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Viktoria´s adoption

$3,220 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 4 months
Created March 15, 2019
My sister became a foster parent in 2014 for the first time. As a single mom of three biological sons, she always wanted to be a foster parent to help children in need. In 2017, their life changed when they got the phone call for a little baby girl that was being released from the hospital. My sister already had her brother as her foster child and was surprised to hear that the biological mother had another baby (she had never met the birth mom at this point). My sister accepted placement of this brand new baby girl and was told to be at social services within an hour. We went to babies r us and bought $250 worth of newborn clothes, diapers, etc for this baby girl. Bringing home this brand new baby was exciting, heartbreaking, nerve wracking and all the other emotions you can imagine.

When it comes to foster care, the goal is always reunification with biological family. In this case, baby girl visited with her birth mother once a week. Her father visited a little more sporadically and within a few months, he stopped coming all together. At the end of the year, the birth father went to prison, where he will spend the next few years. At that time, the birth mother asked Helga if she would be willing to adopt the baby as the two of them had bonded and she wanted the baby to stay with the only mamma she knew.

It was at that time that social services started fighting against birth mom and tried to move the baby to paternal family members that did not want to take on the baby. Helga hired an attorney to represent her in court and birth mom had an attorney representing her. It took months and thousand of dollars, but Helga was able to win sole custody of the baby when she was almost 15 months old. Winning sole custody was such an amazing victory, but it was just the first step in a long journey to permanency for this beautiful baby girl.

The birth mom and Helga have a wonderful relationship and the birth mom supports the adoption in every way. The birth fathers rights will need to be terminated through the courts before the adoption can continue. Besides the fight to terminate the rights, there is a home study that needs to be done and attorney fees that need to be paid. Because the baby is no longer in foster care, this adoption now has to be paid in full as if this was a domestic infant adoption and that is incredibly costly. Helga has already exhausted her funds by fighting for custody and really needs help to get the adoption covered.

Ways to help Viktoria:

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With immense gratitude,
Karlotta Walford and Family
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OMG you guys, I am so excited! With all of your help, the current total for the fundraising for Viktoria's adoption is at just over $4,000!!! That includes this GoFundMe, the 50/50 raffle fundraiser, and through Iceland and the account set up there. We are so incredibly grateful!! Thank you so much for all of you who have shared and donated. To continue helping with the fundraiser, here are some things you can do....

GIVE whatever you can. No donation is too small.
SHARE this on social media .
EMAIL this page to your family and friends - www.gofundme.com/viktorias-adoption

Thank you all so much, from the bottom of my heart!! Please know that even if you can not donate, please share. There have been so many donations made from friends sharing.

The Icelandic account that has been set up.

0326-26-003510
151061-3469
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Ég var ekki búin að deila DV.is greininni með ykkur, það var búið að tagga mig en fyrir þá sem ekki voru búinir að sjá....here you go! Við erum svo spennt yfir þessu og viljum þakka öllum fyrir stuðninginn ❤️❤️❤️

Við fjölskyldan erum svo spennt að ættleiða Viktoríu og erum að vona að með því að deila sögunni fáum við aðstoð við það.

Við viljum þakka öllum sem hafa verið að deila sögunni okkar og hafa styrkt okkur fjölskylduna. Endilega haldið áfram að deila sögunni og þó svo að þið getið ekki styrkt okkur, þá eru þið að hjálpa með því að deila sögunni okkar.

❤️❤️❤️ Risa knús á ykkur öll ❤️❤️❤️

https://www.dv.is/frettir/2019/3/25/helga-tok-stulku-fostur-med-dags-fyrirvara-eg-gat-ekki-annad-en-gratid-thegar-eg-hlustadi-domarann/?fbclid=IwAR2EOXdyNhzAgqgoVbEuIgim05GLeeY7Iky0-phlgiRlM_CikMDRDmBicrA

Svo erum við núna komin með íslenskan bankareikning til þess að leggja inn á

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Raised by 28 people in 4 months
Created March 15, 2019
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