Every now and then on this blog I like to highlight a worthy cause. This time around I would like to bring attention to Jon and Amanda and their quest to become parents. Jon and Amanda are unable to have children of their own and wish to adopt. Before I speak too much about Jon and Amanda I would like to share what has been written up about them on the GoFundMe page setup to help pay for this adoption:
Jon and Amanda fell in love at first sight. They were married and wanted nothing more than to become parents. Unfortunately they learned that they are unable to have biological children of their own. They would like to adopt a child (or children) to complete their family. The difficult part is that the adoption process is not only a long journey but it is also expensive. They have looked into grants but it is required of them to pay a significant amount up front before they can even apply for the grants. Unlike a tradition birth, insurance companies do not help pay for adoptions. This all makes it difficult for them to adopt and become the parents they long to be.
I have known Amanda 13 years as we knew each other in college before she met my brother-in-law, Jon. Together they are the nicest people you will ever meet and will always go out of their way to help you out. They are strong in their faith and have prayed about this decision for some time now. I believe God would not have put the desire upon their hearts to become parents unless it was meant to be. Please help their dreams come true and assist them with becoming parents. Any donation would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so very much and God bless!
I also happen to know Jon and Amanda and truly believe they would make wonderful parents. Both of them are caring and I have seen them both go out of their way to help family, friends, and neighbors in times of need. A real good example of that is Amanda’s father Jerry; who is pictured with the couple below. Jon and Amanda have opened their home to Jerry. It seems rare in the modern world for people to help take care of their parents as they get older. But Jon and Amanda have such dedication to family that have taken Jerry into their home and from what I have observed he is treated with love and compassion by the couple.
Undertaking this adoption will be a long road for Jon and Amanda. There is a lot of time and expenses involved. Part of the expense was to expand and remodel their current home so it would be ready for a new child. That remodel job is almost completed and you can see Jon and Amanda’s eyes light up when talking about the new bedroom added for a child. There are still a lot of expenses to come. As the GoFundMe page notes it is a very expensive process undertaking an adoption. To be able to apply for grants the couple has to have at least $5,000 on hand. I would ask if anyone reading this has any money to spare, even if it is only $5, to visit the GoFundMe page and donate to the cause.
One last note. While I feel this is a worthy cause, others may not. Even if you do not give money to Jon and Amanda’s adoption of a child, please help other causes within your community. I often hear people talk about how society isn’t like it used to be. Well, that can be changed if all of us start helping and caring for our neighbors.