From the Cotter Family:
Please meet the Morrow family. This family was the first Home Study Grant recipient and also the first of the grant families to complete their adoption journey. Dream4Adoption is grateful to be a part of their adoption journey. As we await the other families to finalize their steps to complete their adoptions, feel free to review the testimonial of the Morrow family and feel free to revisit for updates from some of the other families that received a Home Study Grant from Dream4Adoption.
What an incredible blessing Dream4Adoption has been for our family. There are no other grants out there that I know of as of now who help with home study costs specifically. For us, this grant was huge because we had additional unexpected home study costs as we had to update our home study due to it expiring, as our adoption process took longer than expected. We are incredibly grateful for Dream 4 Adoption and their commitment to adoptive families at large, especially as they fill in the gap for what is missing in terms of home study financial assistance.
Erin and Zawadi Morrow
I am SO sorry that it has taken me so long to respond. I must admit that I was a little naive as to how much my life (and schedule) would change by becoming a first time parent! Thankfully, it has changed in the best way possible.
When you sent this email last April, I was preparing to leave for Colombia to bring home my daughter. I found out about her Feb. 2019, and I met her for the first time on May 2019. I spent a month with her in her home country completing the adoption there, and then brought her home in June. It has been an amazing whirlwind as we have both adjusted to each other, she has learned English (very rapidly!) and she has fallen in love with my entire family, just has they have fallen in love with her.
Your grant was so inspirational and beneficial to me because it was the first grant I received, and it helped build believe that this adoption was possible financially. I have been able to encourage multiple other people to adopt, and I always refer your organization to hopefully be an encouragement to them as well.
The picture attached is of me and xxxxx; I brought her home at 2 1/2 and she has already gained 5 lbs, 2 clothing sizes and multiple inches!
Thanks again, for everything!