Monday, September 17, 2012

We are expecting!

Welcome Back friends and Family to La Vida Franco!!

Happy Hello to our Friends and Family -
The Franco’s are embarking on an adventure. Not one that will take us far (for now), but one that will bring someone from far away to join our family!  Yes, we are beginning the adoption process!  We applied to Holt International nearly 6 months ago and hoped to join the Thailand program, but we had two barriers. One, the youngest kiddo in our family had to be at least 2 years of age. Second, their Thailand program was closed at the time!  

We waited and prayed, we tried to find a way around but we could not. So we hunkered down and began to do our best to get rid of any debt we had hanging around. Our heart is to adopt without adding a single penny to our debt!   

After many months of waiting we got an email from Holt telling us two glorious things. The first, as of now the rule about the youngest member of the family being two years old has changed to eighteen months old!  The second is their Thailand program, which they thought might open near the end of the year, is open now!  Our collective brains exploded with joy and praise to God, for his timing is perfect.
We are asking you for some serious prayer to blanket our adoption from head to toe--for overall education and preparation, for heart and mind unity for our entire family, for our future adopted kiddo. We could definitely use some financial help if you’d like to join with us in that way. It’s a pretty expensive process. And we will need lots of encouragement to get all the paperwork and home prep done well and in a timely manner!

The rough timeline for tasks and finances -
Application Fee               $300                     Fee Paid!
Home study                       $2,000                 Need in 2 weeks   
U.S. Processing Fee        $3,000                 Need in 2months
Adoption Program Fee  $10,000              Need when assigned child
USCIS Fee                            $1,250                Need when assigned child
Dossier Prep                       $700                   Need when assigned child
Travel to Thailand            $10,000                  
Adoption Finalization     $1,500               
Post Placement                 $3,000               
We completely trust God to take care of all our needs!!!  We also trust our family and friends for all the support! Thanks for joining with us.
James 1:27
Tony, Rochelle, Sage & Jasper


  1. WOW!!! Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you guys!

    1. Thanks friend! I was so excited to see you and most of your crew at K's b day party!

  2. That's so wonderful, Rochelle and Tony! Can't wait to see you through this journey!


    1. You are so sweet! I'll do my best to keep you posted!

  3. Awesome! Praying and trusting God with you! He's got this :)

    1. Super awesome! We totally are trusting Him for all our needs! He is big and He is good!

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    1. Thanks for Worshiping with us! Glad you are keeping in touch!

  5. Wow, thrilled for you guys. Amazing.

    1. Lisa Jo,
      Glad you are taking this journey with us!