Help the Delhagens bring J. home!

For: Kyle and Elena Delhagen
Rochester, NY
Organizer: Elena Delhagen
Help the Delhagens bring J. home! (Kyle and Elena Delhagen)
$10,444
of $20,000 goal.
Raised by 83 donors
52% Complete

The Story

J. is a young girl I met in West Africa back in 2009. She had been abandoned at a nearby orphanage by her grandparents, and throughout my five years spent in her country, I grew very close to J. Even after I left and returned stateside, I'd speak of her often.

It has recently come to our attention that J. was taken to an eye clinic for vision loss, but the doctors there, with the limited resources they have, are unable to give a clear diagnosis. The first diagnosis they gave was a tumor. Weeks later, they also gave a possible diagnosis of a mature congenital cataract. Because her country does not have a pediatric ophthalmologist or oncologist, neither of those conditions are treatable there. After much thought and prayer, we have decided to pursue adoption for J.

By donating, you are helping us give her a new beginning, and a chance at health, healing, and long life. You are helping us to give her a family, a home, and access to opportunities she would not have otherwise.. The fact of the matter is: hope for J. means giving her a forever-family, where she will get properly diagnosed, treated as soon as possible, and have access to the life-long follow-up care she will need. Our hearts long to bring J. home, to have her as ours.  It is often said that to bring up a child in this world, it takes a village. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for becoming a part of ours!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 18, 2017

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Posted on October 18, 2017

T-shirts are starting to come in, and we are blown away!
We recently uploaded a little thank you video to our YouTube channel, so go ahead and view it by clicking here! As of now, we've sold 144 shirts, with a profit of about $2400--and we still have 4 days left! You guys are amazing. The company we did our campaign through unfortunately does not share the info of people who purchased with us (because of privacy issues) so that means we are unable to thank each of you personally, even though we wish we could! If you know someone who has purchased a t-shirt, PLEASE share this update with them and let them know how grateful we are, from the very bottom of our hearts.
Our next fundraising campaign will begin soon, so keep your eyes open for that! And as always, we are able to accept donations here, through YouCaring, via PayPal (contact us for giving info), or from a good old-fashioned check in the mail :)

Thank you all so very much for your support! We love you!
xo,
The Delhagens


Posted on September 27, 2017

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Posted on September 27, 2017

Hello, loved ones! We have made a few big steps forward in our adoption process, and we have been learning a lot because of them! We invite you to check out the new post on Elena's blog to read more about them, which you can find here. Thank you so much for supporting us on this journey! xo 


Posted on September 11, 2017

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Posted on September 11, 2017

Hi everyone! We wanted to give you an update on something new we are working on for raising funds! We have partnered with Bonfire to launch our t-shirt fundraising campaign! Proceeds from every shirt sold go directly to our adoption fund for J! We chose this design because even though J. is not biologically ours, we love her and she's already a part of our family. Grab a t-shirt for yourself and your loved ones (youth sizes and multiple colors are available too!), share this campaign, and let's get J. home!
* This is a 21-day campaign. After it ends on September 30, t-shirts will be printed and shipped. Estimated delivery date is mid-October.
You can order (and share the campaign) by clicking here!
Thank you for all your support! We are over 25% of our way to our goal! We have put down our deposit the adoption agency, and are starting all the home study paperwork. All of this has been possible because of givers like YOU!

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