Sunday, January 13, 2013
Just wanted to update everyone on what is happening with our journey. We have a new counselor since the Nashville office is now restructuring. We are still in the waiting process, and were told that the average wait time is 9 months. We are in our 6th month, so we hope it won't be much longer. If for some reason we aren't placed by July, we will have to update our home study. We are planning some upcoming fundraisers and will let everyone know when they happen. In the meantime, we have started setting up our nursery to prepare. We still have our emotionally challenging days, but we know that God has a plan for us. It also helps that we have the love and support of all of our friends and family. We appreciate the phone calls, emails, texts, and prayers. As we know more, we will let all of you know.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
We have started a new fundraiser. If you love coffee, check out our storefront at Just Love Coffee. It was started by a couple who have adopted. Here is the link for our store: https://justlovecoffee.com/about/beneficiary/martinfamilyadoption/
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Sorry it has taken us so long to post on our blog. We are excited to say that we have been fully approved and are now in the waiting part of the process. We have started putting our nursery together little by little. We hope it won't be much longer until our child is home with us. In the meantime, we would love for everyone to keep praying for us, as this will the hardest part. We will also be starting up some fundraisers soon, so we will keep you informed of how you can help. We would like to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers, and we will keep everyone updated.
Monday, December 26, 2011
We wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who have helped us to meet our very first goal! The outpouring of love we have received through the selling of our cookbooks has been absolutely amazing! We will be turning in our paperwork this week. It's so exciting to be moving forward. Our next goal is to get the money together for our home study. We will be busy over the next few weeks getting the house ready. We even have our first item for the baby-a boppy pillow. I saw one that I absolutely loved, and Brad bought it for me for Christmas. It is through the grace of God that this is all happening. To Him be the Glory forever!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
As I have mentioned, we are selling cookbooks to help cover our adoption costs. They are finished, and they will be here by the beginning of next week. We are so excited, because this means we are even closer to our goal! God is Great!!! If you are interested in buying a cookbook, let us know. They are $10 and have approximately 275 recipes in it. We thank you for your love and support.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
We have come a little bit farther than the last time we posted on here. We have made progress on our paperwork, and we have turned in our recipes for the cookbook. The cookbooks should be arriving within the next month or so. The proceeds from the sales will go towards our fees for paperwork, the home study, and the finalization process. If you are interested in ordering a cookbook, please let us know. We thank you for your continued support and prayers!
Brad and Heather Martin
Brad and Heather Martin
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Just a little update. We are still working hard on our paperwork and trying to get our necessary appointments set up. We are happy to say that today we set up our adoption savings account. We are working hard to save up what we need to turn in the paperwork, and we are still getting the cookbook put together. If anyone would like to donate to our fund, you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate all the thoughts and prayers, and we will continue to keep you updated as we move along in our process.