This is post #07 of our series, focusing on families adopting from Asia. These families need your help, prayers and support (emotionally, spiritually and financially). We thank you for your contributions, help and support so far and hope that you will continue to do so.
This time round we have no families who have arrived home yet. This is mainly due to one big Asian country which had upgraded their computer system (a good thing) and getting the new system running smoothly has been an issue. Please do pray that this computer issue be cleared up as soon as possible and our families can get their travel dates and approvals as soon as possible.
Families still on their adoption journey:
The Gaines Family are currently in country, travelling to Finnley as i type this. Their puzzle fundraiser was a success! Thank you very much. However, they are still about US$500 short. So if you can help close that small gap, please go to their blog and use that Donate button. You can follow their journey here.
Jon & Angela have been truly blessed by the Lord. They have had a very generous anonymous donor give a large amount and they have met a matching grant this week so they are currently needing US$3205.10 to be fully funded! Praise the Lord! They are still running their Puzzle Fundraiser, see details here. Their Java for Jack & Jensen fundraiser is also still going on. Please also remember that you can contribute directly to their adoption grant either through their Project Hopeful Grant or their Reece’s Rainbow FSP. You can follow their journey here. UPDATE: 8 July – They leave on FRIDAY, 12th July to pick the boys up!! They still need US$3400!! PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY HERE and help them bring the boys home.
The Garrick Family are now waiting on Travel Dates and soon they will be able to meet Lana on Trip #1. That’s right, it will have to be 2 trips which means more expenses. They are still actively fundraising and you can support them by shopping at Just Love Coffee Roasters, She Does Justice and buying a t-shirt from them. You can also help them meet a US$1500 matching grant from Brittany’s Hope, please remember to select Special Needs Adoption Grant and fill in Garrick under Grant Recipient Family. You can contribute directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.
The Evans Family are still waiting on LOA (Letter of Approval). They are one of the families affected by the above mentioned computer issue. Please do pray that they get LOA asap. In the meantime, they have been busy fundraising; they have had a Fiesta Fundraiser and have items left over for sale, see their blog for details. They also have wonderful new photos of the girls which are in a very sweet video, it’s on their blog. They are still selling Wooden Name Puzzles, Handmade Bracelets and Bottlecap Necklaces. Please continue to help them fundraise. You can also contribute directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their 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 here. You can follow their journey here.
The Murdoch Family are still waiting on LOA. This is another family affected by that computer issue. Please do pray that they get LOA asap. They are still in need of funds. They have an FB group, Crazy for Corina, where they sell lovely handmade items, just request to join and start buying. They also have a Build-A-Menu fundraiser going on. You can contribute directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.
The Pellegrino Family is expecting to travel at the end of August and is still in need of about US$13,000. 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 a beautiful Afghan to be raffled, see here for details. 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
(JUST ONE MORE DAY) 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: 6 July – They managed to get only a small part of that US$5000 matching grant, which is disappointing but still it goes towards their adoption grant and any amount is helpful. They now have a Both Hands Fundraiser, where you can help both this family and a widow in need. Details here.
The Dismuke Family is hoping to bring home 2 little ones, Johanna + 1. They are waiting for their documents to be authenticated and then their dossier can be sent off to country. They have added a Simply Registry as they have committed to bringing home another. +1 means their expenses have gone up so now they need US$16,900 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. So start shopping and helping. You can contribute to their here. You can follow the family’s journey here. UPDATE: 4 July – they have DTC (Dossier To Country). Now they play the waiting game.
The Lewis Family is still waiting on their NOC (No Objection Certificate). Please do pray that they get this asap. They have met their Lifesongs Matching Grant – Thank you! They need another u$5000 to be fully funded. They are still selling Indian Bracelets. Please also continue to support their Birthday Fundraiser for Riya, who has turned 6. Please continue to pray for that in-country grant which would take care of their in-country fees. You can contribute directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here. UPDATE: 4 July – unfortunately, they did not get that in-country grant. So they will be doing more fundraising. Please continue to support them.
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 here. You can follow the family’s journey here.
The Wetherington Family is compiling their dossier and hopes to finish real soon. They are working out new fundraisers now. You can contribute directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.
The Phelps Family has their dossier in country and are waiting for LOA. Please pray for their son, Sam, who is recovering from an infection. They need US$10,000 to be fully funded. 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 here. You can follow the family’s journey here.
The Gilbert Phillips Family has DTC (Dossier to Country) so now they have to wait for LOA. Please do pray as they are also affected by the computer issues mentioned at the beginning of this post. They ask for prayers for little Winnie to be prepared for this huge life change. You can contribute to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.
The Smith Family is working on their homestudy and ask for prayers to trust in God’s timing and for no more delays. They have 6 months from the time of pre-approval to get their dossier to country. They don’t wish for Steve (James) to wait any longer than is needed. 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 to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.
The Huhn Family is updating their homestudy, after which they will be able to post their dossier to get I-800a. They are patiently working through the process to bring Josie home. 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 also contribute to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.
The Monier Family is getting their homestudy done. As they are at the beginning of the process to bring Channah home, they will need lots of support. The monies they have set aside to pay for their homestudy has been eaten away by unexpected household repairs – please pray for the funding to come in as they need US$1000 in a 5 days’ time.
In an effort to raise that amount, they are holding a special Book Giveaway. Please do take part. You can show your support by purchasing some lovely bead jewelry here. You can also take part in their Usborne Books Fundraiser (Select Jenny Monier) and get some amazing books for you and your family while helping them on their adoption journey. You can also contribute directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here. UPDATE: Their special Book Giveaway had to be cancelled. They still need that US$1000 by Monday, 8th July. PLEASE do help them with those fees and contribute to their personal Paypal on their blog. They also have some lovely beaded necklace on their Etsy Shop. Please browse and buy. 6 July – They are having a Mini Auction for Channah on their website with lovely items! Check it out here.
The Steinhoff Family has LOA and hope to travel in August to pick Carrington and Peyton up. 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. You can also contribute to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.
There you have it; 17 families needing your help and support. Please help them along their adoption journeys through your prayers, generous giving and sharing of their stories. Thank you very much.