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About The Mendenhall Family
Jason & Julie
We both felt a separate calling to adopt before we ever met. Having met overseas, doing mission work, we both fell in love with Thailand and knew that we would love to adopt from Thailand one day. After we had our biological daughter, Jubilee, we both felt God put on our hearts that our next child was in Thailand. We began our first Thai adoption in August of 2016 and brought our son home in February of 2019.
At the beginning of 2020, we began to pray about continuing to grow our family through adoption. We were both drawn towards a special needs adoption and began looking at Holt’s waiting child photolisting. In April of 2020, we saw our daughter’s picture on their list. We immediately felt the pull towards her and began updating our home-study and pursuing a match. We were officially matched in June of this year.
What is a Brittany's Hope Adoption Grant?
Brittany’s Hope believes in the fundamental right of all children to have the security and love of a family. There are an estimated 153 million orphans living around the world (UNICEF – 02/2011). These staggering statistics are heartbreaking considering a large number of these children are special needs, who have little or no value in the eyes of their own country. They are left to languish in institutions, where they receive minimal care and live hopeless, helpless lives.
The cost of international adoption can be overwhelming and is only further compounded by the medical and accessibility costs a child with special needs presents. Our Adoption Grant Program provides grant monies while giving families the opportunity to assist Brittany’s Hope in raising funds so the next child may also be united with their forever family. The phrase “It takes a village to raise a child,” takes on new meaning as the “seeds” of the adoptive family’s friends, family and neighbors take root and help provide future families with adoption grants. With a gift to Brittany’s Hope, a donor’s monetary support of the Adoption Grant Program means double for the adoptive family.