Adopting Asha

For: Joy Allen
Organizer: Katie McKune
Adopting Asha (Joy Allen)
$7,347
of $50,000 goal
14% Complete
Raised by 77 donors
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Our family’s journey has been both rugged and beautiful.  In 2006, my husband Kyle, daughter Celia, and I set off for India to begin a new adventure.  We weren’t sure what was in store for us in this enchanting land and we certainly didn’t know about a precious baby girl nestled in the heart of the Himalayas.

While in language school, we came to find out about a little baby that needed a place to stay while her mother was in the hospital.  Kyle and I took her in for the time being and during that time, this little girl’s mother passed from this world.  We found ourselves with an underweight, frail, stunningly beautiful, little Indian princess in critical condition.  Because he knew that he just couldn’t care for this baby, her biological father asked us to adopt her.  We agreed to take her in and despite the doctor’s prognosis she grew and lived.

Now this little girl is seven years old and we have added another little child to our family.  My husband and I had a precious baby boy named Ephraim.  However, this past year brought on yet another unexpected turn in our family’s path.  With the addition of one came the loss of another: my husband unexpectedly passed away.  He was a wonderful father and husband and his loss has profoundly affected our little clan. 

It is time to bring all three of our children to America.  It is time for all of our extended family to meet our children.  All of the funds from this fundraiser will go toward the adoption costs associated with an international adoption and this move.

Thank you in advance for representing to this family what our little Indian princess has represented to us.  You see our daughter’s name is Asha, Hindi for Hope.


NOTE: Please include your name and contact in the message portion of the donation form.  It would give me great Joy to personally thank you with a note.



If you would like to make a tax deductible, please send checks to :
West 7th church of Christ
405 W. 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401

Please make checks payable to West 7th church of Christ and write "Joy Allen Adoption" in the memo line.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 10, 2014

Posted on March 10, 2014

Hello Everyone!

Thank you for all of this support.  As of today your donations online combined with direct donations have helped us raise over $28,000! You are all truly a blessing.  We still have some funds to continue raising.  If you would like to contribute further, please send donations to 
West 7th church of Christ
405 W. 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401

Please make checks payable to West 7th church of Christ and write "Joy Allen Adoption" in the memo line.

Your contributions not only financially assist us, but encourage us to no end.

Much Love

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