Monday, June 28, 2010

A new beginning

Well, the time has finally come!   After years and years of praying and waiting, God has blessed us and opened the door for us to adopt! God has blessed with our new son Sergiy.  Sergiy is an orphan in Eastern Europe.  We have had a long journey coming to this point and know that we have a long road ahead of us.  God is so good!  We have prayed and prayed for this time to come and now that it is here we have to get to work!  We have a mountain in front of us to scale and we will need lots of prayers and support.  If you have any ideas regarding any fundraising opportunities we might be able to do to raise the necessary funds to bring home our son we would love to hear them.  From my understanding at this point we will need to raise approximately $25,000 and have a few short months to do so.  How can you help?  By praying, donating and spreading the word to others who might be able to help. 

Sergiy is a 13 yr old boy currently in an orphanage in Eastern Europe.  He is actually best friends with a boy named Erik Micheal who is currently being adopted by our friends the Redmans.  We can't wait to be able to tell the boys that they will both be coming home to Oklahoma and be able to still be friends and be together here in the US.  We don't know a lot about him at this point other than what our friends have told us and what little info is given from the orphanage.  We do know this info: We know that his mother was a single and passed away before he entered the school. We know that he was in the orphanage since age of 7. He probably was in other orphanage for 1 year or 2 before that, but we don't have certain information. He is very good character. He is active and has a good sense of humor. He is never depressed and always in a good spirit. Intellectually he is very talented kid. He is bright and smart.


We just can't wait to bring him home.  We have filled out our initial paperwork and are waiting for the social worker to contact us regarding the home study.  Bryan will be completing his passport app today so we have the ball rolling.  We will be working very hard over the coming days to raise the funds to bring him home.  Our first feat is the home study.  We need $750 to complete the home study.  This is about 1/2 the price of the normal charge for the home study.  We are working with the Eli Project to bring Sergiy home.  You can visit their website at http://www.eliproject.org/ and make donations towards bringing Sergiy home.  If you do please let me know so we can make sure it is earmarked for Sergiy.  Thank you all in advance for your prayers and support! 
 
The New Horner Family
 
Bryan, Alecia, Sergiy, Austin, Alexis and Ayden Horner

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