The Kudey's Adoption Adventure
Hi, and thanks so much for clicking on our story! We are the Kudey’s: Andrew, Laura, and Riker.
We live in one continuous adventure, going wherever God takes us. I came from New Jersey to New York to several different houses in Pennsylvania before I met and fell in love with Andrew. Me, the creative pastry chef with dreams of becoming an artist and an author, and him the communications major with a brain for numbers and a mutual desire to start a family that put God first.
We started talking adoption while we were on a date to see “The Blindside.” We desired to rescue an older child in need of a family. We’d continue to come together with this desire each year on New Year’s Day and ask “will this be the year we adopt?” And God would lead us on various other adventures. We went through MANY job changes. A few house relocations. God gave us a miracle child, Riker Gabriel, whose name means “strong and prosperous leader” and “man of God.” He’s eight years old now, and living up to his name already. Then God led us to move to South Carolina. We absolutely love it here, and have been so blessed to find many connections and a beautiful church family. And, finally, we heard God say “it’s time!” We’re obeying His calling, and are so excited to start our adoption journey!!
We found an AMAZING agency through Nightlight, and are almost done the home study process. We’ll start matching with kids in September, and can’t wait to see where God leads us! We’re looking for a little girl between the ages of 6 – 10. There are over 424,000 kids currently in the foster care system in the U.S., and the average age is 6 years old. It could take anywhere from 1 day to a few years to be matched with the one God has chosen for us.
Our future daughter will most likely come from another state, and we’ll need to travel many miles, deal with several court dates, and incur many expenses. The average cost of attorney fees alone is $10 – 15 thousand. Our agency fees are $5,000. We’re asking for support in any way you feel led.
The expenses aren’t cheap, but we serve the God who owns the cattle on a thousand hills. We’ve seen many miracles during our adventurous life, and I know we’re just getting started.
Thank you so so so much for any help and support!
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