However we have had to move them (October 2013) to a new orphanage/creche and review every document. Several documents I was able to repair or create when I traveled back to Haiti in November. I am now unable to travel due to having Dengue fever in November and December and now being pregnant. We were told 1 year ago that our adoption was complete and paid in full and a vast majority was all lies. Our final stages payment to VOTO of 7,000.00 was lost completely.
We have at this point lost at least 15,000 or more. We have to hire a Haitian attorney to create valid documents in order to apply for our children's passports and US visas. We hate asking for help and have asked for little up to this point but there is an increasing urgency to get these papers fixed and our children home. Too much time has passed. At this stage we must raise 1,200.00 as soon as possible for the creation of legitimate birth certificates and their legalization. We will have our first fundraiser May 31, 2014 in the form of a garage sale. If you would like to help directly by making a donation or helping with the sale or have other fundraising ideas please let us know.
We will need an approximate total of $15,000 which will cover: attorney fees, transportation within Haiti of original documents, passport application and service fees, medical evaluations for both children, plane tickets, homestudy update. We covet your prayers for miracles. We will not stop fighting for J and K and continue to believe with confidence that adoption was and is God's will for our family. Our God is big and can use what others intended for evil for good.
If an amount over $15,000 is raised or the full amount raised is not used, the remaining funds will be donated to other families that have been the victims of this terrible situation.
Our personal blog: http://thefryehouse.blogspot.com
Stories from just a few of the other families:
The amazing place where many children currently are:
Other families in need:
There are many other families in need that I would love to connect you to. If you feel the Lord leading you to minister to them please let me know.
If you have more questions or would like for us to speak about orphan care, international adoption, child trafficking with anyone you know to raise awareness let us know. There are many families that are believing God's plan is bigger than this nightmare and want to turn this into a positive any way we can!
We will send out the life song link as soon as we have it.
Our latest deadline from USCIS to submit final paperwork is May 3, 2016.
The sooner we can get the attorney paid the sooner she will crank out the paperwork. Thank you for helping us this far!
Wanted to give more information about where the process is and the financial side of things in order to be completely transparent and accountable. After the go fund me fees and transfer and wire fees, this is the record of payment sent to the attorney directly.
Invoice Due to Rose-Berthe Augustin as of 10/2015
- $1,181.00 (paid on November 24, 2015)
- $1,200.00 (paid on December 11, 2015)
- $ 443.35 (paid on January 26, 2016)
$2,831.65 (still owing on most recent invoice)
So the current amount of attorney fees we owe is 2831.65 (past invoice) + 8000 (cost and fees to redo paperwork) = 10,831. 65 in attorney fees
There will also be fees for the medical evaluations and plane tickets home. All fundraising numbers and donations have been updated tonight to accurately reflect monies actually received from the auction.
They are worth the fight!
We have bracelets available to the first 14 people that donate $40 or more. This will cover the cost of the bracelet and shipping and get us to our monthly goal of $500 and cover the wire fees.