The Norton's Adoption Journey

Hello, We are Jennifer, Craig and Ella. Adoption has been on our hearts for a few years now and we're finally embarking on this journey.

We live on a small farm in Central Texas and have one amazing daughter (miracle baby) named Ella. Five years into our marriage we didn't think we would be able to conceive, but God had other plans. Ella has been a blessing and a true gift to us.  Our hearts desire is to grow our family and we felt that adoption was an amazing way to do so.

Over the past 3 years, our 7 year old, Ella has even independantly asked if we would want to adopt. When we told her of our desicion, she was so excited at the notion of being a sister.

Back in September 2017, a family friend asked us if we were interested in adopting a child from the Ukraine.

After some back and forth discussion and prayer, we made the decision to pursue the adoption of a child from Ukraine.

With prayer and diligence we would like to say "Welcome Home" to one or more children in the near future, but need your help and prayers.

We're estimating this process will cost us roughly $25,000. Below is a basic list of the costs.

- Adoption agency fees (Hope International in Dallas, TX)
- Legal Fees
- Ukrainian & US Govt. Adoption Fees
- Travel to/from Ukraine
- Living Expenses while in Ukraine

The process can take up to a year (or more) from start to finish and expenses will be on-going over the course of the year. 

James 1:27 speaks of the widow and the orphan.

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

We hold this passage close to our hearts and are stepping out in faith on this road.

If you feel led, please join us on this road and know that you played a part in welcoming a child home.

We will provide updates on our progress as it occurs.

Thank you so much and may the Lord bless you.
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Craig Matthew 
Taylor, TX
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