Kieckers Adopt from Colombia

Phil & Julianna Kiecker
Phil & Julianna Kiecker Raleigh, North Carolina

Galatians 4:4-7 ” God sent his Sonthat we might receive adoption to sonship….So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child.

Adoption is awesome. It is because of Jesus, God’s son that we have been adopted into God’s family. We get to call God our good, good FATHER. He paid for the adoption fully and completed with his blood on the cross. We are so thankful that adoption is part of our spiritual story.

We also hope it to be part of our earthly story.

Did you know that there are 51 million orphans in the world. 51 million.  There are also approximately 2.18 billion Christians in the world? If just one out of every 42 Christians gave an orphan a home, every orphan would be adopted into a loving earthly home in which they could learn about their Savior and…be adopted into God’s family, too!

Could you be a part of one child’s earthly and spiritual adoption?

OUR STORY: 

A good verse to describe our journey to adoption is Proverbs 16:9, “We can make our plans, but it is the Lord who determines our steps.”

We had been seriously planning for domestic adoption and/or foster care at some point for our family We we were planning to first try some procedures at a fertility clinic to bring some closure to our seven year struggle with infertility, Up to that point, we had thought of International Adoption as something we “couldn’t do.” We knew that there were lots of children here in the US that need a home and were also fearful of the cost of international adoption.

We then attended meeting with Lifeline Children’s Services. They spoke passionately about the need for international adoption. We learned about the approximately 51 million orphans in the world, many who do not have access to good healthcare or education, or most importantly, a family of their own. Their stories and answers to many questions that night really started our hearts on fire for orphans throughout the world, and we started to wonder “how couldn’t we?”

Finally, the social worker giving the presentation assured us that no family had ever been unable to adopt because of cost. God always worked through his people to make adoption possible.

We went into that meeting with one plan, and we somehow came out equally united in a plan that we had never discussed before. God was clearly working on our hearts. After having learned about the so many orphans in need in the world, we could not forget it. God had provided a clear answer. We finally felt at peace, ready to take the next step, adopt and, “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations.”

We have since seen many ways that God has been preparing for us this. The more we hear about waiting children, the more our hearts ache to be able to love them, care for them, teach them, and share with them the sweet message of the gospel. We think God has called us to this and prepared us in a multitude of ways: through experience with and excitement for hispanic culture, strengthening our marriage, giving us valuable experience with preschool children and families, and by strengthening our faith and giving us a strong desire to adopt. We feel blessed to have the opportunity to love a precious little child who is in need of a family.

So, our desire to adopt is multi-faceted. We are so ready and so excited to grow our family and to become parents. We want to share Jesus with children and raise them to know Him. We want to be a light in a dark world, and to provide for all those God puts in our path, especially orphans and widows.

Will you join us? Adoption is very expensive, totalling around $40,000 (including the cost of travel). Lifeline is very transparent and breaks down all of the fees to show what costs exists: various attorneys, social workers, translations, psychological, medical and background check evaluations, and fees for both countries is a brief summary.  We have used the savings we had previously set aside for fertility treatements and have been saving everything we can over the past year.

We have received two grants, one of which is a matching grant from Josiah’s Adoption Fund, administrated by Lifesong for Orphans. Every dollar you give to help us bring a child home will be matched for up to $3500.

We have submitted a letter of intent to adopt a little girl. (This will not be official until our dossier has been approved by Colombia, and their government has made us an official match. Since this could still fall through, we can’t share more about her at this time.) Our dossier has been sent to Colombia. We want to be ready to travel and bring a child home as soon as we are matched. 

We would truly appreciate anything that you can do to contribute to bringing a child home! We are so thankful for all of the support and prayers we have received so far! We are excited to see how God will continue to provide for all of the needs of our child through you.

Love you,

Phil & Julianna

 

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 “Kiecker 08817”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, 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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My Story

Galatians 4:4-7 ” God sent his Sonthat we might receive adoption to sonship….So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child.

Adoption is awesome. It is because of Jesus, God’s son that we have been adopted into God’s family. We get to call God our good, good FATHER. He paid for the adoption fully and completed with his blood on the cross. We are so thankful that adoption is part of our spiritual story.

We also hope it to be part of our earthly story.

Did you know that there are 51 million orphans in the world. 51 million.  There are also approximately 2.18 billion Christians in the world? If just one out of every 42 Christians gave an orphan a home, every orphan would be adopted into a loving earthly home in which they could learn about their Savior and…be adopted into God’s family, too!

Could you be a part of one child’s earthly and spiritual adoption?

OUR STORY: 

A good verse to describe our journey to adoption is Proverbs 16:9, “We can make our plans, but it is the Lord who determines our steps.”

We had been seriously planning for domestic adoption and/or foster care at some point for our family We we were planning to first try some procedures at a fertility clinic to bring some closure to our seven year struggle with infertility, Up to that point, we had thought of International Adoption as something we “couldn’t do.” We knew that there were lots of children here in the US that need a home and were also fearful of the cost of international adoption.

We then attended meeting with Lifeline Children’s Services. They spoke passionately about the need for international adoption. We learned about the approximately 51 million orphans in the world, many who do not have access to good healthcare or education, or most importantly, a family of their own. Their stories and answers to many questions that night really started our hearts on fire for orphans throughout the world, and we started to wonder “how couldn’t we?”

Finally, the social worker giving the presentation assured us that no family had ever been unable to adopt because of cost. God always worked through his people to make adoption possible.

We went into that meeting with one plan, and we somehow came out equally united in a plan that we had never discussed before. God was clearly working on our hearts. After having learned about the so many orphans in need in the world, we could not forget it. God had provided a clear answer. We finally felt at peace, ready to take the next step, adopt and, “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations.”

We have since seen many ways that God has been preparing for us this. The more we hear about waiting children, the more our hearts ache to be able to love them, care for them, teach them, and share with them the sweet message of the gospel. We think God has called us to this and prepared us in a multitude of ways: through experience with and excitement for hispanic culture, strengthening our marriage, giving us valuable experience with preschool children and families, and by strengthening our faith and giving us a strong desire to adopt. We feel blessed to have the opportunity to love a precious little child who is in need of a family.

So, our desire to adopt is multi-faceted. We are so ready and so excited to grow our family and to become parents. We want to share Jesus with children and raise them to know Him. We want to be a light in a dark world, and to provide for all those God puts in our path, especially orphans and widows.

Will you join us? Adoption is very expensive, totalling around $40,000 (including the cost of travel). Lifeline is very transparent and breaks down all of the fees to show what costs exists: various attorneys, social workers, translations, psychological, medical and background check evaluations, and fees for both countries is a brief summary.  We have used the savings we had previously set aside for fertility treatements and have been saving everything we can over the past year.

We have received two grants, one of which is a matching grant from Josiah’s Adoption Fund, administrated by Lifesong for Orphans. Every dollar you give to help us bring a child home will be matched for up to $3500.

We have submitted a letter of intent to adopt a little girl. (This will not be official until our dossier has been approved by Colombia, and their government has made us an official match. Since this could still fall through, we can’t share more about her at this time.) Our dossier has been sent to Colombia. We want to be ready to travel and bring a child home as soon as we are matched. 

We would truly appreciate anything that you can do to contribute to bringing a child home! We are so thankful for all of the support and prayers we have received so far! We are excited to see how God will continue to provide for all of the needs of our child through you.

Love you,

Phil & Julianna

 

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 “Kiecker 08817”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, 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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Los Ultimos Pasos – Final Steps

September 17, 2020

We’re finally coming to the end of many things … and the beginning of many others.

It’s our final night of quarantine in our hotel! We had our last skype with Daniela today (pictured). We are at the end of the adoption process. It’s our last weekend together as just a couple. 

And it’s (almost) the beginning of the rest of our lives as a family with children! It’s the beginning of motherhood and fatherhood! 

It sort of makes us want to hold our breath…like when you’re at the top of a roller coaster, and you know that something really exciting and exhilirating is coming, but you can’t truly imagine what it will be like until you do it. Life will never be the same afterwards. 🙂 We can’t wait. 

So, during the past 10 days, we’ve been…

1. Getting our adoption visas (we had orginally gotten emergency courtesy visas to come in on the humanitarian flight, but had to get them changed over to complete the adoption process).

2. Working virtually for church and school.  

3. Working out with Camp Gladiator! We’re thankful for the live online workouts with our regular trainers – so helpful for keeping us sane and getting some movement in during quarantine!

4. Reading in Spanish & practicing on Doulingo.

5. Watching Spanish TV & some of our regular shows on netflix, too. 🙂

6. Skyping with Daniela! We showed her her room here and are doing everything we can to make the transition as easy for her as possible. Will you please join us in praying for her heart in this transition?

7. Cooking Colombian dishes like sudado de pollo, chocolate santafereno, patacones.

8. Ordering from lots of different local restuarants to get a feel for the culture through it’s food! It was research, ya’ll. 😉

9. Playing banangrams and chatting on our separate patios with the sweet family staying in the suite next door. 

10. Sweet time to spend with God in his word through devotions, bible studies on zoom, and online church. 

11. Organizing our photos from the past 9.5 years of married life so that we can make some photo books, and writing in Daniela’s baby book. 

12. Getting our COVID-19 tests done… not the most comfortable experience. We’re negativo!

13. Video chats with friends and family. Watching the Packer game via zoom with Phil’s family was a fun innovation!

14. Yahtzee and more yahtzee, dancing (ok, mostly a lot of pacing around the patio in circles ;)), people watching – including some drooling over the coffee cart across the street – and dreaming about the future together. 

15. Meeting with Daniela’s team to learn even more about her needs, preferences, and fun facts about her. I (Julianna) was excited to learn that she is truly meant to be my daughter – We both love shoes and cell phones, we both get hangry, we both love soups, and we both prefer physical contact for comfort. 🙂 

I think that pretty much fills you in on this quarantine life. 

So what’s next? 

Tomorrow we are liberated! We have been asked not to go into crowded areas to keep ourselves and Daniela safe from covid. However, we can walk around and see Bogota some on foot and in the fresh air (and with masks on), so we are excited to do that this weekend!

MONDAY. IS. THE. DAY! September 21, 2020, we will finally be united with Daniela! They call this “Encuentro Day.” Even though it has felt long for us, we trust that everything will happen in God’s perfect timing. 

We were just notified that we will get to go to the orphanage on Monday to meet Daniela! We’re so happy about this because the covid plan was to meet at the hotel. Going to the orphanage means that we can meet Daniela in a place that’s familiar to her, and we get to see where she’s been living, which could give us insights into things in the future for her. We’re so grateful! 

Then, Daniela will come back “home” with us to the hotel. We did some nesting today and set up her room, with toys and books within her reach. 🙂 She will stay with us all week – it’s called “Bonding Week.” During the week, we will take Daniela to the required appointments, such as a medical appointment. Her psychologist (who’s been facilitating the skype calls all this time – we love that woman!) will come by at some point during the week to check on everyone, and at the end of the week, we will have an “Integration Meeting” with Daniela’s team. They will make sure everything is a-ok, and then give us needed paperwork to request a court date!

We will travel a few hours outside of Bogota, through the mountains and down to the plains – where it is hot and tropical as you might imagine Colombia to be – to La Mesa. This is where the adoptions court is. We will request our court date, and will spend about a week in La Mesa to complete that process and go before a judge to officially become a family! God always knew that Daniela would be in our family, but nonetheless, it will be a special day for us all! 

Then, in approximately our fifth week here, we will come back to Bogota, and spend time at the US Embassy, completing applications and interviews and picking up Daniela’s passport and then visa. 

If everything goes smoothly, that will take us to about our sixth week here, when we will have completed everything and can book a flight home to Raleigh! 

We still have some important steps to take to complete the adoption process, but we are so excited to be able to do them with Daniela! We can’t wait to learn everything about her, and to teach her what it means to be loved unconditionally by a loving Savior God, and by a Mom and a Dad. 

Thank you so much for all of your prayers. Truly, truly, we couldn’t have gotten this far without the love and support from all of you. We really have had a special opportunity to see God’s love for us and for Daniela so clearly through all of you. We love you all, and are eternally grateful. 

Abrazos! (Hugs!)

Julianna & Phil

 

 

 

 

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We are IN COLOMBIA! :)

September 7, 2020

Hi everyone!

I’m sorry for the long delay in updates on here.  As COVID-19 shook the world, it also shook ours. When I wrote the last post, we were working hard to get all of the paperwork finished, and as we completed it, we got to have our first Skype dates with Daniela (sooo sweet!), and plans were made for us to go to Colombia on April 13, 2020 to complete the adoption. Then, of course, COVID-19 changed all of that. We were reeling from having our plans pulled out from under us regarding getting to Daniela, and we were also having to quickly pivot to virtual plans for church and preschool.

That’s my sorry excuse for neglecting to update you all – however, your support and encouragement meant more to us during that time of waiting than ever before! Thank you for being the loving arms and words of God to us while our hearts were hearting for Daniela and for the loss of our plans. 

BUT we are HERE NOW! The long wait was due to Colombia closing it’s borders to everyone during the pandemic. Colombia’s borders are still closed, but we are so grateful to our way-making God, and to the country of Colombia, for allowing us and other adoptive parents to enter the country on a humanarian flight meant to bring Colombian citizens back home. 

We are especially grateful because Daniela has been growing so much during the past six months! These are very important months of development for her little brain, her social-emotional skills, and other foundational pieces of who she is. We are grateful to the orphanage where she is – they do truly seem to love and care for the children. Aside from a few “quarentine” breaks (due to visits to the hospital for Daniela, and once due to a case of COVID in the orphanage), we have been able to video chat with Daniela almost every week. We are so greateful to her therapist who kept going to the orphange even while their country was in a strict lockdown, in order to facilitate these chats. 

Through our skype dates, we have come to learn that Daniela loves music – she always claps when we sing “Cristo me ama”! “La lechuza,” “La vaca Lola,” “Estrellita donde estas,” and “En la granja de mi tio” are her favorites with us so far. She has also started saying a few words. The first word we heard her say was “papa,” which was such a sweet, sweet moment! “Zapato” (shoe) was second! She also says, “hola,” “mama,” “bravo,” and “esto.” She may say more than that, but that’s what we’ve gotten to hear so far. She also loves things that require manipulating – like her shoes, keys, buttons on the phone, etc. We’ll learn more in two weeks!

I say two weeks because we are currently in a strict quarentine in Colombia. We arrived in Colombia on September 4, we will quarentine for 2 weeks and receive a COVID-19 test, and we will finally (God-willing) get to meet Daniela on September 21!!! 

So far, we have been settling in to our hotel suite, learning how everything works here, and ordering groceries, supplies, and food. As you can see in the attached photo Bogotá, Colombia is a beautiful city from everything we have seen so far. We are very blessed to have a lovely patio, lots of natural light, kind and helpful hotel staff and in-country adoption staff, an aweome view of the park across the street AND some adoptive-parent friends right next door! It’s clear to us that God’s hand is in all of these wonderful details.

God reminds us – through these details and through the promises in his word – that He is working ALL things for our good. Including a longer than expected wait to get to Daniela. Including all of the unknowns yet to come.

We thank God for all of YOU! THANK you, again, for all of your love, support, gifts and prayers that have gotten us to this point!  We have plenty of funding, so please do not donate any more money to our adoptino fund. However, we do appreciate your continued prayers as we meet Daniela, for her heart as she leaves the only home and people she knows, and for our bonding together as a family.

If it is really on your heart to give a gift, I recommend donating to Lifeline Children’s Services at https://lifelinechild.org/ (click on the “Get Involved” tab.) They have been such a genuine, Christ-centered, loving group who are working hard to bring the millions of orphans worldwide and in the US into Christian homes. You can also donate directly to their “unadopted” program, which aims to connect orphans around the world who cannot or will not be adopted with God’s Word, and with resources so that they don’t end up on the streets.  https://lifelinechild.org/unadopted/. I promise no one asked me to share this donation information! The care of orphans is just a constantly growning concern on our hearts, as perhaps it is on yours, and we have found Lifeline to be a really wonderful and genuine way to make an impact for orphan care. 

Much love and gratitude to you!

Julianna & Phil

 

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It’s a Girl!!

February 18, 2020

We are super excited to share this news as it’s finally approved by Colombia! We have a little girl named Daniela. She is currently 15 months old and living in an orphanage – thankfully an orphange that looks like they’re doing their best for children. We can’t wait to share pictures with you all — she is so beautiful! She is absolutely the blessing we have been waiting for for so many years, and we just wish we could bring her home tomorrow!!!

So what’s next? We are having her files translated currently, and then they will be sent with our I-800 application to USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration). This approval takes about 30 days, but once we have US approval to adopt Daniela specifically, then we can make plans to travel! (There will be a few other authorizations and details to wrap up before we can actually leave.) But we hope and pray to have Daniela home by April/May! 

We are sooooo thankful that things have moved quickly over the past month. However, this has shortened our time to save up for all of the remaining fees. If you would like to be a part of helping to bring Daniela home, we would truly appreciate it!! Your prayers for us and for Daniela are also so appreciated. 

THANK YOU to everyone who has been so supportive, encouraging and generous! It is very humbling and brings tears to my eyes to think about how you all been a tangible outpouring and reflection of God’s love onto us. It truly means so much! We can’t wait for us and you to soon be a tangible outpouring of God’s love onto Daniela! We are going to make a special piece of artwork with the names of everyone who has helped to bring her home. We haven’t quite settled on exactly what we will make, but once we get it going, I will post it on here for you to see. 🙂 

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Frequently Asked Questions

January 26, 2020

So far, in sharing about our adoption journey, we’ve gotten a lot of similar questions. You can find our answers here! Of course, we are still happy to share more, so feel free to ask away.

So many people have been open about their own journeys – both in person, in blogs and social media, and some who have even written books in which they’ve shared intimate details of their adoption journey – and God has used all of those stories hto help to bring us to where we are now. We hope that by sharing, someone else will be encouraged to adopt or support adoption, or at least…not feel alone in all of it. Thank you to everyone who has been that for us!

 

How did you come to the decision to adopt?

For many years (currently about 8), we struggled with infertility and wondering what God’s plan was for us. After about the first four years of infertility, we started talking seriously about adoption. We have a friend who adopted her little girl through foster care, and she always took time to encourage us to consider adoption. This kept adoption on our hearts.

Eventually, we attended a foster care information meeting held by the NC Division of Health and Human Services. Unfortunately, we felt anxious throughout that meeting for several reasons and by the end were overcome with emotion. It seemed that perhaps that door was closed to us for the time being.

We went back to the fertility clinics and to our counselor, and back deep into God’s Word, looking for answers, closure, and a clear path. We talked with my family and close friends, seeing guidance. Closure and direction didn’t come in one giant gesture, but slowly, with little steps of progress. Eventually we gained peace and confidence in the Lord and His good plans for us. Soon adoption was on our minds again.

 

Although we were ready to look into adoption again, we didn’t know where to start. It felt like there were so many different agencies and options that we felt a bit overwhelmed. On a quest for ways that our church and preschool could support pro-life efforts, we received a recommendation for Lifeline Children’s Services. We attended the information meeting, and finally felt a sense of peace and excitement. We had told close friends, family, that we wished we could find someone – an agency or a mentor – who could “hold our hand” through this intimidating process called adoption. At the Lifeline information meeting, that’s exactly what they said. They shared that their goal was to “hold our hand through the process.” Wow. 

 

We prayed about it and talked about it after the meeting, but really (as you may have read in our main post) we were almost immediately on the same page and completely “in.” Although there was some anxiety in making such a big decision, God ultimately provided peace – peace that we hadn’t felt in the years of looking at other fertility/ adoption options previously. There are a multitide of reasons that we feel called to international adoption at this time: a love for Spanish and hispanic cultures, a stronger marriage and faith life, having had valuable experience with preschool children and families, a desire share Jesus with children and raise them to know Him, and to follow God’s direction to “make disciples of all nations, and to care for orphans and widows.” 

 

Why international adoption rather than domestic adoption or foster care?

 

First of all, I have to say that domestic adoption and foster care are all awesome ways to love and care for God’s precious little ones! I encourage anyone who feels drawn to either of those options to please do it!! We all have different gifts and can love and care for orphans in different ways.

 

By us choosing international adoption, it is not because we think that it’s more important. And, we are open to all of the options above in the future. It’s simply that as we learned more about international adoption, we felt compelled by the need, and we felt that perhaps our gifts and experiences thus far would be a good fit. We also felt that the timing was right for international adoption, where it might be more difficult in the future.

 

 What turned our hearts towards international adoption was learning that…

 

– Last year, Lifeline had 200 adoptive parents for US infants, but only 20 infants were available for adoption. This is certainly a wonderful way to give a child a family, but we just felt that this need appears to be currently fulfilled, and could be a very long wait. In addition, the cost was not a great deal less than international adoption. 

 

– In the US, we do not utilize orphanges and we have a generally good foster care system (something which is still on our hearts also as there is a still great need for foster care parents!) compared to options that orphans have in other countries.

 

– Research has shown how detrimental growing up in an orphanage – without family, home, or sufficient stimulation and interactions – is for a child’s physical, cognitive and social/emotional development. 

– Orphans in other countries do not have as much access to good healthcare, education, etc. Some of these other countries also do not promote or allow teaching these children about their Savior, Jesus. 

– We learned how important it is for adoptive parents to keep their child connected to their birth culture. We felt this was something we would love to do for a child from a hispanic country. I (Julianna) majored in Spanish in college, spent time in Ecuador and Dominican Republic studying and teaching, and would relish the opportunity to intentionally bring Colombian culutre into our home. Phil also loves learning about and being immersed in different cultures. This felt like a natural fit for us, and we felt that perhaps God had been preparing us for this. 

– Finally, the social worker giving the presentation said, “Don’t let the cost be the only thing stopping you. We have never seen a family who wanted to adopt not be able to do so for financial reasons. There are grants, loans, and many people who love you and have a heart for orphans who would like to support you – and we will help you with that!” 

So, we stepped out in faith! Since we made that decision, we have seen the many ways that God has prepared us for this, is still preparing us, and seems to be blessing it. So far, we have been blown away by the support and encouragement we have received from all of you amazing people – thank you!

 

 What is your timeline?

 

 

Unfortunately, we don’t know yet. We started by applying in March 2019. We spent April – October completing all of our homestudy requirements and education/ trainings.

 

Once the homestudy was complete and approved, we worked on compiling our dossier, which is the large collection of paperwork required by Colombia that they will use to approve us.

 

Our dossier is in Colombia awaiting translation and then approval. This process could take up to three months. Then the Colombian government has to make an official match for us. If we do not receive an official match with the child that we submitted a letter of intent for, then the matching process could take some undetermined amount of time.

 

Once we are officially matched, we send the child’s paperwork to USCIS (US citizenship and immigration services) and apply for I-800 approval to bring that child into the US with us. 

 

After we receive that, we can make plans to travel. 🙂 We will keep you informed!

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Comments

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Emily

Sep 27, 2020

“Congrats on welcoming your daughter to your family!”

$50

Shannon

Sep 22, 2020

“We are so excited for you! God bless you and your growing family! Love, Shannon, Jesse, Eden, and JJ Parker”

$100

Kim

Sep 19, 2020

“Blessings to you and sweet Daniella ❤️”

$100

Roger

Sep 18, 2020

“¡Felicidades padres! Disfruta Bogotá, las partes son hermosas. He estado allí dos veces. Monserrate y Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá son increíbles de diferentes maneras. Pero sobre todo, simplemente disfrute de su tiempo junto con su hija. Dios bendiga.”

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Linda and Bob

Apr 28, 2020

“Wishing the three of you the best of luck and much happiness. Now let's get this little one home as soon as possible! Yours in Christ. Linda and Bob”

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Nicole

Mar 23, 2020

“So happy for you both!”

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Tamaara

Mar 8, 2020

“Love you guys :)”

$50

Michelle

Mar 2, 2020

“When you were at Ascension for a midweek Lenten service in the past, you mentioned in your devotional message that you and Julianna had been praying for a child. Since then, our kids have prayed for you guys to have a child of your own. We're so happy for you all to see what God has in store for you. God bless your family always.”

$500

Paul

Feb 29, 2020

“We are so excited for you both and pray for God's continued blessings to be with you throughout the coming days to bring Daniela home! UPSand AJ”

$600

Adam and Megan

Feb 23, 2020

“We're so excited for you on this new journey!”

$200

Sheldon & Sarah

Feb 21, 2020

“We are all so happy for your family! She will be blessed with 2 wonderful parents. We can't wait to meet her. :)”

$150

Chad and Alicia

Feb 18, 2020

$50

Michele

Feb 18, 2020

$75

Elizabeth

Feb 18, 2020

“So excited for you! Some of this is from Carly's savings too :)”

$200

Kayla

Feb 18, 2020

“So happy and excited for you both. From: Kayla & Ryan”

$100

Audrey

Feb 18, 2020

“Such exciting news! Many thanks to God!”

$52

Sam, Alicia, and Bella

Feb 18, 2020

“We're excited for you guys, and also we cant wait to be Tio, Tia, and Prima!”

$700

Joshua and Brittany

Feb 17, 2020

“Ephesians 1:5”

$150

Papa and Nana

Feb 16, 2020

“Continued blessings on the journey!”

$50

Jason and Rebekah

Feb 12, 2020

“May God bring you peace as you await his plans for your family. Enjoy the ride! HE’S always with you! 💗🙏”

$40

Keisha

Feb 11, 2020

“The Williams Family is so happy for you! What a wonderful blessing this child will be and will enter into, being a part of your family!”

$50

Marah

Feb 5, 2020

“Auntie Marah can't wait to meet you!!! Blessings to you and your little one!”

$50

Offline Donation

Feb 5, 2020

$100

Hidden

Feb 3, 2020

$53

Roger

Jan 31, 2020

“Thanks you for sharing how the Lord has guided you through this profound challenge to a place of peace and a common direction and hope. You have so much love to give - the Love of God in Christ. You will be a blessing and you will be blessed. I'll continue to join you at the Mercy Seat - rejoicing and praying for a rich measure of his sustaining grace.”

$50

Geoff & Alicia

Jan 29, 2020

“Hi Phil & Juliana, heard about your adoption plans on Facebook. We are excited for you! We adopted a little girl, Hannah, from Japan 3 years ago and used Lifesong as well. We were really touched at the time by how the Lord increased our friendship and support through other adoptive families. We pray the same for you! Lord's blessings as you pursue your adoption. Yours in Christ, Geoff & Alicia Cortright, Vancouver, BC”

$170

Sarah

Jan 27, 2020

“God is going to make you the best most loving parents! ❤️”

$500

Papa and Nana

Jan 27, 2020

“WE LOVE BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US (I John 4:19) and we can't wait to love another!”

$700

Grandma & Grandpa

Jan 27, 2020

“Congrats and God's blessings!”

$200

Dean & Sue

Jan 27, 2020

“Can't wait to hear all your updates.”

$50

Jason

Jan 27, 2020

“Y'all will be great parents - J & H”

$200

Hidden

Jan 27, 2020

$50

Matt and Jessica

Jan 27, 2020

“God bless you and your family!”

$250

Amy

Jan 26, 2020

“My the God of all blessings continue to be by your side through this journey! Love you so much!”

$1,000

Rachel

Jan 26, 2020

“God’s blessings to you! Aunt Rachel and Uncle Rich”

$50

Joe and Julie

Jan 26, 2020

“We are so excited for you to meet your little one someday. There’s just nothing like it! Adoption is hard, messy, beautiful, and eternal. Praise the Lord that you get to share the love of Jesus with your one day child! Bless you!”

$50

Hidden

Jan 26, 2020

$400

Doug and Yuliya

Jan 26, 2020

“We love you guys! God's continued blessings.”

$600

Joshua

Jan 26, 2020

“Matthew 25:40”

$105

Audrey

Jan 26, 2020

“God's blessings on this process! You will be amazing parents!”

$30

Ben

Jan 26, 2020

“Adoption IS awesome! Jesus bless you and your growing family.”

$150

Mnlanuel

Jan 26, 2020

“Pastor Phil it's not much but I hope it helps god bless you. Ricky & Rebecca Amador”

$20

Drew

Jan 26, 2020