The Declan Smith Adoption

by The Smiths







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The Declan Smith Adoption

by The Smiths

Earlier this year, we announced that we were adopting from South Korea. It's been an incredible journey marked by so much love and support along the way. As we've detailed in a variety of ways over the past few months, it's also a journey that comes with a bold, audacious and somewhat crazy price tag.

Prior to announcing, we invested a hefty portion of our savings to get off the ground. Then, once we announced, we were blown away by an incredible show of support from so many in our community. It's lifted our spirits and has brought so much joy to this young man's life — all before he is even in the United States.

In that process, an anonymous donor recently approached us to help us close the $12,000 gap. They shared that for the remainder of 2019, they will match 1:1 any donation to the cause — so that's our goal. If we can raise $6,000 before the end of the year, our adoption will be fully funded.

FUNders (44)

Alaina Shonkwiler

Gift $36

Rocky Walls

Gift $103


Gift $37

Curtis Honeycutt

Gift $138

Debbie Stauffer

Gift $60

Brendan Sullivan

Gift $53

Julia Casciato

Gift $15


Gift $83


Gift $138


Gift $139


Gift $140

Barb Abell

Gift $52

Adrienne Noel

Gift $98


Gift $102

Andrew Laux

Gift $141


Gift $30

Deirdre Fisher

Gift $50

Matthew Lahr

Gift $22

Craig Larry

Gift $43

Melodie Hoekzema

Gift $200

Charles and Eleanor

Gift $200

Tina Wall

Gift $21

Alycia Iaria

Gift $25

Lexie Hosier

Gift $25

Bill Russo

Gift $40

Steph Reed

Gift $100

Stephanie Eastman

Gift $315

Michale J Boisvenue

Gift $101

Sidney Christman

Gift $10

Allison Behr

Gift $235

Julie Janis

Gift $58


Gift $149


Gift $148


Gift $147


Gift $146


Gift $145


Gift $144


Gift $121

Margaret Hendricks

Gift $150

Colin Fogarty

Gift $20

Megan Christman

Gift $33

Julie Mullen

Gift $62


Gift $51

The Banichs

Gift $50


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Barb Abell said:

Couldn’t pass up the matching !! Merry Christmas 🎁

Dec. 6, 2019, 7:11 a.m.

Adrienne Noel said:

To bring our nephew and cousin home! ❤️ We can't wait to meet and hug and love on this Lil guy! ❤️

Dec. 3, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Deirdre Fisher said:

Adoption is a blessing to both parents and child. The Smith Family and Declan will be blessed by each other.

Dec. 3, 2019, 9:10 a.m.

Melodie Hoekzema said:

We support you because we believe you will be the BEST parents to Declan! Can’t wait to bring him home!!! Love you guys!

Dec. 3, 2019, 8:35 a.m.

Allison Behr said:

23 & 5. Our two favorite #s as a family. Birthdays, Jersey #s & just a symbol of our love for each other.

Nov. 23, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

Julie Janis said:

29 years ago two amazing people were born. They lived just down the road from each other and came to be great friends as their moms traded off babysitting. Today in honor of their 29th birthdays I am donating their combined ages. I sure hope Mr. Declan Smith finds a great childhood friend just as Aimee and Aaron(Ernon) did. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Nov. 23, 2019, 5:18 p.m.

Megan Christman said:

I chose 33, the number of weeks I waited to meet Margo and Charlie. Although very early, I was ready. My journey to become a parent started similar to your struggles becoming parents. I am beyond elated for your family to be complete!

Nov. 21, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Julie Mullen said:


Nov. 21, 2019, 9:10 p.m.