Hello Family and Friends,
Most of you know that we have been on a journey for about 18 months to adopt from Colombia. We are matched with a beautiful little boy, who currently lives with a foster family in Bogota. He will turn two in September and our goal is to have him home with us before the holidays.
God has been at the center of all of this, emotionally, logistically and financially. In total the adoption is costing around $53,000. We need a remaining $13,000. Airfare, hotel costs, food, visa costs and post placement agency costs primarily. We will be in Bogota as a family for roughly 4 weeks. We hope to be heading down there in Oct but will know travel dates for sure when our paperworks goes through immigration.
This is such an exciting time for us and we are so happy and blessed to share it with you. We are asking now for help, whether that be through prayer, funds or another means of support like a meal, we are grateful to our whole community. Prayers could specifically include that the paperwork both here and in Colombia is a smooth process, that the transition for him is as peaceful as possible, that his medical needs are met along the way, that his foster family finds peace and that we all stay safe, rested and healthy during our time abroad.
Financially we have been blessed with a few grants, one of which is a matching grant. They will meet up to $3,500 giving us $7,000 of the $13,000 remaining that we need. If you would like to support us in this way, some more information is below and you can do so on this site. Please feel free to share this also. We have around 3-4 weeks to raise much of the remaining funds to be used for travel. Please know that you are making a huge difference not just for us but in the world. Each person who supports adoption in some way, no matter how small or big is doing good by serving God's children. We will try to update and post this site as often as we can along the way to keep everyone updated.
All our love,
Katie, Jacob, Harper, Brooks & M
*We have purposely left out his full name and chosen certain pictures to protect his identity on social media but we can't wait to share more with you in person soon.
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