Meet the Sangsters Party of Seven!
January/February's Featured Family
The Sangster family....
This first family of 2017 is special to us! This sweet family is a fellow DRCongo family! They brought Ada and Jackson home and fell in love with them. Last summer, they found out that their sweet kids had two more sisters still in DRC! Please read their story below, and click on the link to get more in depth and give. Also, join me in prayer for these starry eyed parents are taking a great leap of faith to become a family of seven! And of course, SHOP! A percentage of every sale, online or in person, for the rest of January and the entire month of February will go directly into their hands to help bring the girls home from Africa!
A note from Tiffany (mama):
We thought we were finished at Sangster party of 5 but last week we found out we were likely going to be Sangster party of 7!! Long story short, we have been in touch with Ada & Jackson's biological mother all summer and have been blessed with stories and pictures she shared with us. An unfortunate circumstance has taken the life of this amazing Congolese woman too soon. Family of hers has since reached out to us and asked us to pray about adopting the two siblings of Ada & Jackson still in DRC. We were overwhelmed with the idea but after praying about what to do and many deep discussions, we believe this is God's plan. Instead of running away from this situation that seems difficult in so many ways, we have decided to run hard towards it. We know God is bigger then the Congolese government making adoption hard. We know He can provide in ways we cannot even imagine. We know His plan will include others praying boldly for these beautiful girls to come home to us and have a mom & dad again. And our greatest obstacle...money...yeah He's got that too.
We hope you will join us on this crazy adoption journey...we weren't searching for it, it found us. Please pray for our family to be patient and trust God's timing. Please pray for the health of the girls as they are in very poor living conditions. Please pray about donating to help us get these girls home. "
Check out their adoption giving website here: https://www.youcaring.com/tiffany-thomas-sangster-660224
Craig and Bridgett Cook-May 2016
May 2016 Featured Family
The Cook family....
Our second family! This sweet family is ready and waiting! I SO remember being in their shoes, praying every single night for God to make a way when it seemed there was no way. So much love, that God had placed in our hearts for a little one, whom we had never even see before. This sweet family is just the same. They are adopting both domestically and internationally! Please join me in prayer for their sweethearts and of course, SHOP! 20% of every sale for the entire month of May will go directly into their hands to help bring a loving mommy and daddy to children!
A note from Bridgett:
"We are Craig and Bridgette Cook, and we live in Central Florida. Craig is a network manager/worship pastor and Bridgette is a kindergarten teacher. Our adoption journey began in April 2014 after we had only been married for five months. We knew that God was calling us to build our family through adoption, and we could not wait to start the process! We also knew that adoptions from Ethiopia could take a while. After ten months of paperwork, our file was translated and registered in Ethiopia on February 9, 2015, officially starting our wait to be matched with our son or daughter.
As the months passed, estimated wait times kept going up for Ethiopia, so we began to pray about what to do during the long wait. After many months of praying, we felt led to begin the process to adopt a newborn baby from Florida.
So here we are! Waiting for two sweet babies on two different continents. We expect it to be 2+ years before we are matched and bring our son or daughter home from Ethiopia. However, we anticipate our domestic (Florida) adoption to be much faster. We have signed on with Bethany Christian Services, and we will be officially waiting for to be matched with a Florida baby in June! We are trying to save and raise $17,000 before we are matched to cover the adoption expenses that we have not paid yet!"
Are you convinced yet? Check out more on their BLOG, or just click here now, and GIVE CASH to this mommy and daddy! And don't forget to snag some Adopting Nations SWAG in my shop or on my FB PAGE! 20% goes directly to them ALL MONTH!
April's Featured Family
The Kram family....
This first family of the month is special to us! We met this special Michigan family during our own adoption process with Africa and have been friends across the state ever since! This sweet family is ready and waiting and doing everything they can to fight for their little girl! Please join me in prayer for their sweetheart and of course, SHOP! 20% of every sale for the entire month of April will go directly into their hands to help bring her home from Africa!
A note from Tara:
"We have been in the process of adopting since July 2013 and are still trying to get our little girl home. The journey has been long, but we know it will be worth it in the end. We know that this is how we are supposed to grow our family despite the obstacles we have encountered in the past two and a half years. We're not there yet, but God has moved mountains already to keep the process moving and we are trusting that he will continue to do so. We have been to Africa twice already and will need to go two more times before our daughter comes home. The hurdles of passing court in Africa and then being approved by the U.S. government are daunting, to say the least. We are praying they go smoothly and quickly so our daughter can join us this summer. Thanks for being part of our "village" to support our daughter and family!"