Negrete Family Adoption

Megan Negrete
Megan Negrete Whittier, California

OUR HEART FOR ADOPTION

Adoption has always been part of our plan for growing our family. We welcomed our precious daughter home from Uganda in 2016 and then welcomed a biological son in 2017. Our family doesn’t feel complete and our daughter specifically wants a sibling who looks like her. Laws in her home country have changed and made it where it isn’t the best fit for our family at this time. But God worked mightily in our family, brought healing to complex medical diagnoses, gave us great doctors we already knew and could go to for help. God Literally flung doors open to allow our hearts to be ready to say YES! to a precious boy on a child waiting list.  

WHAT DOES THE PROCESS LOOK LIKE?

In accepting our son from the child waiting list, we also had to switch countries, switch visa processes and switch agencies. Basically, we went back to square one all while being matched! It’s been a frantic race to get everything done because there is a precious face waiting for us. Our home study is days away from being finalized, then we will simultaneously submit immigration and gather our dossier documents. As soon as those are done, we are off! Our family will move to our son’s home country to foster to adopt him. It’s a whirlwind and it all seems absolutely crazy but our son is worth it all!

PLEASE PRAY FOR US:

We would love your fervent prayers as we prepare our hearts and shepherd our kid’s hearts as we anxiously wait our son joining our family. We covet prayers for bonding and attachment, that our family and our son will fall deeply in love with each other as we learn what the new make up of our family will look like. Pray for us, as parents, that we parent our kids well with their unique needs.

IF YOU’D LIKE TO PARTNER WITH US FINANCIALLY

 

We are also VERY excited to announce we’ve been granted a $4,000 matching grant from our church, Grace Evangelical Free Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans!  Every donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $4,000! So, your $10 donation is actually $20, $50 is actually $100, $500 is actually $1,000!


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 “Negrete 8401”, 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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Raised to date by 41 people
 of  $22,700
33 days left

My Story

OUR HEART FOR ADOPTION

Adoption has always been part of our plan for growing our family. We welcomed our precious daughter home from Uganda in 2016 and then welcomed a biological son in 2017. Our family doesn’t feel complete and our daughter specifically wants a sibling who looks like her. Laws in her home country have changed and made it where it isn’t the best fit for our family at this time. But God worked mightily in our family, brought healing to complex medical diagnoses, gave us great doctors we already knew and could go to for help. God Literally flung doors open to allow our hearts to be ready to say YES! to a precious boy on a child waiting list.  

WHAT DOES THE PROCESS LOOK LIKE?

In accepting our son from the child waiting list, we also had to switch countries, switch visa processes and switch agencies. Basically, we went back to square one all while being matched! It’s been a frantic race to get everything done because there is a precious face waiting for us. Our home study is days away from being finalized, then we will simultaneously submit immigration and gather our dossier documents. As soon as those are done, we are off! Our family will move to our son’s home country to foster to adopt him. It’s a whirlwind and it all seems absolutely crazy but our son is worth it all!

PLEASE PRAY FOR US:

We would love your fervent prayers as we prepare our hearts and shepherd our kid’s hearts as we anxiously wait our son joining our family. We covet prayers for bonding and attachment, that our family and our son will fall deeply in love with each other as we learn what the new make up of our family will look like. Pray for us, as parents, that we parent our kids well with their unique needs.

IF YOU’D LIKE TO PARTNER WITH US FINANCIALLY

 

We are also VERY excited to announce we’ve been granted a $4,000 matching grant from our church, Grace Evangelical Free Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans!  Every donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $4,000! So, your $10 donation is actually $20, $50 is actually $100, $500 is actually $1,000!


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 “Negrete 8401”, 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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Travel Approval!!!

November 8, 2019

We finally got the last of the paperwork we’ve been waiting months and months for. We cannnot wait to meet our precious son and love on him BIG! We’re now weeks away from getting to kiss his precious cheeks and help him learn what a family is.

We’d greatly appreciate you pray for us as we prepare our kids for the move, as we tie up all the loose ends and make travel arrangements, and that we can raise all we need to feel financially stable with the move. 

With the official referral, we’ve also been sent an enormous bill for over $12,000. What would usually be saved for and paid out over a year or more, we are having to pay NOW! And that is just for agency fees. Airline tickets have also increased greatly as we approach the holidays and we have no idea how we will afford it all. We’re humbly asking for your financial support and please be praying for us in the coming weeks. We know God will provide!

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We’re MATCHED!

June 9, 2019

We saw a precious boy on a waiting child list and within a week we were officially matched! We cannot wait to bring him into our family. Our precious son was born very prematurely and has some medical special needs. We are eager to get to him and give him the stability of a family. Laws in his country require us to foster to adopt him so our family is selling most of what we own and moving to live in his home country. It’s overwhelming and exciting! We need about $14,000 just to move with additional fees coming after we are in country and begin the court process. We are so grateful for the prayer and financial support. 

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Comments

$100

Sujie

Jan 1, 2020

“Chris and Megan Look forward to seeing you unit with your adopted son soon. Best wishes Sujie & Brian”

$250

Hidden

Nov 24, 2019

“Praying for you, and for the child waiting to be welcomed into your family.”

$100

Katelynn

Nov 13, 2019

“We're praying for you! Love, the Guenthers”

$100

Linda

Nov 11, 2019

“Thank you for letting me partner in your adoption journey! Honored and blessed to be praying for you all as you trust the Lord to meet every need, every step of the way.”

$250

Josh

Nov 11, 2019

“We are praying for you guys. Excited to meet your son.”

$300

Lauren

Nov 11, 2019

“We love you and baby C so much.”

$5

Emily

Nov 10, 2019

$100

Cory

Nov 10, 2019

$150

Junior and Katie

Nov 9, 2019

“We are praying with you that God would supply all you need for this!”

$500

Hidden

Nov 8, 2019

“Chris and Megan..you are creating miracles in your family.God’s Blessings and love.....love, love Judy Laschober”

$40

Teresa

Nov 8, 2019

“I wish we could give more, but I will pray so hard that you can get there very very soon!”

$50

Hidden

Nov 8, 2019

“Almost there! -camorlingas”

$100

Anna

Nov 8, 2019

“I'm for you guys. 😘”

$750

Robert

Aug 11, 2019

$210

James and Bonnie

Jul 5, 2019

$15

Cynthia

Jul 5, 2019

$4,000

Offline Donation

Jul 5, 2019

$75

Catherine

Jul 4, 2019

“We love you guys!”

$50

Heather

Jul 4, 2019

$50

Teresa

Jul 3, 2019

“Praying for you guys during this process!!”

$750

Offline Donation

Jul 2, 2019

$100

Beth & Larry

Jun 18, 2019

$300

Carmen

Jun 18, 2019

“We are praying constantly for you. May the Lord bless you in this beautiful endeavor! Bon Voyage :)”

$25

Emma

Jun 18, 2019

$100

Paula

Jun 17, 2019

$50

Cynthia

Jun 17, 2019

“So excited for you and your family!”

$85

Wende

Jun 16, 2019

$50

Hidden

Jun 13, 2019

$60

Steven

May 27, 2019

$1,000

Hidden

May 23, 2019

“I love your heart for kids and I’m praying for your family!”

$50

Elisa

May 22, 2019

“Praying for you during this process!”

$5

Kerry

May 22, 2019

$45

Kerry

May 22, 2019

“Praying for your sweet one!”

$500

Lauren

May 22, 2019

“We love you guys and will forever support your family and your adoptions.”

$130

Robyn

May 21, 2019

“I am sending enough for 2, send the other when you can, no rush. What a great opportunity to double the blessing!! Praying for great results!!”

$55

Renee

May 21, 2019

“Yay!!”

$100

Kyle and Elisa

May 20, 2019

“We love you guys and can’t wait to meet Negrete number five!”

$20

Hidden

May 18, 2019

“congratulations & God’s blessing on your growing family ♥️”

$100

Cory

May 18, 2019

$50

Angela

May 17, 2019

“So many prayers as you walk this adoption journey!!! Being in africa for our first adoption with you and thinking of doing that all again, gives me so much appreciate for your hearts for the orphan!! It’s HARD and your doing it again!!”

$25

Lovelyn

May 17, 2019