Hart Family Adoption

Nina Hart Huger, South Carolina

Dear Friends & Family, 

As many of you already, we are adopting! We have been so blessed with Frankie, but we've always known there is second child out there for us, and they will be joining our family in a slightly different way. The Parable of the Lost Sheep reminds us of this journey that we are embarking on. This child will always know how we have always loved them and pursued them. There was never a moment she wasn't in our hearts. 

Our adoption journey has been special to us since the beginning. After researching dozens of adoption agencies, we came across Christian Adoption Services, based out of North Carolina. They have been authentic, warm-hearted and transparent from the start. After much prayer and discussion, we chose to pursue our journey with them. As time went on, many of this agency's characteristics lined up to what Chris knew about his own adoption story. We found out that Christian Adoption Services changed their name a few years back and it turned out to be the same agency Chris was adopted from! It became evident to us that God knew the story he was writing from the start.

What stood out to us the most about this agency, was the emphasis not only on the child, but their Mothers. Chris and I view adoption as one of the most beautiful gifts. The Mother cares for this child's best interest so much, that she chooses to give this child to a loving family. Christian Adoption Services has founded the 'Emmanuel Home Project'. This home provides Birth Mothers a safe and stable living environment by providing a home for up to 10 months post-placement to help her heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually and get her back on her feet. 

Many of you have been following along with us in our adoption process. We started this journey back in June. Since then, we have completed all the necessary paperwork and a homestudy. In February, we will be attending a two-day group training. After this training, we become an official Waiting Adoptive Family, which means Domestic Adoption Coordinators can now show our adoption album to these mothers making an adoption plan for their child. These mothers are typically in their 8-9 months of pregnancy, so once selected we may have up to a 6-week notice. However, it's also common enough that these mothers decide on a family while in the hospital during labor and it's off to the races as we get in the car and drive to North Carolina to meet our little baby girl.

Would you consider partnering with us towards our financial goal? We are extremely grateful that we have been awarded $7,500 in matching grants from The Jones Family Right Hand Foundation and  Lifesong for Orphans. That means that every dollar donated through Lifesong will be matched dollar for dollar up to $7,500!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story!

 

Chris, Nina & Frankie


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 “Hart 10820”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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My Story

Dear Friends & Family, 

As many of you already, we are adopting! We have been so blessed with Frankie, but we've always known there is second child out there for us, and they will be joining our family in a slightly different way. The Parable of the Lost Sheep reminds us of this journey that we are embarking on. This child will always know how we have always loved them and pursued them. There was never a moment she wasn't in our hearts. 

Our adoption journey has been special to us since the beginning. After researching dozens of adoption agencies, we came across Christian Adoption Services, based out of North Carolina. They have been authentic, warm-hearted and transparent from the start. After much prayer and discussion, we chose to pursue our journey with them. As time went on, many of this agency's characteristics lined up to what Chris knew about his own adoption story. We found out that Christian Adoption Services changed their name a few years back and it turned out to be the same agency Chris was adopted from! It became evident to us that God knew the story he was writing from the start.

What stood out to us the most about this agency, was the emphasis not only on the child, but their Mothers. Chris and I view adoption as one of the most beautiful gifts. The Mother cares for this child's best interest so much, that she chooses to give this child to a loving family. Christian Adoption Services has founded the 'Emmanuel Home Project'. This home provides Birth Mothers a safe and stable living environment by providing a home for up to 10 months post-placement to help her heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually and get her back on her feet. 

Many of you have been following along with us in our adoption process. We started this journey back in June. Since then, we have completed all the necessary paperwork and a homestudy. In February, we will be attending a two-day group training. After this training, we become an official Waiting Adoptive Family, which means Domestic Adoption Coordinators can now show our adoption album to these mothers making an adoption plan for their child. These mothers are typically in their 8-9 months of pregnancy, so once selected we may have up to a 6-week notice. However, it's also common enough that these mothers decide on a family while in the hospital during labor and it's off to the races as we get in the car and drive to North Carolina to meet our little baby girl.

Would you consider partnering with us towards our financial goal? We are extremely grateful that we have been awarded $7,500 in matching grants from The Jones Family Right Hand Foundation and  Lifesong for Orphans. That means that every dollar donated through Lifesong will be matched dollar for dollar up to $7,500!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story!

 

Chris, Nina & Frankie


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 “Hart 10820”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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Adoption Family Album

April 19, 2024

 

As of the end of February, we’ve officially become a Waiting Adoptive Family. Our adoption family album is now live, giving prospective birth mothers the chance to glimpse into our lives as they consider adoption plans for their baby.

 

 

 

Selecting the photos and crafting the words to portray our family authentically was a challenging task. Each image and every sentence was thoughtfullychosen to convey our love, warmth, and readiness to welcome a child into our home. Yet, amidst the uncertainty of this process, I find comfort in the belief that beyond our efforts, there’s a higher plan at work. Every day, I remind myself that ultimately, it’s in God’s hands, and His wisdom surpasses our own.

 

 

View our album here:https://static1.squarespace.com/static/576838181b631bb40e9a6370/t/65dd471632e9d23f042217f1/1709000473992/Profile+Album+Chris+and+Nina.pdf

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In-Person Training

April 18, 2024

At the end of February, Chris and I had the chance to attend HEART training (Helping Educate Adoptive couples with Resources and Training) at Christian Adoption Services’ headquarters in Charlotte, NC. This training isn’t just about learning; it’s about building connections. While online resources are helpful, there’s nothing quite like forming real friendships in person. These are the kind of friendships that walk with you through the adoption journey, offering support when times get tough and celebrating every success along the way.

 

This was our last piece to be “checked off” before we became an awaiting family! Our family adoption album is now live for Mothers to view. Now we are just waiting for that phone call to tell us we’ve been matched with our little girl.

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Adoption Family Album

April 18, 2024

As of the end of February, we’ve officially become a Waiting Adoptive Family. Our adoption family album is now live, giving prospective birth mothers the chance to glimpse into our lives as they consider adoption plans for their baby.

 

Selecting the photos and crafting the words to portray our family authentically was a challenging task. Each image and every sentence was thoughtfullychosen to convey our love, warmth, and readiness to welcome a child into our home. Yet, amidst the uncertainty of this process, I find comfort in the belief that beyond our efforts, there’s a higher plan at work. Every day, I remind myself that ultimately, it’s in God’s hands, and His wisdom surpasses our own.

 

 

 

 

View our album here:

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/576838181b631bb40e9a6370/t/65dd471632e9d23f042217f1/1709000473992/Profile+Album+Chris+and+Nina.pdf 

 

Or visit: https://www.christianadopt.org/waiting-families and find us!

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Comments

$100

Mary

Apr 18, 2024

“So excited for your little family. Congratulations!”

$300

Kenneth

Apr 18, 2024

“So proud of you both for taking this journey and providing for others in need of support and a loving home! Best wishes, Ken and Rachel”

$50

Susan

Apr 18, 2024

“Congratulations!”

$5,761

Offline Donation

Apr 18, 2024

$300

Diane

Jan 10, 2024

“❤️”