Thomas Family Second Adoption to China

Daniel and Janelle Thomas Exton, Pennsylvania

We are the Thomas family from Exton, Pennsylvania!  Our story goes way back to the Lord planting the adoption seed in our hearts many years ago.  Daniel is an adoptee.  He was fostered into his wonderful family at 3 months old and officially adopted at 7 years old.  Janelle has been on several dental missions trips and visited International orphanages.  We talked about adoption when we were dating.

We struggled with infertility treatments and decided to stop treatment and start the adoption process in 2013. We were blessed with our beautiful one year old daughter, Zoe, from China in 2015.

Our dream was to be a family of four someday. We tried conceiving again after adopting our daughter, but was unsuccessful...so we prayed!  We were called back to China!  We love the Chinese, people, our children will be from the same culture, and we are familiar with the China adoption process.

We have already completed our home study.  We are in the dossier process now.  After we complete the dossier, then we can be matched with a child.

As you know, International adoption is very expensive.  The total cost of adopting to China is around $38,000.  We are thankful that the Lord has provided the money for our first adoption.  We are walking in faith that the Lord will provide the funds for our second adoption.  We are asking for your help to pray for our adoption and consider donating to our second adoption.  We need $26,000 to complete the process.  The money will go towards our dossier fees, adoption agency fees, China fees for our child's care, and travel.  Thank you for reading our story, praying, and considering helping us financially!

Blessings,

Dan, Janelle, and Zoe


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 “Thomas 8156”, 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 20 people
 of  $26,000
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My Story

We are the Thomas family from Exton, Pennsylvania!  Our story goes way back to the Lord planting the adoption seed in our hearts many years ago.  Daniel is an adoptee.  He was fostered into his wonderful family at 3 months old and officially adopted at 7 years old.  Janelle has been on several dental missions trips and visited International orphanages.  We talked about adoption when we were dating.

We struggled with infertility treatments and decided to stop treatment and start the adoption process in 2013. We were blessed with our beautiful one year old daughter, Zoe, from China in 2015.

Our dream was to be a family of four someday. We tried conceiving again after adopting our daughter, but was unsuccessful...so we prayed!  We were called back to China!  We love the Chinese, people, our children will be from the same culture, and we are familiar with the China adoption process.

We have already completed our home study.  We are in the dossier process now.  After we complete the dossier, then we can be matched with a child.

As you know, International adoption is very expensive.  The total cost of adopting to China is around $38,000.  We are thankful that the Lord has provided the money for our first adoption.  We are walking in faith that the Lord will provide the funds for our second adoption.  We are asking for your help to pray for our adoption and consider donating to our second adoption.  We need $26,000 to complete the process.  The money will go towards our dossier fees, adoption agency fees, China fees for our child's care, and travel.  Thank you for reading our story, praying, and considering helping us financially!

Blessings,

Dan, Janelle, and Zoe


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 “Thomas 8156”, 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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Getting Closer

June 20, 2019

We just had our last social worker visit last night!  We had a great conversation about our son, Christian, and how we can care for him best when we bring him home.  We are waiting for U.S.Homeland Security to approve Christian coming to USA and becoming a U.S. citizen.  Then….we can start our Travel plans…WooHoo!!! 

We are still needing $3500 to complete our adoption expenses…this money will go towards Christian’s flights and travel expenses, doctor’s exam,  and orphanage donation.  We trust that the Lord will provide our child’s needs.  He is continuing working for us ❤  Please continue to pray for Christian as will be a big transition to having a family that speaks another language in a foreign country.  Please pray for us as we transition bringing our son home and learning about his needs!  You all have been an amazing support group to us!

Much Love,

Dan, Janelle, and Zoe

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Waiting!!!

May 2, 2019

This wait part is really hard!!!  But, God is using this time for us to prepare for our son to come home!  We’ve moved Zoe to her big girl room so she can adjust to her new room before Christian moves in to Zoe’s old room.

There will be challenges with our son being older and remembering his time at his orphanage and his caretakers.  He will also be learning a new language.  Please continue to prayer for Christian as it will be new for him to have a new family from a foreign land.  Please also pray for our financial needs.  We still need an estimated $12000 to complete our adoption process in China.  We cannot do this without your help!  Thank you again for all your encouraging words, prayers and supports!  We are forever grateful for you!

We hope to he hearing from China in the next couple months that our dossier has been accepted.  Then we can plan for our travel to China.

 

Blessings,

Dan, Janelle, and Zoe

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We are having a BOY!!!!

April 2, 2019

Hello Everyone!!!

We have exciting news!  We have been matched with a 3 year old boy from Beijing, China and we said YES!!!!  Our son’s name is Christian Lu Thomas.  He does have some developmental delays.  We are thankful that we have great medical resources in the US  to help with his delays. We will be heading to China some time in September or October.  We are still in need of $12,000 to complete our adoption.  We are thankful for all your donations and prayers!  God is good!  

Love,

Dan, Janelle, and Zoe

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Adoption Journey Update

March 17, 2019

Hello Everyone….Our adoption process is going quicker than expected!!!  We just received a match for a child.  We are reviewing their 17 page medical file now with medical professionals. In order to say “yes” to this child, we still need $7000 to complete the China Program Bill. We are thankful that Show Hope Foundation has blessed us with an $5000 grant…Praise the Lord!!  The total funding needed to complete our entire adoption is $18,000.  Thank you all whom have blessed us with donations and prayer!  Thank you so much!  God is at work ..we are acting on His call to bring them home ❤

 

Love,

Dan, Janelle, and Zoe

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Comments

$50

Star

Jul 12, 2019

$250

Katie

Jul 3, 2019

“We're so excited for you as you become a family of four! We can't wait to meet Christian!”

$150

Jim

Jul 3, 2019

“Congrats!”

$25

Rebbie

Jun 30, 2019

“Praying for a smooth transition!”

$25

Heidi

Jun 20, 2019

$5,000

Hidden

May 14, 2019

“My the Lord bless your family and the adoption process :)”

$100

Deb

May 5, 2019

$100

Mickey

Apr 2, 2019

“May God bless you and your family!!”

$40

Julie

Apr 2, 2019

“Praying for him and for you guys!”

$1,000

Hidden

Mar 23, 2019

“So excited for you. Zoe is going to be the best "big" sister!!”

$200

Betty

Mar 21, 2019

$200

Hidden

Mar 17, 2019

“Congratulations! Praying for you!!”

$100

Beth

Mar 17, 2019

$50

Rebbie

Mar 17, 2019

“Praying for this next adventure!”

$1,000

Hidden

Mar 17, 2019

$50

Christa

Mar 17, 2019

$100

Angela

Feb 24, 2019

“Blessings!”

$75

Bruce

Feb 16, 2019

“hey Dan and family, hope this helps! Good luck!”

$50

Marie

Feb 13, 2019

$30

Alane

Feb 12, 2019