Monday, July 1, 2013

About Our Family

The Steuart's
In 2007 our family was blessed by the adoption of our daughter Rachel from Korea.  She is now 7 years old and just completed 1st grade. Since 2012, we have been working on the paperwork to adopt a 5 year old girl from China.  Anna suffered severe burns to her leg and she was placed in an orphanage at age 3.  She has been living with a foster family in her home province for the last year. Not only are we making her a part of our family through adoption, we are also bringing her to the US for medical treatment.

Now that most of our adoption paperwork is complete, we shift our focus to raising funds to cover the adoption expenses and the travel to China.  We have made personal sacrifices, held a garage sale, used up our savings, and taken our loans.  We have applied to various agencies for adoption grants.  Now we are asking for your help to complement our fundraising efforts.

We believe that adoption is a ministry and that we are called to be actively involved with our faith by looking after orphans (James 1:27).  We are asking for your prayers and support of our adoption.

Anna Marie
China Adoption Expenses
Application fee and homestudy $1550
Fee to local adoption agency  $6450
China adoption program fee  $3000
In-country travel & guides  $6550
Post-placement services $2160
China orphanage donation $5000
Flights to/from China $7000
US Immigration/Visas $1250
Medical file screening  $800
Approximate Total Fees  $33,760

Help bring Anna home by making a donation to our adoption fund by using the PayPal Donate button on our blog.  Every little bit helps. You can also help us by donating airline miles. Please contact us if you would like to donate United, Delta, or American Airline miles. Thank you for considering us!

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