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SUPERIOR-‘Bringing home baby’ is already an expensive experience for parents. But comparable adoption costs put the option out of many couples' price ranges. That's why one husband-wife pair in Superior is dealing with tons of “hand me down” clothing before raising their first child.Not long before Amy Lemaster takes on her motherhood role, the adoption process has turned her into a business woman. "We'll be getting a baby toward the end of the month and we just have some final costs coming up,” Amy said."We decided to have a rummage sale and it just kind of grew and grew and grew and people we're donating and it grew a lot bigger than a thought we were going to,” Amy said.Her husband David says the effort is a good distraction from a series of ups and downs. "When you're trying and you're unable to get pregnant it's just discouraging but then when you start adoption, it's exciting again because it's kind of a new process and you're kind of going into a new phase,” David said.“And then you get the paperwork done and you're just waiting – waiting to get a phone call. We did that for a while and finally we heard and then you're excited again,” David said.Married for 6 and a half years, the former high school badminton partners looked to Bayside Baptist Church for event space as the donations kept coming in. "We got a lot of interest and this church, actually last year, started a ministry for adoption, orphan care, and foster care,” David said. Mark Povola says it’s part of the church’s mission."And so we're really trying to encourage adoption and promote it,” Povola said. "We've been able to help in just a variety of different ways and for them it's just been extra special because they're just a part of our congregation. So it's been really cool."And this help - hopefully raising the last bit of $30,000 in costs - is preparing these two financially for a challenge they say they're ready for as a family."My wife's a teacher so she's naturally gifted with children and we always have nieces and nephews over and she's always planning fun things to do and I go out and play but she's good at planning getting fun things together,” David said. "Just excited to bring home his little girl and I know he's going to be a great dad,” Amy said. This Rummage Sale continues on Saturday June 2 starting at 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. It's happening at Bayside Baptist Church – 3915 N. 16th Street, Superior.