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A CHILD for the Fliflet family — CA

Amy & Kyle are so excited to welcome their first child into their lives through adoption! When they first began dating it was clear that they both wanted children and that they both had dreamed of growing their family through adoption. For Christmas one year Kyle gave Amy a card with appointments scheduled at multiple adoption information sessions and so began their journey to beginning their family!

After lots and lots of research and exploration of many many countries, they decided to adopt from South Korea where Kyle’s grandmother and mother were born. They love the idea of their child growing up around people who share their heritage and will help to preserve some of their culture.

Kyle has his master’s degree in international public health and now serves his local community empowering residents to make healthier lifestyle and food choices. Amy has her BA in Social Science with a concentration in Anthropology. She found her passion in photography and loves documenting weddings of the various cultures in California. Kyle and Amy both have a love of the world and they look forward to exposing their child to lots of travel both to South Korea and beyond while also focusing on loving our local community and bettering the world both near and far.

They have recently completed their home study and are approved to adopt a single child or twins and are open to special needs. Cardiac special needs are particularly close to their heart since Amy was diagnosed with an Arrythmia that was operated on shortly after they were married. That led them to discovering an amazing cardiac care team at Stanford hospital (who already know about and are so excited for the adoption) that would be a great resource for any heart related special needs their child may have.

They expect their dossier to be sent to South Korea soon and are so excited to learn who their child will be!

Amy & Kyle will be adding updated posts to their blog as things progress. If you would like to come along on this journey, please follow their blog. As always, your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated!  Thank you in advance for coming along with us on this amazing journey!

8/15/2019 — COMPILING DOSSIER

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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A CHILD for the Croasdaile family — CA

When she traveled in 2018 to adopt her son, Campbell, Sara had the opportunity to speak to the Director of her son’s Orphanage. Sara learned that of the approximately 500 children in Orphanage’s care, almost 1/5 of the children had Down Syndrome. Even more staggering was the revelation that her son was only the 7th child with Down Syndrome to be adopted from that Orphanage. After learning about these children, Sara committed to advocate and help them find their forever families.

Upon returning home with her son, Sara started to read a collection of folktales to him each night. One of these folktales, “Holding Up the Sky”, followed a little hummingbird that was determined to do her part to save the sky from falling. Her friend, the elephant, laughed at her attempt to hold up the sky with her little hummingbird legs, but the hummingbird was determined to do her part.

Sara was moved to tears by this tale and shared it with her older children, Elise and Luke. They saw themselves as the hummingbird and decided that they were ready to go beyond advocacy and do their part to bring home another child with Down Syndrome from Campbell’s Orphanage.

Sara, a Middle School Special Education Teacher, has already begun fundraising with bake sales, garage sales, auctions, and more to come. The Croasdaile family, Sara, Elise, Luke, and Cam, welcome other hummingbirds to join them in supporting the journey to bring home their beautiful treasure!

7/8/2019 — DOSSIER COMPLETE

$544.53 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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DOLLY for the Vierstra family — CA

Christinna and Kendall Vierstra have three children that are now adults living on their own.  They want to share their love with a child they can adopt into their loving family. Christinna and Kendall are an International family… Christina is Russian, Kendall is American and Dolly is Eastern European.

Christinna said she was on Facebook and saw a post from Keshia Melton where she exposes the disabled children and this post was about “Dolly.”  After opening her profile, she saw a video where the correspondent is talking to the girl that they are looking for a family for her. Video was from 2015 now is 2018! A child is still in the hope and still waiting for this miracle.

Christinna showed the photo and video to her husband, Kendall and he immediately suggested taking her for the hosting program for Christmas. (They already had such an experience by this time, recently they took a girl with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy for two times). Christinna immediately wrote to the woman who put up a post, with a proposal to bring her on a visit through a hosting organization. But her request was denied with an explanation that “Dolly” is for adoption only. She has too many health problems.

They were upset, but did not talk about the adoption. They watched the video where Dolly is waiting for her parents again and again. And they began to pray for Dolly and felt that something was going on with them. The words from the Matthew 18: 5 sounded in there hearts clearly. On the fourth week of their prayers ,they made the decision to adopt this girl!

Starting the process Christinna and Kendall knew that they did not have the right amount of money and they put trust in the Lord, GOD WILL PROVIDE.!  They ask all who are not indifferent to this girl, to take a part in the financial assistance of our journey towards becoming Dolly’s parents. Let us stop her orphan life and make her dream true. God Bless you all!

7/29/2019 — FINAL TRIP in AUGUST

$19,030.55 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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DASHA for the Fry family — CA

Matt and Sherry Fry fell in love in high school in 1988. They lost contact and were reunited in 2010, 22 years later through Facebook. They married in 2013 with Matt having two small sons and Sherry having two grown daughters. They have 5 grandchildren and one due in December. The latest addition to the family is Miss Nastiia, a Reece’s Rainbow sweetheart adopted in 2016. Nastiia is a true princess with a whole lot of sass!

After Nastiia came home, Sherry found a video of a darling older girl with cerebral palsy and was instantly drawn to her. Sherry would soon realize why: Sherry had lost twins in 2004. That same year, the child she saw in the video was born across the world, also as a twin!

Matt and Sherry knew that she was meant to be their daughter; this was God’s plan, not their own. They had a full house and honestly thought they were finished having children! After watching this same video over and over and leaving this decision in God’s hands, they quickly realized there would always be enough love for one more small Fry. They would love your prayers and support as they work to raise the money needed to bring their new daughter home to her forever family.

1/22/2019 — COMPILING DOSSIER

$7,879.45 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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The Fry family has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant. The child they are hoping to adopt will be added to their FSP later in the process.

EDDIE and ABIGAIL for the Solano family — CA

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at jadesjourneyakadarla.blogspot.com

CHAVA for the Chellson family — CA

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Madeline (Chava) 2015

Madeline (Chava) 2015

UKRAINE

 

 

Follow the Chellson family’s adoption journey on their blog at chellsonfamilyadventures.blogspot.com

 

DENNIS for the Francisco family — CA

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Noah (Dennis) 2015

Noah (Dennis) 2015

UKRAINE

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at onemorehappycake.blogspot.com

 

KATIE and LUKE for the Bernard family — CA

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at grtlyblesd.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

 

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HANNES for the van Heerden family — CA

2015

2015

UKRAINE

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at psalm138-1.blogspot.com

JOEL for the Wesley family — CA

2016

2016

UKRAINE

 

Follow the Wesley family’s adoption journey on their blog gettingawesleyinedgewise.blogspot.com

 

ALANA for the Benham family — CA

RUSSIA

 

Follow the Benham family’s adoption journey on their blog at ourlostcoin.blogspot.com

 

AARON for the Chellson family — CA

Misha (Aaron) 2014

Misha (Aaron) 2014

Ukraine

 

Follow the Chellson family’s adoption journey on their blog at chellsonfamilyadventures.blogspot.com

 

 

OLIVIA for the Herrington family — CA

2015

2015

UKRAINE

Follow the Herrington family’s adoption journey on their blog at bethherrington.blogspot.com

 

ANIKA for the Freeland family — CA

Russia

 

Follow the Freeland family’s adoption journey on their blog at WWW.MOMMYMAP.NET

WALLACE for the Center family — CA

Ukraine

Follow the Center family’s adoption journey on their blog at rilysilyfamily.blogspot.com

DARLENE for the Lim family — CA

Ukraine

Follow the Lim family’s adoption journey on their blog at limfamilyadoption.blogspot.com

SOFIA for the Sanchez family–Sacramento, CA

 

 

Sofia (modeling for ZULILY!) 2015

Sofia (modeling for ZULILY!) 2015

Ukraine

 
Follow the adoption journey of the Varanini-Sanchez family on their blog at http://www.savingsofia.blogspot.com/

Maria F for the Zuzunaga family‏ — CA

 

Maria 2015

Maria 2015

Russia 

Follow the Zuzunaga family’s adoption journey on their blog afamilyformaria.blogspot.com