Help Bring Baby Tessa Home!

Hello, All! We are thrilled to be in the process of adopting our 3rd child...a sweet baby girl from South Korea. As many of you know, this path is long, tiring, and filled with MANY UNKNOWNS. But, what we DO know is that God has chosen us to be her forever family and we are beyond blessed. We love her already!

This process is costly on every level, but her little life is WORTH IT! Every child's life is precious and they all deserve a family. Dan and I know that we are called to walk this road. And, we are inviting you to join in our journey:to SHARE IN OUR MIRACLE. Giving to the cause of adoption is a tangible way to really make a difference in the world:in HER WORLD and in ours. Would you consider contributing to our adoption fees and travel expenses?

We have been working towards this adoption for a year and a half now and have already paid some of our costs. We are starting this fundraiser to help us with the remaining fees and with our considerable travel expenses. We have payment deadlines for the adoption fees in July and in Oct. Then, we will just need to focus on our travel costs. We are required to travel to South Korea twice. We don't have any definitive dates for travel, yet. The best estimate is that it will be sometime between Jan and May 2014. The first trip will be to MEET TESSA and to attend a court hearing for her visa approval. Approximately a month later, we leave for the second trip to finalize her visa and citizenship and to BRING HER HOME. Because we are only given 7-10 days travel notice, these trips are very costly. But, like I said before, she is worth it! And, at the end of this journey, a little girl will have a forever family and we will have our daughter. To us, that is priceless!

We are so grateful for all the love and support we have been given in the past. We have been so blessed! Our two amazing boys are a constant reminder of God's faithfulness to us. And, Dan and I have felt His hand at work in EVERY DETAIL of this process. We TRUST that He will see us through! Know that we are so grateful for any and every donation:and for your PRAYERS. They are equally as valuable to us. Thank you for caring for our family and for our baby girl on her way home. Every dollar given is one step closer to wrapping her in our arms!!!

With love and gratitude,

Dan, Misty, Bryton, & Beckett...and Baby Tessa :)
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