Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Shubin Family

It has been such a privilege to support other families through the adoption process. It is incredible to watch as He provides, little by little, for their adoptions. I can’t wait to meet their new little ones some day. It will be so exciting!

The next family I’d like to introduce you to is the Shubin family. David and Erica lived in Phoenix when they adopted the first time, and I vividly remember meeting them, long before they adopted. They joined our local adoption group, and came to our first gathering at a local park. They longed to connect with other adoptive families. They were starting the adoption process and could not wait to have their son home! The stories of how God provided for Silas’ adoption are beautiful. I encourage you to check out their blog to read more.  Part One.  Part Two.  Part Three.  Part Four.

David and Erica just started a creative new fundraiser, as they wait to bring their daughter home. They are putting together a beautiful puzzle that will be formed as their adoption support comes in. Each person who donates $10 toward their adoption will have their name written on the back of a puzzle piece, and the puzzle will be framed in double-sided glass so they can talk with their daughter about her journey home and all the families who prayed and supported them through this time.  I love it!

Now, I’ll let Erica introduce their family….

"My husband, David, and I live in Florida and have four children. Nichol is 13, Skyler is almost 12, Olivia is 8, and Silas is 5. We adopted our youngest son, Silas, from Ethiopia just over 2 years ago. What started as an act of obedience to answer God's call to adopt, and an opportunity to round out our family (two boys and two girls), has turned into a heart-changing, life-changing process of refining us to realize that we have a home, we have the love of a heavenly Father who redeemed us, called us to love orphans and WHY NOT adopt again. We have asked the Lord to break us for the things that break His heart. He has called us once again to adopt. This time a daughter, a toddler girl to bring into our family to love and cherish forever. We didn't have to fund raise the first time. The Lord had a different season of refining for us. He called us to give up everything financially to pay for our adoption. We did exactly that. Going against everything the world says makes sense and it was the best money ever spent. Now, having very little to start another adoption, we have been called to fund raise and have others stand in this gap with us, to partner with us to raise a ransom to bring our daughter home. SHE is worth it. ALL of these kids are worth it. It's a humbling place to be, putting it out there, sharing the financial need in a public way and trusting that the Lord will provide every bit. HE is faithful."

"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely."

The Shubin's family blog can be found here: The Road Less Traveled.
If you feel led to give toward their adoption, you can receive a tax donation if you give through their church.  Check out their blog for more details...
Opportunities to support other adoptive families:
~Buy a beautiful pendant on Cate & Sean's blog.  I wrote about them here. (scroll down on that post)
~Purchase a custom dress or skirt through Poppy Dip.  I wrote about Sallee's family here.

1 comment:

Erica said...

You are so sweet. Thank you so much for posting about our family. Truly blesses my heart. (((HUGS)))

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