Changing the life of one Chinese girl
Lindsay and Daniel
Adopting one child won't change the world, but for that one child the world will change.
Since childhood, I have felt a calling to provide a loving home for a young orphaned Chinese girl. At 40 years old, the timing finally feels right. I have spent the past four years laying the groundwork to adopt; I purchased a home and changed careers to be able to accommodate starting a family. I also met the man of my dreams. On our first date, I shared my passion with Daniel, and it soon became OUR dream.
There are over 600,000 orphans living in China, 98% with special needs. Though the children in Chinese orphanages are well taken care of compared to other nations, malnutrition and the effects of institutionalization are prevalent. It is our goal to change the trajectory of at least one underprivileged child.
The journey of adoption is a long one. It starts with researching adoption agencies, getting fingerprinted, running background checks, medical clearances, and numerous home visits/interviews with a social worker. The social worker then writes a Homestudy report which has to be approved by the state before it can be sent to China and we wait to be matched with our little girl, which can take up to three years. We are at the point in the process of waiting several months for the Arizona courts to approve us. In the meantime, the majority of expenses must be paid. It costs about $40,000 to adopt internationally. To date, we have paid a little over $20,000 by way of our savings, selling items we no longer deem essential, and aggressively tightening our budget.
Daniel and I are using AdoptionBridge to help raise funds for a portion of the remaining expenses. We would like to humbly ask for your consideration in supporting the future of our little girl. We consider this not as raising money for our own benefit, but giving others the chance to change a child’s life. We are honored to have family and friends support us any way they can.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.
Lindsay & Daniel
2 Family Updates
The only thing I am upset about is that Daniel dodges a bullet of having to change a diaper. Not thrilled about that. Otherwise, super happy for you two!
Very proud of you! Pray you have successful results and your dream comes true.
Best wishes, Lindsay! We need to hang out sometime! My little one is due in May!
The best decision you’ll ever make. The journey of raising a child is second to nothing.
So happy for you both. What an exciting time!
It’s not much but I whole heartedly believe in what you’re doing and send you many kind wishes and a thankful heart for helping a child in need. Good luck and we’ll anxiously follow your journey!
I know y’all will have a huge and positive impact on this child’s life. Could not ask for a better family than the one y’all will provide. Truly a blessing. Much love from your extended Texas family, Jon and Samantha
Prayers coming for you all!! So exciting!
I'm so excited for you guys!
Daniel & Linsey. Congreats. ! very happy for both of you, Can't wait too see her ..
Dear Lindsay and Daniel, Please know that we are so excited for you to welcome a sweet, deserving little one into your family we know that you will create a loving and nurturing home for this blessed child. We love you and will keep this in prayer until the day we meet her.
May your lives be as blessed as the child’s!
Praying all goes smoothly and quickly.
Congratulations! Wishing you the best!
I’m excited for you and for the sweet little girl that gets to come home with you! Wishing for a speedy adoption process!
What a fortunate child!
Congratulations!! I am so excited for you and your new family!!
Best of luck
Unfortunately, the adoption process has been delayed due to COVID19. We had a fingerprint appointment at Immigration on 3/18, but that morning Immigration closed indefinitely due to the virus. As of yet, we haven't received any communication regarding rescheduling nor the status of our application.
Arizona Court approved us to adopt! We were told the process would take 1-4 months...it took only 8 days!