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Steeves Adoption Volume 2

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Raised by 8 people in 6 months
The Steeves are adopting again!

We are delighted to be adding more children to our family! Two years ago we adopted siblings, 3 beautiful orphans from Ukraine. We have been praying about this for some time and we feel the time for this next adoption to happen is now. Imagine making an eternal difference in the lives of more children. There will be many updates along the way and we plan on sharing each and every experience with you all.  We know that God has placed each and every one of you in our lives and we are so blessed to have you all as our friends and family.

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Here is a breakdown of all the steps and costs associated with adoption in Ukraine.  The initial application fee was submitted Nov 16, 2018.  Home Study commencing January 2019.

Adoptions  Fees:
             First Deposit (Paid)
                    Initial Application Fee                                $1700.00 pd
             Second Deposit (Paid)
                    Home Study                                                     $1200.00 pd
             Third Deposit (April 2019)
                    Document Preparation                             $2150.00 pd
                    Program Maintenance                              $1000.00 pd
                    Courier Fees                                                    $1000.00 pd
                    Disbursements/File Maintenance      $1800.00 pd
             Fourth Deposit (June 2019)
                   Dossier Authentication                              $1890.00
                   Post Placement Fee                                      $   400.00
                   Dossier Notarization and Legalization
                                                                                                     $   960.00                                                                                                                                                                                            Total Adoption Fees                   $12,100.00

            
Criminal Record Check, Finger Prints,
             Canada Immigration Fees (for the children),
             Parental Medical Checks and blood work.
                                                                                                                                    $  690.00

Ukrainian Adoption Process Fees
             
Sibling Adoption Fees                                       $18200.00
              Children Pre-adoption Medicals                $   1000.00
              Orphanage Donation                                        $   3000.00

Total Ukrainian Adoption Fees                                                           $22,220.00

Travel and Overseas Expenses
              Meals and Accommodation                            $4000.00
              Domestic Ground Travel                                  $3500.00
              Air Travel (Parents 2 trips)                              $4000.00
             Children Flights Home (siblings)                   $3000.00
             Clothes/shoes to bring children home from Orphanage
                                                                                                        $   600.00
             Unforeseen expenses                                           $1500.00

Total Travel and Overseas Expenses                                                 $16,600.00

Summary of Adoption Expenses(From Above)
           Fees                                                                                 $10,900.00
           Authentication                                                          $   1520.00
           Ukrainian Fees                                                           $22,200.00
          Travel and Overseas                                               $ 16,600.00
TOTAL ADOPTION FEES                                                                         $51,590.00


We are so very excited to begin this part of our journey and so we ask that you join us in prayer and praise as every single step draws us closer to our children in Ukraine! Please join with us as we embark on this new chapter in our lives! 
Although the fees shown are $51,590.00, the first two payments have already been paid so the actual total is $48,690.00 but we will need beds and bedding, school supplies etc. so we are keeping the above total at $49,000.00 Our current vehicles are only for 5 passengers so we will need to look at that also. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and we hope you will consider helping us make a 'forever family' for more children!.

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We continue to be amazed as people join with us in our journey to provide a forever family for Ukrainian orphans. As of last week the fund raising committee announced receipts outside of gofundme to have reached $34000.00! Thank you, to all of you who encourage, and support prayerfully and financially.
Excitement is mounting as our dossier is currently being couriered to Kiev via UPS for translation.
We anticipate receiving an invitation to Kiev before the end of summer. So summer is busy with much preparation still to complete for our new children.
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Declan a few weeks ago had a brilliant idea - to write a book about his experience. He said if everyone in the world would buy 1 book we could raise enough money to adopt all the orphans. Then there would be no more orphans everyone would have a family! Don't you love Declan's heart!
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We are so grateful to the gifts of those through fundraisers and those who just spontaneously give. As of May 26 total gifts outside of gofundme have reached an amazing $25,000.00. Currently, our home study is complete and being submitted to the province - application with immigration Canada has been filed, received and is being processed. We expect to have the dossier completed and ready to submit by the end of July, hopefully with an invitation to the SDA in Kyiv by September. THANK YOU for following us - again our blog "ittakesavillage.studio"
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As of March 23 total gifts outside of GoFundMe have reached a total of $7288.00. Thank you for your generosity in helping provide a forever family for more Ukrainian children!
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