Bring Nellie and Marin Home!

$7,785 of $30k goal

Raised by 29 people in 43 months
Nathanael Schildbach   LEVERETT, MA

We are raising funds to adopt a Romani girl from Bulgaria who is blind and has been institutionalized for the first five years of her life (for updated information visit our blog - http://bringingnhome.blogspot.com/).  Being institutionalized has limited her development and will continue to limit her ability to reach her full potential. She is nonverbal at this time, will only walk with a caregiver's hand, and has been known to snuggle with other children due to feeling lonely and isolated.  Our family can provide a nurturing environment for her to thrive in, with plenty of love, four helpful siblings (one of whom is excessively snuggly), and lots of singing and auditory stimulation (also known as extremely chatiness).

We are also adopting an 8 year-old boy with a "magical" left arm and scoliosis - he's a charmer and would fit right into our family.

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Update 18
7 months ago
Hello all!

One and a half years ago your donation helped us bring our sweet Anelia home!

She is thriving! She is learning to use her guide cane and she is almost ready to begin Braille. Mostly she is learning to love.

We are stepping out in faith again to adopt another child. She is 1.5 years old, totally blind, and precious. We will travel to China to bring her home.

Ways to help:

1. Share our You Caring page with coworkers, members of your faith community, anyone with a heart for children! www.youcaring.com/kimberly-and-nathanael-schildbach-486977
2. Watch our progress on Facebook! www.facebook.com/kimberly.schildbach
3. Give a donation! This adoption will cost us another $30,000
4. Pray with us!

Thank you so much!

The Schildbach family Nate and Kim, Lucas, Gaelan, Jericho, Anellia and Olive Ann
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Update 17
28 months ago
Hello Suporters,
We have travel dates - I (Nate) will be fly to Sofia, Bulgaria April 4th and return with the kiddos April 17th!!!
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Update 16
29 months ago
Hello Supporters,
Yesterday was our day in Bulgarian court (well our paperwork's day in court) and we now have two more faces to kiss, four more hands to hold..... introducing Anelia Ann Prayer Schildbach and Marin Praise Schildbach! We'll keep you posted about pick up date once we know (looking like early April).
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Update 15
29 months ago
Friends and supporters - we have been waiting AND WAITING for our paperwork to get to a court in Bulgaria, and that day has finally been scheduled. Next Tuesday, March 4th, our case will be reviewed in court and the children will be officially ours. They will still need more official documents (US Passports, Bulgarian birth certificates), but this means that about two weeks from now we will be told when we will be able to go pick up the kids and bring them home. They are getting closer and closer to being here! Thanks again for everyone's help and support!!!! This has been a long process and we couldn't have done it without all of you.
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$7,785 of $30k goal

Raised by 29 people in 43 months
Created January 11, 2013
Nathanael Schildbach  
  Family   LEVERETT, MA
$50
Anonymous
7 months ago
$750
Anonymous
28 months ago
$10
Kate Atkinson
29 months ago
$1,000
Anonymous
29 months ago
MD
$50
Melanie DeSilva
35 months ago
$20
Anonymous
37 months ago
$2,500
Anonymous
37 months ago
JC
$100
James Claypool
38 months ago
$50
Anonymous
39 months ago
KA
$210
katherine atkinson
39 months ago
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