“It is through the storms of life that you learn who you are, what you stand for, and how to ﬂy.” - Unknown
I love this quote and feel like it tells the story of how Honeycomb Hope came to be, as this shop started from one of those storms. A few years ago, my husband and I received the disappointing news that our local adoption agency wouldn’t move forward with us due to our lack of finances (read more of my story here).
This experience lit a fire under me. After enduring years of infertility and several devastating losses, my heart had cracked all the way open. In light of what we’d been through, it seemed ludicrous that the temporary state of our bank account would be the thing that kept us from becoming parents when we knew we had enough to fully support ourselves and a child. Our experience is unfortunately not uncommon, as the rising cost of an adoption can range anywhere from $25,000-$50,000+ making finances the number one reason that people choose not to adopt.
I knew I had to do something. I spent the next year researching, reading, listening to business podcasts and seminars, devising a plan because I believe that no family with open hearts should be told “no” or feel that they can’t adopt a waiting child simply because of money.
Then I met Abigail. She also has a huge heart for adoption as she and her husband are in the process of adopting a child themselves (read about both of our adoptions here). She loves DIY, graphic design, and all things technology, and after partnering up to sell crafts at several local craft fairs together, I knew immediately that she was the one I wanted to team up with to make my dream of helping families a reality
Welcome to Honeycomb Hope.
Our mission is to sell handmade and thoughtfully curated products that we love and then give back a portion of all sales to families who are adopting.
If you or someone you know is in the process of adopting and needs help funding their adoption, check out our application process here.