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I am 10 years pregnant: Our Adoption Fundraiser

John & I are so excited to announce to the world that we are expecting…a little 10 year old boy in Ethiopia that is!! We are beyond thrilled to add another son to our family. Adopting Cruz was hands down the best decision we’ve made since being married. He reminds us everyday of God’s grace & beauty! We have always wanted to grow our family through adoption & it is the most amazing experience watching our dreams come into fruition. After going through a domestic adoption to bring our sweet Cruz home we started praying about what God had in store for our family next. It wasn’t long until we felt God was leading us to adopt from Ethiopia. ¬†You can read more about our adoption here on our family adoption blog. If you don’t feel like hearing the details just trust me when I say God made it very clear that an adorable little boy who was on our adoption agency’s waiting children’s list was our son. I felt that feeling that mama’s feel for their kiddos right when I saw his pictures…I just knew. John fell in love with him shortly after. We contacted our agency, updated our home study & PRAYED. They gave us his referral last week & we accepted it as soon as humanly possible. It was a whirlwind, we are still in shock, I am still trying to wrap my head around becoming a mother to a 10 year old but most of all we are elated & eager to get our sweet boy home!!

Since everything happened so quickly we are having to make some pretty hefty payments soon. In order to fundraise I will be having a “Mini Session Adoption Fundraiser” in both Bismarck, ND & Gilbert, AZ this month!!! Below are the details for the Bismarck fundraiser. Now you have an excuse to get some updated family pics taken without all the fuss & expense of a long session!

***Update- Only Monday, July 16th has time slots available***

PLEASE share this with friends & family!!! Thanks so much for your help!

Lisa Turner-Sollers - July 3, 2012 - 11:05 pm

Yay!!! We TOTALLY want to do this!!! I want to do it with my own family AND with my mom and sister when they come into town for Emma’s b-day…August 2nd.

Venita - July 5, 2012 - 9:08 am

Hi Brittany,

Would this include our session in September? Or is this only for the month of July?
So happy for you…. : )


Suzanne Schweigert - July 10, 2012 - 8:39 pm

Hi Brittany ~

We are so happy for you and your expanding family! What wonderful news and what a blessing! Boys are so much fun…and energetic (at least, as you know, my boys are:-) We would definitely love to help you out and get another family photo taken…it is a win/win situation! Do you still have the above times available? If so, we will take your 8:00 time slot (we are trying to work around the boys’ hockey schedule (Luke has it from 6:30-7:30 and Jake has it from 8:45-9:45)! Let me know if that will work for you!

Thanks so much!


Adriana Ortega - July 19, 2012 - 3:49 pm

So exciting! Congratulations! When will you post the Gilbert information? We’d love to reserve a spot!

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