Called to be Fabian’s Phamily

Morgan Phaneuf
Morgan Phaneuf Winter park, Florida

We have BIG news!

The Phantastic 4 is growing to the Phabulous 5! We have decided to pursue the adoption of our host son Fabian!

 

After an amazing 3 week hosting experience, exponential amounts of prayer, what feels like 100s of hours of research, reading and journaling, and lot of Phamily discussions we are ready to take the next steps in bring Fabian home to our Phamily! He’s going to be 12 and we hope to bring him home as soon as possible!
In the words of Bilbo Baggins: “We’re going on an adventure!”

 

As a part of our adoption process, we are raising fund. We have been awarded a $5000 matching grant from Potter Homes Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans! This is amazing news because the adoption process comes with a lot of fees and expenses. It may surprise you to learn that adoption related costs can easily total up to $40,000 or more. This is why we are working so hard on fundraising and grant applications to help ease this financial burden and bring Fabian home as soon as possible! Travel costs and time in country alone can be over $10,000!

 

We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build around Fabian as he grows up.


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 “Phaneuf 09667”, 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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My Story

We have BIG news!

The Phantastic 4 is growing to the Phabulous 5! We have decided to pursue the adoption of our host son Fabian!

 

After an amazing 3 week hosting experience, exponential amounts of prayer, what feels like 100s of hours of research, reading and journaling, and lot of Phamily discussions we are ready to take the next steps in bring Fabian home to our Phamily! He’s going to be 12 and we hope to bring him home as soon as possible!
In the words of Bilbo Baggins: “We’re going on an adventure!”

 

As a part of our adoption process, we are raising fund. We have been awarded a $5000 matching grant from Potter Homes Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans! This is amazing news because the adoption process comes with a lot of fees and expenses. It may surprise you to learn that adoption related costs can easily total up to $40,000 or more. This is why we are working so hard on fundraising and grant applications to help ease this financial burden and bring Fabian home as soon as possible! Travel costs and time in country alone can be over $10,000!

 

We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build around Fabian as he grows up.


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 “Phaneuf 09667”, 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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HOME STUDY APPROVED!

October 12, 2021

We are officially Home Study approved! Justin is picking up the notarized copies today!

The second exciting thing is because it took a little while to get the home study done, we can do the next step TODAY as well! We are sending off our I 800 A form to USCIS today as well. This could take several weeks to a month to come back but when it does we will have everything that we need to submit our Dossier! So, the dominoes are falling guys!

We still need about $6000 or so toward travel costs, but now that we have the home study I can start applying for grants to help with that a little. There isn’t a guarantee that we are approved for any grants, so we will also still be FUNdraising. We plan to launch a new tshirt FUNdraiser with emphasis on Fabian’s HOMECOMING soon!

Thank you for being a part of our Village!

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Where we are in the process

August 6, 2021

Hello everyone!

 

Thank you all for joining us on this crazy adventure that is international adoption! Some days you’re walking on top of clouds and some days you’re drowning in paperwork, but every day is a day that brings us one step closer to bringing Fabian home!

 

As of today 8/6/2021 we are basically done with our Home Study. We are waiting on a few minor revisions to our Psyc Eval and Justin’s passport. We have to get our physicals done (which expire in 6 months so we are waiting as long as possible to do that) and then we are Home Study Approved! Once we have a copy of the Home Study and Psyc Eval we can submit our I 800a (the application to approve Fabian’s immigration into the USA as a citizen) and our Dossier. Then, it’s just a big waiting game for all of that to be approved and come back. We have to be fingerprinted by the FBI (fancy right?) and have biometrics done, but that will be scheduled for us when our I 1800a is approved. 

Timeline: The biggest questions we get are “how much longer” and “when we will he know?” The answer to both of those is “less than a year.” That’s about as close of a range as we can tell you. The wheels of government turn slowly and the wheels of international governments turn even more slowly. But, we are far enough into the process that we can say less than a year. A typical adoption takes 12-18 months. We can slice 6ish months off of that because we don’t have to go through the traditional matching process since we hosted Fabian. We have been working on this for 13 weeks now, so 3ish months so we are in the 9 months left range for a typical adoption. We’ll see where things go from here. 

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Jan 29, 2022

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Oct 8, 2021

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Wayne

Sep 26, 2021

“So glad that Tannis and Drake have you for their brother! Happy Birthday!”

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Marcia

Sep 26, 2021

“Happy Birthday to our newest grandson and welcome to the family!”

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Sep 25, 2021

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Sarah

Sep 24, 2021

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY FABIAN!”

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Jeninne

Sep 14, 2021

“Can’t wait to meet Fabian!”

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Beth and Andy

Sep 13, 2021

“Praying and praising for your adoption adventure!”

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Eli

Sep 12, 2021

“Love this family and seeing it grow!”

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Sep 12, 2021

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Sam

Aug 3, 2021

“For the earrings, thank you!”

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Sarah

Jul 21, 2021

“We can’t wait to get you home, Fabian!”