Help Bring Lala Home From China

We are hoping to raise money to offset the immense costs of bringing this precious girl into her own forever family. We first met Lala when we went to China in Feb 2014 to adopt our son Tegan. She is his foster sister. She came bounding into the room we were sitting in and started chatting her little heart out in Mandarin. After hearing us speak English for awhile she turned to our guide and said "How come I can't understand them? Can you tell them to speak Mandarin?" She is such a spunky little girl. After spending the afternoon with her it was time for her to say goodbye to Tegan and his new family. She wanted my husband to pick her up and after he did she refused to get back down. She asked the guide "Can I go with them?"

Two months after we arrived home Tegan told us "In China no hugs and no "I love you" at night." Immediately I thought of Lala still in her foster home, where you can see your breath its so cold, with no hugs and kisses at night.

One month later I got an email from Tegan and Lala's teacher in China. It said in part "Lala tells me she always hopes to live with Tegan.....she is waiting."

That email sealed the deal for us. We are determined to get this little girl home where she can share all of her laughter with a mom and dad and 5 other siblings.

We are still recovering from the financial burden of our first adoption ($25,000), just 3 short months ago, so if you find it in your heart to help us in ANY way we would appreciate it more than we could express. Also, if you pray, will you please pray for little Lala and our family. Thank you!

*Check out the cute video at the top. Lala telling us how old she is*

  • Shauna & Marc 
    • $150 
    • 80 mos
  • Vicki Wilson 
    • $50 
    • 80 mos
  • Grandma Evelyn 
    • $140 
    • 80 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 80 mos
  • Eileen Whitehead 
    • $10 
    • 80 mos
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Rachel Moulton Shepherd 
American Fork, UT
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