Jeff & Stacie Shouse Adoption Fund

$7,605 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 70 people in 33 months
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Carrie Stutler
on behalf of Stacie Shouse
 MARIETTA, OH
Four years ago, Jeff and Stacie decided they were ready for children. They found out conceiving is not very easy for some people. After 2 years of not having success on their own, they started fertility treatments. Despite multiple IUIs and IVF rounds, they were still unable to have their own children. In 2015, they decided they were meant to be adoptive parents. They were contacted November 5, 2015 by an adoption agency letting them know they would finally have their dream come true - they were chosen to be parents.

     They spent the next 5 months decorating a nursery, buying clothes and supplies, and picking a name. They flew to Florida March 10, 2016 to pick up their little boy, Langston Joseph. After a week of not hearing from the birth mother, Stacie finally got in touch with a friend of the birth mother. She informed Stacie the birth mother had never intended to give up the baby. She was scamming Jeff and Stacie the entire time.

     Jeff and Stacie have been incredibly supported by their friends and family with prayers and comforting words in the past weeks. However, they spent $15,000 paying for the birth mother's expenses while she was pregnant. This is money they can't get back. Some of their friends have asked if they could help by donating to help them recoup this loss, and potentially try again some day. As Stacie said, "I'm just thankful for the caring, support, and thoughts." However, if you would also like to donate financially, it will be appreciated. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.
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This response is overwhelming and humbling.
This is proof:
Goodness win over evil
Hope wins over despair
Love wins over hate.
Thank you, thank you everyone
#Godisgoodallthetime
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Howard Rodgers
33 months ago
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I don't know if you've thought about fostering to adopt but like you my wife and I were married 13 years before having our first child after multiple miscarriages and a stillbirth. Since his birth we are in process of adopting a my 12 year old daughter, an almost 2 year old and a 3 year old. While there are no guarantees in the foster system, you may make a difference in a child's life and get to adopt him or her, and when available for adoption, costs are paid by the state.

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$7,605 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 70 people in 33 months
Created March 16, 2016
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$2,500
UPSTATE Church
30 months ago

Love you guys! From your extended church family.

$50
Anonymous
32 months ago
DH
$35
Don and Darlene Harris
32 months ago
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Praying that you find peace in this difficult situation. So sorry this happened to you.

VH

We love you both so much!!!!!!

Howard Rodgers
33 months ago
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I don't know if you've thought about fostering to adopt but like you my wife and I were married 13 years before having our first child after multiple miscarriages and a stillbirth. Since his birth we are in process of adopting a my 12 year old daughter, an almost 2 year old and a 3 year old. While there are no guarantees in the foster system, you may make a difference in a child's life and get to adopt him or her, and when available for adoption, costs are paid by the state.

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