A Walk Home

For: Joshua and Brittany Richardson
Organizer: Brittany Richardson
A Walk Home (Joshua and Brittany Richardson)
of $40,000 goal.
Raised by 59 donors
100% Complete

The Story

We are in the process of adopting a little girl from Bulgaria! In the last few weeks God has taken us down a road we did not anticipate whatsoever, but we are beyond thrilled to be matched with our girl! We are getting the last of our funds together and hopefully will travel in August to meet Little Miss. Please keep us in your prayers as we prepare to bring our daughter home!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 2, 2017

Posted on March 2, 2017

Exciting news! On February 17 a judge ruled that the adoption should be final, and the court decree was put into legal force a week later on February 24. Little Miss now officially and legally has a family!

Also exciting news, last weekend we reached our fundraising goal! As of Friday morning we were still in need of $200. Friday late morning, a check arrived in the mail from a family member for that exact amount. Our adoption is now fully funded!! Thank you so much for all who helped make this hope a reality. You've helped give Little Miss a safe and loving home, and we can't thank you enough for contributing!

We are leaving three weeks from today to pick up Little Miss and finally bring her HOME. Praise God!

Posted on February 6, 2017

Posted on February 6, 2017

We will be bringing Little Miss home SOON!!

Our court date has been assigned for February 17! The judge will rule on the adoption that day and, about 10 days later, the adoption decree will be signed. Then a new birth certificate will be issued for Little Miss and we will travel to pick her up just a few weeks after court!

We want to thank everyone who has been so supportive in the last few months of waiting. The holidays and our move delayed getting a court date as soon as we had hoped, but it's all in God's timing. You all have made the wait a little easier by praying for us, encouraging us, and reminding us that we are SO close to getting our daughter home now.

The positive side to this delay is that we had time to get our taxes done and can use our refund to help with travel expenses. It has also given us more time to fund raise, and we are now only $2500 away from being fully funded! Can you believe that? Three years ago we started this journey with just a little bit of savings and the belief that God would provide for each step of the way, and now we are nearly at our fundraising goal! If you are considering adoption but the cost is overwhelming, I just want to encourage you to trust God. He is not limited by your current bank account. There are lower cost options that might be right for your family, there are grants, and there are friends who care about helping you help children in need. Take that first step!

The last $2500 we need is for airfare. Compared to what we needed to raise when we started the adoption, that isn't a whole lot. But, we will need to be ordering tickets in only three weeks or less, so we don't have much more time. If you would consider donating even $10 to the last of our adoption expenses, we would be forever grateful!

Please keep us in your prayers as we emotionally and physically prepare to bring Little Miss home. We're only just beginning the real journey!

Posted on November 22, 2016

Posted on November 22, 2016

In September we got to experience one of the best moments of our lives. We finally got to meet our Little Miss! We traveled to Bulgaria for one week and spent five days visiting the orphanage. Our little girl is so sweet and silly! She loves to sing, dance, and laugh. She loved her brothers, though she found them to be somewhat strange creatures :) It was a wonderful trip, and so hard to leave her there.

Now that we are home, we wait for a few more pieces of paper to be signed. Because of our move, we had to update our home study, and that has caused a delay in our i-800 approval. But, as soon as we get our immigration approval, we can get Article 5 signed and then they will set a court date for making Little Miss legally ours!!

We are still fundraising to finish paying for our adoption. We currently need $750 to pay the balance of our new home study fee, and then all we have left to pay is travel expenses for Trip Two!

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