This is post #06 of our All From Asia series, which features families adopting from Asia who need your help to bring home these precious children. The mummies and daddies on this list would like to express their thanks to everyone who has helped them in every small way; financially, in prayers and in sharing their stories. Please do continue to help them in whatever way you can.
Families who are HOME!
The Hemmes Family is in country, they have John with them and are finishing final paperwork before flying home. You can follow their journey here. UPDATE: They are HOME!
The Vogelzang Family is HOME with Pearl Katherine TuYuan. You can follow their journey here.
Families still on their adoption journey:
The Gaines Family is still playing the waiting game with regards to their TA (Travel Approval). A computer upgrade at the CCCWA is causing quite a bit of delay for a lots of our families. Please pray that the computer upgrade is worked out quickly and things move fast. On a brighter note, they have a lovely new video of Finnley and great photos of her opening the care package they sent her. Go check it out on their blog. Also, they need just a little over US$1000 to be fully funded! Please help them by sponsoring a piece from their Puzzle Fundraiser. Only 40 pieces left. You can also help by using their Amazon link from their blog for your Amazon purchases. You can follow their journey here. UPDATE: 20 June – They have Travel Approval! So flights can be booked now.
Jon & Angela have their LOA (Letter of Approval) and are now awaiting travel dates. They are expecting to travel at the end of June. And they are still in need of about US$16,000. Please help them by taking part in the following fundraisers: Masterpiece Quilts are still giving 20% of their sales to Jon&Angela when you purchase from them and state at check-out that it is for the Jon&Angela adopting Jack&Jensen. Please go here to see what wonderful quilts they make! They have an Usborne Fundraiser going on, click here to go to the Usborne Page directly or here to join the FB event. They have a Java for Jack & Jensen fundraiser so buy some coffee and help them at the same time. You can also contribute directly to their Project Hopeful grant (link at the top of their blog) or their FSP on Reece’s Rainbow. You can follow the family’s journey here. UPDATE: 20 June – there is an amazing online auction going on now for Jack & Jensen, it has some really beautiful jewelry up for grabs! So head over here and take part! Jon & Angela are also running a Puzzle Fundraiser. You can sponsor a piece of puzzle for US$10 and have your personal message to the boys on the back of that piece or pieces. See here for details.
The Garrick Family has been told that they will need to make 2 trips! Which means more expenses. You can help by purchasing a t-shirt from here, or shopping at She Does Justice and a Just Love Coffee fundraiser. You can also double your contribution through Brittany’s Hope, simply select Special Needs Adoption Grants and key in Garrick under Grant Recipient Family. When they raise US$1500, Brittany’s Hope will give them another US$1500. You can also contribute directly to their adoption grant on Reece’s Rainbow. Please also pray that they hear about travel dates real soon. You can follow their journey here. UPDATE: 27 June – they have EP! (Emigration Permit) Which means LANA has approval to leave her country. Now they wait on Travel Dates.
The Evans Family is still waiting for LOA. They are one of the families affected by the computer upgrade i mentioned earlier. They need another US$7400 to be fully funded. Please help them meet that goal by buying a lovely handmade Wooden Name Puzzle, beautiful Apparent Bracelets and cute homemade Bottlecap Necklaces. You can contribute directly to their FSP on Reece’s Rainbow. You can follow the family’s journey here.
The Fristoe Family is trying to recover from the loss of little Feng. Please continue to pray for them. They are still going ahead with You’s adoption. They are waiting for her file to be released. They are finishing their homestudy and are in need of funds. They have a coup aide fundraiser where you can receive a US$50 Restaurant.com voucher for a US$20 donation. You can also contribution to their adoption grant on Reece’s Rainbow. You can follow their journey here.
The Murdoch Family is still waiting for travel dates. They are also one of the families affected by that computer upgrade issue. Please do pray that they get LOA as soon as possible. They are a little over halfway with their fundraising but still need a fair bit. You can help by requesting to join the Crazy for Corina FB page and purchasing the lovely handmade items. You can also take part in their Build A Menu fundraiser. You can also contribute directly to their FSP on Reece’s Rainbow. You can follow the family’s journey here.
The Pellegrino Family has LOA! And are expecting to travel in September. They still have about US$14,000 to raise. You can help by buying Olive Tree Promise products, they get 50%. Shop at Ordinary Hero and they get 40% when you click on Pellegrino, Kim as the affiliate. Purchase adoption tees from Adoption Bug and they get 25-40%. Get coffee from Just Love Coffee Roasters, they get a percentage. Buy gift cards, magazines & cookie dough from here and they get up to 40%. They are also affiliates of Amazon and CafePress so shop through their blog! They will also host a Golf Fundraiser in July! Sign up if you are local to them. They have also listed other ways you can help them on their blog. They have been given a US$5000 matching grant, they need their FSP to read US$5655 by July 4th to get that additional US$5000, which would mean more than two-thirds the funds they still need. Please help by contributing here. You can follow their journey here. UPDATE: 20 June – they have exactly 2 weeks to meet that matching grant of US$5000! PLEASE help them meet it. Give towards their adoption grant here! 27 June – They have I-800 Approval so travel is expected to be August 30. PLEASE HELP them meet that matching grant of US$5000!
The Dismuke Family is waiting for their documents to be certified and then posted to country. They have met their Lifesongs Matching Grant – thank you so much. They still need another US$16,100 to be fully funded. They have a Shop With A Cause tab on their blog; they have affiliate programs with The Sili Company, Mama’s Bug A Boo, Adoption Bug, Just Love Coffee Roasters, Amazon Link. And they are also a Pampered Chef representative so start shopping and helping. You can contribute to their adoption grant on Reece’s Rainbow. You can follow the family’s journey here.
The Lewis Family is getting their documents authenticated, after which it will be posted to country. Please pray that they will receive their NOC (No Objection Certification). They have a Lifesongs Matching Grant of US$2500 to meet by July 24th. (They have matched $800 of that to date.) Please help them by contributing through Lifesongs, instructions here. They are still selling Indian Bracelets. Please also continue to support their Birthday Fundraiser for Riya, who has turned 6. They are asking for 100 persons to give US$55 each to Riya as a birthday present, which would cover their travel expenses. Please continue to pray for that in-country grant which would take care of their in-country fees. You can contribute directly to their FSP on Reece’s Rainbow. You can follow their journey here.
The Gariepy Family is waiting to hear back about travel dates, which are expected to be the end of this summer. Andrea needs US$15,000 to complete the whole process. You can contribute to their adoption grant on Reece’s Rainbow. You can follow the family’s journey here.
The Wetherington Family is compiling their dossier and hopes to finish real soon. They are now busy fundraising: they have a Pampered Chef Fundraiser (go to top left box to select specific show, put in Wetherington for last name), and an Online Auction (send me a message for an invite to this). Please do support them. You can also give directly to their FSP on Reece’s Rainbow. You can follow their journey here. UPDATE: 20 June – their online auction is now closed. Thank you for your participation. Please do continue to support their other fundraisers.
The Phelps Family has their dossier logged in and are waiting for LOA. They need US$10,000 to be fully funded. They made a loss on their last fundraiser so please pray for them, pray for ideas for the next fundraiser which would bring in the funds they need. You can help by buying a Wild Olive Tee (remember when placing order, please enter PHELPS1207 in the coupon area). Purchase therapy items through their Therapy Fun blog-link and a percentage goes to their adoption grant. You can also contribute to their adoption grant on Reece’s Rainbow. You can follow the family’s journey here.
The Gilbert Phillips Family has their dossier in DC and hopes to have it in country next week. They are thankful for funds given from a benefit dinner which kind strangers have held for 5 orphans and Winnie was one of them. They ask for prayers for little Winnie to be prepared for this huge life change. They are also asking for prayers as they consider adding another child to this adoption. They are searching for Winnie’s foster-sister. You can contribute to their FSP on Reece’s Rainbow. You can follow their journey here. UPDATE: 20 June – They have DTC (Dossier To Country)! So now they wait for LOA. 1 July – They have been approved for TWO kids!
NEW – The Smith Family is currently putting together their homestudy. They have had pre-approval and have experienced some delays over the last week. Please pray for them to trust in God’s timing and for the delays to be removed. They have 6 months from the time of pre-approval to get their dossier to country. As they are just at the start of their process, they will need lots of funding. They have quite a few fundraisers going on: Usborne Books, Build A Menu, Amazon Link, Just Love Coffee, Adoption Bug, Young Living (use number 1450122) and Play World Toys. So many ways to help, just pick one! You can give towards their adoption grant on Reece’s Rainbow too. You can follow the family’s journey here. UPDATE: 27 June – They have decided on a name and they have new photos! See here.
NEW – The Huhn Family is not new to adoption. They had to stop their last adoption process because of a ban in that particular country. However, they have been faithful and pressed on and God has led them to Josie. Please pray for them as they move forward to bring Josie home, pray for their hearts to be open and have peace, and not be fearful of losing her (no repeat of previous situation). They are in the process of doing up their homestudy. So they are at the beginning of the process and have just started fundraising. Their first fundraiser is over at SophiaRoseCraftShop. Do stop by and buy some really cute handmade items and help them in their adoption journey. You can give towards their adoption grant on Reece’s Rainbow also. You can follow their journey here.
NEW – The Monier Family has pre-approval to adopt and they are very excited about it. They are now busy filling in paperwork to get their FSP started. Please do pray for them as they get started on another adoption just a little over a year after their last one. They don’t have an ‘official’ fundraiser but Mrs M has an Esty shop which could use your support. She sells some lovely bead jewelry. Your purchase would make a difference in their adoption journey. You can follow the family’s journey here. UPDATE: 21 June – They are running their very first fundraiser! An Usborne Books Fundraiser. Click here to join and see details. 25 June – Their FSP is up!! You can give directly to their adoption grant here.
NEW – The Steinhoff Family has answered the call to adopt many times and God has provided all they needed each time and daily each day as they live the wonderful life of having a large family. They are now on a new adoption journey to bring home 2 little girls, Carrington and Peyton. They have a very very unique fundraiser; they raise puppies (a few different breeds). If you are local to them, do check it out here. They have USCIS approval and are hoping to travel in August. They still need about US$2000 to be fully funded. Please help them meet this last gap. Give towards their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here. UPDATE: 1 July – they have I-800 Approval. Travel dates will arrive soon.
These are the
15 16 17 families who need your help, your prayers, your generous giving, your sharing of their stories so that their adoption journeys might be just that bit smoother. Thank you so much.