My dear friend Rosie is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. She has been my companion on this unfortunate road of fertility treatments. Her husband, Al, is one of the most dedicated husbands I’ve ever met – it is his delight to just be with his wife. They are a couple that we simply marvel at and are encouraged by.
In their quest to become more than a family of two, they’ve suffered the loss of two babies, Katie and Daniel, in the second trimester of Rosie’s pregnancies. With other on-going fertility challenges, Rosie and Al had been considering fostering children. It has been their hearts desire to have a family and God answered their prayers!
Al’s older sister had abandoned two of her children with Al’s mother. Struggling to find the energy to raise her grandchildren, Al’s mother asked Rosie and Al if they would be able to take the youngest, Luis. Sweet Luis has not had an idyllic life: his mother tested positive for cocaine when Luis was born and he was even an innocent participant in a drug raid. Being shuffled between homes and parent-figures has taken a toll on the little guy.
After thinking and praying about this, Rosie and Al consulted a lawyer and determined that they would raise Luis and adopt him! Luis is a vibrant, sweet little 3 year old guy and I truly believe that his life will be infinitely better because of Rosie and Al’s love. It will be quite a beautiful family!
So here is my shameless plug: in order to get legal guardianship of Luis, they have to run ads in the newspapers and pay for a lawyer. The cost is $1,500 and they are very humbly asking for assitance in achieving this goal so that they can provide Luis with a permanent, loving home. If you are interested in helping out, please visit their blog. At the very least, they would greatly appreciate your prayers and thoughts. THANK YOU!