Ella Adopted from China
"Thank you for the work that you do that helps families like ours."
Ben & Bree C.
Dear A Child Waits Foundation,
It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year now since we’ve returned home with our daughter Ella Faith. This past year has been a bit of a whirlwind but my wife and I were able to stop and reflect on our experiences for Ella’s first birthday with our family. An aspect of that reflection is our gratitude to God for providing timely grants through organizations like yours. We regret that it’s been a year since we’ve been in contact, but we wanted to make sure that you knew of our gratitude (even if it's taken this long) and we also want you to see the specific fruit that your labors produce.
So thank you. Thank you for the work that you do that helps families like ours. Of course, the financial support helped immensely. Four plus years ago my wife and I scraped together our initial application fee, trusting that God would provide what we needed when we needed it. Honestly, I was skeptical at first. The road we traveled was not the road we anticipated; starting with Ethiopia and changing to a special needs program through China. Four years later we look back at the journey this has been and we remember the stresses and the joys of the adoption process. We could not have done it without the help of the grants we received, plain and simple. You were necessary and your work was necessary to introduce Ella to us and the community we live in.
But your help didn’t just make the numbers crunch, they encouraged our hearts as well. This might seem overly sentimental, but trust me it’s not. Being the first people in our vicinity to adopt meant that we felt lonely in our process of adoption at times. Your help not only provided funds we didn’t have it also encouraged us that other people cared enough about adoption to sacrifice along with us. It also was a great testimony that God was in control of all of this and was the one ultimately responsible for placing the lonely in families. Your gift met a great financial need, reminded us that we were not alone, and ultimately reminded us that our God is faithful.
So once again, thank you. Thank you for giving what others need so that orphans can have birthdays like we had a few weeks ago. We invited way too many people to celebrate Ella’s first, second and third birthdays and we thanked God for allowing our paths to cross with a little delight from China named Ella. We ate Frozen-themed snacks and enjoyed celebrating a girl worth celebrating. She is more than we expected and more than we deserve. Thank you from the bottom of our full and grateful hearts.
Ben and Bree C.