A Chance to Help

The other day I came across an awesome opportunity to help a baby be adopted into a loving Christian family. The family, John and Tracie Loux and kids, is on staff at IHOP-KC, and is adopting a toddler (Aiden) from eastern Europe with Down’s Syndrome. For anyone who doesn’t know, adoptions cost thousands of dollars (international adoptions generally run in the neighborhood of $20,000), and IHOP intercessory missionaries live on missionary support. You don’t have to be a math wizard to figure out how big the financial need is to bring this little guy home. Time is of the essence, since in his country of origin if he isn’t adopted by the time he turns four he will be removed from the potential adoption list and placed in an institution. Aiden will turn three in March of 2009, so time is ticking.

To help raise the finances to bring Aiden home, the family has set up a store at Etsy.com called “Art for Adoption”. I was especially touched when I saw that a lot of the photography they are selling was done by their 16 year old son. How many teenagers would work to raise money so Mom and Dad could adopt another child? I’m thinking not many… There is a variety of prints available, as well as some amazing cards with images of a sleeping baby. If you would like to help, you can find their store here.

Please consider what you can do to help. The need is great, and the rewards are eternal…

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