Monday, August 9, 2010

hope for orphans.

I have had this strong desire to adopt a child.

hope for orphans

I don't know yet it it's
my want
or God's plan,
so for now Ryan and I are just praying.

But we do have friends that have adopted or are in the process of adopting.
We have loved watching their journeys along the way and
I can't help but admire what they are doing.

I wanted to help :)

So the profits of this ready to ship hope for orphans necklace go towards helping loving families that are adopting!

The purchase of each necklace
helps a waiting child or baby
go home.

And they are just $25!

A fabulous gift for someone who needs a reminder of hope :)

* Please blog, tweet or facebook about this necklace, help spread the word*

Let's help some babies get home!

36 comments:

ashia said...

WOW, thank you SO much for doing this! my husband and i are planning to adopt as soon as we meet the age requirement (30) to apply for the china program! this necklace will bless MANY! :)

Erin said...

SO beautiful. What a blessing to families trying to adopt - you do amazing work!

Celeste said...

what an amazing thing you are doing!! just blogged it ... http://etsyitup.blogspot.com/2010/08/hope-for-orphans.html

Sippy Cup Mom said...

That is so wonderful! What a beautiful necklace.

aleelavine said...

This is wonderful. Not only is your jewelry beautiful, but you are a beautiful person!!! I have just blogged about it as well!

Mommy of 3 said...

I positively love this! I am a very proud adoptive momma of 2/3 of my gorgeous children (both of my girls). My older daughter (3) was born in Guatemala, and my youngest daughter (10 months old) was born in Chicago with special medical needs (10 weeks early with a rare disorder and entirely blind). I can't imagine my life without their sweet smiles! Again--what a beautiful offering from TVP!

Courtney
www.lovewilllead.com

Valerie said...

Great idea! But don't forget - there aren't just babies. :) We have one son from Guatemala, and we are in the middle of the process with DHS now for more kids. Never thought we would go down that road, but God laid it on our hearts that there are some kids out there that need families, too.

cooperkelly4 said...

love this! It is a beautiful cause and a beautiful reminder of a necklace as we all need to hope. =0)

SM Anderson said...

Great idea. LOVE the necklace. We are 2 years into the adoption process. We are adopting domestically. Praying to complete our family soon.
Shana

laura said...

Such a great cause!

This is my friend, Ali, who with her husband is in the final stages of adopting a little girl from Ethiopia!
http://www.dealsandbargains.blogspot.com/

Jamilyn said...

What an amazing thing you are doing! We are starting the Foster Care process to be Foster Parents and are hoping to adopt from there as well. Def will be getting oen of these!

Simply LKJ said...

What a beautiful necklace and for such a good cause.

April O. said...

What a lovely idea. Which organization will you be donating to? :)

Sara L. said...

What a wonderful idea :)
My aunt and uncle adopted twins from Russia about 6 years ago!!

Jess Elyse said...

I love this idea! Very good cause!
My sister and brother-in-law are in the process of adopting!

Just blogged about it at
www.jesselyse.blogspot.com

emily said...

you keep praying but i doubt the Lord will tell you NO ;)
why would he not want you to bring home one of His orphans?

i'm just so glad ya'll are thinking about adoption. there is such a great need.
(i swear, the minute we chose to adopt i became like this major advocate for every orphan!)
let me know if you have questions or whatever and i truly hope ya'll go for it!!
em

Bitsy said...

I love it! It took me less than 5 seconds to decide to order one! Written in the back of my bible I have written ~ HOPE, Hanging on Praying Expectantly. I always think of that every time I see or write the word. I'll blog it, too!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

WONDERFUL and beautiful!!

As far as deciphering God's will, someone told me once: "No one prays and fasts before they try and get pregnant, yet they think they need a burning bush to tell them to adopt."

Just sayin'. In love.

:-)

Laura said...

I love that you are doing this!! My husband & I just adopted our daughter in March. I will definitely spread the word. Thank you so much for doing this - the financial burden is a major setback for so many families who wish to adopt!! I will blog & tweet about this for sure!

www.lauragoins.blogspot.com
@lerraboberra

Mrs B said...

I love this necklace, my sister-in-law is in the adoption process and is headed back to Uganda for the second (and hopefully last) time.

Jenn said...

Well you know this news makes me giddy happy :) Glad you are watering that little seed and praying it will grow big and strong for you!! It is definitely something VERY close to our own hearts!!!

Jenn

Mom2Da'Gorgeouses said...

LOVELY! Seeing this post just makes me smile :) Before heading down the road that led us to Da'Gorgeouses we were starting the process towards adoption. God will lead the way. Hugs & Blessings!

Kristi said...

Almost as beautiful as your heart!

Shorty said...

Beautiful! My parents adopted my brother when he was 9 years old, which I always thought was incredibly good of them. Most older kids don't find homes. It wasn't easy to start with an older child, but I truly believe my family did a good thing. I've always thought if I can't have kids of my own eventually, I'd love to adopt. :)

kimlee said...

Beautiful necklace!!! We adopted our daughter domestically a little over two years ago!!! What a blessing she has been to our family!!! Adoption is such a special and beautiful journey and I am so thankful that we got to experience it! I am going to put this on my facebook!

Courtney said...

ahhh! i LOVE this necklace!!! (i will be ordering one AND blogging about it momentarily....)

we are in the process of adopting 2 boys from rwanda. and can't WAIT to have them in my arms! almost every night, when my husband prays with me, he prays that they would have a "sense of hope" in their hearts...they don't know yet that we are coming...but we just want God to give them HIS HOPE in their situations.

so...this necklace with the word HOPE just seems PERFECT to me.

thank you for what you are doing!!!

Kelli-Rie said...

Oh ERIN! You stole my heart with this one! What a great idea. Will totally blog this. I want one for myself as well. We are so blessed to have Leila in our lives and I can't imagine a life without her in it. We just prayed and prayed. I asked God to lead us in whichever direction we are supposed to go. We started in Gutamala, which quickly shut down. Got to the top of the waiting list for Vietnam, and it shut down. Right then, our agency joined with another which had 3 girls waiting in Kyrgyzstan. I saw the picture of our Leila and those eyes told me it was her. Two WEEKS later, we were on the plane to meet her. God will lead you, just follow, no matter how crazy and upsetting the road gets, there is a plan for you!
Best of luck!
Kelli

Alaina Frederick said...

I wrote about this the other day - I have ALWAYS wanted a daughter. I don't know why but I've always had a whole in my heart even after the birth of my three amazing little boys.

My husband and I have talked about adopting a little girl. We have a few reasons - one of the main is because our oldest will never be able to have children. I want him to know that just because a child does not share your DNA does not make that child less then yours.

For right now I'm settling with sponsoring a beautiful little girl named Soun Phalla through a organization that I have been involved with since 1999 when I went on a mission trip to China/Tibet with them!

Cara said...

love the necklace and the cause!!we adopted our daughter almost 5 yrs ago and in the process again.i cannot explain how blessed we are to have her in our lives.
(my sister is also in the process to adopt so i will make sure she sees your post as well)

Christen1285 said...

I will definitely blog about this - sounds like a great idea...

www.christenscreations.blogspot.com

erin said...

Thank you all!

Valerie- I call all of my kids my "babies" :)

Alecia said...

Great idea. As an adoptive Mom, I'm so glad to see any recognition of the families brought together through adoption.

Alecia

Nick's Colors of the Rainbow said...

I just received this necklace in the mail from a dear friend of mine. It's absolutely wonderful! My husband and I have a nine year son, that we adopted a little over two years ago! We have been through years and years of fertility and through this felt God tugging on our hearts to adopt again. We have started the process to adopt a baby this time and are excited for the journey He takes us on. This is such a sweet idea and a wonderful reminder for us as adoptive parents, but also to others of the hope that God can bring through adoption! Thank you.

Andrea @ Knitty Bitties said...

Oh gosh ... my heart is in my throat!!
We've been praying, waiting and HOPEing for another child to bless our family for almost 6 years now. I thank God everyday for our son and now realize what a precious miracle he is (something I didn't recognize when I easily got pregnant with him). We are still praying, waiting and HOPEing to see how God will expand our family ... but adoption is always close to my mind and heart these days. I can't wait to order one of these and help out another couple whose hearts are longing like ours are.

Thank you Erin! Happy Day!!

A Love Worth Waiting For.... said...

I have no words...this is absolutley beautiful!

The Lord just blessed my husband and I with a baby girl through adoption who is due in November! This precious baby is nothing but a MIRACLE from Him!! We feel so blessed and so undeserving!

Thank you for the amazing ministry you have! I pray that the Lord continues to bless you in mighty ways!!!

A Love Worth Waiting For.... said...

I have no words...this is absolutley beautiful!

The Lord just blessed my husband and I with a baby girl through adoption who is due in November! This precious baby is nothing but a MIRACLE from Him!! We feel so blessed and so undeserving!

Thank you for the amazing ministry you have! I pray that the Lord continues to bless you in mighty ways!!!