Adopting from Colombia!

Eugenia Wittick Durham, North Carolina

Family and Friends!

WHO:The Wittick Family

WHAT: is ADOPTING!!

WHY: This is a desire that we have had since before getting married, and our family is finally in the season to turn our desire into action…or should we say, obedience! God’s Word is very clear about His love for the orphan, and commands us to care for the most vulnerable of these. We are accepting this equally precious and serious call to action through the adoption agency All God’s Children International to bring home a little girl or boy from Colombia. To bring home our child!

WHEN:  So far we have chosen our agency, chosen our country, and been pre-approved to adopt!!! Yipee! The next step will be our formal contract being signed in Jan. Why Jan?Colombia’s adoption rules specify that in order to be eligible for an adoption, our youngest has to be 1yo. After the contract is signed, we will begin our home study and training (US paperwork), and dossier (Colombia’s paperwork). After these forms are all approved and complete, we wait to be matched! We will likely be done with all of the paperwork by summer of 2019. Then we wait !! The matching could take 6-18 months BUT as soon as we receive the call that we have been matched, we fly to Colombia to get our child no more than 2 months later:-)

(UPDATE) Our paperwork has now been approved and we are on the waiting family list as of Jan 2021!! Now we keep our paperwork updated so that we are ready to roll when we get matched!

WHERE: We have often been asked why Colombia? In efforts to keep this 5 year journey brief, Colombia is the perfect combination of: a language and culture that fits in with our bilingual/ bicultural family (Eugenia is from Argentina), an adoption timeline that lines up with our desire to bring home our child quickly, the opportunity to adopt a young child in order to keep our birth order (something individually important to us:-), and a government proactively seeking the wellbeing of its orphaned children as a member of the Hague Convention.

HOW: Our adoption will cost $42,000. As a family we have been setting money aside every month to bring our child home. Two Noonday Collection jewelry parties have already raised $500+, a craft auction is in the works, and we have been approved for a matching and grants through Lifesong for Orphans! Slowly the $42,000 will shrink…would you consider joining us in this effort!?

 

We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build around our child as he grows up. We are humbled and forever grateful for your love, encouragement, and generosity.

 


STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Wittick 08853”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744.

Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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Family and Friends!

WHO:The Wittick Family

WHAT: is ADOPTING!!

WHY: This is a desire that we have had since before getting married, and our family is finally in the season to turn our desire into action…or should we say, obedience! God’s Word is very clear about His love for the orphan, and commands us to care for the most vulnerable of these. We are accepting this equally precious and serious call to action through the adoption agency All God’s Children International to bring home a little girl or boy from Colombia. To bring home our child!

WHEN:  So far we have chosen our agency, chosen our country, and been pre-approved to adopt!!! Yipee! The next step will be our formal contract being signed in Jan. Why Jan?Colombia’s adoption rules specify that in order to be eligible for an adoption, our youngest has to be 1yo. After the contract is signed, we will begin our home study and training (US paperwork), and dossier (Colombia’s paperwork). After these forms are all approved and complete, we wait to be matched! We will likely be done with all of the paperwork by summer of 2019. Then we wait !! The matching could take 6-18 months BUT as soon as we receive the call that we have been matched, we fly to Colombia to get our child no more than 2 months later:-)

(UPDATE) Our paperwork has now been approved and we are on the waiting family list as of Jan 2021!! Now we keep our paperwork updated so that we are ready to roll when we get matched!

WHERE: We have often been asked why Colombia? In efforts to keep this 5 year journey brief, Colombia is the perfect combination of: a language and culture that fits in with our bilingual/ bicultural family (Eugenia is from Argentina), an adoption timeline that lines up with our desire to bring home our child quickly, the opportunity to adopt a young child in order to keep our birth order (something individually important to us:-), and a government proactively seeking the wellbeing of its orphaned children as a member of the Hague Convention.

HOW: Our adoption will cost $42,000. As a family we have been setting money aside every month to bring our child home. Two Noonday Collection jewelry parties have already raised $500+, a craft auction is in the works, and we have been approved for a matching and grants through Lifesong for Orphans! Slowly the $42,000 will shrink…would you consider joining us in this effort!?

 

We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build around our child as he grows up. We are humbled and forever grateful for your love, encouragement, and generosity.

 


STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Wittick 08853”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744.

Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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