Adoption is super awesome. Adoption is hard. Adoption is beautiful, grueling, and tiresome.
Adoption is so many things, and I'm passionate about caring for orphans, so I've partnered with a local family who is on a journey to adopt a 15-year-old girl from Ukraine. They've graciously allowed me to tell their story, and my goal in doing so is two-fold. First, I want to bless this family by helping them fundraise. Second, I'd like to tell their story in order to reveal all the hardship and joy that goes along with adopting.
This past weekend the Thompson family coordinated a Both Hands fundraising project. Both Hands helps families fundraise for their adoptions. A family gathers a team of volunteers and Both Hands coaches them to coordinate a service project fixing up a widow's home. The family and their team send letters to raise sponsorship for their day of service (much like many 5k races). The funds raised help an orphan be adopted into a forever family! Check out www.bothhands.org for more information about the organization!
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress..."
Take a minute and look through some of the photos from their Both Hands project this weekend.
Please consider partnering with the Thompson family by giving. For more information and to donate to their adoption fees, visit their Both Hands page here.
The Thompson Family
You'll be seeing more of the Thompson family on the blog in the coming months as they continue in their adoption journey :)
Check out the video the Thompsons made documenting their Both Hands project: