Hello, we are the Stoykovich family. We are currently a family of 5. We have three biological sons, and are both teachers. We have both known we wanted to add to our family through adoption since we were young. After having our third son, God was really pulling on our hearts to start the process to adopt from South Korea. We spent a lot of time praying and talking it through as a family, and knew it was time for us to start the process to bring our 4th child home.
We started our journey to adopt from South Korea about 1 year ago. It has been a long journey so far with a lot of ups and downs. Our biggest obstacle to overcome was when our first home study agency closed, when we were almost finished with our home study, and we had to start again. Despite the bumps in the road, we are thrilled to say we have been matched with the sweetest baby in South Korea and cannot wait to get them home. We truly believe that all of the obstacles we have had to overcome in this process was God’s way of preparing us for this sweet baby He already had for us. We have turned to God through this whole process, and we know He is guiding us and watching over our baby until we get to have them here with us.
We have had so many people ask us how they can help, and the first thing we always say is, please pray! Please pray for our baby in South Korea, their birth parents, and our whole family through this process. Second, we have been awarded a $2,500 matching grant through Pure Gift of God to help cover the high costs of adopting. Once we meet our $2,500 fundraising goal, Pure Gift of God will match those funds. If you feel lead to give, it would help us to pay our final fees and cover travel costs (we will be traveling to Korea 2 times) to bring our sweet baby home!
We were EP (emigration permission) submitted today! This is a huge step towards traveling to Korea and bringing our baby home. Now we will be waiting to get EP approval. This typically takes 2-4 months. Soon after we get EP approval, we will get a court date and travel to Korea for the first time! We are so excited!
Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated to our matching grant. We are so close to our goal! Your support means so much to us, and we want you to know how much this helps our family to cover our travel costs.
The Stoykovich Family