All From Asia #14…

allfromasia11_map_20140114This is our 14th All From Asia post. In these posts, we highlight wonderful families who are on an amazing journey to bring home their precious children (orphans). The aim of these posts is to allow as many as possible to read their stories and help and support in whatever capacity you may feel led to. These families need you to pray for them, to help share their needs and to give towards their adoption grants.

Thank you for your support to date and we humbly ask and pray for your continued support of these families.

Families Who Are Home:

The Lewis Family was amazingly fully funded just before they traveled to bring their lovely Abby-Kate home. Thank you. You can read about it here.

The Casebier Family is home with Brandy and Brielle.

The Cowan Family is home with Catherine.

Families Who Are Still On Their Journey:

The Wetherington Family is waiting on Travel Approval (TA), which means they have just weeks to get all the funds they need. Elliette is going to age out this summer, they have to get there before her birthday! And Henry is also waiting for them. They are working hard to meet their US$7000 matching grant. 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 in country now. They have picked up Josie (Ava) and are finishing up paperwork before heading home with their new daughter. You can follow their journey here.

The Monier Family has their Article 5 picked up so TA will be arriving in about a week’s time. They still need US$9000 and have the following fundraising efforts running: Dove Discoveries – buy wonderful chocolate to support their adoption (check here for exact details which also has new photos of Channah – named Grace Anne), and you can buy 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. The brother-to-be are so excited they have pitched in to help and have issued a Mohawk Challenge which is running until Monday, 2 June. And they have a new t-shirt fundraiser here. You can contribute directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Aschoff Family is waiting on Matching Approval (MA) for Leo, which would then be followed by USCIS Approval and then Travel Approval. They are US$5062.44 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 booked their flights, they are leaving on June 12th to go pick Daniel up! Gotcha Day for Daniel is 16th June. They are still in need of US$2700. They have an Usborne Fundraiser here. Please help them meet this last funding need.  You can contribute to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Fraley Family has just finished the US side of the paperwork, now they wait for Autumn’s and Abby’s home country to approve their adoptions.  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 waiting for their paperwork to be processed through Shawna’s (Hannah) country’s adoption system. 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 completed their dossier and now need US$479 to get it to DTC (Dossier to Country). They still have 90 pieces from their Puzzle Fundraiser for Asher (Jimmy) – buy a piece and help them reach this next goal. Please help them get the remaining funds by shopping for lovely crochet items at their Esty Shop.  You can also contribute to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Anderson Family has a completed homestudy and is on a super-expedite route because Wayne is very ill and needs to come home ASAP for medical care. Please pray for Wayne’s health and for their paperwork to move at lightning speed. They are now waiting to be logged into the system in Danny’s and Wayne’s country. They still need about US$16,000 but have not been successful with fundraisers. Now due to the high-speed expedite, they have very very little time to get these funds. They are not giving up, they are working as hard as possible. Please help them! You can contribute to their adoption funds here and here. You can follow their journey here.

The Smith Family has I800 Approval and they are fully funded! Praise the Lord! They are for prayers for mid-July travel, which would require a quick TA. You can follow their journey here and here.

The Maples Family has been stuck in limbo for a while now. Their first agency closed down suddenly and they scrambled to find another agency and now they are told they may have to change agencies yet again – no final word about this yet. Please please PRAY that they do not have any more delays and that their process will start moving along ASAP. They would like to bring Coral home asap. They still need at least US$5000 and may need more if they are forced to change agencies again.  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 TA (Travel Approval). They are expecting to travel the first week in July to 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 is logged into the system in Nicholas’ country. They now wait for Travel Approval. They were hit by their agency closing but were able to transfer successfully. They are grateful for a wonderful social worker and ask for prayers for Nicholas’ health. Also pray for other families who have been affected who are not able to move forward.  You can give directly to their adoption grants here and here. You can follow their journey here.

The Speelman Family is waiting for their Letter of Approval (LOA) which should be within the next week or so. They are taking pre-orders for a children’s CD which they will be recording as their next fundraiser. Please email ggill@kent.edu for details and orders. A sample CD will be available soon. They are hoping to travel in September. And ask for prayers for their travel, for Seth’s adjustment, for funding to come in, and for their 2 boys, one of who will be starting Kindergarten just a few days before they leave to pick Seth up.  You can give to  their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

Laurence’s Family is at the last stage of their homestudy. Do pray for quick completion of their homestudy. You can give directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Lee Family is not new to adoption. They have experienced the joys of adoption twice over and have now embarked on this journey of international adoption. They have USCIS Approval and are waiting on one final document for their dossier to be complete. They will be bringing Phineas home. They are in the middle of this journey and need all the support they can get. You can give to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Stickley Family has just returned two months ago with Ava and they are now re-using their paperwork and going back for 2 more boys; Maddox and Amos! With adopting 2 kiddos, the estimated cost is US$65,000 – US$70,000! They are stretched with having just returned from an expedited international adoption. Please do pray for them as they go again on a leap of faith. They have an upcoming fundraiser with Origami Owl – stay tuned for details. Do support them. You can give to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Dubbs Family is well-experienced with adoption; they have adopted 9 daughters and are going back for their 10th and 11th daughters; Emma and Shailey! They are working on their dossier now and hope to be DTC (Dossier to Country) in a few weeks. They have the following fundraisers going on now: Young Living Essential Oils (ends June 4th) and Usborne Books (ends June 6th). Check them out and make a purchase. You can give directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The King Family has just returned with 2 adopted daughter in February and has PA (pre-approval) to re-use their dossier for Leanne who will be turning 12 in June. Their blog link and FSP will be up soon. Stay tuned. In the meantime, do pray for them as they start the long international adoption process again.

The Nap Family has been led by God to their son Lenny in most amazing ways – read here for the full story. They have now completed their homestudy and are working on getting the rest of their dossier together. They ask for prayers for Lenny, who doesn’t yet know that he has a family; pray that the Lord will bring him peace about being adopted and leaving all that he currently knows. Pray also for their 6 children who are all excited to be bringing a new brother home – there will adjustments for everyone to make. They will be bringing their 12-year-old with them but will have to leave the other 5 kiddos at home when they go to pick up Lenny – do pray for that situation. Pray that the Lord grant them good learning ability as they learn ASL (American Sign Language) to help Lenny who is deaf. Last but not least, pray for the Lord to provide funding and for paperwork to move smoothly. You can give to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Murray Family is well-equipped to handle special needs adoption; they already have 6 adopted special needs children. They will be bringing home Breck (Jonah). Gotcha Day is June 16th and only Daddy Murray will travel to bring Breck home, so they can save on expenses. They are grateful that this adoption journey has been moving faster than expected but it has left they with little time for fundraising. Do support them. You can give to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.

The Goodwin Family has been dealing with issues of infertility and after 7 years of trying, God has led them to adopt. They will be bringing home 2 special needs boys; Elijah and Isaiah. They are currently working on their homestudy and waiting on PA (pre-approval) for their second boy. You can give towards their adoption grant here. You can follow their updates on that same link. They also have all their fundraisers and updates on this FB page.

3 families home – Praise the Lord!
7 new families – a total of 22 families needing your support and prayers. Please do give generously of your time and prayers as well as financially. Thank you.

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