Be a Part of Something Beautiful {Giveaway}

UPDATE: Liz (comment 18) & Kirsten (comment 32) have been randomly selected as the winners of this giveaway.

I don’t believe every Christian in the world is supposed to adopt.

But I believe we are all called to do something to care for the poor and defend orphans.

One amazing way to do that is by giving financially or shopping a worthy cause.

The Adopt Shoppe has been a long-time advertiser on my blog, with the purpose of the shop to help bring one little baby boy home.

I’m happy to announce that is happening very soon! The Adopt Shoppe will be closing soon, so here’s your last chance to help support a great cause.

From The Adopt Shoppe FB page: With our impending travel to Taiwan to pick up Maddox, I’ve decided to shut down my shop for an indefinite period of time on Saturday, August 25, 2012. We are still $2,000 short and I will still be taking orders in my shop through next Friday. They will be shipped out within 14 days of placing your order.

In celebration of one more orphan finding his forever home, today I’m giving away two $25 gift certificates to The Adopt Shoppe.

Beautiful freshwater pearl and hemp bracelets:

I love this inspirational print in the Shoppe:

Step into someone’s story and make a difference today. Welcome Max home in the comments and that will be your entry!

This giveaway ends on Thursday.


  1. 8


    Welcome home Max! This is something that I feel we are called to also. Praying that God will one day make it possible for us!

  2. 17

    celina boulanger says

    congrats….amazing news…

    i am in love with that be still necklace..and want the “your day will go where your mouth points too SMILE…one..for my aspergers daughter…..such a good reminder

  3. 19


    What a wonderful story! Welcome home, Max! :)

    I have a friend who’s adopting internationally also. It’s such a beautiful expression of love and obedience. I might have to purchase the print for my friend wether I win the giveaway or not!

  4. 20


    Awesome! Friday will be the last day for the appeal and then we get to move forward with our 3 sweeties’ adoption too. I can’t imagine how hard it would be for Maddox’s mama to be away from him right now. Praying for her.

  5. 25


    What great news for that family! I love adoption stories. We have two stories of our own that demonstrate God’s faithfulness to hear the desires of our heart and create a family.

  6. 33


    There is no greater picture of God’s love for us than adoption. Hold on, Max, your forever family is coming to bring you home! Blessings!

  7. 36


    Max, I’m so excited to know you are almost home. God has carried you and your family through and He will continue. He has amazing plans for you. Welcome home!

  8. 38

    Wendi says

    Welcome Home Baby Maddox, Welcome Home!! May you and your family be blessed with God’s love and all that you share together as family. Welcome Home!!!

  9. 41

    Erin says

    So sweet that this beautiful family’s life is just about to begin together! And what an adorable little boy! :)

  10. 42

    Destiny says

    Welcome home Max!!

    What an awesome story this is. I wish I had discovered this sweet little Etsy shop a long time ago.

  11. 43

    Krista D says

    Beautiful — the fact that this special little boy will be coming to his forever family so soon and the wonderful shop to raise the money to make it happen.

    We are waiting to adopt and the Our Story print would be perfect for our little one’s nursery, though the necklaces are beautiful too!

  12. 47

    Brittany N. says

    That is SO awesome! Congrats to the family and Baby Max welcom to your new home and wonderful family! :)

  13. 50


    Welcome home Maddox! I will never forget the day we met our sweet Anna Grace in Vietnam and brought her into our family. Adoption is such a gift. Our prayers will be with your family!

  14. 53

    Lyndsey says

    I think adoption is a great thing, and those that do adopt are a blessing for sure. I have a few friends who have adopted and its been a great expiernce for their families.

  15. 61

    Tara says

    I have ordered a print and necklace from The Adopt Shoppe before, and I love them. So happy that little Max will be joining his forever family soon.

  16. 70


    Welcome home, Max! What a testimony of love.

    Great shop. I just ordered something. Couldn’t resist! I’m sure if I win a gift certificate I will have no problem finding more.

  17. 73

    Martha Hughes says

    May God shower you and yours with uncountable blessings as you bring this little bundle home. Welcome home Max to arms and hearts filled with love for you.

  18. 74

    Heather Chupp says

    Dear Maddox ~ Your story represents THE STORY of God’s love for His children! We are adopted……grafted into His family just because He loves us! May you always feel the unconditional love of your family here on earth, but even more, the eternal love of your Father in Heaven! Blessings on your journey home to the arms of those eagerly awaiting!

  19. 79


    My husband was adopted by his maternal grandparents when his birth mom (who was just fourteen when he was born) couldn’t take care of him on her own. I grew up in Africa as a third-culture-kid. Adoption is definitely in our hearts.

    Welcome home to your forever family, Max!

  20. 80


    SO glad that Kate can officially close…and for the best reasons! Baby Maddox (I still won’t call him Max, Kate!) is coming home…FOREVER! Congratulations! We love you guys! <3

  21. 91


    So very happy for you! I’m sure you are eager to have your whole family under one roof and I am praying that all goes smoothly in Taiwan and that it is an easy adjustment for baby Max and the rest of your family! How very exciting! Thank you for letting us be a part of this journey with you!

  22. 93

    Amy Jo says

    I can’t wait for baby Max to get home. I know he’s going to love his new home and all the fun people he’s going to meet and play with. Always praying, it’s been neat to watch this story unfold! Must hold him soon! Love you Kate!

  23. 97

    Adele S. says

    Congrats! That is so exciting. We are just starting our adoption process and can’t wait for a little one to join our family.

  24. 101

    Sara says

    I love my necklaces from The Adopt Shoppe and would love some more as a great way to shout out for the orphans as we wait for our two kiddos to come home! Welcome home Maddox!!! Blessings!

  25. 104


    Welcome Home Max! Praying for you and the family that already loves you so much.
    I was given a beautiful, custom-made piece from The Adopt Shoppe (thank you sweet daughter!) that showcases a photo of my 2 precious grandbabies. I highly recommend you hop over and check out the lovely items Kate has available.

  26. 120

    Shauna says

    Welcome home sweet Max! Oh sweet boy, your family has been praying for such a special boy and special moment when you can finally be together forever!

  27. 123

    Karen says

    I didn’t wait to win cause I saw they were running low on some things I wanted! :-) BUT, now a significant part of my Christmas shopping has been finished! Can’t think of a better way to do it!

    Welcome home, Max!

  28. 126

    Ann says

    Oh my goodness! What a doll Max is. So happy for you. I wish I was still young enough to adopt a child. However, I am perfectly happy with my son and hope for grandchildren (and adopted would be fabulous).

  29. 128


    Welcome home, little blessed Max!
    May God continue to guide and pour out His blessings on your little life!
    May you grow to love Him and recognize your place in His Kingdom!
    He has big plans for you – including this incredible family to call your own!

  30. 132

    Julie R says

    I am so happy this sweet little boy is getting a new home. I was adopted as a baby and am so thankful for the wonderful parents who chose me.

  31. 134

    Jami says

    God is so great! I pray all goes well and Maddox is home sooner than hoped for! The Adopt Shoppe is awesome!

  32. 136

    Doreen says

    I have been thinking about this topic quite a bit lately. I have a friend who is experiencing some fertility issues. She had said that adoption would only be a last resort. Without thinking I asked her why. Her response was strange. “There’s nothing like having your own. Well, ?I have two of my own and a couple of bonus”step” kids that I Love equally and completely. I pray a blessing over you in this process as you receive your precious gift from God!

  33. 137

    Maria says

    How very exciting for Max and his new family! I have adopted and biological children, and feel very blessed. Welcome home baby Max! : )

  34. 140

    Lizzy says

    I fell in love with this family the first time you introduced us to them–and I ordered a bracelet! How exciting to be a part of welcoming this precious long-awaited child! Much love and prayers!

  35. 141


    There are so many beautiful things about this post. I am so glad that Max has parents who are so devoted. I always think, “what if my children were born to someone else.” Thank you for having a huge heart and making a huge difference!

  36. 142


    Oh joy! Welcome Max to your forever family!
    May the Lord bless and keep you and make His face shine upon you all the days of your life.

  37. 143

    amber says

    So excited for your family. What a beautiful gift you are able to give to this little boy, but what an even greater gift he will be giving to you. Your family is acting out the gospel of Jesus by loving him :)

  38. 149

    Kelly Sanna-Gouin says

    Welcome home Maddox! To the family of your heart, where you are each other’s gift from God!

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