So, as most of you know, we have started the adoption process again, and we are bringing home 2 children from Ethiopia this time: Fasika is an 11 year old girl, and Markos is a 5 year old boy! We are super excited. We hope to have them home by April or May.
Adoption is a wonderful way to build a family but it is not an inexpensive venture. Our adoption expenses include document preparation and translation, home study fees, hiring of attorneys and other professionals in the U.S. and Ethiopia, travel, hotels, passports and more. This adoption of two children will cost in excess of $30,000! We are using a wonderful agency in Florida called “Celebrate Children International" this time.
When Dustin & I adopted Mariya this past May, we took out a personal loan to have the money to bring her home, but the bank will not let us take out another personal loan for this adoption (as we are still paying on the last loan, and will be for the next 4 years). However, we know that money should not be an obstacle.
We have paid close to $10,000.00 of the amount required, and are excited to see how God will provide the remainder
Recently we learned of Kingdom Kids Adoption Ministries, an organization that gives grants to families for adoptions. Through this organization people can make a tax-deductible donation towards adoption expenses!
We are able to utilize the Adoption Fundraising Grant at Kingdom Kids Adoption Ministry up until the end of December (of this year). So, we wanted to get the word out in case any of you felt lead to give in order to help us bring our children home.
Please call or email us with any questions you may have regarding our situation. We are happy to talk about this wonderful adventure. Also, the Kingdom Kids staff is available to you Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. PST. Please contact them at (509) 465-3520 or email them at donnab@KingdomKidsAdoption.org.Their website is www.KingdomKidsAdoption.org.
You can choose to pay securely online. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for your donation.
IMPORTANT: Please specify in the "designation" box "Dustin & Andrea Bestul," to make sure they know who you would like to support. Thank you so much for your contributions. May God Bless You All as you help us bring our children home!
Prayerfully consider our family in your giving. We are excited about what God is going to do in our lives through these children. Thank you in advance for your prayers and support.
May the Lord Bless you,
Dustin & Andrea Bestul