Foreman Family's Indian Adoption
Organized by: Stephanie Foreman
Ever since I could remember, I, Stephanie, have felt a desire to adopt Internationally. Joe did not feel this same pull until a couple of years ago. We began our journey then.
There are so many children in India in need of homes. The girls in India are often treated as second class citizens and many are aborted, if the gender if found out prior to delivery, or left abandoned if they are born with any sort of defect. While we initially began our international adoption journey looking at Ethiopia, we were asked if we would consider transferring to India because the need was growing. After prayer, we felt this was the right move and eagerly agreed.
We recently received our referral for an absolutely adorable little girl named Samyuktha who is not quite one and a half years old. She has large brown eyes, two piggy tails, the sweetest little face and is just precious!!! I would share her photo if allowed but, unfortunately, I am not at this time. She has what we are hoping is a relatively minor health concern, but we knew at the time of entering into the program that our child would have some sort of "special need."
Most of the headache of paperwork has been filled out, the contact and calls made and about all we have left to do (aside from wait, pray, travel and complete paperwork in India) is raise the exorbitant amount of money that International Adoption costs.
Joe and I recognize that we are the ones who have felt called to adopt and we don't expect anyone to shoulder the burden of debt with us. We have saved, worked extra and done several fundraisers in an attempt to bring in extra cash flow. However, we also recognize that some of you may feel impressed to help financially. For some of you, adoption is very near and dear to your heart. So, for those of you who feel so led, we created this fundraising page.