One of the hardest things I have had to do was put this sweet young girl back on a plane to go back to her orphanage. To feel her cling to me with tears streaming down her cheeks and all while trying to be strong and comforting. Our hearts hurt, our eyes fill with tears... and all I can do is try to tell her we love her, in my best attempted Russian and that we will bring her back as soon as possible.
That was in January, we are now starting the paperwork for adoption. Was it our plan to fall in love with this kid from another country? No. Were we looking to adopt from half a world away? No. We just wanted to make a difference in a child's life and give her some hope for a brighter future. Instead, she did that for us!
Are we scared? I would be foolish to tell you no, but I can't stand the thought of this girl without a family and our family without this girl. We want to be her mom and dad. She wants to be our daughter! We want her here as much as she wants to be here with us.
Please help us give this beautiful girl her Forever Family.
All donations will go to adoption fees, travel expenses, and bringing her home. Any amount is a HUGE blessing to our family and your prayers are most appreciated.
The first fees have already been paid with our applications = $600.00
The cost of our Home Study = $2,000.00
To start the adoption process is $2,500.00, with our contract to our adoption agency.
This is just the begining .
Please consider being a part of this journey with us. Thank you doesn't seem like enough, but we are truly thankful for every gift and word of encouragement.