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I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you…John 14:18
For those who don't know me, my name is Farrah Albertie. I am currently in the process of adopting from Haiti AND Uganda I am humbling myself to ask for your help in bring my daughters home !!
I am the single adoptive mom to Benjamin and Darius. I was blessed to adopt them 9 years ago from foster care. Adoption, foster care, orphan prevention and reunification is my life's purpose....
In 2004, I stepped off a plane into the beautiful country of Haiti and my life has never been the same. I was blessed with the experience of spending time with kids in the orphanages and other children who lived in extreme poverty in Haiti. My heart is forever broken for the orphans of Haiti, yearning for a family of their own. I knew one day I would return to bring one of these precious little ones home.
My Haitian adoption is really forcing me to trust God on a level I never have before. But little did I know he wasn’t through with me yet.
As if my faith wasn’t already being stretched enough through this first adoption….God with his big sense of humor, introduced me to another little girl in Africa in January 2016 that is in need of a family.
I just smiled and laughed it off, saying to myself, “Clearly, God could not be calling me to adopt AGAIN, while I am already in the midst of one adoption? Could he?” So I just brushed it off and God kept bringing this girl to my heart, until I finally inquired about what it would take to adopt her.
Well, I about near got knocked over when I found out what it would take! You see, the country that she is from just recently closed off adoptions to non-nationals UNLESS, you foster and live in the country for at least 1 year! Yes, you read that right. So clearly again, I asked, “Are you sure God?” But God gave me confirmation, after confirmation that it was to be…
Sooooooo…… Ben, Darius, and myself are moving to Africa!!! We are praying to move by March 2017.
HAITI ADOPTION: I am in the matching stages of our Haitian adoption journey. At this time, my application has been accepted to adopt from Haiti by Chinese Children Adoption International (CCAI) and my homestudy is complete and dossier has been sent to Haitian Social Services to await the referral of my daughter.
UGANDA ADOPTION: I have been pre-matched with a beautiful 5 year old girl am in the process of completely the initial paperwork and working to get my homestudy redone. We plan to move March 2017.
Unfortunately, the process of adoption requires that I step out on faith and be stretched in ways that are out of my comfort zone. I am so thankful that I have the means to provide for a child’s daily needs, but the reality is there is a substantial amount of money (over $65,000) needed to complete these adoptions.
I know many of you probably think I am crazy and you know what? I probably am! I go crazy seeing kids languishing in orphanages when they should be growing up in families. Not everyone is called to adopt. But I know CLEARLY that God has placed this call on my life. Not everyone is called to the nations, But I know God has called me!
Will you help me get there?
Would you be willing to enter into this journey with us? Whether you feel led to help me financially or through your prayers and encouragement, it all means the world to me!
Prior to leaving, we will be selling just about all of our possessions to raise funds and well, we obviously can’t take it with us.
I also have several fundraisers currently going on and I am open to new ones as well. If you are a fundraising consultant, I would love to speak to you about your services.
- GoBena Coffee – We have teamed up with Gobena Coffee to raise funds for our Adoption. 50% of everything you purchase will go towards our adoption fund. Thanks for your support and enjoy the fresh roasted coffee! Also if you spend over $50, you get free shipping!
- Look-a-Like Dolls – I have a business in which I make look-a -like dolls. I wish I could continue this business when I move, but it will no longer be profitable with shipping costs.
- Superhero Capes – This has been my best fundraiser so far! They are so adorable!
Thanks in advance for helping me bring my daughters home!
Love always, Farrah