Painting crosses isn't just a hobby for 31-year-old Dana Wofford. She's selling them for a dream 5 years in the making.
That's how long she and her husband have been trying to get pregnant, with heartbreaking results. She's been through nearly $6,000 worth of fertility treatments, and nothing has worked. She's also visited several doctors, even traveling to Lubbock and Fort Worth. At one point, a doctor suggested In Vitro, which would have given the couple a 60 percent chance of conception.
"I got really, really angry with God," said Dana Wofford. "Why did you do this to me? So we prayed."
Now, the Wofford's are turning to adoption to make the family of four, a family of five.
"If we're going to spend that much money just for 60 percent, why not just spend it for a 100 percent chance with adoption?" said Dana.
Even her twin stepsons are helping out. She has raised the boys with her husband Chris since they were three years old. Waylon and Hayden are now nine. Dana said she loves the boys as if they were her own.
"When they get a couple of dollars here and there they say 'put it in the Hannah fund because they want their baby sister," said Dana.
The family has already decided on a name: Hannah. Dana said it came to her father directly from God.
"[He] said you're gonna name her Hannah. And Hannah comes from the the book of First Samuel. She was barren. She couldn't have children and then God blessed her with Samuel," she explained.
So far, Dana's crosses, as well as yard sales put on at the family's church, Grace Tabernacle Ministries, have raised $1,200.
She credits the help of her family, friends, and church-family for how far they've come so far.
"There's not any words that describe how appreciative I am, we are, for them to help and stand behind us 100 percent," said Dana.
However, that's only a fraction of the $30,000 they need for the adoption process.
With faith, hope and a lot of love, the family believes they will reach their goal.
"I know it's been hard but I want you to know God is still helping and we will get baby Hannah," said 9-year-old stepson Waylon to Dana.
"It's just gonna be an overwhelming feeling knowing that I finally have my baby that God promised me so long ago," said Dana. "I'm already in love with her and she's not even here yet."
Adoptions can range in price depending on which agency you go through, but they are costly.
Adoptive parents can apply for a Federal Adoption Tax Credit. For 2013, it's $12,650.
You can claim the full credit until your adjusted gross income exceeds $194,580.
Every year, that credit has to be renewed. It's set to expire at the end of 2013.
If you're interested in buying one of Dana's crosses, you can contact her directly. Her number is (325) 455-5023. They range in price from $10 to $40, depending on size and decoration.
There's also an account set up at Abilene Teacher's Credit Union for donations. It's called 'Hooray 4 Hannah.'