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Bring Matthew Home

$16,528raised of $31,200 goal
52%

Organizer: A Grateful Mommy, Daddy & family!!! Thank you to everyone who has helped us "Bring Matthew Home!" We hope to hear from China soon :) Beneficiary: Matthew's adoption fundraising is complete!!! Amazing!!!

Please consider sponsoring mileage to HELP GIVE an older, sp needs orphan boy a chance to be all he can be as he is shown the love of Christ. The Kaufmann Family is adopting Matthew (Gift of God).

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                                WE CAN BE A VOICE FOR MATTHEW! 

We are the Kaufmann Family and we want Matthew to be a part of our family. We want to be his "Forever Family" and show him how much God loves him.
  • He CANNOT make himself be adopted. We must reach in and PULL MATTHEW OUT.
  • He is 13 years old and if he is not adopted by 14, he NEVER CAN BE. His chance will be gone as will ours with him.
  • His special needs have a great chance of being helped here in America.
  • Our Family will do EVERYTHING we can to BRING MATTHEW HOME.
  • He lives about 7,800 miles away. Total cost to bring him home about $31,200
  • The first part in this journey is to raise ($15,000 or 3900 miles) to get our  family's dossier to China.
  • Please consider sponsoring some miles to bring Matthew home (about $4 per mile)
  • Example: 15 miles=$60, 25 miles=$100   75 miles=$300
A friend said they decided to begin a 1% club with a $300 donation :)
  • James 1:27 "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world."
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02/13/2014
by A Grateful Mommy, Daddy & family!!! Thank you to everyone who has helped us "Bring Matthew Home!" We hope to hear from China soon :)
Thank you to all of you for being part of the journey to "Bring Matthew Home!"  He is an amazing boy who will be turning 13 in a week and a half still not knowing that he has a "Forever Family" doing all it can to bring him "Home" before he turns 14.   We are 44% of the way financially and need to raise 6% more to get to 50% within the next 3 weeks to get our dossier to China.  We are almost to the halfway mark!  
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12/20/2013
by A Grateful Mommy, Daddy & family!!! Thank you to everyone who has helped us "Bring Matthew Home!" We hope to hear from China soon :)
Wish Matthew were "Home for Christmas" this year!  Matthew's birthday is February 25th.  What an Amazing Birthday Gift it would be for Matthew to find out he has a "Forever Family"  ready to come bring him home!!!  The Kaufmann Family will keep pursuing this goal to make him a "Kaufmann boy!"  

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12/07/2013
by A Grateful Mommy, Daddy & family!!! Thank you to everyone who has helped us "Bring Matthew Home!" We hope to hear from China soon :)
Help Give an older orphan boy  a "Forever Family" this Christmas by sponsoring miles to bring Matthew home.  We cannot help all the orphans, but this one can be helped and become a part of the Kaufmann Family .  He has on ly 14 months before he can never be adopted. :(  We figured it to be about $4 per mile to get our new 12 year old home.  Bless you for any donations as the total cost is overwhelming when looked at as a whole...message me with any questions and I can share more details...check out our sight and subscribe to keep updated.
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11/12/2013
by A Grateful Mommy, Daddy & family!!! Thank you to everyone who has helped us "Bring Matthew Home!" We hope to hear from China soon :)
Yeah!!! &nbsp;Thank you to all who helped &nbsp;with our fundraiser over the weekend. &nbsp;Many hearts were touched by Matthew's story and many are now a part of his story. &nbsp;How awesome is that? &nbsp;<br />We were overwhelmed with everyone's generosity. &nbsp;Take a look at our current page and see how far Matthew is on his path home. &nbsp;<br /><br />Love, The Kaufmann Family<br /><br />
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10/31/2013
by A Grateful Mommy, Daddy & family!!! Thank you to everyone who has helped us "Bring Matthew Home!" We hope to hear from China soon :)
Thank you for the donation someone just made.  We only have a short time to complete this part of our fundraising and to get his paperwork in on time!  This task is daunting, but we are staying focused on our goal of bringing Matthew home as soon as possible.  Thank you again to all who are praying and have been able to also help us financially.  God Bless You!  We are almost halfway to our halfway goal.  Please share this site.  We are ready to love and care for this orphan as one of our own.  
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10/28/2013
by A Grateful Mommy, Daddy & family!!! Thank you to everyone who has helped us "Bring Matthew Home!" We hope to hear from China soon :)

WE HAVE PASSED OUR OCTOBER 14TH DEADLINE, but we have no deadline in ending our desire, perseverence and dedication to adopting "Matthew" and  bringing him a "Kaufmann boy."  :)  We will continue to step forward and will give the timeframe to God from here on.   The adoption agency says we are on track and doing fine. :)  We were trying to get our Home Study & Dossier fees fundraised so we could proceed.  We needed to give a date, so we did, but all this complicated process is hard to calculate and so we are learning patience and how to rest in HIM especially while we are in process.  We just made our next adoption payment and the next is the Home Study Fee. 
Thank you to all who are joining us on this journey.  May Our Lord Bless you all for coming alongside to help a family adopt an older orphan boy.

I read that older children not only need a family for themselves now, but so that their children will have grandparents and family too!  I love that!


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10/28/2013
by A Grateful Mommy, Daddy & family!!! Thank you to everyone who has helped us "Bring Matthew Home!" We hope to hear from China soon :)
WE HAVE PASSED OUR OCTOBER 14TH DEADLINE, but we have no deadline in ending our desire, perseverence and dedication to adopting "Matthew"  and  bringing him a "Kaufmann boy."  :)  We will continue to step forward and will give the timeframe to God from here on.   The adoption agency says we are on track and doing fine. :)  
Thank you to all who are joining us on this journey.  May Our Lord Bless you richly for your concern in the orphans of this world.

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09/30/2013
by A Grateful Mommy, Daddy & family!!! Thank you to everyone who has helped us "Bring Matthew Home!" We hope to hear from China soon :)
GARAGE SALE SUCCESS!!!
 $2,811.07 earned!!!   (702.76 miles added because of this event!)

Thank you to all those who were able to donate to the Garage Sale, purchase at the sale and those who covered this event with prayer and enabled us to earn some matching funds from Thrivent Financial.  How exciting to know that others care so much for orphans and want to play a part in giving a needy orphan a "Forever Home."  Blessings to all of you!!!
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09/19/2013
by A Grateful Mommy, Daddy & family!!! Thank you to everyone who has helped us "Bring Matthew Home!" We hope to hear from China soon :)
THRIVENT is helping us bring Matthew Home!!!  They are a wonderful organization. Check them out at Thrivent.com!

Also, people encouraged our family to do the "Garage Sale" thing one more time and we are.  It will be a ONE DAY SALE on Saturday, September 21st beginning at 9am and going until 5pm or so.  We have some great items that are listed at our public event on facebook
Orphan Adoption Fundraiser Garage Sale ONE DAY ONLY "Bring Matthew Home"  

Thrivent will be matching funds from this event, so you can double your contribution and help BRING MATTHEW HOME soon.

 Thank You to Everyone for your prayers and donations.

 



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09/08/2013
by A Grateful Mommy, Daddy & family!!! Thank you to everyone who has helped us "Bring Matthew Home!" We hope to hear from China soon :)
LAST-MINUTE GARAGE SALE IS A SUCCESS!!!

Thank you, on behalf of Matthew and our family, to all who donated items, bought items and prayed for the event.  People have suggested we continue the sale next weekend, soooo we are.  It will be Sept. 14th.  

Thank you again!  We have raised enough to bring Matthew 150 miles closer to home!  We will post a new grand total of miles tomorrow! :)



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