Jeff & Stacie Shouse Adoption Fund
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.
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.