Schaus Family Adoption Fundraiser

For: Christopher and Amanda Schaus
Lockport, NY
Organizer: Christopher and Amanda Schaus
$14,338
of $35,000 goal.
Raised by 58 donors
40% Complete
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The Story

Help the Schaus family bring "TJ" home!

God has blessed us (the Schaus family) with the gift of "TJ", but putting that miracle into action takes a village (or small city). Come be part of "TJ's" story! Throughout our adoption process and trip to Latin America we will be sharing our amazing journey with you. Our first video blog (below within the pictures) is posted and weekly updated will be added. Be sure to subscribe below for updates. Join our team in prayer and loving support.

Now... Meet "TJ"!!!! 

"TJ" was born with Down Syndrome in Latin America.  A month after his birth, his mother passed away and he was left in the care of his 19 year old sister.  She couldn’t care for him as she already had three younger siblings to clothe and feed.  On top of that, "TJ's" grandparents would not allow him to remain in their care so "TJ's" sister brought him to the Child Welfare Authorities to save him. "TJ" turned two on October 26th and has been in foster care since that day. Now, that in itself is a pretty cool testament to God’s saving grace.  But God isn’t done yet.

Please considering partnering with us to bring "TJ" home - join our journey. Partnerships of prayer, sharing our story (share away - your arms may reach farther than ours), and monetary support are greatly needed to get "TJ" to his forever home. We will never be able to express how grateful we are--your partnership means the world to us, and to "TJ". 

Stay tuned to see all of the plans that God has in store for "TJ" and the Schaus family!!!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 14, 2017

Posted on March 14, 2017

A long overdue TJ Adoption update:
We anxiously await the final draft of our home study and have sent in all of our official documents necessary for our Dossier to be sent to Colombia.  Our 800A (application to Homeland Security for US adoption approval) is prepared and will be submitted as soon as our home study has been finalized.  That application usually takes about 6-8 weeks.  We will also be able to begin applying for adoption grants once we have the home study finalized.  In summary, we are stuck right in the middle.  We are excited about our upcoming Coffee House event on March 26th and appreciate all of the love and prayers from near and far.  It has been a month since our last update from Colombia, but we pray that TJ is doing well and continuing to grow and stay healthy.  Within the next week we should have our finalized home study - Yippee!!!  Stay tuned....

Posted on January 28, 2017

Posted on January 28, 2017

Save the date!  We will be having a coffee house to help fundraise for TJ's adoption.  There will be great music, great food, and great fun! We will be looking for silent auction and basket raffle items soon.

Posted on January 28, 2017

Posted on January 28, 2017

Amanda's video update! 👍

Keepin it 100 ha!

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