This is part of my series of posts highlighting families who are adopting special needs children from Asia. Why? Because God has moved my heart to care for these precious children and for the families who are willingly following God’s call to give unconditional love and a caring home for these who need it so much. Because these families who are spending all their time, energies and monies into the very long and expensive paperwork process, which is international adoption, need you and me to stand with them, support them emotionally, spiritually and financially. So please read and support them. Thank you.
Families Who Are Home:
The Wetherington Family is home with Elliette and Henry. Both kiddos are doing well. Their blog is here.
The Monier Family is home with Channah (Grace). They are settling into a new normal for their family with the addition on a teenage-girl. Their blog is here.
The Smith Family is home with Barry. He is doing well in his new family. Their blog is here.
The Settles Family is home with Hudson (Jakx). They are all getting comfortable in their new house. Their blog is here.
The West Family is home with Nicholas… well, almost. They are still in country for a few more days for final paperwork but they have Nicholas and are enjoying their get-to-know-each-other time. Their blog is here.
The Murray Family is home with Breck (Jonah). They were battling a number of illnesses in the family. We pray they are all well on the road to recovery. Their blog is here.
The Dasher Family is home with Nathan (Jadon). They are all learning to adjust to the new family dynamics of having a little boy at home. Their blog is here.
Families Who Are Still On Their Journey:
The Aschoff Family has their Article 5 and is waiting on High Court Order, which should be in 8 weeks. After that, they should travel in 2 weeks to bring Leo home. They are US$4443.54 away from being fully funded. They are running another t-shirt fundraiser -check it out here! Their Bravelet Fundraiser is still running – very lovely bracelets for a great cause! You can contribute directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.
The Fraley Family is still waiting on approval from Autumn’s and Abby’s country. Do pray that they will receive approval soon. 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 has Letter of Approval (LOA), so it is just a few more steps before they travel to bring Shawna (Hannah) home. They hope to travel in October. They are fundraising through the sale of beautiful handmade pens – check them out here. You can contribute to their adoption grant here.
The Duvell Family has soft LOA (that’s the email version of the paper). They are hoping to travel in November. They have also been able to send Jimmy (Asher) a little care package. They still need a couple of thousand to be fully funded. Do support them. They still have their Puzzle Fundraiser. You can also contribute to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.
The Anderson Family has LOA and Travel Approval (TA). Their adoption is paid for but they still need travel expenses – flights, hotel, in-country expenses etc – all calculated at about US$11,000. They need funds ASAP! Please help them to meet this last need with this latest fundraiser – Quilt Fundraiser – details here! Please continue to pray for Danny’s health. You can contribute to their adoption funds here. You can follow their journey here.
The Maples Family is waiting on LOA, after which they hope to get TA really soon. Then they can travel to bring Coral home. With all the delays and changing agencies, they are still in need of funds. Please help by purchasing soft crochet scarves here. You can give directly to their adoption grants here. You can follow their journey here.
The Speelman Family will be travelling on September 12th to bring Seth (Simon) home. They sent Simon and his foster family a nice little care package. They are still in need of funds for plane tickets. They will be holding another garage sale (check here to see if you are local to them) and are still selling CDs – check here. You can give to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.
Laurence’s Family is waiting on approval of their homestudy and then their dossier is ready to be sent out. They have a new fundraiser – Celebrate Home – check out the lovely home products! You can give directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.
The Lee Family has added Love as the daughter they will bring home together with Phineas! And they are DTC (Dossier-to-Country) and have LID (Log-In-Date)! So it will not be long before LOA and then travel. They still need about US$12,000. Please help them raise the funds they need. You can give to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.
The Stickley Family has completed their homestudy and are onto getting their dossier together. Please do support them as they are very stretched from having just returned some months ago from an expedited international adoption. And now they have simply turned around to go back for Maddox and Amos. You can give to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.
The Dubbs Family has been informed that their LOA is at their agency office but they are needing to get their homestudy re-done as they moved to another state. They are working on it as fast as they can so that Emma and Shailey do not wait any longer than is needed. Please pray that this new homestudy is completed asap. 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 LID and is now waiting for LOA. Grandpa passed away just a couple of days after they received LID. The family is grieving so please do pray for them in this difficult time. It is sad that Lenny will not be able to meet his grandpa. You can give to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.
The Goodwin Family has completed their homestudy and are waiting for the final copy to be sent to USCIS for approval. 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.
The Preciado Family has USCIS Approval. Next stop DTC. Travel in January to bring Hallie home is on schedule. They have the following fundraisers: Enter “Family Preciado”in the order notes when purchasing from Johari Creations and Ginger On A Mission and they will receive a percentage of the sales, for Our Visiting Orphans please designate “Preciado”and they will again receive a percentage. You can also give directly to their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.
The Bison Family has USCIS Approval. Now they have to get their whole dossier authenticated and then the whole parcel has to be sent to Lisa’s country. They are still in need of funds and have a lovely Jewelry Giveaway! Check it out! You can give towards their adoption grants here and here. You can follow their journey here.
The Matthews Family has 5 grown children and has also opened their home to foster children (8 have come through their doors to date) so they are not new to caring for children who need it the most. Now they have taken the step to bring Paxton and Noah (Corbin) home. They have PA (Pre-approval) and are waiting for the final copy of their homestudy. Then the paperwork is off to USCIS for approval. They need US$11,000 in order to send their dossier to country and have a time limit – by September 24th. Please help them to get the funds to send the dossier. They have a US$1000 matching grant from Homeland Children’s Foundation to meet – help them meet it. You can give to their GoFundMe account. Stand by for a Halloween Costume Fundraiser – details here! They also have an American Girl Doll Giveaway here. They are also a Young Living Rep – buy from them here and part of the sale goes to their adoption. You can also give directly to their adoption grant here and here. You can follow their journey here.
The O’Brien Family brought their little girl home 5 years ago and have been trying since to adopt another child but they have had 2 countries close their program and one lost referral. But God is good. They have found their boy – a little brother for their girl Cecelia. They are currently waiting for Article 5 and after that they will need their boy’s home country to approve at state level and then at national level. After which court and then their boy’s passport will be prepared, then they can travel to pick him up. Do pray that this whole process will have no delays. They have waited so very long for this little guy to join their family. Fundraisers are in the pipeline so stay tuned. You can give towards their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.
The Thomas Family has had their hearts broken when an adoption ban in 2013 stopped them from bringing home their beloved daughter. They have taken time to seek their next steps and God has led them to Lily. They have PA (Pre-Approval) for Lily and are now waiting on USCIS Approval so they can send their dossier. They are about US$5000 away from being fully funded. Do support them. You can give towards their adoption grant here. You can follow their journey here.
The Bishop Family is not new to special needs. Both have worked with special needs and have opened their hearts to all possibilities when they were looking to adopt. After a failed domestic adoption, God led them to Aran. They are currently waiting on LOA and hope to travel in the Fall. Support them with your prayers for their upcoming t-shirt fundraiser and stay tuned for details on that fundraiser. You can give towards their adoption grant here.
7 families home. 4 new families. 20 families needing your prayers and support – in all aspects, emotionally, spiritually and financially. Thank you.