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Adoption Fundraiser


“We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.” – Radical by David Platt

Everything has changed for our family. We are doing all we can to bring our Levi home as soon as possible. If you are interested in supporting our adoption financially, we have 2 options to do so. One is tax deductible, which is helpful this  time of year, the other is a t-shirt/notepad fundraiser. Both links are below!


Hello friends and family!

We are so close to bringing our  little guy home, looks like we will be boarding a plane for China the first week of January! We’re launching 2 options for giving to our adoption fund:



As many of you know we have been on our adoption journey since we first saw Levi’s face on our agency’s advocacy page a year ago. Our journey to bring him home included hosting him in our home this summer for 2 glorious (but way too short) weeks.

Many of you bought gingerbread cookies last December to help us cover the expense of hosting and have purchased jewelry from our Noonday fundraiser, we are so thankful for that support. We also have been so encouraged by your prayers for us as there have been many ups and downs, and long waits for files, approvals, etc.

We are finally at the point in our adoption where bringing him home is on the horizon. We are beyond grateful that thus far we have been able to cover our expenses, which have totaled close to $20,000, but as we embark on the last portion of our process we would love your support financially, as we have only covered half of what our total adoption will cost.

We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of bringing Levi home.

Any donation made HERE will be tax deductible, which can be helpful this time of year for those looking for ways to increase charitable donations.  AdoptTogether is a project of Hoping Hearts Foundation Inc, an IRS approved 501c3 organization.  There is no charge for our family to create a fundraising profile. A 5% transaction cost is deducted from all donations. The 5% covers costs incurred processing credit cards and transaction costs to process checks. If you prefer to make a contribution to our family’s adoption by check, you can email Darby at darby613(at)gmail(dot)com.

With sincere gratitude,

Justin, Darby, Morgan, Paige, and John Martin Stickler

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