In many ways, our journey to adopt Lucy Joy has been a puzzle. Are we to adopt again? Where should we adopt from? Is there a particular child for us Lord? Who should share a bedroom? What can we do about those troublesome fingerprints?!?! Many of you reading have also been pieces to this puzzle. You have prayed for us, you have walked with us, you have supported us, you have counseled us, we have learned from you, you have cheered us on. The questions continue… How many of us should travel to China? Who will help those that stay home? Which city should we fly into? How will we fund this whole process?
As you probably already know, all adoptions are a big financial undertaking. Our agency estimates that we will need approximately $30,000 to complete this entire process. Some of the things covered by these funds are background checks, physicals for everyone in the family, the home study, travel expenses and fees to the US, China, and our agency.
So, today we are inviting you to be another piece of this puzzle! In fact, today we are inviting all of you to place some of the actual pieces in the puzzle that is bringing Lucy Joy home!
With the help of our wonderful brother-in-law, Bill Armstrong (who took the photograph below on a recent trip to China), we have had a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle created that we titled:
For each $10 that is donated, we will write the donor’s name on the back of two puzzle pieces and add them to the puzzle.
As the puzzle comes together, we will post updates on our blog. Completing the puzzle will raise $5,000 of the needed finances. When it is complete, we plan to frame it and display it in our home. We love that this will be a visual reminder that there were so many of our friends and family working with us to
bring Lucy Joy home.
We are already off to a great start! Sixteen pieces have
already been sponsored!
If you would like to contribute, we have provided a Paypal button in the side bar to the right. You may also contribute funds in person or through the mail.
Please feel free to share Lucy Joy’s “Coming Home” Puzzle Project with anyone that you think would like to contribute!