Hello, we are the Frei family - David and Courtney Frei. God has an ever changing amazing plan for us, and we would love for you to be a part of this wonderful plan too. We are adopting our first child, a little three year old boy named Christian, from Liberia in Africa. He's currently living in an orphanage, where the workers say he gets along well with other children and smiles often. We're happy to have been matched with him, and can't wait to make the month-long trip to Liberia where we'll be finishing the adoption.
Courtney and I have wanted children since we were married, but didn't necessarily feel tied to the idea of having them biologically. We believe that the best way to follow God's will for our lives is to care for orphans and widows (James 1:27) we believe the best way to do that is to open our home to children that might not otherwise have a place to stay. In Liberia, unemployment is extremely low (2.8%) but more than half of the population is living below the poverty line. Christian's mother surrendered him to the orphanage simply because she couldn't afford to feed him; we have a home and food, and we would love to provide the loving environment that Christian needs in order to thrive and grow. We love him so mush already and can't wait to be parents for the first time. He is just too cute for words. We wish we could put a picture up but we were told by our adoption agency we weren't allowed to. If you are thinking of giving, we are so grateful that you have decided to support us in following God's call. If you are unable at this time, we would greatly appreciate your prayers for Christian and for us. Pray that God would let the adoption process proceed smoothly, that He would give us wisdom in parenting, and that He would protect Christian and keep him safe until we are able to bring him home. Thank you all very much.
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