If you're interested in learning how the Serbian adoption process works, you've come to the right place. There is currently only ONE U.S adoption agency approved to provide adoption services in Serbia.

***It is a violation of Serbian law to have orphaned Serbian children photo listed on public websites. Any agency or organization doing so is in violation of Serbian law and should be avoided***

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Meet the Lakes!

Meet the Lakes family!

Shawn and Tara lakes live in Indiana with their seven kids. Their three year old son Simeon had Down syndrome and like their other kids has been an amazing blessing to their family. So much so they've decided to add another! 

Did I mention the Lakes have seven kids? They are the first large family to receive pre-approval from the Serbian ministry to submit their dossier, which is now complete and ready for translation then submission to the MLSP adoption unit! 

The next step is for the ministry to provide them a list of children who meet the criteria the Lakes have requested. And then? THEY TRAVEL!!! Once they choose a child, their dossier will be sent to that child's social worker for review. Once the sBing Bang Boom!

Remember how I've said the Serbian process is fast? The slowest part of the process is completing the homestudy and dossier, and waiting for immigration approval. The Lakes have already completed all of that. I expect they'll be traveling the middle of September. 

Now it's time to raise the last of the funds needed before they travel. They have approximately $7000 to raise before they travel. If you would like to help in any way, you can send contribution to Rivers of Life Fellowship, 607 N. Meridian, Greenwood, IN 46143. The family would also appreciate prayer for the child they are adopting, for all the funds to come in, for safe travels overseas and back, and anything else God lays on your heart to pray! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pastor Duane Lakes at 317-440-4286.

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