Here is a snapshot of what they are doing from their blog:
We wanted to create an opportunity for many of you to share in the joy of bringing Baby Michnovicz #2 home. This beautiful painting was created for us by Jared Michnovicz and Eric Lamb and has been turned into a puzzle. Each piece of the puzzle will represent a partner who has donated to our adoption. There are 1,000 pieces to the puzzle, and each piece will be $10.00. The name of each donor will be written on the back of a puzzle piece or pieces. We will eventually frame the completed puzzle with a double sided frame so that someday our child will be able to see the names of so many that were a part of him/her coming home. Please consider how you might be a part of this adoption journey. Whether it’s one piece or many, we are so thankful for your generosity. Our goal is to “sell” every one of the thousand pieces, and we believe that God will make this possible! To Him be the glory!
We asked Eric and Jared to paint a “reflection” image because we want our adoption to reflect God’s adoption of us into His family. Could we have been given a greater gift? “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will – to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.” Ephesians 1:3-6
Now, on to how you can help bring our little one home! We estimate that the total cost of the adoption will be anywhere from $15,000 to $25,000, and our goal is to raise as much of that as we can…. Which brings us to the puzzle. The details of the puzzle project are outlined above. If God has prompted your heart to donate, we are SO thankful. God is using you for His Kingdom and His plan. We believe that God only needs our willingness to carry out His purposes, not the resources. He’ll provide.
And as we wait for Him to provide the resources, we pray. We pray that He gets all the glory. We pray for His guidance and direction – in our lives and in the lives of the birth mothers looking at our profile. We pray for wisdom and understanding as we raise a child of a different racial background than our own. We pray that God would give us more than enough love to love Gabi AND this new child. We pray that God would knit our hearts together with the heart of our future son or daughter, just as He knit Gabi together in my womb. We pray that our future child will, most importantly, be a child of God’s Kingdom and will grow up to love and serve the Lord