We want to give our friends and family an opportunity to play a part in changing the life of our son, if this is something you’d like to support.
We are getting closer! We have been told to expect up to $5,000 per person for travel because of the flexibility in flights that we will require. There are 5,864 miles from Conakry to Denver. We are hoping to raise $1 per mile traveled on the way home with our son in arms ($5,684 total). We have been told to expect up to $5,000 per person for travel because of the flexibility in flights that we will require.
If you’d like to participate here’s what to do;
STEP 1: Decide how many “miles” you’d like to donate
STEP 2: Donate $1 per mile that you’d like to contribute:
- clicking here or the button below linking directly to paypal.
- Sending a check? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request mailing address
- Want to make the donation directly to our agency? Call (270) 684-2598 and make your donation via credit card directly to the agency, letting them know it is for the “Fletcher adoption.” OR if you’d like to mail a check, email me at email@example.com, and I will give you details for that.
STEP 3: Picture Ben, Aubrie, and our little Guinnean son doing a happy dance because of your awesomeness and generosity.
We will update the mileage thermometer below with all mileage donations!
***Many of you probably are curious about the actual costs, or why it costs so much, so we’re including a breakdown of our adoption costs to provide some clarification and to be completely transparent. We have already invested over $15,000 of our personal funds into this process.
$6,700 – Pre-Adoption fees (including Homestudy & USCIS)
$8,350 – Adoption Agency fees (work done on the US side of adoption)
$9,800 – Foreign Fees (work being done in Guinea, including lawyer fees, court fees, government fees, etc.)
$10,000+ – Travel Expenses (round trip flights for two people, one way flight for our future child, visas, lodging, etc.)
$6,150 – More In-Country fees (child’s passport and documentation, orphanage costs, etc.)
$1,300 – Post Adoption (processing fee, orphanage support fees)
Total adoption cost: $42,300