All From Asia #13…

physicalmapasia20140427This is our 13th post, highlighting families who are on the amazing journey of bringing home precious children and loving them just as they are. These families have answered a call so special, they can not travel this journey alone. But they are not alone, they have us – you, my dear readers – who continue to support them spiritually, emotional and financially. We thank you so much and ask that you continue to do so.

Families Who Are Home:

The Lanz Family is home with Issac (Peter) and he is adjusting well to life in a loving family. You can read more here.

The Smith Family is home with James (Steve). You can read more here.

The Reeds Family is home with Joel. You can read more here.

The Grady Family is home with Evie. Unfortunately, for privacy reasons, their blog is now closed.

Families Who Are Still On Their Journey:

The Lewis Family is in country now, completing the final steps to bring Abby-Kate home. The wait has been so very long but definitely worth it. Please continue to pray for a hassle-free trip and for Abby-Kate to be ready for a major life change. They would like to give praise to the Lord who provided every cent for this adoption. We can’t wait to see pictures of them as a family. Follow their journey here.

The Wetherington Family has received LOA (Letter of Approval), which means travel would be in 6 to 10 weeks to bring Elliette and Henry home. They are still in need of funds. They have a matching grant of US$7000 to meet. When their FSP reads $16001.28, they will receive the US$7000 which would put them super close to fully funded! Please help them meet this matching grant – give here. They will put your name into a giveaway for the amazing prize of a Disney Vacation for 4 and an iPad Mini. Comment on this blog-post to enter after you have made your donation to their FSP. You can follow their journey here.

The Huhn Family is waiting on Travel Dates to go bring Josie home.  You can give directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Monier Family is waiting on I800 Approval and expect to travel in July.  They received more pictures of Channah – see here. And now she knows they are coming for her! They are still in need of funds. You can help by buying lovely handmade jewelry from their Esty Shop. You can also shop at Channah’s Guardian Angel’s Esty shop with lovely sandwich bags and business card holders, please put in a note at checkout that you would like 50% to go to Channah. You can contribute directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Aschoff Family is waiting for USCIS Approval, after which they expect to travel within 3 to 4 months to bring Leo home. They are about US$5000 from fully funded. They still have their Bravelet fundraiser here. You can contribute directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Rakoczy Family has LOA! Which means travel would be in June or July. They have had to update one of their son’s details on their homestudy as he just turned 18 and they need to get bio-metrics for him for the USCIS. Please pray that the process goes smoothly and quickly. They have asked for this process to  be expedited which means more expenses. They still need US$5600 to be fully funded. Please pray that their local fundraisers will be successful, that Daniel will be prepared for this major life-change and that paperwork will go smoothly and quickly. You can contribute to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Fraley Family has their USCIS Approval and are now working on their Article 5 and Visas. Please pray that they are able to travel in the summer to bring Autumn and Abby home. They have fundraisers posted on this FB page. You can contribute to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Cassel Family is DTC (Dossier to Country). They are still hoping to be able to bring Shawna home late summer. They are fundraising through the sale of beautiful handmade pens – check them out  here. You can contribute to their adoption grant here.

The Duvall Family has USCIS Approval and are now in the final stages of compiling their dossier. They are still hoping to travel in October. Please help them get the remaining funds by shopping for lovely crochet items at their Esty Shop and buying some Apparent Bracelets.  You can also contribute to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Anderson Family has completed their homestudy and are now waiting for I800 Approval. Please PRAY for their boys, Danny and Wayne, one of them (they can not say which one) is very ill. They are trying very hard to get their process expedited, please pray they can reach their boys asap! They still have funding needs – please support their latest fundraiser, Quilt Giveaway, details here. Pray also that their Project Sole Shoe Drive (local fundraiser) will do really well. You can contribute to their adoption funds here and here. You can follow their journey here.

The Smith Family is hoping to receive their LOA this week and pray that they can travel in July to bring Barry home. Please pray that the travel dates will be issued soon. They are still in need of funds and are having a T-Shirt Fundraiser with a Giveaway tied-in! Check it out here and here.You can contribute to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Casebier Family is in country now, picking Brandy and Brielle. However, they are still short on funding and we have just days more to help them meet the shortfall. You can contribute directly to their adoption grant here and here. You can follow their journey here.

The Maples Family is waiting for their LOA. They have had a major delay in the process because the adoption agency they were with closed down unexpectedly and they had to scramble to find another agency. Please pray that their process to bring Callie home will now continue without further delay. They are still selling soft crochet scarves here to meet their funding needs. You can give directly to their adoption grants here and here. You can follow their journey here.

The Settles Family has LOA and now wait for Travel Approval so they can bring Hudson home. You can keep updated via their FB page here. You can give directly to their adoption grant here and here. You can follow their journey here.

The West Family has their dossier en-route to Nicholas’ country. They, too, have suffered much delay with their process due to their first agency closing unexpectedly. They have found a second agency who is doing their best to push all their paperwork through as soon as possible and are still hoping to travel in July. Please pray for smooth expedited paperwork. They are offering photo sessions as their next fundraiser – check it out here.  You can give directly to their adoption grants here and here. You can follow their journey here.

The Speelman Family has LID (Lock-In-Date), so Travel Approval would be next. They are busy applying for grants and holding yard sales. Please pray that all their efforts will be fruitful so they can bring Seth home asap. You can give to  their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Cowan Family has a great love for children, they have 9 wonderful children. And God has led them to bring home adorable Catherine, who has Down Syndrome. They have been quiet about their process and now they are in the final stages and need our support. They hope to have Travel Approval on Monday and hope to travel in the middle of May. Please give towards their adoption grant here.

Laurence’s Family has always had a big heart for orphans and have always worked towards being involved in orphan work. Now the Lord has led them to Laurence/Lance. They are in the beginning stages of doing up their homestudy. They have a wonderful Family Warrior/Advocate who is working hard to help them raise funds. They have an Avon fundraiser on now – click here to buy. They will receive all commission from all sales in April. And this amount will be DOUBLED by a grant from a local church. Isn’t that wonderful? So start shopping TODAY (fundraiser ends 30th April) and see your gift double! You can also give directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

4 families home. 2 new families. 18 families needing your support emotionally, spiritually and financially. Please be generous with your time and resources. Thank you.

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