Hello everyone! We are Adam and Jessica Hansen and we are asking for your assistance in giving our new family the experience of a lifetime in celebration of us becoming a family. Puzzled, let me explain:
In April of 2013 we were asked to be the foster parents to a beautiful little 1-year-old girl named Nevaeh (yes, that is Heaven spelled backwards). We accepted and in June that year we were approved for Nevaeh to come to live with us. In February of the next year, just 2 days after Nevaeh’s 2nd Birthday, her little brother Eli was born. Since Nevaeh was still in our care at the time, that meant Eli came to live with us as well.
The months rolled on where we worked with DHS and the parents towards the gloa of reuniting them. In June of 2014, Eli went home to live with mom and the next month Nevaeh went home as well. We saw them a few times over the next couple of months and then in October the case was officially closed. We had done our job and while we were sad to not have the kids around anymore, we knew that this was the plan from the beginning and were happy to see the children reunited with their mother. We went on with our lives, Jessica changed jobs while I accepted a promotion at work.
The Comeback Kids:
Well, 4 days before Halloween we got the call that stopped our hearts. It was a case worker, something had happened and the children again needed a place to live. Before she could finish her sentence, I was asking where we needed to be and how soon we needed to be there.
As much as we wanted them too and as hard as we tried, things didn’t work out as well with the birth parents the second time around. 2 years passed and in November of 2016 both parents voluntarily relinquished their parental rights opening the door for us to adopt Eli and Nevaeh.
These children mean more than the world to us and so every visit the case workers would ask if we would be willing to adopt, if it came to it, and without question we always said yes and now they were asking that question for real.
After 906 days in custody this time, 1438 days total for Nevaeh and 1151 days for Eli, on April 19th 2017 they officially became our children.
How you can Help Us:
Now we get to the point of this GoFundMe campaign. Friends and family have asked what we want as a gift for the adoption and we already have the best gift by getting to adopt these 2 beautiful children, but we have never been allowed to take a proper vacation (foster rules prohibit out of state travel without permission) and we do love all things Disney! We would love to take them on a trip to Disney World to celebrate us officially becoming a family. Call it a Honeymoon for adoption.
One problem, we live in OKLAHOMA.
Between flight cost or even driving, hotel rooms and the tickets themselves it will take us years to save up to go on a trip like that.
That is where you come in.
We are asking that you help us get to Disney World before Our little girl starts school in the fall. We have priced it all out and including food and everything we are looking at around $5,000 – $6,000 to give them the trip they deserve. The best part is we are planning on video blogging the entire trip for everyone to come with us.