Overleese Family Adoption
Adoption has always been on my heart (Amanda) and I shared that desire with Ryan even as we were dating. From the moment I mentioned it, Ryan has always been open to pursuing adoption. Little did we know, that first conversation about adoption would prove to be monumental in our marriage and life together.
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About the campaign
The journey to grow our family has not been easy, but we’re thankful that we’ve been led to adoption! We wanted our MudLove campaign to remind us of what we’ve learned on our journey.
The first, is “trust.” During the hardest time of our life, we’ve had to let go of control and trust that God was writing something bigger. We are definitely not experts at this, but as we continue to keep moving forward, God keeps showing us how He is working in the details and we can ultimately trust Him with our story.
Secondly, more than ever, we believe that love grows families. We believe that biological family is one of the greatest gifts that God gives us, but God has also shown us how family includes the people that He miraculously connects us our souls with, apart from biology. We feel this connection with our little one continues to grow stronger in our hearts each and every day.
Adoption is costly. We have been paying adoption-related expenses out of pocket (Ex: home study, consultant contract, application fees) through our personal savings. The next major costs will be our agency fees and travel expenses. We plan to use funds from our MudLOVE campaign to help cover these agency fees to bring our costs down as much as possible.
We sincerely thank our support system from the bottom of our hearts. Your encouragement, love, prayers and support have made a life-changing impact on us and we are forever grateful.