Wong Adoption Fundraiser

For: Maya and Micah
Organizer: Wong Family
$2,297
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 33 donors
22% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Hi there! We are the Wong Family. There are currently five of us in our family {Dad-Jason, Mom-Haidee and energetic brothers Kobe & Keoni and eldest sister Taylor}...

... and we are working hard to bring home our son and daughter, Maya and Micah, currently living in the Philippines.

This path of adoption was placed in our hearts just recently.

Called, to serve the Lord....

"But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15

We have three beautiful blessings and we thought we were done...however, God had other plans for our lives. 

God planted a seed in our lives so that we can grow to His plan, not ours.  

It all started after our Pastor's sermon this January was to pray BIG prayers. Aside from praying for ourselves and our families, our pastor challenged us to pray BIGGER.

“Pray BIG Prayers” – Pastor Gary Jones

We learned:

The more we focus on the CHARACTER of God and WHO He is as we pray...we will be MOVED with what MOVES God.

So we began praying to God to reveal to us what we should be praying for.  "Father, help us be all who You want us to be and use our lives so that we may glorify You.  Please reveal to us where our prayers are needed." 

And within a couple of weeks, we were moved by God to help the fatherless. 

John 14:18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you."

We are now in the process of adopting two siblings, a brother and sister, from Philippines.   

Right now the only thing standing in our way to move forward is money.  We have stepped out in faith and have started the adoption process.  The fees are broken down: 

NH Hosting: $6,800 (airfare, VISA, insurance and other travel expenses)  PAID

To host a child from The Philippines, the cost of their travel and program expenses is $3450 for the first child/ $3350 for any additional sibling.

Hosting fees travel (connecting flight): $500 PAID

Medical Fees: $400 PAID

Adoption Agency application: $250.00 PAID

Live scan fingerprinting: $130 PAID

Marriage and Birth certificates: $200 PAID

Homestudy fee: $2,500 PAID


Mailer 1 fees:

2nd agency fees = $2837 PAID


FEES WE STILL NEED TO PAY:  $ 35,117

Psychological Evaluation: $1,500.00 

Mailer 2 fees:

3rd Agency Fee - $2837

Legal & Facilitation Fee -$ 1000

Foreign Govt App Fee - $250

2nd child Foreign Govt App fee - $250

2nd Child Agency Fee -$ 500

2nd Child Legal & Facilitation Fee - $500

Referral acceptance fees:

1st child Foreign Adoption Program fee - $3000

1st child Foreign Govt processing fee -$ 2200

1st child Pre adoptive placement fee - $1200

1st child orphanage donation - $1000 (due with signed travel approval letter)

2nd child foreign adoption program fee -$ 2500

2nd child foreign program fee - $3200

2nd child pre adoptive placement fee - 1200 x 2 = $2400

2nd child orphanage donation - 1000 x 2 = $2000 (due with signed travel approval letter)

Mailer 2 + Referral fees = $ 22,837.00

Finalization of adoption: $2,000

Travel and airfare for family of 5 roundtrip: $8,000

Airfare one-way for 2 children: $1,200.00


Post adoption medical exam: $540 per child x 2 = $1,080.00

Total costs we still need to pay for = $ 35,117

We are doing our best to finance the adoption.  We are having garage sales, the children are washing neighbors cars, we are cutting our spending to a minimal and applying for grants and loans.

We have had folks ask how they can help us fund our adoption. 

We've started a fundraiser on You Caring to raise the funding that we need to make our adoption a success.

We have a donations goal of $10,000 that will go towards the costs of adoption.  The total we still need is $35,117, however, for this fundraiser, our goal is $10,000.   It's been our dream to help give a child an opportunity like this and we hope that you will consider helping us make our dream a reality.  And in our case, we have the opportunity to give 2 children a forever family.

You may not be called to adopt,

but if God is speaking to your heart,

would you help make a difference in these orphans' lives?

Every donation is important and will help make this adoption a success. Would you kindly consider making a donation of $5?  All donations are tax deductible.  Also, we would appreciate your willingness to share this with others who may want to participate. 

"The state of our heart is more important than the size of our gift."

Thank you so much for being a part of adoption story. We are blessed beyond measure with support and encouragement and are in awe of the willingness of others to link arms with us as we work to change the lives of these precious children.

PS: Go to the gallery to watch our video:)

Love,

Jason, Haidee, Taylor, Keoni, Kobe, Maya and Micah

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 24, 2014

Posted on June 24, 2014

God is so great!  We are so thankful for everyone who has donated and prayed for our adoption journey. 

We still have a long way to go to raise funds in a short amount of time, but we trust God will provide.

Here is the breakdown:

Home study fees $2,500 PAID

Medical fees: $400 PAID

Marriage and Birth certificates: $200 PAID

Live Scan Fingerprinting : $130.00 PAID

Hosting Fees:

Hosting fees: $6800 for hosting two children PAID

Hosting fees travel (connecting flight): $500 PAID


Adoption Agency application: $250.00

Mailer 1 fees:


2nd agency fees = $2837 PAID

Mailer 2 fees: $5,337.00

3rd Agency Fee - $2837

Legal & Facilitation Fee -$ 1000

Foreign Govt App Fee - $250

2nd child Foreign Govt App fee - $250

2nd Child Agency Fee -$ 500

2nd Child Legal & Facilitation Fee - $500

Referral acceptance fees: $17,500

1st child Foreign Adoption Program fee - $3000

1st child Foreign Govt processing fee -$ 2200

1st child Pre adoptive placement fee - $1200

1st child orphanage donation - $1000 (due with signed travel approval letter)

2nd child foreign adoption program fee -$ 2500

2nd child foreign program fee - $3200

2nd child pre adoptive placement fee - 1200 x 2 = $2400

2nd child orphanage donation - 1000 x 2 = $2000 (due with signed travel approval letter)


Mailer 2 + Referral fees = $ 22,837.00

Finalization of adoption: $2,000

Travel and airfare for family of 5 roundtrip: $8,000
Airfare one-way for 2 children: $1,200.00


Post adoption medical exam: $540 per child x 2 = $1,080.00

Total costs we still need to pay for = $ 35,117



It is so hard to think that we have so far to go, but to think of where we were when we started... God has provided for every fee due and we trust He will provide the rest.

The more we seek Christ,

the more we ask HIM to grow us in HIS image,

the more we ask HIM to break our hearts for what breaks HIS...

We ask you to join us in prayer and if you are able to donate, to donate $5 to our beautiful adoption story and walk with us on this amazing journey.

Christ has given us the privilege of being HIS hands and feet in the lives of HIS children.

We are blessed with a front row seat as God transforms beauty from ashes in each of our lives!!

Matthew 17:20

20And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. 


Posted on June 21, 2014

Posted on June 21, 2014

What an amazing week with Give1Save1! Thank you G1S1 staff and for all the people who generously donated to helping us bring home Maya and Micah. We will make sure that the siblings know how much everyone came together to help bring them home. We have been in tears all week with the overflowing love, support and generosity. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and if you would like to follow our adoption journey, you can click here: 

http://www.youcaring.com/adoption-fundraiser/wong-adoption-fundraiser/166884

Love, 
Jason, Haidee, Taylor, Keoni, Kobe, Maya and Micah

Matthew 6:21
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

And for those who generously donated, be ready for the flood gates of heaven to bless you as well. God says "He will pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it" ---wow! God is amazing!

Malachi 3:10
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.

Posted on June 16, 2014

Posted on June 16, 2014

Give1Save1 Family of the week!!!

This week we are so excited to be featured on the fundraising blog Give1Save1!!!


This is something we have been looking forward to for a long time and our kids made a video to share our story.  If you are just visiting our blog for the first time, welcome!  We are so glad you found us!  You can find out more about our family's story hereand find out how God grew our hearts for adoption.


Our family decided we were going to pray BIG PRAYERS this year. We thought we would extend our prayers to our schools, our country, our family and friends and so on. God began to stir our hearts. God broke our hearts to have a heart for orphans.

Our family is excited to announce that we were moved by God to help the fatherless.  We are stepping out of our comfort zone and opening our hearts and home to two sibling orphans from the Philippines.  We believe God will use our adoption journey to show His unconditional love, grace and power to help us bring the two siblings home.


There have been so many people who God has shown His love and shined His light through on this adoption journey. We know that we wouldn't be anywhere close to where we are now to bringing our son and daughter home without so many of His people blessing us immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine.  He has been so faithful to answer all His promises in ways that we could never have dreamed up, and to write an incredible story that we couldn't feel more blessed to be a part of. 


We have a lot of fun things planned this week as part of our feature week on Give1Save1.  First of all, if you've never heard of G1S1, the whole idea is to have a whole lot of people give at least $1 to bring one orphan home- and this week you get to help bring TWO home! 


Here's how you can help:


  • WATCHour video.
  • GIVE$1 or more. (see donate button on right column)
  • SHARE our video on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, email, etc.
  • COMMENTto tell me you donated AND shared to be entered in our giveaway (two winners will win either a cross pendant or an original cross print painted by my husband's father)
  • REPEATeach day for one week.


It's that simple!! 

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