Doug and Heike Riddle

are adopting a child from India

We are so excited to be adopting a precious little girl from India! We finally have all the approvals we need and are planning our travel to India to go get her! Finally!

It may (or may not) be surprising to hear that adoption related costs can easily total up to $35,000 or more. This is why we have set this account up if you would like to help ease the financial burden that is often overwhelming.

We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build around our child as she grows up.

Adoption Status

Travel Planned

Adoption Agency

Lifeline Children's Services


Updates

  • Update 5

    Getting ready to GO!

    January 30, 2023

    Dear Friends,

    Our adoption order was signed and we are ready to go! Thanks to so many of you, we are getting ready to depart for India on February 16th! We've bought our tickets and can't wait to meet and pick up our little girl! We feel so blessed and thankful to have so much love and support. Can't wait to introduce her!

  • Update 4

    Court order?

    January 1, 2023

    So we've received a written order giving approval for our adoption from the judge-but it didn't have her full name on it. Still waiting and praying for the final order to be completed. All the judge needs to do is sign it!

  • Update 3

    NOC!

    September 9, 2022

    So we have 3 major approvals we have to get from India. We got the first one last year, and today we finally got the second one! It's called NOC-which stands for "No objection certificate."

    So now, all our paperwork goes to court and we'll need written approval from the judge. That's the final approval we need!

    However, the central adoption authority in India has been working on changing how the process is done in court. They just officially changed it all, and hopefully eventually it will be beneficial for adoptions, but for now, no one knows what's going on. So we're definitely expecting delays as this new process is figured out.

    Please continue to pray for us and our sweet little one in India.

    Thanks SO MUCH for all your support!

  • Update 2

    MATCHED!

    April 27, 2022

    We are matched with a precious little girl! She has some limb differences and she is beautiful! We can't wait to get her home! We are currently madly working on paperwork and praying that the approvals get processed quickly-esp. through India.

    Thanks so much for all your support, we can't wait to be done with this process and get to introduce you to our new little family member!

  • Update 1

    Approvals

    March 21, 2022

    Thanks again so much for all your prayers and donations! We have initial approval now from India and US customs and are waiting to be matched! Please pray with us that God will give us wisdom in knowing whether to say yes or no to the file (or files) we are presented with.

    So thankful for all of you and will keep you updated!

    Love, Heike for us all

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  • Anonymous gave an undisclosed amount
    Many blessings to you in this new journey!!
  • Anonymous gave an undisclosed amount
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Martins!
  • Anonymous gave an undisclosed amount
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We'll be in prayer for your family in the coming months!
  • Sophia Sposato gave an undisclosed amount
    Much love to you guys. Will be continuing to pray over this. ❤️❤️
  • Celia gave $30
    : )
  • Anonymous gave an undisclosed amount
    Love you guys!
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    Blessings
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    I love you soooo much!!
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