Monday, August 26, 2013

Help Finish His Story

We found out that our LOI (Letter of Intent) was sent to China today!!!  In a few weeks, we should get PA (Pre Approval) which means Ava will be officially matched with us.  At this point, we will be able to tell her that she is ours and that HER Mama and Baba are on the way.

Looking back over Lily's timeline from almost 2 years ago, we have so much left to do.  It is overwhelming to think about the paperwork and clearances and fees that we still have left.   The adoption process will be long, emotional and resource intensive. We cannot continue to go through this process without encouragement, prayer and financial support from our friends and family. We would like to invite you to journey with us throughout this process.

Someone told me last week that God was using us to write His story.  Gosh, I hope it's not a
comedy :)  I want our story to reflect His love.  I want it to inspire people to do more and be more for Him.  I want this story to have a happy ending! 

 Will you partner with us and support our family in bringing Ava home ?  Please help us finish His story!

We are committed to funding this adoption without any further debt. Ava and Lily will both have medical and mobility needs because of their Muscular Dystrophy.  We have to be sure that we are able to provide for all 4 of our children once Ava is home.  Another adoption loan is impossible at this point.

If you have the financial means to support our adoption, no amount is too small or too big; $5 to $5,000 or more - any and all funds will help! Our goal is to raise $35,000.  100% of your financial support will go toward our adoption costs, thanks to Adopt Together.

We also need your encouragement and prayer support!  Paperwork can be tedious and overwhelming, the waiting is so hard and traveling to the other side of the world...well, we love that part,but it can be scary.  We need a community of supporters to walk through each step with us.

Will you join our community of supporters?

We are so grateful for the love and support you have already shown us.   We want to continue this  journey together and share the joy of bringing our daughter home with you!

Trent, Kristie, Mary Ashtyn, Reece, & Lily

Ways to support the Bamberg’s throughout the adoption process:
  1. Prayer. Commit to praying on a regular basis for Ava, for us, and for this process to go quickly and smoothly. Once we are home, pray for Ava as we start doctors' appointments to get more information about her Muscular Dystrophy.
  2. Encouragement. Check-in with us. Send us letters and emails. Help us to remember what the work and the wait are for.
  3. Financial. We are working to raise $35,000 to cover the costs (agency fees, government documents,orphanage fees, travel to China) involved with bringing our sweet girl into our family. You can contribute by going to:
Adopt Together is a non-profit created to help families raise the funds needed for adoption.  Your donation is tax deductible.

We realize that some people do not like to donate online,  here are instructions for check writing:
Make your check payable to AdoptTogether and put the Bamberg's name on the envelope and in the memo and mail it to: 
251 W. Central Ave #278
Springboro, OH 45066 

We have been overwhelmed with the love and support so far.  There are no words that will ever be able to thank you enough.  Our family is looking forward to finishing this journey with you.  His story will be even sweeter because we are in it together!

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