Our adoption journey began in December of 2013, believing that God wanted us to adopt a boy, under the age of 3, from Haiti. In June 2015, our Haiti Director posted in our private Facebook group a picture of 2 adorable boys who were 10 and 12 years old. The boys had been on a waiting child list for several years. Something immediately happened in Kim’s heart when she saw this picture. Over the last 22 months we have seen countless photos of waiting children, watched dozens of hard, emotional videos of children in Haitian orphanages, but nothing had ever moved Kim like this photo. She could not stop thinking about these boys and we felt God moving us to request additional information. Once we received additional information, we were heartbroken for what these brothers have been through.
We prayed and prayed and prayed for many weeks. We sought Godly counsel and knew, God wanted us to say YES! So, we are now pursuing the 3 brothers! Without a doubt, this has been the hardest decision we have ever had to make!
At this time, the Haitian IBESR will not allow us to share the boys’ names or pictures with you, but we look forward to the day that we can.
Our Haiti Director said we have a good chance of receiving the official referral for the boys before the oldest brother's 16th birthday. Once again, we are relying on God's timing, not ours. We do not have much time to raise the money needed to bring the 3 boys home but we know our adoption is in God's hands, not ours. If the Haitian IBESR is unable to issue us a formal referral by December 25th, we will only be able to adopt the younger two.
We need to raise $55,000 in order to bring our 3 little men home. As of today, we have paid $18,500 in adoption expenses. If we receive the official referral for the 3 boys, we need to pay $22,000 in order to accept the referral, plus have about $6,500 ready for our 14 day bonding trip. We are required to travel for the bonding trip within 2 weeks of receiving the official referral. The remaining fees will be due after the bonding trip.
- Please pray for our family as we continue on in our adoption journey.
- That God would provide the money we need to bring our little men Meyer home.
- The safety and well-being of our little men.
- That we would receive the grants we are applying for.
- Our paperwork would be processed quickly and correctly.