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!
Dan, Janelle, and Zoe
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