Bring TianHao Home For Christmas: The Roberts China Adoption

For: Danny and Elizabeth Roberts
Fort Worth, TX
Organizer: Danny Roberts
$11,850
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Raised by 63 donors
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The Story

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  • Tian Hao was nine days old when he was found swaddled in blue cotton clothes and wrapped in a big yellow towel under a chair at the gate of a local hospital in China. No family was found to claim him and so he was raised in the orphanage for the last 11 years of his life. There it was discovered that he had many special medical needs. You see, Tian Hao was born with a partially dislocated hip and a cyst behind his right eye. As years passed his right leg stopped growing, causing a difference of almost 6 inches between the length of his legs. This led to the malformation of his foot and spine and pain when walking. In addition, the cyst began to cause slight paralysis and distension of his right eye.Despite these physical challenges, the child that we have come to love is a kind, energetic, and inspiring young boy.
  • Last fall, God brought an email to us that would change our lives forever. It was from Great Wall China Adoption encouraging people to host special needs orphans for Christmas, provide them with basic medical exams and let them know what it was like to be loved by a family. One child's profile caught our eye. He was named, "Mr. Concentration". After praying about it and seeking God's will, we felt God was leading us to host him. So, in December, Tian Hao came to stay with us. At times leading up to the experience, we felt crazy.  Then he came for Christmas and all of our worries faded away. Tian Hao fit into our family like he had been a part of it from the beginning. Our daughter Bella, adopted from Ethiopia, has always longed for a sibling. From the moment she set eyes on Tian Hao, she decided that he would be her brother. One night as we tucked her into bed, she looked up and said, “Can we please adopt Tian Hao, because I love him so much. I want him to be my brother forever.” It was at that moment that we knew Tian Hao was going to become our son.

  • Now comes the hard part, and we need your help more than ever. Tian Hao’s 11 year wait for a forever family is almost over and it's time to bring him home for the holidays; but there are still some major expenses in the way. We have been approved to travel to China as early as December 2nd if we are able to gather the funds totaling about $17,000 just for the trip, including: flights, orphanage donations, visas, lodging, food, government and agency fees and another $3,000 in post adoption fees. God has graciously led us down this path of adoption and we trust that he will be faithful to complete it. In Romans 8:28 it says, “And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

  • That is why we are reaching out to you. We believe God wants us to adopt Tian Hao and bring him home to receive the love and medical care that he so desperately needs. We also believe that God will be faithful to see us through this journey, providing for every step of the way.  We ask that you would pray for us: for Tian Hao’s safety, for us as we prepare to bring him home in December, and that the funding to do so would be provided. We would also ask you to prayerfully consider supporting our efforts financially in bringing Tian Hao home. Thank you so much for your prayers and support! “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”- Philippians 4:9

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 21, 2016

Posted on November 21, 2016

Tian Hao is patiently waiting for us to bring him home, but we are at least $8000 away from being able to completely pay for the trip to China and the in-country expenses, including lodging, medical exams, passports, visas, the almost $6000 orphanage donation and legal and processing fees.  We believe that God has asked us to step out in faith to bring this child home and make him our son.  God is working a miracle in his mysterious and wonderful ways to make this possible.  He has already moved in a powerful way, in the hearts of those who have heard our story and through your prayers and generous donations!  Prayerfully consider if God is asking you to be a part of this Christmas miracle, if he is calling you to step out in faith to bring this child home.  We praise God because even though we don't know how this will happen, " we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 

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