Help Daria & Joe adopt and save a little girl.

For: Daria Shevchenko, Joe Mondano & our future child
New York
Organizer: Daria Shevchenko & Joe Mondano
Help Daria & Joe adopt and save a little girl. (Daria Shevchenko, Joe Mondano & our future child)
$17,545
of $28,000 goal
62% Complete
Raised by 25 donors

The Story

We have wanted children since we were first married, but sadly, after suffering a miscarriage, we were told we are unable to have a biological baby. We felt hopeless until we found a sweet little girl in Eastern Europe waiting for her forever family. “Greta” was born very prematurely and has retinopathy of prematurity, resulting in almost total blindness, stable hydrocephalus, a heart defect, and developmental delays. She has been in orphanage care since she left the hospital as an infant and has never known what it's like to be in a loving family.

Greta is described as lively and loving and we think she will be the perfect addition to our family. Won’t you help us bring her home by making a donation to our youcaring account? Your generosity will change three lives and is truly appreciated.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 20, 2018

Posted on March 20, 2018

We have received our referral for our daughter, and have been invited to travel to meet her for the first time! This is a major step, as once we sign paperwork over there, the process moves to her home country’s court system for a final review and hopefully approval to take our daughter home later this year (likely in the fall.)

Travel costs must be covered by us, including for any hotel stays by our driver and interpreter. We will also have to pay more fees after we come home to cover court costs and immigration paperwork for her (our immigration paperwork is generalized a child from her country, they have to make it specific to her over there.) Thank you for all your support, we are in the home stretch!

Posted on November 19, 2017

Posted on November 19, 2017

Hey everyone! We have submitted our dossier to our agency! This is the packet of paperwork that will be sent to our daughters home country for review, hopefully they will approve us and invite us to come visit to meet our little girl. Sadly we cannot take her home with us, as the next step involves her country’s justice system which must approve the adoption and allow her to leave with us on the second visit!

We still need your help, travel costs are not covered in all of the previous fees we’ve paid, and we still need to get her room ready for her, but we are waiting to see if she needs any specialized equipment first, so that will be our focus once we come back from the first trip.

Posted on October 29, 2017

Posted on October 29, 2017

Adoption Auction Fundraiser! November 2-November 5 ONLY: www.facebook.com/events/2038431833055891/?ti=icl 

Charm bracelet fundraiser! Through December 1 ONLY: www.keepcollective.com/m/bzb4b9/

Buy some great gifts for the holidays (or little something for your self ;-) ) and a portion of the funds will go to our adoption! It’s a win-win!

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