Inspired by their son Isaac, who came to them through the miracle of adoption, our very dear friends, John and Wendi, have started an organization called Because of Isaac. Their mission is simple: to raise funds to help childless couples adopt.
The reality is that there are many wonderful couples who would make great parents, but are unable to afford the high cost of adoption. The average domestic adoption costs $25,000. While it is true that there is currently a federal tax credit and some employers do offer adoption assistance that can help offset these costs, these funds are not available until after the adoption is finalized. The upfront costs of adoption must come from the adoptive parents.
John and Wendi are "providing hope for adoption" through Because of Isaac. I love this motto because hope is exactly what adoption has given me - the hope to become a mom to a child who needs a family.
I truly don't know what I would do or how I could handle it if we could not afford to adopt. We have been very blessed to be able to afford the cost of adopting. But that is not the case for many others.
Would you consider helping bring a child into the arms of waiting parents? Please visit Because of Isaac to learn how you can take part.