On Monday I posted and asked people to consider donating $36 for my 36th birthday so that we could take the next step in our adoption. While the adoption will obviously require significantly more money, our immediate need was for $1,400 so we could take the next step in the process. As I settle down to write this tonight, I am so excited that we have hit our immediate goal! Thank you so very much! We have been amazed at your generosity.

So, what does this mean? This means that we will be able to file our I-800a with the US government, and prepare and file our dossier with the government of Lesotho. This means that they will be able to “match” us with a specific child, and soon we may know the name, age and particular details of the child who will soon become our son. We could not be more grateful that we are able to take this next step.

The next obvious question is, what comes next? It’s a good question, too. 😉 We still must raise a significant amount of money, and we still have a mountain of paperwork to go through, but we are getting much closer.

The final question, after today, is what else can be done. Allow me to mention a couple things.

1. You can pray. We would love to have you join our prayer support team. If you are interested, you can sign up by using the form at the bottom of the page.

2. You can give. We have met our immediate need, but we still have a pretty sizable need to complete the adoption. If you are interested in giving, financially, you can click on the button below. As always, remember that your gift is tax deductible!

Thank you so much for your generosity. You will never know how humbled and grateful we are.

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

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