A computer glitch is causing a worldwide backlog of US passport and visa applications. As a result, Amy and Danny Vogt (and 10 families they're traveling with!) are stuck in China until visas are available for their new children. The delay has meant a huge increase in travel costs as they have to pay for at least three more nights of hotel, and large fees associated with canceling and rebooking international flights.
Bringing a child into a family is never easy, and adoption can be an especially hard journey for many families. There is SO much waiting, so much praying, so much hoping. Amy and Danny (and all the other families with them) have done a lot of waiting and fundraising already. To face this delay, at this point in their journey, is painful to watch.
While not every family is called to adopt a child, as believers in Christ we are told to take care for orphans. One way we can do this is to support those people who are adopting...like the Vogts! We want the Vogts to feel covered in prayer, and to feel peace that their extra time in China will not become a financial burden.
But, this fundraiser is so much bigger than money. We also would love to bless some of the other families they're traveling with. We want those families to feel love from strangers supporting their journey. AND, we want other families who are considering adoption to see that, while the journey can be hard, there are people who will come alongside them to help.
Please consider helping the Vogt family by donating. Our prayer is that we could go above and beyond our $5,000 goal so that extra money could be dispersed among other families they're traveling with!
Watch their story on Denver news: http://denver.cbslocal.com/video/10407449-computer-glitch-causes-backlog-of-passport-visa-applications/