The Whitley Family Adoptions


Hi we are the Whitley Family (Carlos, Pilar and Carlos Joel "CJ") have been following this journey for well over two years now. We have wanted to adopt for many years but several things have kept us from completing the process (military deployments and moves). In early 2013 we submitted our application for adoption for Colombia, South America. It has been a long and arduous journey where we questioned this decision many times. We have persevered and now have a brother and sister in Colombia waiting to join our family! Their names are Joelis (age 6) and Joel (age 5). We didn't pick their names, however we do see it as just one more sign that this is supposed to happen. The biggest hindrance to us accomplishing this mission of expanding our family is finances. We have already invested over $30,000 of our own money in this processs. We find ourselves in need to come up with the final $15,000 for the travel expenses and in-country fees, it will take about 8 weeks in Colombia for us to complete the adoption process. We expect to travel in six weeks. Could you please help?

About the Artist
Aloha! I am a military spouse and have lived in many different states and countries. Trained in fine art at the University of Alberta, I currently live with my family in Hawaii.
My husband and I are adoptive parents and know first hand the joys and struggles of adoption and especially the financial struggle at the beginning. I want to use my artistic gifts to help support families in their journey to forever families!
Thanks in advance for all your support!
Tyra 

*Time frame of commissioned artwork may vary.
**Shipping in late October or early November (depending on when the family returnes from Columbia).

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Tyra Dewald-Grauer 
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Schofield Barracks, HI
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