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We started this journey to grow our family through adoption March 1st,2018 answering the call to adoption. We began the paperwork trail for homestudy and were joyed to have found a beautiful little Down syndrome girl “Penny” that we began to advocate for and had moved on to the adoption list (She was placed in a facility that was for the “UNADOPTABLES, UNWANTED, NOBOBY WOULD EVER WANT”). We then completed our home study applying for grant after grant being turned down but continued to do yard sales, and fundraiser after fundraiser to meet our next deadline of financials of a total of $12,600. February 1st is when our family was register with the foreign government to adopt that registration would be the start of a really long wait.  In February our Journey was turned upside down with the announcement that our family would have to switch agencies and start over to continue the Journey! We could not STOP. We did not give up on the HOPE God had placed on our hearts for a child, and now a child that we had gotten moved because she was worthy, ALL the Children at that facility is worthy and belong and families and not be left to die.  We drained our savings and everything that we had saved that we had hoped would finished our adoption, and started over! Literally started over including a Homestudy update! Time completely seemed to slow down and myself and husband began to wonder if our hopes and our PROMISE of adopting would ever happen.

On Aug. 16th,2019 we received I 800 A approval; August 19th,2019 We received the long awaited approval from the foreign government allowing us to move forward and finally match with a child. Our family had prayed many times that God would ready the child that we were to have when we Got approval. Particularly, That God would shield little Penny, and that she would be ready for us to match with (This was momma’s prayer. You know its funny how sometimes we ask specifics from God but we keep saying LORD YOUR WILL! He quickly reminded me that I had limited him and that he was writing this story and I had done just what I needed to do at this point and I just needed to BOW down to him and he had it from there.)

Our family had advocated for Penny and where was she? She was not on the list and this was hard to understand why had all this time had passed and she was not on the list when we felt strongly she was ours. No she was not ours she. We had gotten her listed because with her NOT listed she had no hope. We were her fight to get on that list. We did just what a advocate is suppose to do fight for the defenseless. God had destined us to match the beautiful little girl that he had picked out for our family before time. She is a bright brown eyed girl with brown hair and glasses and a smile that just illuminated our hearts. Her name will be Piper. This is the child we had prayed for. We signed the papers and are now needing the final funds. Our family has already been accepted for two grants for travel so literally we are just needing to meet this final hurdle of $5,000 to bring her home. Piper is 6 year old, she has Down syndrome, congenital heart disease, possible hearing loss in left ear. There is still some uncertainty with her medical but even more urgent need to get her here so we can get her the medical attention that is needed!

We have given everything to GOD and we know that he WILL PROVIDE.

3/3/2020 — PASSED COURT; AWAITING TRAVEL

$2,164.07 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Kate has received a $5,000 Older Child Grant.

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.

3/9/2020 — DOSSIER SUBMITTED

$14,641.69 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.

6/17/2020 — TRAVELING in SEPTEMBER

$2,437.20 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. 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 Real Estate photographer and just graduated from NC State University with a major in Spanish. Melanie and Luke love language, traveling, and different cultures, and are excited to get to know their adopted child’s home country and culture.

Since Melanie was a little girl, she has dreamed of growing her family through adoption. It was something she talked to Luke about before they were 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 Melanie’s friend announced that she would be adopting from a small orphanage in a West African country. After asking some questions, Melanie realized that she and Luke also met the country requirements for adopting from this country! 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 Sid.

Sid is an adorable 5-year-old boy who loves Spider-Man, cars, and turtles. Melanie and Luke have been able to talk to him twice a month, and the first time they spoke to him, he said, “I love you, Mom and Dad!”. That is a moment the two of them will never forget!

Sid was badly burned as a toddler, and currently does not have use of his hands. He needs several surgeries to loosen scar tissue and allow his body to grow properly, as well as give him back the use of his hands. He also needs a family to love him and hold him through his medical journey! Melanie and Luke are so excited to meet their little guy and bring him home!

3/11/2020 — COURT PASSED; AWAITING TRAVEL DATES

$598.41 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

 

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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

Ukraine

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

UKRAINE

 

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