Some days you just need to hear good news. Today was one of those days.
The Killen family (go meet them!) has been working so hard to adopt a little boy who is very dear to my heart. I first heard about Aiden when one of my friends met him and spent time with him while volunteering in his baby orphanage. Aiden is blind and has institutional delays from growing up in an orphanage (and more recently a mental institute). I have spent a lot of time advocating for Aiden and trying to find a family to adopt him. Finally, when it seemed like there was no hope, the Killen family found him.
They were instantly in love and committed.
The adoption process was started. Since then they have had many road blocks they needed to work through, and a lot of money they needed to raise. They have been fundraising and working as much as humanly possible to collect all the money they needed to finish Aiden's adoption. However it still wasn't enough.
They are just a few months away from traveling to Aiden's country. And as of this morning they still needed $12,000. It was starting to look hopeless, but they never lost faith. Faith that Aiden would come home and that God would provide what they needed to finish the adoption.
Today it happened. With out any notice.
$11,000 was donated towards Aiden's adoption.
I am giddy. Aiden is coming home. The Killen's will be able to bring home their son.