At Corner Coffee Co, we desire to provide you with the freshest coffee roasted to the perfect profile but our hearts go deeper than even that. Our hearts are heavy for the many children both locally and across the oceans who don't have a family to tuck them in their own bed at night, those children who don't have someone to fight and protect them. So, while we spend our days striving to be excellent at coffee we will also take proceeds from your purchases and use them to bring children to their "forever homes".
Our family is growing again! Last year, Corner Coffee Co. was able to give four scholarships to families who are adopting both internationally and locally through our online roasted coffee profits. We want to introduce you to our newest family we at CCC are fundraising for, The Potters. Eric, Amanda, Kenzie, and Emma live in our community of Andrews, NC. They work at Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters and are a part of our local church, Red Oak. I recently asked Amanda some specific questions to give some background for those of you not familiar with their adoption story. Please join us as we begin raising The Potter Family's scholarship and drink your daily cup of coffee with purpose!
WHY DID YOUR FAMILY DECIDE TO ADOPT?
We were not actively seeking adoption at the time, we knew God would grow our family one day since we could no longer have biological children. When approached with adopting "Andy" (this is not his real name), we prayed through it and knew very quickly this is what God had for us. "Andy" is our son, he belongs with us.
WHAT LED YOU TO ADOPT FROM CHINA?
We are adopting from China because that is where "Andy" is.
IS THERE ANYTHING ABOUT THE STAGE OF THE ADOPTION PROCESS THAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN THAT IS ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT FOR YOU?
We have had an amazingly easy adoption so far. We have seen the Lord's favor in every step. We know His timing is perfect and it has been awesome to see Him open doors so quickly.
WHAT ARE SOME SPECIFIC NEEDS THAT YOUR FAMILY HAS AS YOU WALK THROUGH THE JOURNEY OF BRINGING ANDY HOME?
Our current need is favor in our last step before we can send our Dossier. We have been told this can take up to 90 days. Since this is all we have left before we can send our Dossier (all the final paperwork) to China, we are anxious to be passed this point. We are continually reminding ourselves that it is in the Lords hands and His timing is always perfect, but we can pray. Please join us in that prayer.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MOST?
For us looking forward means uniting our family as a whole. There is one Potter across the world that needs to be with his family. As a mother yearning for your family to be complete is the most hopeful thing I have everyday. We will be a family soon, that is exciting.
SPECIFIC PRAYER REQUESTS?
A huge prayer for us is to please pray that the adjustment into being in a family would go well for "Andy". He has never had a family and has never bonded with a mother and father the way our biological children have. I know this will be a journey for all of us. I just ask people to pray that God prepares "Andy's" heart for his family and that we are able to be patient and sensitive to his needs.
*beginning May 1st, proceeds from roasted coffee purchases either in store or online will go towards "Andy's" scholarship