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We are the Woertman family and we are having so much fun with our children that we decided we needed one more. We are hoping to adopt a little girl with Down Syndrome. We live in the great state of North Carolina. We have 5 adult children, 5 school aged children and four Grandchildren.

Fred just finished up his 25th year of teaching middle school. He is often called the “kid whisperer.” He really understands middle schoolers. Between having kids, Candy taught 13 years, but has now put her teaching career on hold while her kids are little. She is currently a Teacher’s Assistant at the elementary school that all five little ones attend.

We are excited to be on this adoption journey one more time. We are also hoping to be matched with the little girl that Candy has had on her heart for almost two years.

9/28/2020 — AWAITING APPROVAL & TRAVEL

$14,982.69 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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The Myatt family has been involved in the hosting and adoption world since 2014. Due to changes in many countries, the Myatt’s have decided to adopt from Colombia. Adoption has been a dream of Stephanie’s since she was a young girl in 5th grade. Tommy and Stephanie have been married for 13 years and have 3 biological children: Dylan (15), Bryson (11) and Cohen (8).

Tommy is a Calibrations Engineer for a titanium company where he has worked for almost 13 years. Stephanie is a homeschool mom and also works for a non-profit agency. With baseball for Dylan, science for Bryson and football for Cohen, the family’s life is full, but they are so excited to welcome a sweet girl into their family now. They welcome all the pink and frilly things into their world!!

The Myatt’s have chosen to host their child this summer while finishing up adoption paperwork. Due to the way things work in Colombia this will streamline the process. They will have their dossier ready to submit to Colombia in July when the children arrive for hosting. They anticipate traveling in late fall. They are anxiously filling out paperwork and raising funds to bring their daughter home and would appreciate your love, prayers and support.

9/23/2020 — TRAVELING in SEPTEMBER

$3,669.25 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Melanie and Luke Dabbs have been best friends since their senior year of high school. The two met at a church they were both attending in 2010, and have been inseparable ever since! After courting for 7 years, they were married in Raleigh, NC in April, 2017. They now live in Raleigh with their corgi-terrier mix, Kona and their shepherd-lab mix, Zippy. They both love superheroes, Disney movies, cosplaying, traveling, and board games. Melanie is a teacher of the Deaf and hard of hearing, and teaches at a middle school. Luke is a mortgage specialist. Melanie and Luke love language, traveling, and different cultures.

In January, the Dabbs Family went to court and adopted a 7 year old boy named Sidikie from Sierra Leone, West Africa. Adoption was something they talked about before getting married, and they were both in agreement that they would adopt someday. However, with all of the country requirements, such as age and length of marriage just out of reach, they were prepared to have to wait to start their adoption journey for several years. That’s when a friend announced that she would be adopting from a small orphanage in Sierra Leone. After asking some questions, the Dabbs realized that they also met the country requirements for adopting from Sierra Leone! They looked at a picture of some of the children who also lived in that orphanage, and fell in love with a little boy named Sidikie.

Sidikie is an adorable little boy who loves Spider-Man, cars, and planes. As a toddler, Sidikie was badly burned when he fell into a cooking fire. As of right now, Sidikie’s burn wounds have healed, but he has not received the ongoing care he needs. As he has grown, his wrist and hands have become unusable as the scar tissue inhibits his growth and movement. Currently, he is virtually unable to use either of his hands due to the lack of medical care in his home country. He needs several surgeries to loosen scar tissue and allow his body to grow properly, as well as give him back some use of his hands. The Dabbs have encountered obstacle after obstacle during their adoption journey, from important government buildings in Sierra Leone burning down, to their attorney getting malaria and being out of work for over a month, to a global pandemic. When they started the adoption process, Sidikie had just turned 5. Now, he is almost 7. He has been waiting a very long time to be with his forever family, and has had to be so brave each time his family has to leave after a visit.

The Dabbs finally went to court to adopt their little boy in January, and are now just waiting on his visa so he can come HOME.

9/25/2020 — AWAITING FINAL TRIP

$668.41 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at thekaysers.blogspot.comkayser-brent2015

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

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at  andthisonematters.blogspot.comDewberry fam

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Follow the Collier family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.Rebeccathesaint.blogspot.com

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

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

 

Oscar (Lane) 2014

Oscar (Lane) 2014

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

 

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

Doychin (Danny) 2014

Doychin (Danny) 2014

Rumyana (Riley) 2014

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at adventuresinabundantliving.wordpress.com

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at helpinggodssmallestofangels.webs.com

 

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

 

2016

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LATVIA

 

 

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

 

HAITI

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at http://townsendgirl.blogspot.com

 

 

 

Emory 2014

Emory 2014

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Follow the Handrich family’s adoption journey on their blog at beautifulthings2011.blogspot.com

 

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

 

 

  

Atticus (Christopher) 2014

Atticus (Christopher) 2014

UKRAINE

 

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

  

Zeke (Danil) 2014

Zeke (Danil) 2014

Ukraine

 

Follow the Maddex family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.addingtothemaddness.blogspot.com

 

 

2014

2014

Ukraine

 

Follow the Ferguson family’s adoption journey on their blog at http://www.seeingtheupsideofdown.blogspot.com/

Varsha (Valerie) 2014

Varsha (Valerie) 2014

INDIA

 

Follow the adoption journey of the Phillips family on their blog at alwaystryingagain.blogspot.com

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Follow the adoption journey of the Brown family on their blog at thesousabrownfamily.blogspot.com

 

2016

2016

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Follow the adoption journey of the Williams family on their blog at steppingoutinfaith-williamsjourney.blogspot.com