Join the Carolino's adoption story!

For: Jon and Ashley Carolino
Suffolk, VA
Organizer: Ashley Carolino
$1,681
of $30,000 goal.
Raised by 11 donors
5% Complete

The Story

Our family is continuing to grow and we couldn’t be more thrilled that it's through domestic adoption! From the very beginnings of our relationship and especially when the 'I DO's' made it official , we've always discussed what the future would look like with adding Carolino cubs into the mix and adoption has always been a part of our plan. So many of you rallied around us in our time of need when our sweet baby Isabella entered this world, and 9 days later went to be with Jesus.

We are beyond thankful to have such a big loving community rallying around every child that enters into our life!

This time around we are so thankful to have you joining our family again, sharing with you this process and all the beautiful details about it!
So, you might have a ton of questions about this process because as we are learning every single day, new questions arise! Adoption is somewhat scary, has tons of unknowns and leads to so much beauty! 
We can’t wait to share our story with you and ask for you to pray with us through this process and for our birth family that will become a part of our story!

We will be blogging, vlogging, and sharing every bit of bringing our carolino cub into our den. 

Sometimes it takes a village to raise a child, and other times it takes a village to place a child in your arms.

Thank you for the love, we love you guys back!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 8, 2017

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Posted on December 8, 2017

WE ARE MATCHED!! 

A couple weeks ago, we went active and then 3 days later, ACTUALLY on world adoption day (NOV 9th) we got the call that we had been matched with a baby girl due March 3rd!(Only 3 months away!! )

This was the first case we presented our profile book to and we see God's sovereign hand continuing to guide us.We are matched not only with this sweet baby girl, but are desiring an open adoption, so really, we are matched with our expectant mom and dad as well! We are currently navigating what our open adoption is looking like and growing relationship with them. 

One exciting fact we can share is that our expectant mom and dad live only half an hour away from our family in GA! It is go time!Watch our latest video posted to find out more details!


Posted on November 9, 2017

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Posted on November 9, 2017

Time for a BIG update!!

WE ARE ACTIVE!

This means that we are starting to be presented with expectant momma/couples cases. It means that we are praying over these cases and making the decision of which we are to present our profile too. 

This is such a blessing and we are feeling so much peace entering into this part of our adoption journey. We are praying and speaking words of life and truth over each case that is presented before us, knowing that their stories are coming across our emails with purpose! 

We have seen 3 cases in the past two days, and tonight we will be presenting to our first family. 

Please pray with us that we would have words to speak into their situation and rest in the fact that the Lord is going before us.

Thank you for your love and support towards this child, these families and us.


Posted on August 2, 2017

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Posted on August 2, 2017

We wanted to give you an update on where we are at in the process! Short version:

We have completed our home study! This was the biggest first steps in moving forward. The home study is where we have been working with a social worker to become approved for adopting! It consists of several background checks, financial records, questionnaires, referrals, employment history, mental health and physical screenings, training videos, interviews and an in home environmental check etc.. its a lot of paperwork, but so so worth it! We've learned a lot through these first steps and are thankful to say we are done! We now wait for our social worker to finalize all documents to give us the approval! 

We have also been able to sign a contract with our adoption consultants (Read in blog for more details on what they are!) . Now that we are signed with them theres a whole NEW stack of paperwork and applications for agencies we are working towards completing. As soon as we are completed with this stack of papers we can become ACTIVE clients where we could potentially be matched with a birth family!

In the midst of all of this we are saving up, trying to take on side jobs and of course our #carolinocub team is totally coming alongside us in raising support as well to get us to our goal! 

Thank you so so very much for the outpouring of love and support towards adoption, towards our family and letting love conqer fears! 

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