Help us adopt Ava's Brother!

$17,553 of $28,000 goal

Raised by 118 people in 26 months
We are Chris, Kassie and Ava.

We adopted our daughter Ava from a loving mother approximately 16 months ago. She has made our lives better in more ways than we can count. A few weeks ago we were contacted by our adoption agency and informed that a birth-mother was interested in placing her baby boy that was fathered by Ava's  birth-father. This would be Ava's biological half-brother. Kassie and I were not intending on getting back into the adoption process so soon after we have adopted Ava, however, we have had an overwhelming feeling of confidence and reassurance that this is the right move to make. We feel a responsibility to this little boy, Ava, and to his mother to bring him into our family.

We haven't had the luxury of saving for years like we did with our first adoption. This has caught us by surprise and put us in a unique situation where we would like to ask for help. Adoption can be risky and expensive. The total funds necessary for this adoption will be $28,000. Half down will be required as soon as possible and the rest will be due when the baby is born on November 26th.

We have not been able to have children naturally. Our experience with the adoption of our daughter Ava has changed our lives for the better. We are thankful everyday for the opportunity we have to be her parents and feel so blessed to share our home and love with her. To have the opportunity to add to our family, although sooner than expected, is more than we can ever hope for. We feel such excitement and joy for this chance we have to adopt Ava's biological half-brother. But in order to make this opportunity a reality, we need help.

We would greatly appreciate any amount you would be willing to donate. Every dollar will be used to complete our family and bring this little boy into a loving home. You will forever have our love and gratitude with all of our hearts. Thank you for helping make our dreams come true and giving Ava the opportunity of being the best big sister we know she will be.
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Our birth mother is doing great! She is still dilated to a three and can't be induced until at least a week before the scheduled delivery date (November 27th, due date). We are still progressing toward our goal. With new fundraising opportunities coming in all the time! Thank you to everyone!
So Excited for a little brother
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ADOPTION UPDATE : as of today, We have raised little over $15,000!! We have been able to meet the half down deadline that was required by the adoption agency. We could not do this without so many very gracious donations. The help we have received has been very humbling. We are moving toward our goal! Our birthmother is still dilated at a 3 and was in the hospital over the weekend with some contractions. Overall she's doing great! We had the opportunity to meet with her and her kids this past week. Ava's half brothers and sisters were so excited to meet her.
We are so grateful for everyone's help in bringing Ava's brother and our son home.
There will be more fundraisers coming soon. If anyone has any ideas on other ways to raise funds we are all ears. Thank you!
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$17,553 of $28,000 goal

Raised by 118 people in 26 months
Created October 19, 2016
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$10
Angela Panama
22 months ago
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Bless you!

$100
Anonymous
23 months ago
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$200
Adam Miner
24 months ago
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Congrats on the adoption! I was touched by your story and dedication to your family. Glad you shared your story with the UVU MBA alumni. Good luck with everything to you and your family!

$50
Anonymous
24 months ago
$25
Anonymous
24 months ago
$50
Sunao Yamanouchi
25 months ago

Congratulations Chris & Kassie!

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