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McLean Family Adoption

Hey there!

We’re Drew and Courtney McLean, and we’re adopting a baby girl, due December 16th! 

Our burden for open-adoption grew out of my (Courtney’s) story. Being adopted from birth gave us both the desire to grow our family through adoption. Being foster parents for a season further grew our hearts for adoption as well! A few months after the birth of our daughter Madelyn, God very clearly began to lead us down this path. The timing surprised us at first, but soon felt just right, as we desire to raise our children close together in age!

Every time we recall my story – one of brokenness, family, reunion and redemption – we are further burdened to adopt. We’ve first-hand witnessed the way open adoption can be experienced in such a healthy + healing way when all members of the triad are cared for and supported, and long to be apart of it as adoptive parents ourselves! We are so eager to watch God grow our family through adoption, as He gives us the gift of caring for this expectant mother and her child. It is our heart’s belief that God has specifically chosen this momma + her girl for us to pray and prepare to love uniquely for a lifetime, and we can’t wait to meet them in December! 

Would you consider donating to help us adopt? We cannot do this alone, and are so excited to watch God use so many of you to be a part of what He’s called us to do in adopting a baby! Your donation through ABBA Fund is tax-deductible, and will go towards are fundraising expenses as itemized below.

Itemized Adoption Expenses:

  • Kindred & Co Profile Book Creation Services: $850
  • Adoption Choice Homestudy: ~ $3,400 (Includes required social worker interviews, 26 education hours, background checks, etc)
  • Agency Fees, Legal Fees & Expectant Parent Expenses: $32,850 ($18,090 due by Oct 20th, $14,760 due by Nov 1) 
  • Travel Expenses: ~$3,000 (When picking up our baby = Purchasing last minute airfare, AirBnB stay for ~10 days as we wait for legal clearance to leave the state, Transportation/Food) 
 

To DONATE BY MAIL, please make out the check to ABBA Fund (do not write the family name on the physical check, which will invalidate the charitable aspect of your gift … instead either print out this page to send with it or include a separate note to request that we preference your gift toward the family profiled on this page) — then mail your check and preference request to:

ABBA Fund, PO BOX 868049, Plano, TX 75086-8049

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**AN IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION FROM ABBA FUND ABOUT YOUR DONATION**
Using the online form on this page automatically submits a request to preference your gift to the family profiled on this page as part of ABBA Fund’s Christian Family Adoption Grant Fund. ABBA Fund administers this fund and maintains full control and administration of all donated funds. We also strive to honor our donor’s preference requests in accordance with IRS and Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) guidelines.

The IRS allows donors to state a preference of how their contribution is used and request that the gift support a particular family — and it allows the charitable organization (ABBA Fund) to fully consider that request as long as the donor understands and acknowledges for charitably given tax-deductible gifts that the ultimate authority regarding the disposition of your gift is at the discretion of the charitable organization.

By using this online form, or other method described above, you are acknowledging an understanding of those IRS guidelines.

2 Responses to “McLean Family Adoption”

  1. Mindy & Chris Larsen says:

    Courtney, Drew, and Maddie,

    Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be a part of this amazing step you are taking. We are praying over the baby girl you’ve been matched with and pray that the Lord would continue to guide and lead you in the way He’d have you go.

    with love,
    Mindy and Chris Larsen

  2. Jacki Leyden says:

    Praying for you and your sweet baby that is about to be blessed by joining your family!😘💜🙏🏼

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