Our names are Ronz and Olga. We are from the Philippines and Russia, respectively, but met at a Deaf church here in America. We love our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and we live our lives to bring honor and glory to His name. We are both Deaf ourselves, and we have been trying for 9 years to have a child. We tried infertility treatments, but they did not work. We prayed faithfully, but still did not become pregnant. So, we recently decided to adopt.
Then, in early August, we heard from a friend of a friend about a Deaf 13-year-old orphan from Eastern Europe who needs a family. We even had a chance to meet him, while he was briefly in the U.S., and felt a real connection. The boy, who we are calling “Joshua,” has a deep longing for parents. He has lived in an orphanage for 7 long years. Our hearts went out to him. Adoption is no longer an abstract concept. This is a real boy we can put a face to. We liked him right away and look forward to the day we can bring him home.
Unfortunately, international adoption is very expensive. We need to raise about $45,000 in order to bring this precious boy home. That $45,000 includes legal fees on both sides of the Atlantic, the cost of a home study, interpreting, document and filing costs, etc. as well as air fare and in country expenses three times. The first trip will be to get approval from the judge there to adopt, the second to finalize the adoption and the third to take care of immigration documentation. All three times, our physical presence is required.
We are not asking only for money. We are asking for you to pray and respond with your heart to this boy in need of a family. Then, if you feel led to partner with us with money, donate to our GoFundMe. We will keep you updated on our progress. Thank you for your generous heart for giving to our family‘s future blessings in God’s agape.
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