Andrei's Turn

For: The Adoption of Andrei
Organizer: James and Mary Stolz
Andrei's Turn (The Adoption of Andrei)
of $15,000 goal
32% Complete
Raised by 66 donors
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Andrei has been waiting a long time--almost too long. We discovered him just 10 days shy of his 16th birthday. We had not planned this adoption. God had other plans. Please help if you can!

He is HOME!!!!!!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 21, 2014

Posted on May 21, 2014

Hi Friends and supporters of Andrei! 


We arrived home one week ago--- It would not have been possible without your help---THANK YOU!

We spent a LONG time in country and encountered many problems because of previous American adoptions, but we got through the process with paying ZERO bribes and keeping completely transparent! Trust in Ukrainian law! It may not work swiftly, but it will work!

After seeing how their "in country team" supports local corruption, we have declined to accept the money from a well known adoption advocacy group. We have a long way to go to reach out fundraising goal, but all that matters is our son is home and we completed his adoption under extreme political unrest by doing things the "right way"

Andriy is doing great- He took his first independent steps this week and is starting to actually make some babbling noises. He is looking more like a bright eyed teen, than a toddler in a crib.

I will upload pictures!

Thank you again! 

God is Great!

Posted on March 3, 2014

Posted on March 3, 2014

Hi All!

Great news!! We have our approval from Ukraine to adopt---now we wait for a travel date-- While we are concerned about the civil strife, we are 100% moving forward to get our little man out of there.

Please keep us in your prayers. There are many things standing in Andrei's way. Corruption and political strife are everywhere. We won't be a part of the "culture of corruption" I pray that does not hamper our efforts--  

Posted on February 26, 2014

Posted on February 26, 2014

Hi Friends!

Andrey is waiting....

Good news. The unrest in Ukraine has NOT slowed us down--- we are VERY close to our travel date.

I will be blogging every day. Out of respect for Ukrainian law, there is some concern about posting those daily posts. The current plan is to not make any posts public until after court. 

As with everything with international adoption, that is subject to change. I will post a link here as soon as we can share!

Thank you so much for what you have done to support this awesome young man. 

Hopefully the next time you hear from me he will be in my arms!

Thank you!!!


About the Organizer

Report Fundraiser

Report Fundraiser

*Please report fraud and Terms of Service violations only. Personal disputes will not be reviewed.

* YouCaring will not use or share your phone number or other information for marketing purposes.



Grab Our Widget

Andrei's Turn

Grab Our Widget
Facebook Share Button