The Chelians are Adopting from Thailand!

Abby Chelian
Abby Chelian San Jose, California

We are excited to announce that we are in the process of adopting a little one from Thailand!

When I (Abby) was a child, my parents took me and my sister on a missions trip to Thailand, and I visited an orphanage there.  Row upon row of cribs lined the rooms. One little girl reached her arms out to me, and I picked her up. The girl wrapped her arms and legs around me and held on—desperate for any warmth and connection. The sadness of her situation broke my heart. From that time on, I knew that I would someday adopt.

When Suhas and I met, I told him about these experiences, and about my desire to adopt.  I was surprised to find out that he wanted to adopt too!  Suhas has compassion for the forgotten, and after seeing the poverty of India (his birth country) from a young age, he has felt compelled to act.

Many of you know that we were in the process of adopting from India, but we had to withdraw from that effort because of changes in the way India processes international adoption.  It was sad but we had our bio-baby Isaac, and now Isaac would really like a “silly little brother” (or sister).

Adopting from Thailand will help a little one find a loving family and grow ours!

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We are excited to announce that we are in the process of adopting a little one from Thailand!

When I (Abby) was a child, my parents took me and my sister on a missions trip to Thailand, and I visited an orphanage there.  Row upon row of cribs lined the rooms. One little girl reached her arms out to me, and I picked her up. The girl wrapped her arms and legs around me and held on—desperate for any warmth and connection. The sadness of her situation broke my heart. From that time on, I knew that I would someday adopt.

When Suhas and I met, I told him about these experiences, and about my desire to adopt.  I was surprised to find out that he wanted to adopt too!  Suhas has compassion for the forgotten, and after seeing the poverty of India (his birth country) from a young age, he has felt compelled to act.

Many of you know that we were in the process of adopting from India, but we had to withdraw from that effort because of changes in the way India processes international adoption.  It was sad but we had our bio-baby Isaac, and now Isaac would really like a “silly little brother” (or sister).

Adopting from Thailand will help a little one find a loving family and grow ours!

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Comments

$50

Eurae

Dec 10, 2019

“God bless your beautiful family!”

$50

Edna

Dec 3, 2019

“Congratulations on this beautiful adventure! Can’t wait to meet Kate and love on her!”

$50

Brian

Dec 1, 2019

$100

Hidden

Nov 29, 2019

$500

Hidden

Nov 28, 2019

“Excited to meet her :-)”

$100

Rod

Nov 28, 2019

“Praying for you! Love you guys!”

$100

Jerry and Dawn

Nov 27, 2019

“We’re excited for your adoption,”

$50

Jenny

Nov 27, 2019

$100

Clara

Nov 27, 2019

“May the Lord richly bless your trip of meeting your beloved daughter!!!”

$100

Jikke (Jessica)

Nov 27, 2019

“Bon Voyage! Safe Travels! Jessica, Don & Christina Smith”

$15

Michelle

Nov 27, 2019

“Congratulations! Michelle & Adam”

$100

Amy

Nov 27, 2019

“So excited for this!”

$10

Lana

Nov 26, 2019

“What a wonderful Thanksgiving blessing!”

$40

Hidden

Sep 21, 2019

“Praying for your family, Kate, and the adoption process <3 L, Aaron &Jen”

$10

Sherea

Sep 19, 2019

“May God continue to bless your family!”

$25

Hidden

Sep 19, 2019

$20

Christie & Tom

Dec 26, 2018

“That’s such exciting news, Abby & family! Merry Christmas! Hugs to all!”

$30

Cari

Oct 1, 2018

“Happy birthday, Suhas, from the Unruh girls! (Cari, Lillian, and Hallie).”

$100

David & Lisa

Sep 29, 2018

“Happy Birthday”

$100

Tiffany

Sep 29, 2018

“Happy birthday Suhas! Hugs the Woods Family”

$100

Barbara

Sep 29, 2018

“Happy birthday, Suhas! Hope you bring your little one home soon.”

$50

Jeroen

Sep 29, 2018

“Happy Birthday”

$100

Rajiv

Sep 29, 2018

“All the best!”

$25

Hidden

Sep 29, 2018

$25

Lindsey

Sep 29, 2018

$50

Debbie

Sep 29, 2018

“Happy Birthday, Suhas! See you all tonight!”

$100

Joshua

Sep 6, 2018

“Happy Birthday Suhas!”

$55

Kay

Apr 17, 2018

“That's amazing you guys! Fully support you! You guys are doing such a great thing for the kingdom :)”

$100

Devin

Dec 25, 2017

“I wish you all the best of luck in your adoption process! I'm praying for you!”

$50

Debbie

Nov 13, 2017

“Love you guys! Can't wait to meet the next Chelian! :)”

$200

Ralph

Oct 27, 2017

$520

Hidden

Oct 18, 2017

“Happy Adoption Time : D”

$25

Chris

Oct 16, 2017

“God bless you all!!😊”

$50

Chia-Wen

Oct 16, 2017

“Adoption is amazing! <3”

$200

Jennifer

Oct 7, 2017

“Sending lots of love and luck to the whole Chelian crew throughout this journey. ❤❤❤”

$100

Rickey

Oct 6, 2017

“YAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY!”