"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved." Ephesians 1:3-6

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Be A Piece of Our Puzzle

We have purchased a puzzle for our baby's room!  We need your help to complete this puzzle, though. We know that God works all things together for our good and His glory.  Just as He has been and continues to work all things together on this adoption journey, we will watch as the pieces come together in this puzzle.
With your generosity of a donation, we will write your name on the back of the puzzle pieces. Your donation will go directly to helping us bring our child home. We have large agency fees due when we receive our referral and with your donation, you will help us raise that money. You can know that your donation is going directly toward a little boy or girl that you will one day meet. You will see this child and watch him grow. You will make a difference in this child's life.  Would you please help us?

You may wonder, "Isn't it hard to ask for money?"  The answer to that is yes.  It is hard and very humbling.  However, we knew from the start of this adoption journey that we would need to raise some of the funds we need.  We have put full trust and faith in God to provide.  His hand has been evident all along and we continue to trust in His faithfulness as we seek to do His will.  Your donation will go directly to helping us pay our agency fees.  Each puzzle piece will make a difference!  By helping us bring one more child into our home, you will help make one less orphan in Ethiopia.  What a testimony of God's goodness and mercy it will be when we read all the names to our child one day.

Here is a picture of the puzzle:

We will write your name on the back of the pieces that you purchase. If you would like something additional written please email us at abfrazey@gmail.com

Monday, February 13, 2012

Update: Dossier Complete!

On Friday, February 10, we mailed our dossier to West Sands Adoption!  This was a lot to gather and complete in less than two months, so we are happy to have it completed.  According to the flow chart West Sands gave us, it takes 2-3 weeks for the dossier to be sent to Ethiopia.  From there, it says that the process varies by country, but they gave us an estimated 3-6 months of waiting for a referral.  Once we receive a referral, we will travel to Ethiopia for the first time for court. Then it will be another 6-8 weeks when we travel there again to bring home Baby Frazey!  The dossier is a huge step done because now we are just waiting for a phone call......

We are also required to get fingerprinted by USCIS at Homeland Security in Phoenix this week.  Those take six weeks to process, but West Sands told us that they do not need those in order to send the dossier.

From here, our updates will be letting everyone know where we are on the waiting list.  We don't have a number yet--so stay tuned! :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Garage Sale #3 Update

We had a garage sale on February 4 to raise more funds for adoption costs.  We had so much left from the last sale we decided not to collect any more items this time around.  Again, God blessed this sale.  He brought many shoppers-it did not slow down until almost 1:00pm! All of the big box TVs sold (which previously no one seemed interested in) and the clothes were very popular at this sale.  As I have said before, it was so neat to see people get excited over the littlest things.  One woman found a bag of beads and walked up to her husband and said, "Look what I found! I love them!" It's fun to see the reactions! :)

This week we are mailing in our dossier.  We are going to the bank together on Tuesday to get our papers notarized and then, Lord willing, we will be mailing it off!  With that, we must send $500.00 so we were hoping that we would raise that much at the sale.  God is good and faithful.  He has answered our prayers according to His will. 

Garage sale #3 raised $565.00

Thank you for all your support and prayers leading up to this sale.  Please continue to pray for our child and God's blessing to be upon this and that He would direct our steps.

Thank you!