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+
- 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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