Help Bring Ada & Jackson's Sisters to America!!

For: Tiffany & Thomas Sangster
Durham, NC
Organizer: Tiffany Sangster
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The Story

We thought we were finished at Sangster party of 5 but last week we found out we were likely going to be Sangster party of 7!! Long story short, we have been in touch with Ada & Jackson's biological mother all summer and have been blessed with stories and pictures she shared with us. An unfortunate circumstance has taken the life of this amazing Congolese woman too soon. Family of hers has since reached out to us and asked us to pray about adopting the two siblings of Ada & Jackson still in DRC. We were overwhelmed with the idea but after praying about what to do and many deep discussions, we believe this is God's plan. Instead of running away from this situation that seems difficult in so many ways, we have decided to run hard towards it. We know God is bigger then the Congolese government making adoption hard. We know He can provide in ways we cannot even imagine. We know His plan will include others praying boldly for these beautiful girls to come home to us and have a mom & dad again. And our greatest obstacle...money...yeah He's got that too. 

We hope you will join us on this crazy adoption journey...we weren't searching for it, it found us. Please pray for our family to be patient and trust God's timing. Please pray for the health of the girls as they are in very poor living conditions. Please pray about donating to help us get these girls home. The cost of adoption can feel so overwhelming! The very conservative estimated cost to bring these girls home is about $50,000 though costs will likely exceed that. Unfortunately we are still trying to recover financially from the adoption of Ada & Jackson which cost over 6 figures due to the suspension of adoptions 2013-2015. We did some light fundraising during our first adoption as we were blessed enough to fund the majority of our adoption on our own...however, that is not the case this time...we will need to fundraise the majority of the costs to make this happen. And we believe God will provide. 

We need miracles to happen in DRC during a difficult time of unrest with the Congolese government and we need miracles to happen financially to bring them home. 

We don't know what we will encounter on this journey or when the girls will be home, but what we do know is this....
"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine..." Eph 3:20

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 28, 2017

Posted on January 28, 2017

We are at 1200 shares and need $4000 asap (we are $13,770 from being fully funded!) Would you consider donating to support us on this amazing journey to unite 4 precious siblings? Would you share this post and help us get the word out? We are in awe of how much support we have received from family, friends and complete strangers. All glory to God!

This $4,000 is needed for our upcoming trip to Congo to file paperwork at the US Embassy and meet the girls. The cost to visit Congo is extremely expensive. We have already paid for our flights to Congo but still need the money to pay for fees to enter and leave the country, expenses of translator and driver in Congo, hotel and food. And likely unknown costs that will come up.

We leave in 22 days and are so excited to finally meet Julie & Bea. It is hard to believe they are legally ours and we have never even met them. Please pray for our journey!

Posted on December 15, 2016

Posted on December 15, 2016

It's been a busy week full of good news which isn't always the case with international adoption! 

First we need to thank everyone that participated in the adoption raffle. We raised $4,000! Thank you for your involvement and generosity!

One of our big concerns was that Ada tested positive for TB while in Congo and it delayed her coming home 6 months as she was required by the embassy to take 6 months of medication before issuing her visa. We were nervous that Julie specifically might have been exposed if Ada had been. Yesterday we received the good news that both girls tested negative!! This is a huge answer to prayer!

Last night also brought us the good news that our lawyer in Congo will be able to have our adoption court date the end of this month! We are SO excited as this is at least 1 if not 2 months earlier then we had expected! 
Our issue is that within 3 days of passing court we have to pay out the remainder of our lawyer fees...it isn't cheap ;) We have a lot saved up from the auction and raffle but still need $9,000! Will you help us with this? Can you pray that the funds will come in? Will you share our story? Will you pray for more generous givers to support our journey? 

We trust and belive live that God will provide. He brought these girls to us and we won't let us get this far and not be able to move forward. We know his plan is to unite these 4 siblings and become Sangster party of 7 with us.

Posted on December 7, 2016

Posted on December 7, 2016

We have just launched an adoption raffle fundraiser on Facebook with 5 pretty awesome donations! If you're interested in possibly purchasing raffle tickets, here is the link.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Adoption-Raffle-for-Sangster-Family-714875398678168/community/

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