Thursday, April 7, 2011
The Gathered Nest
I met my friend, Katie, when we were in college at Oklahoma Christian. Last year, Katie and her husband, Michael, adopted a little girl from Ethiopia. They have a huge heart for orphans, and are currently working toward adopting a little girl from Eastern Europe. She has Down Syndrome and is facing a transfer to an institution if the adoption is not finalized quickly.
Katie and Michael have a blog called The Gathered Nest which chronicles the adoption process. Earlier this week they requested donations of $2,000 to file the adoption application. Their goal was met within 24 hours through only three donations, and their application has already been approved! The next step is to complete a homestudy which will cost $1,750.
I'm not going to try to be philisophical here. Katie's blog is powerful and fully explains the situation they are facing. Please visit The Gathered Nest - http://thegatherednest.blogspot.com/2011/04/she-is-worth-it.html - and prayerfully consider how you can help Katie, Michael, and Sophia bring home the newest member of their family.