Four Little Girls Start Crafting Business To Help Raise Money for Parents to Adopt Baby
After four sisters in Mississippi heard their parents start to talk about adopting, they decided to help cover the fees required to welcome their future baby sibling home in the most heartwarming and pure way: by selling handmade bracelets in their community.
Sidney and Leighton Tate have wanted to adopt before they began building a family biologically, but soon they were a happy family of six.
Over the past year, Sidney and Leighton have been praying about adding a fifth child to their family through adoption.
“My husband and I have been praying about it for about a year and just started casually mentioning to the girls and they got so excited,” Sidney told “Good Morning America.”
Adoption wasn’t a foreign concept to the four sisters — Susanna and Mary Anson, 11-year-old twins, Eleanor, 7, and Evelyn, 4 — since their aunt, Sidney’s sister, adopted their little cousin from China in 2016.
In fact, the girls were so excited about the idea and wanted the adoption to happen sooner rather than later.
“They wanted [us to adopt] right now,” Sidney said. “My husband told them, ‘I’ll make you a deal. The initial payment is $4,000 to start the adoption and you girls can help us get that together.’”
The four siblings put their heads together and created the perfect business that would not only allow them to use their creative talents but would also provide a product that people would want to purchase: handmade bracelets.
Although Sidney and Leighton encouraged the girls’ servant hearts, they never expected the Bracelets for a Baby business to take off as it has.
“When it first began they brought their little box to church with us and everyone just started buying them,” Sindey told “GMA.”
Now, the girls have set up a stand in front of their mother’s salon and other family members are having to help make bracelets to keep up with the demand.
The four sisters are selling their bracelets for $4 along with anklets for $3 and beaded anklets and bracelets for $8. According to “GMA,” the girls have raised $1,200 so far and the business is only continuing to pick up as their story gains more attention across the country.
“I think these girls have the biggest hearts,” the girl’s aunt, Allison Hudson, told The Daily Leader. “It definitely shows the kind of hearts they have, they wanted to help in such a big way when they found out.”
Eleven-year-old Mary Anson said that she can’t wait to tell her future little brother or sister about the business.
“I am so excited to get to tell our new baby that we got to help raise money by making bracelets to adopt him or her!” she said.
These 4 sisters make and sell bracelets so their parents can adopt a fifth child. “I couldn’t be more proud of them.” https://t.co/PpTWbLTRPp pic.twitter.com/l9KLmcweMh
— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 23, 2019
The family is planning to adopt through Faithful Adoption Consultants, a faith-based adoption referral agency based in Georgia.
“We exist to walk alongside Christian families as they obey the calling of adoption placed on their lives,” the organization wrote on its website.
The Tates aren’t hoping for a specific gender for their next child, even though they are already a family full of sweet, little girls.
“We’ll take whatever the Lord gives us,” Sidney said. “We will have a lot of adjusting to do if it’s a boy. Dad says he can take another male around the house.”
The Western Journal has reached out to Sidney Tate for further comment but has not yet received a response. We will update this story if and when we do.
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