ZELLA’S COMING HOME!!
Tonight, we have all been a part of a miracle that God has allowed.
We have just received a donation that has met the goal! We have the funds for their adoption and also for the air tickets! Please notify other groups and individuals that you have passed the e-mail onto. If the donations continued, we’d be able to bring several more children home. J
I and the family want to thank you for your generosity and kindness toward them in bringing this together. I know that each donation was a sacrifice of the heart!
I honestly believe that there is no other group like adoptive families to reach out and give help!
If you made a commitment to send us a check or bring the money by the office, please do not forget. We’ll need it at the beginning of the week to wire the funds.
Someday, maybe the whole story of the miracle of Zella’s having a family will be shared. J
Bless each one of you!
This plea went out today to Small World families, imploring them to help bring home a little girl who will soon age out of the opportunity to find a forever family. PLEASE consider helping bring Zella home, even if you’re not a client of Small World, we’re all part of the larger adoption family 🙂
You may remember Zella from a previous list. She will be 14 on the 19th and is totally blind. After the 19th, she is no longer adoptable by Chinese law.
Here is the situation. Please read this whole e-mail and help by responding ASAP!!!!! Please feel free to pass this on to others who might help!
The family who is adopting Zella had planned to finance their travel through the sale of a large truck that he had used for their previous business. However, the truck has not sold. They tried to close out his retirement fund to be able to use that money. However, the company who has to send them the money says that it will not arrive until the end of July!
This family has just recently adopted two other older girls from China who also have special needs. They have raised their older children and have felt God call them to continue to help. We received special permission to give Zella a home. We got CCAA to step outside of their rules for timing for LOA and TA to have this happen. This is a wonderful family and a great home for Zella! THIS FAMILY IS DEVASTATED! They are at their emotional end and don’t know where to turn. I asked their permission to go to our families.
PLEASE, WE NEED YOUR HELP!
WE NEED FOR ALL OF US AS GOD’S FAMILY TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE TO HELP THIS FAMILY IMMEDIATELY! ! I’m crying as I write this for this family and for Zella!
The parents must leave for China by this Thursday, the 12th in order to be there in time for her adoption. Remember, after the 19th, Zella can not be adopted. The outlook for this child is for her to move into a nursing home to spend the remainder of her life. WE CAN NOT EVEN CONSIDER THIS FOR HER!!!!!
CAN EACH OF YOU CONSIDER HELPING?
Here’s what they need:
* Airline tickets to be purchased through Delight travel. You can just tell Lawrence that this is for the family traveling to bring Zella home.
* OR, we need someone to donate mileage. We need three donations of at least 60,000 miles for the parents and Zella’s tickets. You would need to get with the family and get these tickets as you would need to donate them. Just let me know if you can do this.
WE NEED $9,000! This is the money to pay the fees in China and meals only. This will not give them any money for spending.
Here’s how you can donate:
* Send me an e-mail telling me how much you are donating and that you will put it in the mail today or tomorrow. We can wire the funds for this family on Wednesday before they leave, but MUST have all of the money here before then.
* You can donate online! Go HERE and click on “Donate now” . Click on Piety Fund and put in the donation amount. State this money is for the adoption of Zella. Then, let me know of this donation ASAP!
We need to bring Zella home! We, as God’s family need to step up to the plate!
Please note that I normally sign these e-mails as “For His Children”. Today I sign it…..
Kathryn L. Storro
Washington Program Director
Small World Adoption
What a huge blessing!! I read about this last night and my heart broke for this family and their daughter. But as always, God is GOOD!!
Snowflowers Mum says
it takes a village. Y’know Stef, it is our duty and reward to see these children find loving homes, keep standing up and speaking out – rocking the adoption world one day at a time!