Dear Family and Friends,
We are excited to share more with you about the most current news and joy in our family! Our decision to adopt a child from Ethiopia is something near and dear to our hearts, and something we firmly believe that God has called us to do. We are in the final stages of adopting our child from Ethiopia. We are sending out the last of our paperwork to Ethiopia and are waiting on them to process it all and match us to our child!
We really see adoption as a beautiful picture of God’s redemption in action, and we feel called to demonstrate that redemptive love in starting our family. As God once chose us first, and redeemed each of our lives, it is our prayer we can do the same for this child. We have not yet been matched to a specific child. We are currently excitedly waiting to receive a match. We are estimated to have a match within the next 4-6 months. We have no preference on gender, and have specified an age range of 2 to 4 years old. We had a strong desire to adopt an older child because in many countries in the world, after a child reaches the age of two they are not adopted. They then become a special needs child on a waiting list hoping year after year to find a home. We really have a heart to adopt a child in need in this age range.
We’ve been going through this process for about a year now, and the whole thing takes up to $30,000! We have already paid a third of the costs, and are currently striving to prepare ourselves for the major expenses yet to come. We would love to have you as partners alongside of us.
We are coming to you, our dear family and friends, and asking if you would pray about being a partner with us in our journey to adopt (to redeem or ransom, to put it Biblically) a child from Ethiopia and bring them home into our family. We are asking everyone to partner together with us in prayer. Prayer for the adoption process, the child, and us as God prepares our hearts for this. This is our strongest desire and request.
We are starting a blog to keep you updated about our journey. You can check it out at: http://thetanfam.com/
The other way you can partner with us is financially. We still have money to raise for this adoption to pay over the course of the next year, and we could really use your help. So, we have decided to start a fundraiser! We are using Lifesong for Orphans as a fundraising agency to collect tax-deductible donations through.
David makes Paracord Survival Bracelets and Key Chains and sells them on eBay. Each bracelet has about 10 feet of paracord woven into it. Paracord has a 550 lb break strength and has 7 inner cords. It is used by the military, police, firefighters, campers, hikers, climbers and survivalists all around the world. It comes in over 20 different colors and patterns. David sells them for $10 on eBay. But if you would like to order one from us, you can donate however much or little you would like. Every dollar helps, really!! Instructions for orders and donations are on the back page.
Thank you for reading! We hope that you will prayerfully consider partnering with us in our adoption journey, in whatever capacity that God leads you! Please feel free to contact either of us anytime! We’d love to answer any questions you might have, or share how God is working!
David & Mica Tan
Do you feel led to donate? Please follow the instructions below:
Will you consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us pay the remaining cost in adoption expenses, to bring a child to a new home with us? Lifesong (www.lifesongfororphans.org) has graciously given a Matching Grant to us. They match what you give..so cool!
If you would like to be a part of God bringing a child to Himself through our family, you can send your tax-deductible gift to the address below. Lifesong is a trusted organization administering the funds on our behalf, and will pay adoption expenses out of funds received.
Please make checks payable to: Lifesong. You may preference how the donation might be used by writing “David & Mica Tan/acct# Adoption” in the memo section of your check.
Mail checks to:
Lifesong for Orphans
Att: David & Mica Tan/acct# 2683
PO Box 40 Gridley, IL 61744
You can also donate through PayPal. Please e-mail David (email@example.com) if you have any questions about that and David can send you the link.
To place an order for our Paracord Survival Bracelet or Key Chain Fundraiser, please follow the above instructions and send your gift to Lifesong for Orphans. Then, send an email to David at firstname.lastname@example.org and put “FUNDRAISER” in the subject line.
Please include what you want to order, the type (bracelet or key chain), the colors, and the sizes you want (ie, please send me a pink paracord bracelet, size medium), and include the address where you want it delivered. See:
Suggested donation is $20 per item. $20 is the fundraising price. Normally retailed for $10 per item on eBay. However, every dollar helps so whatever you can give is great!