Sookarry Adoption Fundraiser
Hi There! We have teamed up with Gobena Coffee to raise funds for our adoption. 50% of everything you purchase will go towards our adoption! That’s right, 50% of what you spend on this site will go towards our adoption (unlimited)!! Enjoy the fresh roasted coffee! And don’t forget if you spend $50 or more you get free shipping!
My husband’s brother passed away just over 4 years ago, and while he was home in Mauritius for the funeral, he found out that his brother’s grandchildren had been taken into state custody and the parents had their rights revoked. Apparently they had suffered extreme neglect and abuse, and the youngest sibling had been in a coma for a month due to septicemia. When he was discharged from the hospital, all 3 siblings were put into an orphanage, but nobody told us until my brother-in-law’s funeral.
We were obviously upset by the fact that these beautiful kids were not being properly taken care of, and that nobody had bothered to tell us. We spent a couple of months finding a private foster care family and petitioning the government to release the children into this family’s care. As far as we were concerned, we were happy to leave them in the capable hands of the foster parents, rather than disrupting their lives. We were paying for their education and care, and would never have considered taking them out of Mauritius, their country of birth. However, we spoke to the children every week, and it seemed they were lacking so much—they just seemed unhappy there. Although the foster parents were taking good care of the children in terms of education, food, housing, and health care, it struck us one day that there was no love involved in their care.
We prayed about it for weeks, trying to decide whether we should find another family for them to live with, or leave them where they were. Suddenly one day, my husband turned to me and asked in a very serious voice, “What if WE became their parents?” This was unexpected and life-changing, coming from my husband. He had once said to me many years ago that he didn’t think he could ever raise another man’s child, but here suddenly he was telling me that he felt called to do just that. And right then and there, just over 4 years ago, we decided that these were our children. From the beginning, we knew it would be a long process, filled with struggles, as Mauritius had never had an international adoption before. But with God’s Grace and your help, we will bring our children home and raise them with all the love for Jesus that we have come to know.