Help us adopt a teenage boy and a girl with cerebral palsy

For: Peter and Rebecca in China!
Vancouver, WA
Organizer: The Robinson Family
$1,822
of $20,000 goal.
Raised by 13 donors
9% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

We are the Robinson Family (Bill, Kristin, William, and Emma) and we are so excited to be adopting a teenage boy and a young girl from China! Both of these children have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and are in need of special medical care. 

Peter, age 13, was abandoned at 8 years old and only weighed 28 pounds at the time. He could not talk or walk when he was found. Thankfully, he is now thriving under the loving, gentle care of his foster family in China. He can now walk, run and loves playing soccer! He ages out on July 1st, 2015, so we are RACING to get to him!!! 

Rebecca lives in a separate province of China and just turned 5. She was abandoned at age 2. She has a more severe form of cerebral palsy. Sadly, we learned that she spends her entire day in a stroller with a bed pan. Her neck, back and leg muscles have atrophied from lack of use (there are just not enough resources to provide adequate care at her orphanage). She was also recently hospitalized due to complications related to a recent illness. 

The fees associated with both adoptions, as well as travel to and from China, exceed $40,000. We are hoping to raise some of these funds through YouCaring, along with grants provided by Reece's Rainbow, and other fundraising efforts, such as our new company Christian Warrior Wear (www.christianwarriorwear.com).  

You can read more about our adoption journey here: http://www.christianwarriorwear.com/blog. We look forward to bringing both children home and providing love, therapy, and emotional support as their forever family! 

If you would prefer to give a tax-deductible gift, you can give at: 
http://reecesrainbow.org/85271/sponsorrobinson-6

Thank you for your support!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 27, 2015

Posted on October 27, 2015

There is a possibility that we could have insurance partially pay for the iPad, if we can prove that it is medically necessary (through doctor's notes). We will update the fundraiser if that happens! Thanks!

Posted on May 22, 2015

Posted on May 22, 2015

The Article 5 came through late last night! What a blessing! Now we just wait for Travel Approval and we can book hotels/flights!

Posted on May 21, 2015

Posted on May 21, 2015

We just heard word from our adoption agency that the Article 5 was NOT picked up today (Thursday), so they said that it will have to wait until next Tuesday because of the Memorial Day holiday. That means that Travel Approval could not be until a week later, then another week later that we can actually leave (after arrangements have been made with the orphanages)! There are also two or three holiday days in June because of the Dragon Boat Festival, so those shut down government facilities. We are getting too close to the deadline of July 1st! 

Please pray that the consulate will allow a special Article 5 pick-up on Friday (in a few hours China time!) and that we can get Travel Approval early next week. We're ready to book flights and hotels to get to our kids!

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