This summer we had the special opportunity to host Ryan for 3 weeks through a program between China and Nightlight Christian Adoptions. God wove our hearts with Ryan's as he lived with us. Ryan is a Farley. He was thriving in our home and it broke our hearts to have to send him back to the orphanage. God's ways are greater than ours and even though Don and I knew that another adoption may be in our future, this timing caught us off guard financially.
We are overjoyed that God brought Ryan into our lives. Ryan is an 11 year old Chinese orphan. He was abandoned in his first year of life and has been living in orphan care since that time. Ryan was born with bilateral microtia (malformed external ears). He does not have openings to his ear canals and is diagnosed with bilateral conductive deafness. However, he could hear us and communicate with us this summer. With new options in hearing aids, Ryan should be able to have near normal hearing. Ryan is very athletic, smart, and loving.
We are Kevin and Cherad Cloran. We have four biological daughters and are in the process of adopting a daughter (yes, that's right...another girl!) from China. Our decision to adopt began before we even got married, over 12 years ago! We met in college and dated for 3.5 years before getting married in 2003. We quickly realized we shared a desire to adopt a child one day. Cherad's love for orphans began on a mission trip to India in 1998 and Kevin has worked with kids in crisis for more than 15 years. Often, these kids spend years in foster care or group homes. Together, we spent time in Cambodia working at an orphange in the summers of 2005 and 2006. We are still in contact with many of those kids and they have had a tremendous impact on both our lives and in our kids lives. Many of them have spent time in our home with us and our children have been able to get to know them. We have prayed for many years now that God would guide and direct us concerning the timing and provision for adoption. Through a series of recent events, we felt it was time to begin the adoption process! We are so excited to be on this journey and are so thankful for the support of family and friends like you! Through AdoptionBridge.org, we hope to alleviate some of the financial burden associated with the adoption process.
Our time overseas led us to our two beautiful special-needs daughters, one whose condition is life-threatening and medically complex. We have a special place in our hearts for these extra-special children and feel we have been equipped and called to serve those with the greatest needs - those who are often "too complex" for others to consider. There is a precious little girl who has just such a need. Her situation is urgent and fragile. We were not planning to adopt again anytime soon, but God had other plans. My husband is working overtime as much as is available in order to offset the unexpected expense of agency and lawyer's fees. It is because of the love and support of our friends, family, and community that we were able to bring our daughters home, and now we need your help again. We have only a few short weeks to meet this financial need. Would you join us in supporting this precious girl?
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*Due to the nature of the situation, we are unable to post her picture or greater detail about her at this time. Thank you for your love and support!
We are excited we are about to become a family to a young orphaned boy living in China. We long to see this little boy who is currently without a family in the world become a son to us and a brother to our daughters. We delight in changing this little guy's future and making him part of the Martin family. That is exactly what God has done for us -- he has adopted us, changing our lives forever, giving us a hope and a future!
Our hearts were stirred for adoption early in our marriage and we feel like now is the time for us to pursue it. We have always loved adoption and have seen such beauty come from it in the lives of close friends. We moved around a few times in the beginning of our marriage but once we were settled and established in one place we decided to move forward with adoption. We didn’t know what that would look like but we began praying for wisdom and guidance. After a couple of month we began to feel pulled towards infant adoption mainly because of our love and admiration toward birthmothers who choose life and adoption for their babies. We already have 3 kids but can't wait to add another to our crazy family.
Hey there! We're excited to share with you our adventure of adopting two little boys from China. We're the Henderson family and we live in the Pacific Northwest, where Brad pastors at our local church and Lisa tries to corral the chaos of our large family. We've been blessed with eight children, including our kids who came to us the old-fashioned way, as well as children from Ethiopia and India who joined our family through adoption. We've chosen to trade-in the "American Dream" for the Grand Adventure of following Jesus Christ. Our latest assignment is the adoption of two children from China. We can't wait to share this journey with you and would love it if you would consider partnering with us. There are a few ways you could do this:1) Would you pray with us and for us, that God would supply our needs, equip us to parent these children, prepare our family for this new assignment, and prepare our waiting children's hearts for the dramatic transition ahead, and protect them in the meantime?2) Would you consider sharing our adventure financially? We've tried to be good stewards of the resources we've been given and have used our savings, tax refunds and inheritance over the last fourteen years to fund previous adoptions. At this point, we have the resources to care for two more children, but the necessary funds to complete the adoptions are out of our reach. Our first adoption cost approximately $10,000 in 2001, but currently, the adoption of two children from China will cost between $30,000 to $40,000. Without the help of people like you, we won't be able to adopt again, and the reality is that two children won't have forever homes. The funds raised on AdoptionBridge will be the initial $12,000 we need to begin.3) Would you consider sharing our story and our AdoptionBridge link on Facebook, Instagram, or by email with friends and family who might like to join our adventure as well?Please check back frequently as we update this page, so that you can "meet" the children we're adopting and follow our journey over the next several months, until we're able to bring our children home. Thanks for partnering with us and making our family a part of your own adventure!
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