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Help Kaelyn become a Galloway!
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Ended Mar 6, 2014
Dear friends and family, Boy I never thought I would be doing this . If you know Lance and I you know we are proud and do not like to ask for help. But one thing that will bring you to your knees is your children. I think most of you know our ...

Dear friends and family,

Boy I never thought I would be doing this . If you know Lance and I you know we are proud and do not like to ask for help. But one thing that will bring you to your knees is your children.

I think most of you know our situation regarding Kaelyn. If you don't here is a little recap. I was volunteering in the women's jail working with pregnant women. We were working with one specific women who was just weeks away from delivering her baby girl. After delivery the women are allowed to keep their babies with them for 6 weeks then they have to make other arrangements or else the baby is turned over to Child Services. No one was stepping forward to take this baby at the end of the 6 weeks, so we volunteered to take her for a short term. Well that was almost 4 years ago.

Our hopes in the beginning was to give this Mom the help she needed to get back on her feet and take responsibility of her child. Unfortunately that just hasn't happened. She is unable or unwilling to rise above and make a better life for herself and her children.  

In the meantime our family has fallen in love with this beautiful little girl. She is as much of our child as any of our biologial children. We cannot imagine our family without her in it.

We recently learned that her biological mother is back in prison. Lance and I feel compelled to go a head and pursue full adoption. We have been waiting for the gut feeling that now is the time, and here it is.  We had hoped when the time came that we would be able to navigate through the process by ourselves like we did when we obtained legal guardianship of her. However we are learning there is just too much to understand and too much at stake to risk doing it by ourselves. So we have decided our best course of action is to obtain a lawyer. 

And that is where you come in! From what we are learning it is at least $2,000.00 to even retain a lawyer. As hard as it is to reach out for help, in order to be able to pursue this now we need help. Any amount that you can give would be greatly appreciated! No matter how big or how small the donation, it is a huge help in making our girl a Galloway once and for all.

It is with grateful and humbled hearts that we ask this of you. If you are unable to help financially please keep our family in your prayers as we take this next step.

With Love,

Lance, Serena & family

PS. Please feel free to share this among your friends. :)

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