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Looking to grow our family through adoption
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:00:49 AM »
I cleared it with the big guy here...

My wife and I have one amazing miracle baby. she is my world and woh to the man who asks for her hand (another discussion for another time).

We were asked a casual question a few months ago by a family friend and this is where we are now. If you can help, my the Lord Bless you.

https://www.gofundme.com/the-nortons-adoption-journey

God's put people in our lives including a missionary couple out there in the Ukraine. It's gunna be a rough ride as the Ukraine is not an easy country to work with.

« Last Edit: February 15, 2018, 08:24:21 AM by stewie »
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 12:09:32 PM »
I'll help you

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 01:33:17 PM »
I'll help you

Feel privileged to help in doing the Lord's work

Thanks. Mean's a lot.
When we learned what happens to most kids (especially females) when they "age out" stirred us even more. We have 1, possibly 2 specific children on our hearts.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 09:07:22 PM »
I'll help you

Feel privileged to help in doing the Lord's work

Thanks. Mean's a lot.
When we learned what happens to most kids (especially females) when they "age out" stirred us even more. We have 1, possibly 2 specific children on our hearts.

I know only too well what happens to kids in many places on this dark planet. Military showed me the true nature of man, and its not good.
I know many folks in the clergy and in the military "Working" that side of the planet. I get loads of information. Human life is really not of much value in so many places. America is just so different, and it just kills me to see idiots trying their best to turn us into a model of all those other failed places...
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 08:02:04 AM »
I'll help you

Feel privileged to help in doing the Lord's work

Thanks. Mean's a lot.
When we learned what happens to most kids (especially females) when they "age out" stirred us even more. We have 1, possibly 2 specific children on our hearts.

I know only too well what happens to kids in many places on this dark planet. Military showed me the true nature of man, and its not good.
I know many folks in the clergy and in the military "Working" that side of the planet. I get loads of information. Human life is really not of much value in so many places. America is just so different, and it just kills me to see idiots trying their best to turn us into a model of all those other failed places...

well, we're doing the best we can and just stepping out in faith on this. that's all i can do.

I really hope to be able to say to a child "welcome home, we've been waiting for you".
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 08:57:48 AM »
Stew,

Put it in the prayer request section

Money is incidental

God's will is all important, get these men here praying in faith for you


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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 08:17:57 AM »
Read my mind! :D
Stew,

Put it in the prayer request section

Money is incidental

God's will is all important, get these men here praying in faith for you


James 5:16
...The prayers of the righteous man availeth much!
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2018, 05:43:31 PM »
OK, checked just now

You're at $1,525 so far

I was talking to a pastor about this earlier today. I commented that 25K is well worth keeping an innocent child from being sold into prostitution.

Sorry to be coarse, but that is the nature of the truth. It can jab a good hole in ya sometimes.

And folks that is exactly what is happening here. THis family is willing to share their lives with someone they don't know and save that person from a coming nightmare.

I worked with a girl from Albania for several years on a "project" in Afghanistan. I got the information on the orphanages and the probable futures for the children living there.

God will get behind this...Thanks for stepping up to bat to the "Stewies"
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2018, 08:00:15 PM »
OK, checked just now

You're at $1,525 so far

I was talking to a pastor about this earlier today. I commented that 25K is well worth keeping an innocent child from being sold into prostitution.

Sorry to be coarse, but that is the nature of the truth. It can jab a good hole in ya sometimes.

And folks that is exactly what is happening here. THis family is willing to share their lives with someone they don't know and save that person from a coming nightmare.

I worked with a girl from Albania for several years on a "project" in Afghanistan. I got the information on the orphanages and the probable futures for the children living there.

God will get behind this...Thanks for stepping up to bat to the "Stewies"

God is with this. We're stepping out in faith and going for it.

We're praying for 2 kids right now. We're blessed to know missionaries in that country who work at the very orphanage we want to visit.
God willing, but Christmas, we'll be saying "Welcome Home".
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2018, 09:14:21 AM »
Just an update. We were able to make an agency payment this week thanks to all of the donations to date!  :beercheers:
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2018, 10:38:57 AM »
Where's the "Like" button?? Or do I have the wrong website?? ;-)
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2018, 01:33:58 PM »
Where's the "Like" button?? Or do I have the wrong website?? ;-)

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Re: Looking to grow our family through adoption
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2018, 08:26:23 AM »
so we're still filling out paperwork. We got the requirements for Ukraine yesterday. It frankly overwhelmed me.

we have to get a NEW marriage license. They need everything new and notarized. UGH.
I told my wife and said "looks like you'll have to marry me again". That was met with just a look.
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2018, 11:54:10 AM »
so we're still filling out paperwork. We got the requirements for Ukraine yesterday. It frankly overwhelmed me.

we have to get a NEW marriage license. They need everything new and notarized. UGH.
I told my wife and said "looks like you'll have to marry me again". That was met with just a look.

Think you can pull that off??? ;-))
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Re: Looking to grow our family through adoption
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2018, 06:58:02 AM »
Just donated, God bless.

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« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2018, 08:25:49 PM »
Just donated, God bless.

sorry for being slow here. thank you so much!

A little update
we're getting there lil by little. Our agency is coming to out farm in just over a week for the "home study". we had our very extensive "medicals" today for Ukraine and are getting ready to start fundraisers.

Just an FYI, ALL, and i mean ALL let profits (after costs) from my patch and shirt business are going into the adoption coffers.
https://144-1.com/
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2018, 09:09:00 AM »
so just an update... we're off for our "approval" with immigration (oh the irony) which is the govt agency in charge of adoption approval.

our homestudy is done - it was a REAL eye opener (another story for another time).

all goes well, we're headed out there in the early fall.
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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2018, 11:48:54 PM »
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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2018, 10:47:46 PM »
update...

our home study is signed and approved. our paperwork is off to immigration who approves adoptions on the US side, then once that's back and done, our ukraine-side paperwork goes over.

all goes well, we're looking to head over there early fall.

thanks for the support and prayers!
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Re: Looking to grow our family through adoption
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2018, 09:26:16 AM »
that is great news
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