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Archive for April, 2010

Updates

Sorry its been so long since I have written an update. I am just getting into the grove of things as far as work. We got blessed with a van but it has some minor problems. We should be up and running before the 1st week of May. So between those things I have been fairly busy trying to figure things out.

As far as the 60 pledge $25 we have heard back from about 8 people. Just with those 8 we have raised $450. This is also including an offering that was raised up in a friends class. We are praying and hoping to hear back form more people with in the end of the week. Please partner with us in prayer for that.

Also something for you to keep in your prayers, we have a phone interview with family law attorney Patricia Strowbridge. Here is her story.

Patricia L. Strowbridge has been Board Certified by The Florida Bar in the area of Marital and Family Law. She has maintained an active trial practice providing representation in all areas of Florida family law since 1988, when she was admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court and all courts in the State of Florida.

She lectures extensively and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Barry University Law School in Orlando, Florida. Ms. Strowbridge has represented thousands of clients in matters of divorce, child custody and visitation, paternity, alimony and pre-nuptial agreements. In addition, over the last several years, her practice has had a strong focus on adoption, and she has represented over 300 individuals and families in completing private, international, step-parent and relative adoptions.

Ms. Strowbridge is a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and a past President of the Florida Adoption Council. She carries a coveted “AV” rating (preeminent attorney with the highest ethics rating) with Martindale-Hubbell, the nationally recognized evaluator of attorney competency and ethics.

Among her many professional accomplishments, Ms. Strowbridge is most proud of her role as the primary author of the 2003 Florida Adoption Reform Act signed into law by Governor Jeb Bush on May 30, 2003. She also currently serves as the Executive Director of A Chosen Child, Inc., a Florida licensed non-profit child placing agency.
After reading that I knew instantly that this is the attorney I am to go through. She sticks out like a sore thumb. She started family law in 1988 (the year I was born) and she wrote the Florida Adoption Reform Act and it was signed into law on May 30, 2003. (which happens to be Rowans due date) I believe the Lord speaks prophetically through dates. So I took this as a sign that she is my attorney that the Lord has set apart for a divine appointment. The thing that is getting a little scary Is when I spoke to her assistant she quoted me $10,000 for the whole process. I plan on presenting my story to the attorney and praying that the Lord would give me favor.Partner with us in prayer! =)

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Hello Everyone!

I am so happy to report that we have finally been able to send out our fund raising letters. Two of our really good friends up here took us to office max to get them printed for free! It is so awesome to witness the unfailing leadership of the Lord in this adoption. Though at many times it has felt like we are running out of time and cannot possibly make it He just steps right in and kisses us with his promises. I have posted some pictures of the letters and response cards to display the goodness of Jesus. We love you all and thanks for your continued support in this. We will be sending them out this week, please continue to shower us in prayer as we seek to fulfill the longing in Jesus’ heart for the orphan.

Adam

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