Wednesday, March 31, 2010

USCIS in the MAIL!!!!!!!!!!

We Fed Ex'ed our USCIS paperwork today! YEAH! This is the last paperwork we need to get before we can send our dossier to the Ukraine. It is so exciting. Thank You to everyone who ordered from the Pamered Chef Fundraiser. We made enough to cover apostilles and the postage of the Dossier to the Ukraine. There still is time to order online until Friday. then enter WATKINS for host and shop online. We are on the way to the National Hockey Tournament in Lansing MIchigan for our daughter Lindsay. Very Exciting.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Commited to Marek Today

Well we did it, we commited to Marek and were very lucky to get designated a grant that will make bringing him back a possiblilty. He is 8 years old and possibly Mosaic Down Syndrome and he sounds like he is a favorite in the orphanage. The kids are together and we are hoping keeping them together will help with the transition. The kids are very excited and Noah is happy he is getting a brother too!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fundraiser Number One- Possibly Child Number 2

First Fundraiser starts NOW Pampered Chef party and catalog Fundraiser. Orders can be placed at Just pick SHOP and Watkins for Host and 35% of the proceeds go to Alyssa's Adoption Fund. We are considering adopting a second child if we can raise the funds. It is a little boys that is 8 years old and he and Alyssa have been together in a Healthy child orphanage. He will be moved to an institution in August and we think with us would be a better option. So please pass this on and prayers would be greatly appreciated!

Homestudy Done and Draft is on the Way to Proof

They just called and homstudy is done and in the mail to proof, YEAH! Now to decide to use the tax money to pay for the homestudy or to take our daughter to the National hockey Tournament, where all the College scouts are. Once and a lifetime opportunity that she has worked her whole life to do. I know go the Michigan and believe God for the Finances for the homestudy.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Letter to Help Raise Funds

I would like to introduce you to our family. We are Kevin and Andrea Watkins from Laramie, Wyoming. We have four children Lindsay 17, Austin 12, Allie 7 and Noah 5. Some of you may know us personally, you may know us through out parents Alvin and Gwen Watkins and Don and Rita Gallus or someone may have forwarded you this letter out of love. We would like to share with you all, the journey that we have embarked on. Since Kevin and I have been together is has been a desire of our hearts to adopt a child with Downs Syndrome. At the end of the year last year we were directed to a website that facilitates adoptions of Children with DS all over the world, Over the years we have checked into the United States for adoption options and have found out the grim news that in our country over 90% of these special children are aborted. Unfortunately in many countries these children are institutionalized and never have a chance of showing the world their great capacity to love others and be valued members of our communities. There are no shortage of families in the United States that wish to adopt these children but there is a shortage of funds for these families to complete the adoption process. The average adoption of a child from the Ukraine is $24,000 including fees, travel expenses and document preparation. In October, in faith that God would provide the funds to bring her home we committed to Alyssa. When we came across her on the web site we were immediately drawn to this little girl. Since then we have been through the process of gathering all the documents and completing our home study. We are at the point that we need to send all these documents over to the Ukraine and wait for our time to meet her. Once that happens things move very quickly and we need to be prepared financially to complete the adoption. Due to the pending Ukrainian elections and possible government changes we have been recommended to try to get our adoption completed as soon as possible. Also we have found out that as of August 1st if she is not adopted she will be moved to an institution and may no longer be available, which means she will be left there for the rest of her life. Due to this process moving so quickly we are still lacking the funds necessary to complete the adoption. We are asking that you prayerfully consider contributing to the funds necessary to bring Alyssa home. This contribution is completely tax deductible for you or a business. To make a donation you can visit our blog at, then click on the picture of her to bring you to our donation page. These funds go to our family fund at Reece’s rainbow and will be disbursed to us when we receive our travel date. Please feel free to forward this to anyone you feel called to do so.

 Thank You and God Bless, The Watkins Family.