Bringing Home Our Next Little Newby’s

Shannon Newby
Shannon Newby High Point, North Carolina

Our family was blessed with a beautiful little boy with Down syndrome in 2015. Nathan arrived in our family after 17 years of infertility and was such an unexpected blessing.

He taught us so much joy and taught us to appreciate and treasure the smallest things. After Christmas of 2016 our family discussed siblings for Nathan. We felt he would benefit from having others to learn and grow with.

International adoption was the furtherst thing from our minds! Yet, one night we came across a post by a mom adopting a beautiful little boy with Down syndrome. I sent her a message not expecting a response and soon we were chatting away. She shared her story and offered to connect our family with an orgnaization to gather more information. After praying about it, discussing it further, and going over the information, we identified a little girl with Down snydrome who had recently became available for adoption. Immediately, we knew this child was meant for our family.

Our family remained open to adopting a second child and God provided a son with Down syndrome. We are so eager to bring these precious children home.

Please help us as time before travel is very limited. Every step of the way God has provided the financial need. He has continued to give confirmation this is His will when we sought confirmation throughout various steps of the process. We trust He will see this through.

 

 We wanted to share our fundraising goals.

We are adopting two children within the same country, but in different regions. The cost for their adoption per child, per region is: $8500 x2 for facilitation of adoption including translation, court fees, orphanage fees,etc. $1500 x2 for waivers, $250 x2 for US embassy medical exams, $325 x2 for visa to enter the US, $775 for immigration, $500 x2 for child passport, and child’s flight home $750 x2.

In country living expenses for two regions, including travel to separate regions and then to the capital to complete the adoption process is about $6400 plus $1000 for emergency cash. Adult flights for two round trips is $3000. We currently need to raise $23-24,000.

We have already paid $9000 in state adoption fees and cost.

Every donation will be one step closer to bringing our precious babies home.

We notified today we could travel within the next 4 weeks!!!

Our financial need is great, but God is greater!

We have been SUPER blessed to have been given a matching grant of $4500 from Chosen and Dearly Loved.

Once we hit $4500 it will be doubled !

That reduces our financial needs significantly! Please prayfully consider our family. Thank you for the support, love, and prayers as this journey to Aubree and Nicholas is concluded!


 

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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Raised to date by 53 people
 of  $25,000
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My Story

Our family was blessed with a beautiful little boy with Down syndrome in 2015. Nathan arrived in our family after 17 years of infertility and was such an unexpected blessing.

He taught us so much joy and taught us to appreciate and treasure the smallest things. After Christmas of 2016 our family discussed siblings for Nathan. We felt he would benefit from having others to learn and grow with.

International adoption was the furtherst thing from our minds! Yet, one night we came across a post by a mom adopting a beautiful little boy with Down syndrome. I sent her a message not expecting a response and soon we were chatting away. She shared her story and offered to connect our family with an orgnaization to gather more information. After praying about it, discussing it further, and going over the information, we identified a little girl with Down snydrome who had recently became available for adoption. Immediately, we knew this child was meant for our family.

Our family remained open to adopting a second child and God provided a son with Down syndrome. We are so eager to bring these precious children home.

Please help us as time before travel is very limited. Every step of the way God has provided the financial need. He has continued to give confirmation this is His will when we sought confirmation throughout various steps of the process. We trust He will see this through.

 

 We wanted to share our fundraising goals.

We are adopting two children within the same country, but in different regions. The cost for their adoption per child, per region is: $8500 x2 for facilitation of adoption including translation, court fees, orphanage fees,etc. $1500 x2 for waivers, $250 x2 for US embassy medical exams, $325 x2 for visa to enter the US, $775 for immigration, $500 x2 for child passport, and child’s flight home $750 x2.

In country living expenses for two regions, including travel to separate regions and then to the capital to complete the adoption process is about $6400 plus $1000 for emergency cash. Adult flights for two round trips is $3000. We currently need to raise $23-24,000.

We have already paid $9000 in state adoption fees and cost.

Every donation will be one step closer to bringing our precious babies home.

We notified today we could travel within the next 4 weeks!!!

Our financial need is great, but God is greater!

We have been SUPER blessed to have been given a matching grant of $4500 from Chosen and Dearly Loved.

Once we hit $4500 it will be doubled !

That reduces our financial needs significantly! Please prayfully consider our family. Thank you for the support, love, and prayers as this journey to Aubree and Nicholas is concluded!


 

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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Changes in Process

August 9, 2017

When adopting from a non hague country you can expect to endure changes.Our family seems to have endured an unusual amount of change. It has not been easy on our hearts, but we are offically submitted as expedited and are awaiting travel dates that could come anytime!

Unfortunately, yesterday we learned that our little daughter will no longer be available for adoption. The birth mtoher has petitioned the courts to regain custody and her file has been pulled from the department of adoption. We have been deeply grieved. It has been difficult to look for the silver lining, because she was the child we seen, fell in love with and committed to Feb.2. 

The little daughter we have worked so hard to bring home will not be coming home with us. The room we had prepared, the clothes we started collecting, the carseat, the pack and play will not be hers. It has been hard to focus on what comes next, but we have too.

Travel is a matter of weeks, not even months! We have to focus on the fact that God has a child waiting that needs our family. We do not know who that child is yet. We hope to have an answer from our team by the end of the week. Please pray God brings the perfect child forward and we have peace as we push on. 

I am attaching our current expenses and where will be when this $4500 matching grant from Chsoen and Dearly loved is met. I am hopfully believing it will be met within a week! 

We are deseparetly in need of the this matching grant. Please help us bring two beautiful little children out of the darkness of an orphanage to the light and love of our home.

Adoption Cost.
***UPDATED***
I want you to see where your donations go and why they are so important,
 
Commitment fee $900- PAID
Home Study $1500=PAID
 
Adult passport $190 paid
 
ANA Hague cover $1633- Paid
 
Required adoption educational training:$220 paid
Background checks for local and state: $150 paid
 
USCIS $1030 – Paid.
Several Appostiles $885
I drive these to Raleigh about 1.5 hrs each way.
Currently I have spent $1000 PAID
 
Correction to homestudy after submission :$40 for apostilles. Paid
 
Postage fees so far :$105 -paid
I had redo my dossier, because I need two dossiers.
ALL paperwork had to be redone so it matched.
 
FBI clearances which had been completed and paid at the cost of $196 paid
must now be redone and the cost for a repeat is $167 (paid)
 
Orphanage fee $8500 each( X2) $ 17,000
10 day waiver $1500
Passport $500 diff in each region each (X2) $1000
Medical $250 each (2) $500
Visa $325 each ( X2) $650
Immigration fee:$775 child one-paid
$720 child two: to be paid in country
 
Flights about $750 one way for two trips= $3000
Children’s flights home $1500
Emergency cash:$1000
 
**I am planning on staying one week, returning home, and then returning for court and the ten day wait.
In country stay is averaging $100- $110 a day
 
Trip One:$2100
 
Trip Two:
Average AT LEAST 4-5 weeks after court before traveling home.
This will easily be $3000-$4000 for food, travel, and lodging.
 
This doesn’t include cost that were required for the homestudy such as:
medical exams $150-paid
TB test and blood work,-$100-paid
And notary fees if you don’t have a kind notary to notarize for free.
I have a wonderful notary who is donating her services.
 
Travel is SOON and our FSP is at $8354
We are ONLY half to funded for facilitation fees alone.
We have a $4500 matching GRANT from Chosen and Dearly Loved, so every dollar donated is immediately matched up to $4500.
We ***urgently*** need your help and donations!
Dossier is submitted as expedited and travel dates are coming SOON.
BIG fees are due at trip one.
Trip one will cost $21,000-$22,000
Trip two is about:$ 10K
When our matching grant is fully met we will be at $17,354.
We are still short :$14,646
This is transparency.
This is where the money goes when you donate it.
The cost are staggering, but saving a life is never easy or cheap!
 
And you can always expect something to cost a bit more.
Things come up when you are adopting. I think every adopting mama can agree with this one!
But YOU all are OUR team and we need you.
The smallest things help.
 
Keep praying! Two little lives are depending on it!!!
And to add :
We are being considered for two grants and applying for several more – please pray they come through!
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Remaining Adoption Expenses

July 27, 2017

We wanted to share our fundraising goals.

We are adopting two children within the same country, but in different regions.

The cost for their adoption per child, per region is:

$8500 x2 for facilitatiion of adoption including translation, court fees, orphanage fees,etc.      

$1500 x2 for waivers, $250 x2 for US embassy medical exams, $325 x2 for visa to enter the US, $775 for immigration, $500 x2 for child passport, and child’s flight home $750 x2.

In country living expenses for two regions, including travel to separate regions and then to the capital to complete the adoption process is about $6400 plus $1000 for emergency cash.

Adult flights for two round trips is $3000.

We currently need to raise $23-24,000.

We have already paid $9000 in state adoption fees and cost.

Every donation will be one step closer to bringing our precious babies home.

We notified today we could travel within the next 4 weeks!!! Our financial need is great, but God is greater!

We have been super blessed to have been given a matching grant of $4500 from Chosen and Dearly Loved. Once we hit $4500 it will be doubled ! That reduces our financial needs significantly! Please prayfully consider our family. 

Thank you for the support, love, and prayers as this journey to Aubree and Nicholas is concluded! 

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Sara

Aug 16, 2017

“Love Nana”

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Aug 15, 2017

$35

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Aug 15, 2017

“Luv u”

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Aug 15, 2017

“Hope you get your grant <3”

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Aug 15, 2017

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Aug 14, 2017

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Aug 13, 2017

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Aug 12, 2017

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Jan

Aug 12, 2017

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Aug 12, 2017

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Isabella

Aug 11, 2017

“God bless you during this Journey to bring these two beautiful children home.”

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Aug 11, 2017

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Aug 11, 2017

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Aug 11, 2017

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Aug 9, 2017

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Aug 8, 2017

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Aug 1, 2017

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Aug 1, 2017

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Jul 30, 2017

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Jul 30, 2017

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Jul 30, 2017

“Bringing Nana's babies home...”

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Jul 30, 2017

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“God is faithful!!”