Friday, October 3, 2008

Would you partner with us?

Partnering with the Hares and Lifesong!

The time is coming, and is almost here, for us to receive the referral of two precious children from Ethiopia. The biggest challenge that we face is the finances involved in international adoption. Between document preparation, attorney fees, and travel costs we estimate we will spend around $32,000 (yikes!). Thankfully our wonderful employer will reimburse up to $8,000 per child (yay!) and we have saved about $10,000 (praise the Lord!). This leaves us with a $6,000 deficit. We have just two days ago received news that an organization called Lifesong for Orphans is willing to match any funds that we receive up to $2,500! If I have done my math right that means that we will be very close to our goal.

Would you be willing to help us adopt two orphans?

If yes, here is how you can help:

1) Send a check to:
Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 40 / 202 N. Ford St
Gridley, IL 61744

2) Be sure to place 'Hare Adoption' in the memo of the check and make the check to 'Lifesong for Orphans.' (Note: In following the IRS guidelines, your donation is to the named non-profit organization. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor's suggested use).

3) Please mail the contribution by November 20th. They have set a deadline for us for November 26th to have all of the funds raised.

4) Pray for us. Even if you cannot donate, we need prayer. Adoption is a long hard process and will involve traveling to another country. Only the Lord can sustain us in this endeavor.

Thanks for considering partnering with us in this!