of adoption. We have started down this path of adoption and will be excited to bring a child into our home within the next six to twelve months. We have felt led to pursue a child from the United States and are now waiting for the specific child God has for us.
This road to adoption is full of many joys and challenges, the greatest joy being the inclusion of a child into our family and the greatest challenge being finances. The costs of adoption include the expense of a home study, adoption agency, lawyers, travel expenses, etc., with the total cost ending up somewhere around $40,000.
We were recently awarded a matching funds grant to help with the expenses of our adoption through Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc. a non-profit private operating foundation. Hand in Hand will match any funds that are donated through our friends and family for the expenses of our adoption. All funds received through our friends and family will be matched dollar for dollar by Hand in Hand up to our awarded grant amount. All donations are tax-deductible.
We can privately e-mail you a copy our grant award letter if you so wish, it has our private information on it, therefore, the letter will not be displayed here. You can find out more about Hand in Hand through their website at www.handinhandadopt.org. If you have further questions about the Hand in Hand matching grant program please feel free to give us a call or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org You may also contact Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc. with any questions you may have. They can be reached at 913-248-5015 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Please send all donations made payable to “Hand in Hand Christian Adoption” postmarked by August 25th to: (for tax purposes please include our name on the outside of the envelope only…do not put our name on the check itself)
Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc
Matthew and Jennifer Maynard
18524 Juniper Street
Gardner, KS 66030-9147
Thank you for your prayerful consideration in helping a child find a “forever” family.
Walking Hand in Hand,