Ukraine in the Membrane!!

For: Valeria and Vitalik
Organizer: Noelle Roach
of $7,000 goal.
Raised by 35 donors
39% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

We met V. (13) and V. (11) through Marina's Kids, a hosting agency that works with orphans from Ukraine. We hosted the two children this summer and all five of us (almost instantly) fell in love!  The cost and effort involved in bringing these children into our permanent family is overwhelming. We have saved for many years for this opportunity, however, we were not anticipating falling in love with TWO children, nor did we realize the strict timelines we would be under due to changing laws and our children "aging out". We know that some of you have been with us for the 8 years we have been trying to add to our family, and will help us for this reason.  We also know that some of you are more aware of the bleak future of these children, if they are not adopted (a good 60-70% of them turning to a life of crime and/or prostitution, 10% of them committing suicide before their 20th birthday).  Whether you care about this story because you love the members of the Roach family, or because you have a heart for the children, your donation is much appreciated! Thank you!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 8, 2014

Posted on February 8, 2014

We have had some little artists who have been very busy donating their talent to help us with our Ukrainian adoption.  I needed a few envelopes decorated, and before I knew it, this fundraiser had taken on a life of its own!  During a very stressful and emotional time, these are the moments that keep us going. OK friends, here it is. The LAST adoption fundraiser. 

There are 102 envelopes.  Each envelope is marked with a number 1-102.

You choose an envelope, and you donate that amount of money. It's that simple. 

If you choose envelope #5, you donate $5. If you choose envelope #102, you donate $102. You get the idea, right? What happens if you really want to donate $100, but someone else already took that envelope? Well, choose two envelopes: like #60 and #40. Again, very simple.

Only have $4 to give? Your son wants to give the only $1 he has? Perfect! We need people to take the $1 and $4 envelopes to reach our goal! We are grateful for every dollar given- because every dollar brings us that much closer to our goal!

If all 102 envelopes are chosen, we will raise over $5000 which will cover a large part of our airfare expenses. Our original goal of fundraising was to cover airfare, which we estimated to be around $7000.  We have raised around $3000 at this point in time.  We have paid for all other hosting and adoption fees with our own paychecks, savings, borrowing against retirement, loans, etc.  We do not expect for people to pay for a decision that *we* made, however, every little bit helps!

So, private message on facebook, email me a [email protected] if you would like to buy an envelope. We will send you one of the envelopes the children decorated. You can fill it with cash, write a check, or if you are more comfortable use our pay pal account.

Posted on November 16, 2013

Posted on November 16, 2013

We are so happy to share with you all that Vitalik and Valeria are coming back to us for Christmas! Marina's Kids will be purchasing airline tickets this week, and we will finally get to see them again! It is incredibly hard to put into words how it feels to have half a globe separating you from children you love and have adopted in your heart.  It is also difficult to describe how excited we are to have them in a home environment again, where we can shower them with love and support and be certain that their needs are met.

We would like to share a message that we recently received from Valeria online, "We love you very much thank you for assuring us of the road in the world!!" 

She sent us this message without knowledge that we are trying to adopt them.   

We want to thank all of you for your support and well wishes. We want you all to know that you have all given these children one of the most powerful gifts in the world........Hope! 

Posted on September 30, 2013

Posted on September 30, 2013

We just wanted to say thank you to all the great people who have shown us an amazing amount of support, in words, thoughts, and actions.  It means more to us and more to these two special kids than you will ever fully know. 

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