Help Baby "A" become a Belleville

For: Matt and Helen Belleville
Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Organizer: Lauren Deslippe Gothro
$6,319
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 28 donors
63% Complete
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The Story

This is Baby A. Her birth mother needs to relinquish her rights as a mother, but wants to make sure Baby A goes to a good home. She has rejected offers to buy her baby, though selling babies into the sex trade is rampant in this part of the world. 

In the Lord's perfect timing, Matt and Helen ran into the woman who is trying to find a home for Baby A. Because of the complications, no other families are interested in adopting her. Baby A is with her mother for now, but Matt and Helen are praying that once they get work visas, they will be able to take care of her and eventually adopt her.

The Belleville's are trying to get their professional visas processed as soon as possible. The cost of this is around $5,000. The adoption legal fees and DNA testing will be around $2,000. And there will be more costs as the process continues.

Recently Matt and Helen took a huge risk and left the school they were working at because of ethical issues. They are currently trusting the Lord for financial provision while helping families who have also left the school. They are providing an alternative education at financial costs to themselves.

We know the Lord can do more than we ask or imagine. Helen and Matt need financial assistance to enable them to adopt Baby A during this time of job transition. We are looking forward to Him moving in mighty ways in this situation.

Please pray for Baby A's safety as she stays with her birthmother until the Belleville's visas are in process.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 10, 2017

Posted on June 10, 2017

Good news everyone! Our visa application was approved. The visa was the most expensive part of our fundraiser. Today, we are traveling out of the country for what we hope is the final visa run!
Angel was able to stay with us for a few days in a row last week. We enjoy being able to spend time with her. She is growing up so quickly. It's hard not to be part of her development on a daily basis, but we are thankful for the moments we have with her. Please keep praying as there seem to be new hurdles and challenges every step of this process.

Posted on May 29, 2017

Posted on May 29, 2017

Some days the process of adoption requires more waiting than working! And those days are actually the hardest. Because Baby A's birth mom has been sick, we haven't been able to see either of them all week. Thankfully we were able to meet with another American couple who has successfully completed their adoption. They were able to explain the US side of the process, clear up some confusion, and share some helpful tips. We learned that because of legislation passed in 2014, we are now required to hire a Hague-certified adoption service provider to submit our documents (even though none of them operate in Malaysia). We'll also need a home study completed. Altogether the documentation for US citizenship will cost us $4000-5500! We keep praying that God will provide. On a more positive note, we have moved to the next step in acquiring the baby's birth certificate. We'll have another trip to the government office on Thursday.

To date, we've spent $5,504 towards the adoption. Thank you to all who have given thus far! We are both working two jobs to make ends meet so your support has really encouraged us to keep moving forward on this challenging journey.

Posted on May 19, 2017

Posted on May 19, 2017

It's been a long week, but in short, baby A had to go to the hospital for dehydration. We couldn't do much, but I was glad for the time to sit with her birth mom as we waited to be admitted. God gave me better insight into the situation and I'm thankful for clarity and wisdom to walk in His way as we navigate a very difficult process. This morning, baby A was discharged and is looking much better. Hopefully, she'll be coming to church with us on Sunday.

To those who have given, thank you again! I'm not sure if the email platform is working, but youcaring tells me that all of our thank you's have been sent :) Regardless, please know that we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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