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Clawson Adoption Fundraiser

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Hi, we're the Clawson's and we have exciting news!

We're adopting a 13 year old girl from China! 

We can't reveal her name or her picture publicly yet, but we know she is a sweet girl with an incredible personality and she longs to be a part of a family.  She was born with special needs and requires a wheelchair to get around. We are moving quickly to adopt her. Once she reaches age 14 in August of this year, she is no longer eligible for adoption.

We already have a preliminary match with her and are in process with the adoption paperwork. Unfortunately, we don't have much of the money needed to complete the adoption. In addition, we also need funds to modify our home to accommodate her wheelchair. 

$25,000 is needed for adoption expenses and $20,000 is a quote we received for special needs home modifications.

Our total combined goal is $45,000 by June 1, 2019.

Please help us bring this beautiful girl into our home. Through  your partnership, we can give her a home and a family that will love and cherish her forever. We are forever grateful for any donation you can give.

Thank you and please share :-)

With God, all things are possible!
John Mark, Jenny, Jayden, Jillian, Justin, Joy, and Jack
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Hi everyone! We will send out refunds soon. If you want to help us recoup some of the $13k we had to spend on the adoption, please comment here or email us at jmcx3@yahoo.com and tell us you DO NOT want a refund. Otherwise, expect a refund sometime next week.

Thank you all again for your prayers and support! We were blown away by the outpour of love for Charissa.

If you know anyone who is in process to adopt with a dossier on file and would be open to adopting Charissa, please contact jaydee@adoptionhawaii.org.

- The Clawsons
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Many of you have already heard the sad news that our dossier was rejected by the agency that oversees adoptions in China. It came as quite a shock to us since we had previously been approved as an adoptive family twice before in 2017 by the same agency. Apparently, policies have changed and information on our home study that was once acceptable is no longer acceptable. We tried to appeal this decision several times over the last week and a half, and we have been given a firm 'no'. She will now age out from adoption according to Chinese law that states she must be adopted by the time she is 14 years old if no one steps forward to adopt her by August 23. If you know of anyone that already has a logged in dossier with China, please have them contact Jaydee Wagner (jaydee@adoptionhawaii.org) to inquire about adopting Charissa. We fervently pray that her family is out there somewhere and that they find Charissa fast.

We are truly heart broken for Charissa as we understand that she has always wanted a family. We are heart broken for ourselves because we wanted to be her family. We were altering our entire lives and had committed our hearts to her. We thought of her as 'ours' and this rejection feels like a deep loss for us. We are also heart broken for all the people who love Charissa and were so happy that she would finally have a forever family.

To date, we have paid $13,270.00 in fees to our agency and to U.S. immigration in order to adopt Charissa. Unfortunately, we will not get any of that money back.

We had raised $21,505.00 through GoFundMe and they will help us refund this money. If you would like to help us recoup some of money we already paid to adopt Charissa, please leave a comment or send us an email specifying that you DO NOT want a refund.

Thank you for your compassion and understanding during this time.
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Hello to all of our faithful family and friends! We wanted to post an update because it's been a long time. We had hoped to post last week that we have the LOA and are on our way towards travel approval, but we were required to turn in one last piece of information, which is pretty typical at this stage. We just want to say before we get our LOA and the craziness of preparing to make the trip to China to get Charissa how incredibly grateful we are for all of the emotional, spiritual, and financial support we have received from you all. We truly serve an incredible God and his people are so generous! There's no way that I could possibly track down everyone individually to thank each of you personally because there are so many people who have helped us that I have never even met. Please know that we are so thankful for you! Please pray for the following: That Charissa would find out about us soon and that we could even talk with her online before Jenny makes the journey to meet her. That God would provide us with wisdom about the equipment we need to purchase right away and what we can wait on. That God would clear the way for Jenny's friend to accompany her on this trip as John will be staying with our other 4 kids in the States. That the peace that passes understanding would guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Thank you again and the next time we post, it will be with travel plans!
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Home study ✅
I-800 to immigration ✅
Dossier Docs collected and ready to go ✅
We’re gearing up for phase two of this beat the clock adoption! Just as a reference, we’ve just done in about 2 1/2 months what normally takes about 6 months in the international adoption world. Your donations are helping to make this possible! Pray for us and spread the word as we continue this journey. - The Clawsons
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