The Mendez family feels called to adopt Bodey and give him the loving family he deserves. International adoption is a lengthy and expensive process. The entire process takes around a year and costs between 25 and 30 thousand dollars. The costs include:
● Travel to China including last minute one way airfare, lodging, and food
● Medical costs for Bodey including many weekly visits with specialists
● Homestudy to be able to adopt Bodey in the first place
● Donations to the orphanage
● Various Chinese and American legal fees
The sum of money needed to bring Bodey home is large. Let’s help the Mendez family raise the money they need to give Bodey a better, love filled life in their family. Let’s bring Bodey home!
I recently asked Rachael, "Why Bodey?" and she responded:
"There are two reasons: for Nicholas and for Bodey. Both children have had a rough start at life. Nicholas was born at 27 weeks and his survival was very uncertain for the first month. I didn’t get to hold him until he was 9 days old! And for Bodey, who has not yet had a go at life. Edgar and I are meant to be parents of 2, and we would not trade either child for the world.
I've lost sleep at night worrying about Nicholas’ future without a sibling to be there with him every step of the way. When neighbors grow up and move away, when he might not be able to hold down a job, when he has not learned how to play well with other children. If I give them each a brother, I can take away their loneliness and isolation.
I cannot stop dreaming about Bodey and all his potential. I know we have the power to change his future."
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