Keeper of His Home

by Chelsea McCafferty

Foster/Adoption

on April 4, 2014

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“The Lord looks down from heaven; He sees all the children of man…” Psalm 33:13

William and I are very excited to be sharing some news with you. After many years of prayerful consideration, we feel confirmed that God is leading us to open our home to children whom He will send our way through the county foster/adoption program. This has been a big decision and one that we don’t take lightly. We believe God calls us to care for the “orphans” of this world, and we know He has put a deep love in our hearts for children.

As some of you may know, I have struggled with issues of infertility. The Lord blessed us with one daughter naturally, which was such an incredible blessing. We thank the Lord daily for her. I always felt that I wanted to have a big family. I would have been the lady with ten kids if the Lord had allowed. I know He has thus far not allowed that path, though I still pray for more children naturally, but perhaps His reasons for closing wombs is sometimes to encourage families to make loving homes for those children who have experienced abandonment, abuse, neglect, etc.

If the Lord allows for us to adopt this way, we will be so incredibly joyful. We know there is room in our home and in our hearts for more children. So we step out in faith and trust that He will open the right doors and close the wrong ones. We ask you to join us as partners in prayer as we start this process. It will be a long one with many obstacles, no doubt! We sincerely appreciate your support.

One area we definitely need prayer and support is in preparing our home for the home inspections and to meet requirements, which can be strict. Below I have compiled a list of things we need and need to do in our home before we are ready. While we are able to support our family, the extra expense will be difficult. We are asking for the help of friends and family in any way you feel called.

If you have any of the items we need and are willing to donate, we love hand-me-downs! If you can help with some of the labor, we would appreciate it (we may be planning a work day). If you would like to donate towards the cost of alterations to the house and purchasing supplies, we have an account set up to accept monetary donations towards the cause. This money will only be spent on purchasing supplies and preparing the home for the children, who may be out there right now waiting for us to bring them home. Any help would be greatly appreciated. To donate click HERE

Items Needed:

Crib (not drop-down or re-called)

Carseat for infant (must not be expired or in an accident)

Playpen (need met, thank you Melinda)

Stroller

Tot locks

Bathtub (and to have it installed)

Small dresser (need met, Thanks again Melinda :-))

Supplies for babies (diapers, wipes, bottles, etc)

Supplies for dog run (hogwire, connectors, etc)

Window replace in kitchen

*** Play area supplies for backyard (desired)

Work Needed

Yard:

Backyard clean up and hole fill

Build dog run with shelter

Fix broken fence and gate

Replace vents below house

Design play area for kids

Laundry Room:

Clean out/organize

Build/buy shelves and organize safely

Kitchen:

Replace window with crack

Tot locks on cleaning supplies, knives and meds

Bathroom;

Replace tub and caulking

Kid’s Room:

Work on closet, space for two

Another small dresser/reorganize

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