Finding Our Lost Boy

For: Porter Family
Organizer: Robert and Kimberly Porter
$1,955
of $30,000 goal.
Raised by 29 donors
6% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

We have always wanted a large Family.  Kim is the second of five and Robert is third of eight.  Soon after we were married we started our family with  our son Edgar, However, almost four years later he is still our only child.  After a heartbreaking miscarriage and a lot of prayer we decided to start looking at other options and became foster parents.

Half of Rober'ts siblings are adopted and we have always felt that we would adopt someday.  We have loved the children that have been in our home as if they were ours, but none of them have been able to stay with us permanently.  We certainly haven't quit foster care and hope to keep one of our placements one day. 

Throughout this process we have come to feel more and more that in addition to adopting a child out of foster care, there is a little boy waiting internationally for us to find him.  We don't want Edgar to grow up alone, since both of us are still close friends with our own siblings.  

We feel like we have the resources to care for this boy and want to find him as soon as possible.  We have always thought that "someday" was a long way off when we had the money to afford adoption.  More and more we are learning that "someday" needs to be as soon as possible, and that it will be very difficult to ever afford this adventure on our own.

This is where you all come in!  Please help us raise the money we need to bring home our sweet lost boy.  Can't donate?  We accept prayers, stories of success, moral support, and positive vibes too.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 23, 2014

Posted on April 23, 2014

YAY!!  We got some more information about our boy today!  Everything is falling into place so fast; faster than we can save up! Our fees are coming due already so help us out!  

Posted on April 18, 2014

Posted on April 18, 2014

WAHOO!  We have finished our homestudy paperwork and have been matched with a waiting little boy!  Here's what we know: He likes cars, is a "double orphan," and is about 2 1/2.  Oh, and totally adorable!  Help us bring him home! 

Posted on April 18, 2014

Posted on April 18, 2014

WAHOO!  We have finished our homestudy and been matched with a little boy in Uganda.  Here's what we know: He likes cars, is a "double orphan", and is about 2 1/2.  And sooo cute.  Help us bring him home!!!

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