Swell Adoption Fund: Micah! December 16 2014, 0 Comments

Our sweet baby Foster is in good hands with his doting mom and dad and now we are helping another deserving family with a HUGE heart for adoption and children with special needs. They are requesting help with the financial weight that comes with adoption. This is their THIRD adoption and all of their adoptions have involved special needs.

Meet the Beautiful Miracle Baby Named Micah

I would love to introduce you to the Coffee family! They will be our December and January Swell Forever Adoption Fund Recipients. A portion of proceeds from all of our gifts (excluding Sunshine Forever Birds) sold during these months will be donated to help them with the legal and care expenses related to bringing home their newest son Micah! I hope you enjoy learning more about them in their own words. You can also donate directly to their Funding Link if you feel compelled to do so: http://gofundme.com/gvi8z8

                                                                                                                                                               


 

THE COFFEE FAMILY ADOPTS AGAIN!

 

Greetings. We are the Coffee Family, David

and Kristen along with our sons Caleb,

Elijah, Gabriel and Micah. When my

husband and I were engaged we often

talked about how we hoped God would bless

us with a large family. We both love kids so

after a year and a half of marriage finding

out we were pregnant was amazing. My

pregnancy was pretty easy and we had a

beautiful baby boy we named Caleb. We

were so excited to have a child and guess

what, he was perfect...in every way of

course!!!



When Caleb turned 1.5 years old we longed

for another child, but it didn't happen. We

tried for six more painful years with no

results. The tears and frustration sometimes

felt so great. I would cry out to God "What

do you want from me"? I always figured if I

do this..then. It never worked. After many

long discussions and a lot of time in prayer

as a couple and individually we decided to

adopt. I can't lie, it was a very difficult

decision. Almost felt as though we were

giving up. The fears of will we bond, will the

baby be "perfect" like Caleb, what if a birth

mom doesn't like us and how on earth do we

afford adoption?



In 2010 we got our home study done and we

were ready, but we waited and waited and...

waited. Sigh, the waiting is so hard. Again,

God what do you want from me? It was a

Wednesday evening and I was heading

grocery shopping alone and I sat in my car

listening to Laura Story's song Blessing. I

cried out to God "either give me a child or

take this stupid desire away!!". That Sunday

we were in church and in the middle of

worship I heard His voice...I immediately

turned to my husband and said I know what

it is, I know what God wants!! He wants us

to adopt a child with Down Syndrome.

David looked at me and said "Okay". What

happened next is no coincidence. It was all

God.



While laying in bed Monday night (yes the

very next day) unable to sleep I got on

Facebook, admit it you all do that!! :) An

online friend had posted that a family was

needed for a little boy born that day that was

blessed with an extra chromosome. I

immediately woke my husband and he said

"lets go for it". We submitted our home

study but were told birth mom preferred a

CA family and here we were all the way

across the country in NY. Well, guess

what? We brought Elijah home 8 weeks

later. We were then contacted by the Down

Syndrome association a few months after

bringing Eli home that there was a little boy

six weeks old also blessed with DS that

needed a family. He was a twin and his birth

parents wanted him in a family with another

child around his age and the fact that Eli

also had DS was a blessing to them. A few

short weeks later we were on our way back

to California to adopt our second child. Life

with them has been amazing and our oldest

Caleb is by far the best big brother ever.



A few months ago I felt the tug to adopt

another baby and as soon as I said it to my

husband he was in agreement. We are on a

message board for special needs adoptions

and heard of a little boy that had a brain

injury after being resuscitated at birth for 17

minutes. As a result he has a level two brain

bleed and audiology neuropathy. He most

likely will be deaf but we know God is still in

the business of miracles and we are

believing one for our newest little guy,

Micah. All of our adoptions have happened

quickly and we have used both our savings

and fundraising. We know that not everyone

is called to adopt but God calls us to all help

the orphans. We need you, your prayers

most of all and if you are able your financial

support. As you can imagine it doesn't just

stop with our adoption fees. We have

significant medical that we pay each month

for specialists. We know the Lord will

continue to provide, we are amazingly

blessed.