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Adopting Annika: Journey of Love

Organized by: Shannon Sappington

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We have our Itinerary and final travel costs!
November 28, 2016

We have our Itinerary set and ready to go for China!   We leave Dec 7th to head to China and we get our Annika on Dec. 12th and we fly home See More

THE STORY:

Our family is growing! Sappington party of 5 is growing to the Sappington Six! We have always had a soft spot for adoption. We have supported, cheered for and prayed for friends and family over the years who have taken the step of adoption already. What a beautiful way to show God's love....by taking a child who is parentless and adopting them as your own. This has become our hearts' desire and passion. Over a period of weeks, I (Shannon) was looking through Waiting Children and came across a little girl with special needs. This little girl needs reconstructive surgeries on both ears and procedures on both of her eyes as well. I 'saved' her profile and kept scrolling through children. But, I kept going back to this little girl. Something about her drew me and I soon found myself thinking about her all of the time. I inquired for more information on her and I showed her profile to Jay. We have been praying about the right time to adopt in our lives. On Friday, February 13th, Jay and I were once again discussing the topic of adoption and this precious little girl. He looked at me and said, "I tell you what, if we can find a way to fundraise and trust the Lord to provide financially for this adoption, then let's do it." I replied, "But wait. IF we do this, will you be able to call her your daughter? Will she be as your own flesh and blood child?" With tears in his eyes, he said, "You know how soft my heart is. That won't be a problem." I squealed and cried tears of joy as I hugged him tightly! That day, we stepped out in faith and said yes to Annika Faith Sappington. We have fallen in love with this precious child who is in China and we cannot wait to have her with us. We have officially begun the journey of adoption to bring her home. We have been very blessed by everyone who is excited for us in our adoption process. If you would like to and are able to contribute financially, here is one way you can. Prayers are ALWAYS appreciated and welcomed too! To God be the glory in every step of this journey of love....

$30,798

 

91% Raised of $34,000 Goal

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  • Delgado's

    $100

  • Carlene Mulhall

    $25

  • Papa T and Wita Bird

    $150

  • Jim and Carol Lee

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Mann's

    $150

  • Rebekah Guminski

    $100

  • Jim and Carol Lee

    $50

  • Kimberly Shaw

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Brooke Garrett

    $40

  • Nathan and Marcie Campbell

    $40

  • The J Family

    $300

  • Family Play Day Fundraiser

    $5,456

  • Calvary Chapel FW Adoption Support Ministry Grant

    $3,000

  • Lifesong for Orphans/Chosen & Dearly Loved

    $3,500

  • Garage Sales, Donations, Fundraisers, Family Friend

    $7,402

  • Families Outreach Grant

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The M Family

    $100

  • Shirt & Pumpkin Sales Deposit

    $399

  • Andrea Owens

    $25

  • Christy W

    $20

  • Pumpkin and t-shirt sales

    $166

  • The D Family

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • The S Family

    $100

  • A Child Waits Foundation grant

    $1,500

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • Greg Stamps

    $500

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Shannon Sappington

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Donor Comments

Greg Stamps

Greg Stamps

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $5,000

2 years ago

A Child Waits Foundation grant

A Child Waits Foundation grant

DONATION: $1,500

2 years ago

The S Family

The S Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

The D Family

The D Family

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Pumpkin and t-shirt sales

Pumpkin and t-shirt sales

DONATION: $166

2 years ago

Christy W

Christy W

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Andrea Owens

Andrea Owens

DONATION: $25

Saw your post on Nextdoor Shady Oaks 2. God bless! 2 years ago

Shirt & Pumpkin Sales Deposit

Shirt & Pumpkin Sales Deposit

DONATION: $399

2 years ago

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