Erin & Phillip Johnson are adopting 4 children from Ukraine

Virginia

adopting from
Ukraine
fundraising goal
$33,500
adoption status
Child Identified
adoption agency
Angel's Haven
Our Story
Donors (306)
We felt the call to adopt shortly after the birth of our second son, and we chased that calling immediately despite not having "enough" money, only being in our 20s, and having 2 very young children. We watched God provide for us time and time again. We never met a mountain that He could not move. After returning from Ukraine in 2010 with our 4 year old daughter, we knew we could never return to "life as normal." How can a person look into the eyes of orphans and not be changed? Yes, our daughter had a family now, but we knew we had to do more. In the summer of 2012 we hosted a 7 year old boy from Ukraine with no intent to adopt, but fell.in.love. For Christmas 2012, we took a huge leap of faith and re-hosted him AND his older brother. God very clearly spoke that these were OUR boys, and we firmly believe that if God has called us to it, He will see us through it. The boys we hosted also have 2 younger brothers; all 4 boys need to be adopted together. The cost of adopting 4 children together will be around $40,000.
This is a video we made about our time with our boys: http://youtu.be/HNL9-FF3JO0
Follow our blog at www.enteringtheborderland.blogspot.com
Anonymous gave $48
October 20, 2013
Sarah McKee gave $100
"Such a beautiful thing your family is doing! God bless and that you for your generosity and loving hearts!"
October 2, 2013
Carolina Castro gave $11
September 27, 2013
Carolina Castro gave $38
September 19, 2013
Anonymous gave $5
September 1, 2013
Sarah Lillard gave $25
"Have heard about your journey from Megan Jensen...so amazing to hear your story."
August 29, 2013
Anonymous gave $97
August 29, 2013
Donna Blair gave $25
August 24, 2013
Trish Riley gave $50
"Had to push you over the 30K mark before I went to bed...this one is from Katie and James :-) who are sleeping soundly in their beds close to their Mama and Daddy just like your boys will be soon. Stay strong!"
August 23, 2013
Chuck & Jaime Nuckols
August 23, 2013
Jennifer Hall gave $400
August 18, 2013
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August 18, 2013
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August 18, 2013
Patricia Riley
August 18, 2013
Lori Kocher gave $25
"I commend you for what you are doing. Looking forward to seeing ALL of your family together on Facebook."
August 18, 2013
Anonymous gave $19
August 16, 2013
Joe Farrell
"Katie Lawson noted your need on her Facebook page. As an adoptee into Katie's family more than 65 years ago, I cannot think of a more worthwhile cause. Congratulations on your choice."
August 16, 2013
Blair Donna gave $133
August 11, 2013
Tami Door gave $500
"We are thrilled to support your adoption journey. Our son, Hayden, was adopted from Ukraine. So, your adoption is near and dear to our hearts. All the best on your journey- Rick, Tami, Parker and Hayden"
August 10, 2013
The Runge Family
"We just wanted you to know that your 4 Ukrainian orphans and in the thoughts and prayers of our 4 Ukrainians tonight. We are so excited for you!"
August 4, 2013
Anonymous gave $20
July 28, 2013
Mary Zarski gave $8
July 28, 2013
Lorri Crouse gave $5
"We love you and can't wait till your all together..hugs love n blessings."
July 22, 2013
Nikki Atkins gave $17
July 22, 2013
Anonymous
"thank you for saving the children and remaining so positive and hopeful through this challenging journey. Love, an anonymous mama."
July 21, 2013
Jennifer Doloski gave $60
"for the Red Lobster gift card"
July 15, 2013
Sharon Moreno gave $15
"Payment for purse and stocking"
July 10, 2013
Erin Gallagher gave $5
"For the stocking I won on the auction"
July 10, 2013
Lindsey Howell gave $5
"auction item :)"
July 9, 2013
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July 8, 2013
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July 8, 2013
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July 7, 2013
Trisha Clark gave $5
"God bless!"
July 7, 2013
Loree gave $200
"Wishing you the best of everything!"
June 29, 2013
Elizabeth Hebdon gave $24
June 29, 2013
Fox fam gave $50
"God speed!"
June 29, 2013
Anonymous gave $10
"You are angels!!!"
June 29, 2013
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June 29, 2013
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June 28, 2013
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June 28, 2013
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June 28, 2013
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June 28, 2013
Gregory Miller gave $48
June 28, 2013
Kevin and Jenny Fisher gave $25
June 28, 2013
Shane & Kim Stokes gave $374
"GO get 'em!! We'll be praying for you as the Lord leads you...we've been to Ukraine after a 16 yr. old who decided not to come...so now our job is to help as many as we can get home where THEY belong!! Blessings to you ALL!!!"
June 28, 2013
Kathrine Cassidy gave $100
"God Bless you all!!!!!"
June 28, 2013
Anonymous
June 28, 2013
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June 28, 2013
Anonymous gave $25
"What an awesome God story!! Pray God blesses you as you step out in faith and love on those kids."
June 28, 2013
Anonymous
"God bless you!!!"
June 28, 2013
Sarah Winograd-Babayeuski gave $500
"Your family is very brave and loving, and you are about to become even more loving. Let your Love flow from the Maker of Love. Congrats, and you are lucky to have an awesome friend like Karrie advocating for your family. My facebook feed has been hijacked today. :)"
June 28, 2013
Anonymous gave $50
"God Bless your growing family!"
June 28, 2013
Tom & Ronit Ricoy gave $100
June 28, 2013
Anonymous gave $25
"Good luck to you and your family! God bless."
June 28, 2013
The Fisher's gave $20
"We wish you the best =0)"
June 28, 2013
Becky Barrington gave $50
"fb and church friends with Karrie Cannell, may God bless you for helping them stay together"
June 28, 2013
Michelle Nagy gave $20
"fb friends with Karrie Cannell. Also dear friends with another couple that adopted two boys from Ukraine. I wish I could help more. I am sharing your page. God Bless you on your journey!!!"
June 28, 2013
Jennifer, Bill & Carley S gave $40
"So excited to be able to continue helping you reach your goal. Can't wait until you can bring your 4 boys home for good!!"
June 28, 2013
Anonymous gave $50
June 28, 2013
Carolina Castro gave $24
June 27, 2013
Gayla Palermo gave $24
June 27, 2013
Rachel Buck gave $19
June 27, 2013
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"God bless you"
June 27, 2013
Anonymous gave $25
June 27, 2013
Melissa Wilson gave $50
"Good luck in your journey!"
June 27, 2013
Caines Family gave $200
"Pumped!!! Praying!! Can't wait to meet y'all on Saturday!"
June 27, 2013
Blair Donna gave $38
June 27, 2013
The Whitney Family gave $50
"Matthew 18:5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me."
June 27, 2013
Paul and Kristin Wright gave $50
"Praying, as the Lord has gone before to pave a perfect path!"
June 27, 2013
Emma gave $100
"You're family is so inspirational and with this matching grant it felt like the perfect opportunity. Much love from Sweden"
June 27, 2013
Sandra Enlow gave $24
June 26, 2013
Katherine Hogeland gave $9
June 26, 2013
Lora Lyon gave $48
June 26, 2013
Barbara Malley gave $24
June 26, 2013
Melissa Pelloni gave $35
"Way to go! Bring them home!"
June 26, 2013
Mikel Selin gave $200
"Praying so much for you all!"
June 26, 2013
Anonymous gave $50
June 26, 2013
Anonymous
"God bless you!"
June 26, 2013
Scroggins Family
June 26, 2013
Anonymous gave $100
"This quest you are on is amazing. May God bless your family with peace & bounty, AND four beautiful new sons!"
June 26, 2013
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June 26, 2013
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June 26, 2013
Chandres Pickett gave $27
June 26, 2013
Heather Haapoja gave $10
June 26, 2013
Anonymous
"God bless your sweet family!"
June 26, 2013
Meg H. gave $15
"You are a wonderful family!"
June 26, 2013
The Newsome Family
"Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. James 1:27 Go get those sweet boys!!!"
June 26, 2013
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June 26, 2013
Pam Doloski gave $25
June 26, 2013
Trudy and Tony Johnson gave $25
June 26, 2013
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June 25, 2013
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June 25, 2013
Melanie Kirk gave $2
June 25, 2013
Christina Scott gave $7
June 25, 2013
Nicole Underwood gave $24
June 25, 2013
teresa gave $200
"God bless you as you bring your four sons home. Thanking the Lord that you will all be together."
June 25, 2013
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June 25, 2013
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June 25, 2013
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June 25, 2013
The Copeland Family gave $11
"I wish you the best of luck in your amazing journey!"
June 25, 2013
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June 25, 2013
Karrie gave $20
"We love you Erin and family"
June 25, 2013
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June 25, 2013
Rochele Mickey gave $4
"You are doing something amazing!!"
June 25, 2013
Jane Daulton gave $20
"God bless you on your adoption journey!"
June 25, 2013
Jaime Pater gave $20
"Wishing you all the best in your adoption journey!"
June 25, 2013
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"Who is going to give $2.00?"
June 25, 2013
Sarah Smith gave $25
"Good luck! What you, and families like The Suttles family, do is truly amazing!"
June 25, 2013
Kathleen gave $10
June 25, 2013
Hannah gave $6
"You guys are amazing! Many blessings being sent your way:-)"
June 25, 2013
michael drumheller gave $25
June 25, 2013
Anonymous gave $260
"My promise and God's promise will bless your lives over and over and over and over and over again and again and again and again!"
June 24, 2013
Kimberly Kidd gave $50
June 24, 2013
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June 23, 2013
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June 23, 2013
Carolina Castro gave $19
June 23, 2013
Anonymous gave $100
"Romans 15:13 The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. He is able"
June 23, 2013
Trish and Shawn Riley
"Thinking good thoughts and praying. Go get those boys :-) !"
June 23, 2013
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"Sharing and praying!"
June 23, 2013
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June 22, 2013
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June 21, 2013
Anonymous
"May the Lord bless you and keep you, and may He cause His face to shine upon you!"
June 21, 2013
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"Sending up prayers for you and your family."
June 21, 2013
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June 21, 2013
Bobby Findley gave $5,000
June 20, 2013
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June 12, 2013
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June 11, 2013
Anonymous gave $2,000
"May god bless your journey!"
June 11, 2013
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June 11, 2013
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June 11, 2013
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June 11, 2013
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June 10, 2013
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June 10, 2013
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June 10, 2013
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June 9, 2013
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June 6, 2013
Anonymous gave $200
June 5, 2013
Sherrie Albritton gave $10
June 4, 2013
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June 4, 2013
Tracy and Tim gave $50
June 4, 2013
Missy Krulik gave $35
June 4, 2013
Robyn Bozik gave $25
"Praying for you that God will provide all that you need to bring your boys home!"
June 3, 2013
Anonymous gave $20
June 3, 2013
Hannah Beever gave $100
June 3, 2013
Melissa Pelloni gave $20
June 3, 2013
Daniel Cole gave $24
June 2, 2013
Anonymous gave $400
May 27, 2013
Carl G. Medwedeff
"Thanks for the write up about your experience with the PremieGrowthProject. I appreciate the fact that you shared your experience. I will hazard a guess that other children at the orphanages in the Ukraine would benefit for the mineral supplement as well. Best wishes and good luck."
May 12, 2013
Anonymous gave $20
"Praying for you and your family"
May 11, 2013
Pelloni's gave $40
May 6, 2013
Lindsey howell gave $15
"Auction item. :)"
May 3, 2013
Carrie Fitch gave $48
May 2, 2013
Lorri Crouse gave $5
"Fundraiser Item hugs love prayers and blessings =)"
May 2, 2013
Blair Donna gave $10
May 2, 2013
Natalie Wilson gave $55
"(Fundraiser Items)"
May 2, 2013
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May 1, 2013
Gail & Sam Massie gave $80
May 1, 2013
Jillian Kegley gave $10
"Auction Item"
May 1, 2013
JILLIAN KEGLEY
April 29, 2013
Anonymous
April 22, 2013
Anonymous
"Joshua 1:9 --PL"
April 21, 2013
Tina Osborn gave $21
April 15, 2013
Alicia Becker gave $5
April 15, 2013
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April 15, 2013
KHA gave $25
"Your hosting video had me in tears. Praising God for you and the happy ending:)"
April 15, 2013
Anonymous gave $285
April 15, 2013
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April 14, 2013
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April 14, 2013
The Connolly Family gave $50
April 14, 2013
John Baranski
"May God lead and bless you."
April 14, 2013
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"Key Fob from Christi Parker"
April 14, 2013
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April 13, 2013
Addam & Shalon Roberson gave $10
"artwork raffle"
April 13, 2013
Jennifer Doloski
April 13, 2013
Phillip Johnson gave $5
April 12, 2013
John Adamson gave $10
April 12, 2013
John Adamson gave $10
April 12, 2013
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April 12, 2013
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April 11, 2013
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April 10, 2013
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April 10, 2013
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April 10, 2013
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April 10, 2013
Brooke Kirk gave $10
"God bless you on your journey!"
April 10, 2013
Lorri Crouse gave $300
"We love you all and can't wait to do another 31 party for you.."
April 9, 2013
Erin Lafreniere
April 8, 2013
Anonymous
April 8, 2013
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April 8, 2013
Kelly Muni gave $19
April 7, 2013
Sherrie Albritton gave $33
"Love my items! Can't wait to get Owl Keychain in!"
April 7, 2013
Nichols family
"Mulligan Stew!"
April 7, 2013
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April 7, 2013
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April 7, 2013
Lindsey Roby
April 7, 2013
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April 6, 2013
Ernie Kidd gave $80
"Help is on the way."
April 6, 2013
Whitney Family gave $30
"God Bless!"
April 6, 2013
Kimberly Kidd gave $100
"Go for it!!"
April 6, 2013
Michele Keegan gave $20
"Best wishes and prayers to you all!"
April 6, 2013
Anonymous
"God bless you and your precious family!"
April 6, 2013
Martha gave $50
April 6, 2013
Anonymous gave $5
April 6, 2013
Megan gave $30
April 6, 2013
Kara gave $25
"Somehow I linked to your blog tonight and then your YouTube video. I know that God directed me there so that I could be praying for your family. It is my prayer that those boys will always know that they are loved."
April 5, 2013
Anonymous gave $35
April 5, 2013
Carolyn Johnson
"God bless you~"
April 3, 2013
Anonymous gave $300
April 3, 2013
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April 3, 2013
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April 3, 2013
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April 1, 2013
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April 1, 2013
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April 1, 2013
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April 1, 2013
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March 29, 2013
Jennifer Neal capecci gave $105
March 29, 2013
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March 29, 2013
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March 28, 2013
Jennifer Doloski gave $10
March 27, 2013
Erin Gallagher gave $20
March 27, 2013
Tina Bell
March 27, 2013
Anonymous gave $20
"God bless you on this journey!"
March 26, 2013
Karen Lynch gave $24
March 26, 2013
Trisha Riley and Family
"Best of luck to you all! My family and I will be following and helping any way we can until your boys are home :-)"
March 26, 2013
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March 26, 2013
Rebecca Adams gave $19
March 25, 2013
Micheala Toews
March 25, 2013
Ronit Ricoy gave $50
March 25, 2013
Cynthia New gave $20
March 25, 2013
Crouse Family gave $20
"I'm doubling what my auction total was. Your family is an inspiration to us. We love you and our Praying for you."
March 25, 2013
Blair Donna gave $10
March 25, 2013
Jennifer Roberts-Stutzrie gave $25
"Hi Erin, I know the amount I pledged was $10 for the candy cane ornament, but I am sending $25. My hope is that our finances improve so I can continue to help more. God bless you and your growing family!!"
March 25, 2013
Annie Trenda gave $9
March 25, 2013
Jason Kummer gave $5
March 25, 2013
Lisa Gail Williams gave $25
"This is for the auction item. Good Luck:)"
March 25, 2013
Marcie McEachern gave $20
"Glad the auction was successful! Praying for every last penny needed to come in!"
March 25, 2013
Blair Donna gave $61
March 25, 2013
Beth Sellers gave $10
"Mulligan Stew donation from a fellow adoptive family."
March 25, 2013
Stacy Herman gave $80
"Erin- here is my payment for the auction items."
March 25, 2013
Kristen Leman gave $30
"For the Weighted lap pad on fb fundrauiser"
March 25, 2013
Anonymous
March 25, 2013
Anonymous gave $50
"We pray you are overwhelmed in His grace and strengthened through His love. We pray for an outpouring for these 4 who will be coming to know God's goodness through the gift of adoption. We will continue to lift up all of your needs to Jesus and trust Him to cause you to marvel at His blessings!!!"
March 25, 2013
Anonymous gave $50
"Best wishes from Rio de Janeiro!"
March 25, 2013
Anonymous gave $30
March 24, 2013
Christi and George Parker gave $30
March 17, 2013
Christina & Adam Grim gave $1,000
"Good luck with your fund raising! Hope you are able to get through the process quickly to bring those boys home soon!"
March 14, 2013
Holly Robinson
March 14, 2013
Jennifer Wojcik gave $19
March 13, 2013
KIMBERLY HELLEMS gave $30
March 13, 2013
Jennifer Aiken gave $20
March 13, 2013
K Warner gave $20
"Touched by your story. Best wishes to your beautiful expanding family!"
March 13, 2013
The Macy Family gave $20
"From one adoptive family to another ... love the nesting doll note cards! Thanks!"
March 13, 2013
Trudi Shaw gave $100
March 11, 2013
Jaime Bailey gave $25
"Praying for you guys! I am friends with Marcie McEachern and saw a link to your story. My son is in class with Isabele. We love her and are so thankful she came here from Ukraine!"
March 10, 2013
Blair Donna gave $30
March 10, 2013
Mary C. Zarski gave $60
"This is for the Prospect Hill Raffle. Looking forward to meeting your boys!"
March 10, 2013
Anonymous gave $100
"God bless your journey to rescue 4 more souls!"
March 3, 2013
JILLIAN KEGLEY
"Praying every day for you and the boys Erin"
February 28, 2013
Anonymous gave $1,000
""Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass." 1 Thessalonians 5:24"
February 21, 2013
Kristin Wright gave $10
"Praying for ya'll...another family crazy enough to adopt 4 from Latvia! LOVE IT!!"
February 21, 2013
Kelly Selkirk gave $25
February 21, 2013
Cara Suttles gave $63
February 20, 2013
Brandy Whitney gave $29
February 17, 2013
Chris gave $100
"We're praying for you as well!"
February 16, 2013
David Kidd gave $50
February 16, 2013
Elizabeth Harding gave $63
February 15, 2013
Mark Beal gave $9
February 15, 2013
Anonymous
February 15, 2013
Jewel gave $10
"I wish I wasn't so broke from paying the legal fees to get Elyse taken care of so I could give you more. You've got tons of prayer coming from me though!"
February 11, 2013
Mark & Teresa Harris
February 11, 2013
Gannier/Charlene Fulghum gave $50
"This is to help you adopt four new cousins into our lives."
February 10, 2013
Anonymous gave $100
"So thankful to see this coming about, as it is an answer to my prayer!"
February 8, 2013
Kelly Robey
"I heard about your story from Meghann McKnight and I just watched your Youtube Video about your sons. So moved. I will pray for your family as you go through this process. God Bless you and your family for helping these sweet children. In Christ, Kelly"
February 8, 2013
Marsha Wells
February 8, 2013
Jewel gave $10
February 8, 2013
Sue Morris gave $107
February 6, 2013
Sue Morris gave $107
February 6, 2013
Amanda Rhodes gave $19
February 5, 2013
Molly Parker gave $9
February 5, 2013
Ashley Lenherr gave $100
February 5, 2013
Anonymous gave $10
February 5, 2013

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"Such a beautiful thing your family is doing! God bless and that you for your generosity and loving hearts!"
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