Be a piece of my adoption from Hong Kong puzzle!

Kelly Kroeper
Kelly Kroeper Trenton, New Jersey

Hi everyone! If you’ve landed here you know that I have decided to adopt from Hong Kong! I have thought about adoption for quite a while, and it has been a journey to this point, but have now been given ‘the nudge’ to actually take the leap of faith and start the process. To ask for help with the financial portion of adoption is humbling but also allows me to share my story and to maybe, just maybe, inspire others to go on down the amazing path to adoption as well and build the village that I am sure I will need once home with my adoptive child.

I have completed my paperwork (there was a ton!)and the adoption agency is getting ready to send it all over to Hong Kong, the halfway point! I am SUPER excited to finally be in the adoption process and to have a child of my own.

I’ve viewed a partial file for a little girl, who’s 7 1/2 with special needs that I hoping to match with! I’m currently waiting for her full file so I can submit my formal matching request to Hong Kong.

 In order to complete the adoption though I need some help, because adoption is expensive (about 22k total)! While I was able to pay for the first half of the process, I need support for the second half.

The second half of the process pays for:

  • Adoption match paperwork: $2812
  • Dossier (my papers for HK): $2812
  • visas/ immigration:$1200
  • Travel: $3500+
  • 3 post-adoption home visits (already paid for first 3 post visits): $1125+
  • lawyer/court:$2500
  • citizenship papers: $1245

I have decided to start a puzzle fundraiser. For a puzzle fundraiser, I have a jigsaw puzzle and people who would like to help can “buy a piece of the puzzle” for $25 and their name goes on the back of the piece(s). Once the puzzle is completed it will be hung in their bedroom so that they can see all of the amazing people who love them and helped me to get them home!!  

Any contributions will go directly to fund the adoption through its finalization, and get me one step closer! I am so extremely grateful for your support, whether it be through love or finances!

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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 “Kroeper 09496”, 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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Raised to date by 24 people
 of  $11,000
2 days left

My Story

Hi everyone! If you’ve landed here you know that I have decided to adopt from Hong Kong! I have thought about adoption for quite a while, and it has been a journey to this point, but have now been given ‘the nudge’ to actually take the leap of faith and start the process. To ask for help with the financial portion of adoption is humbling but also allows me to share my story and to maybe, just maybe, inspire others to go on down the amazing path to adoption as well and build the village that I am sure I will need once home with my adoptive child.

I have completed my paperwork (there was a ton!)and the adoption agency is getting ready to send it all over to Hong Kong, the halfway point! I am SUPER excited to finally be in the adoption process and to have a child of my own.

I’ve viewed a partial file for a little girl, who’s 7 1/2 with special needs that I hoping to match with! I’m currently waiting for her full file so I can submit my formal matching request to Hong Kong.

 In order to complete the adoption though I need some help, because adoption is expensive (about 22k total)! While I was able to pay for the first half of the process, I need support for the second half.

The second half of the process pays for:

  • Adoption match paperwork: $2812
  • Dossier (my papers for HK): $2812
  • visas/ immigration:$1200
  • Travel: $3500+
  • 3 post-adoption home visits (already paid for first 3 post visits): $1125+
  • lawyer/court:$2500
  • citizenship papers: $1245

I have decided to start a puzzle fundraiser. For a puzzle fundraiser, I have a jigsaw puzzle and people who would like to help can “buy a piece of the puzzle” for $25 and their name goes on the back of the piece(s). Once the puzzle is completed it will be hung in their bedroom so that they can see all of the amazing people who love them and helped me to get them home!!  

Any contributions will go directly to fund the adoption through its finalization, and get me one step closer! I am so extremely grateful for your support, whether it be through love or finances!

——————————————————————————————————————

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 “Kroeper 09496”, 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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Grant Received

November 22, 2021

This evening I received another grant, for $2,000 towards my adoption from Oath. I can’t believe it! 
This generous grant will pay for the lawyer fee at the end of the adoption process and puts me at just $3600 from being fully funded! 

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Grant Received!

October 12, 2021

Today I received a $4,000 grant from Gift of Adoption! This is such an amazing gift and brings me soooo close to being fully funded! 

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Initial Approval

September 16, 2021

I received notice that I got a sort of preliminary/ initial match approval. This lets me send my paperwork to the Hong Kong government and hopefully get their official approval for the match! This next step of govt approval has a waiting period estimated to be 7-12 months.
Thanks to your generous donations I was able to pay the fee needed to prepare and send my paperwork over hopefully next week :)! 

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Puzzle Update

August 14, 2021

Thank you SO SO much to everyone who has donated towards my adoption so far!! 96 puzzle pieces are spoken for now! I am about 1/3 of the way to my goal! Feel free to share my fundraiser to others as well 🙂 

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I-800A approval

July 18, 2021

Today I got my I-800A approval ! This means that I am fully approved state side to adopt from Hong Kong!

The next step is to send all my paperwork over to Hong Kong and wait for matching approval through their government and court  🙂 

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Matching Grant

July 8, 2021

Hi everyone!

Quick update! I have received a matching grant of $2500 from an organization called Miriams Heart! 

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Comments

$50

Ash and Zac

Sep 9, 2021

“We love you! So glad things are moving along for you to start your family 💕”

$100

Diane

Sep 3, 2021

“Wishing you all the best with your beautiful plans!💗💙”

$250

Deborah

Aug 26, 2021

“This child will be so blessed to have a loving mother such as you. Love Deb and Andy O’Connor”

$500

Doris

Aug 22, 2021

“I can't wait to be a Mimi!! I love you Kelly!!!”

$100

Hidden

Aug 21, 2021

“Good Luck Kelly! Love, Ellie & Jerry”

$100

Caitlin

Aug 16, 2021

“Kelly, we are so happy for you and wish you nothing but the best during this journey. You will be an amazing mother. Love, Ryan, Caitlin, Carleigh, Connor, Brinley, and Kellen”

$50

Norma

Aug 16, 2021

“I want another piece of the puzzle!”

$50

Chenell

Aug 14, 2021

“Good luck!! - Chenell and Anna”

$75

Hidden

Aug 9, 2021

“Good Luck! Love Laurie W.”

$100

Christine

Aug 4, 2021

“Best of luck Kelly! So happy for you!!”

$100

Tom and Katelee

Jul 29, 2021

“So excited, we love you Aunt Kel!!”

$50

Paolo

Jul 19, 2021

“Best of luck!”

$75

Ashlee

Jul 15, 2021

“Love you! Good luck! <3”

$200

Mario

Jul 8, 2021

“Heidi and Mario would like to wish you all our support and love. This is an AWESOME pursuit.”

$1,000

Tristan & Andrea

Jul 6, 2021

“We hope this will help out on your way to becoming a mother. Being a parent is hard work and to want that opportunity speaks volumes to who you are as a person. The sacrifice is the greatest blessing anyone could ever ask for.”

$200

Norma

Jul 6, 2021

“You are going to be an amazing Mom. Can’t wait to meet your lucky child.”

$100

Bill & Sarah

Jul 5, 2021

$25

Hidden

Jul 5, 2021

“God be with you on your journey!”

$25

Rosemary

Jul 5, 2021

“You will be so loved little buddy!!”

$25

Tünde

Jul 5, 2021

“Best of luck Kelly! Feel free to call for any tips and to help him or her with Hungarian ;) Tünde and Andy”

$25

Caitlin

Jul 5, 2021

“Best of luck and so much happiness to you and your expanding family! What a cool journey you're on. Caitlin”

$100

Margaret

Jul 5, 2021

“This makes my heart smile. You’re an amazing woman, and this child is going to be incredibly lucky to have you as a Mom!”

$200

Doris

Jul 5, 2021

$100

Rachel

Jul 5, 2021

“Good Luck Miss Kelly! Not only will this child be a gift to you but you are going to be a gift to the child you adopt. Congratulations!”