The costs of adoption can sometimes seem overwhelming. But that’s not stopping Jason and Tracy Goodwin from pursuing their dreams of parenting through adoption. “We want to be parents and God has put adoption on our hearts,” said Tracy. “We love children and we’re ready to take the next step.”
With the cost of private domestic adoption ranging from from $3,000 to $50,000, many couples find the financial hurdles almost insurmountable. Adoption advocate, Julie Gumm, has literally written the book on adoption fundraising, Adopt Without Debt. Her website, juliegumm.com, is the gold-standard for adoption minded couples to explore creative methods for raising money for adoption.
The reality is that there are over a dozen granting organizations who will partner with Christian families to help them offset the costs of adoption.
Jason and Tracy Goodwin have been inundated (in a good way) by friends offering to help them raise money through a yard sale. “I can’t find my house,” Tracy said with a laugh. “It’s basically walking room only.” The Goodwin’s friends and family have been dropping off items for their adoption funding yard sale, scheduled for September 23, 2017, from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm.
If you’re in the neighborhood … or the State … drop by and help them add to their family through adoption. Their address is 318 Mount Vista Drive, Montgomery, AL 36109.
For more information, contact Tracy Goodwin at 334-430-6022.