DANA and ALEX for the Gunderson family — ID
Matt and Jessie Gunderson enjoy their five kids and have more room, more love and have family and support networks that will be a blessing to once orphaned children. They’ve long felt like someone was missing. They want “adopted” to be a past tense verb for their children. They want to share their family and resources with a brother and sister called Alex and Dana. Jessie is a stay at home mom and Matt is a high school teacher. Their job choices and simple small farm life are an ideal situation for growing a large diverse family. Matt’s job allows him to be home early and the couple loves to hang out together with their children. They hope to leave their kids with a legacy of love and compassion.
The children they are planning to adopt are siblings, ages five and seven. Dana, age five, is HIV+. She is not yet on antiretroviral drugs. These children are the only ones still on the waiting list at the Gunderson’s agency. Without them their chances of getting a family are slim. But unfortunately with a teacher salary, saving enough to bring these precious children home is impossible. The Gundersons are so thankful for the support of others and for those who share their passion for serving children. They are waiting to redeem these children and give them a chance at life in a family. They want to commit their lives to loving them. Money is their only remaining obstacle.
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at jessiegunderson.com