Easter Adoption Fundraising: Anglen Family Story
We are excited to share a story from Ross & Rachel Anglen, a family currently in the process of adopting a sweet little girl from China. When they began the adoption process, they felt God calling them to step out in faith in two specific areas; first, to trust Him to provide the funds needed as well as to open their hearts and lives to a child who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. God has moved mightily in their family over the past several months and they are now close to being fully funded to complete their adoptions in the months ahead.
Relying on God to provide financially, many of our families are blessed with opportunities to get creative. Read more about how the Anglens were able to use an Easter egg fundraiser and a matching grant from LifeSong to help financially fund their adoption:
Rachel recently shared, “We are Easter egging 28 homes the Friday and Saturday before Easter. We have a few families helping us with deliveries at 3-5 homes each. The combination of a larger donation and this egging fundraiser puts us only $500 away from meeting the whole $5,000 matching grant from LifeSong ($10,000 total!). We have been so blessed by this experience. Not only are we receiving blessings, we are getting to bless parents with the Easter egg stuffing and blessing the kids with goodies! Some families have even bought the eggs to bless families in need, instead of their own. This has been a beautiful experience in the midst of such troubled times.”
We love how others have come alongside the Anglens to join them in their journey of faith to bringing their little one home. You can read other inspiring stories on our blog, such as the Massey family’s yard sale or the Davenport family’s dinner at the zoo.
Many children continue to wait for a family, so we invite you to read their stories and learn more about these precious boys and girls through our China Waiting Child Program page. You can learn more about Down syndrome adoption here as well as read profiles of other waiting children with Down syndrome here.