We received our immigration approval yesterday and in a flurry of activity had it notarized, apostilled, and packaged up with the rest of our paperwork and sent to Kyiv via FedEx. Our facilitator plans to submit it next week which puts us traveling at the end of June or early July. We need to raise the rest of our funds immediately!
Bringing Yulia Home
Start: Jan 23, 2018 - End: Aug 31, 2018
We are the Johnson family. In the past 7 years we have adopted 4 children from Ukraine. Over Christmas we hosted a teenager through Host Ukraine who is close to aging out of the orphanage. She asked us in no uncertain terms to be her forever family, so here we are again!
We were racing the clock to have things done before Y’s 16th birthday, and have completed the US side of our paperwork in record time! We are waiting for immigration clearances to complete our dossier before we submit it to Ukraine. Our immediate need is flight costs ($2500), facilitator fees ($7500), and lodging/travel ($1000) for our first trip.
Thank you for parterning with us and becoming part of Y’s story. Statistics for orphans aging out in Eastern Europe are staggering. 80% of girls end up trafficked and 80% of boys end up incarcerated.
By supporting our adoption with a donation or purchase, you are ensuring Y doesn’t become part of those statistics and instead gets to become part of our family.