Herndon Family

is adopting a child from China

Hello, Family and Friends!

Last week my cell phone screen cracked, and my coffee got cold before I could drink it– first world problems, I know. If you’re like me, your parents used to tell you about all the poor children in China when you would complain about toys you didn’t have or food you didn’t like. Now that I am older, I have no problem eating all of my food, but the children in China are still in need, and as a mother of two healthy kids, I am still thinking about those kids in China.

My family wants to be one of the thousands of families who have adopted waiting Children from China. There is a growing percentage of special needs children waiting to find homes. Every child should have the chance to grow up in a healthy and happy environment that allows them to hold on to innocence as long as possible–no matter where or how they were born, how healthy they are, or what they look like.

My husband and I recently met an inspiring man who runs an organization with seven locations around the world that is dedicated to providing surgery, foster care, and adoption to waiting children. They show unconditional love to these children, and we want to be a part of that beauty. We want to share this life that we have been given with a child who was born into a very different environment. With your help we are hoping to raise the approximately $30,000 necessary to fund this adoption.

You are a part of our community. Whether you are family, friend, or neighbor, you will impact our future child’s life. We are so happy to have you in our lives, and we would love for you to be involved in this process with us.


Shannon, Seth, Ryon, and Samuel Herndon (and Gertrude, the dog)

P.S. If you would like to donate all or part of a particular fee, please let us know that you would like to designate a gift to that specific area. Thank you again for being a part of our journey! Fees range anywhere from:

$500 Home Study Application Fee

$2000 Home Study Fee

$250 Parent Training Fee

$400 Post-Adoption Fee

$1500 Home Study Update Fee

$250 Adoption Agency Application Fee

$5000 Adoption Agency Fee

$200 Home Study Review Fee

$2000 Hague Program Fee

$550 Notarization and

Authentication Fee

$300 Chinese Authentication Fee

$3000 China Program Fee

$1450 CCCWA Registration and BLAS

$3000 Translation and Dossier

Preparation Fee

$5833 Orphanage Donation

$1724 Photo ID, Provincial Civil

Registration, and Notary

$725 Civil Affairs Fee

$400 Post-Adoption Liability Fee

$300 Validation Liability Fee

$775 USCIS

$85/each parent Biometrics

$ Unknown Travel Fees

$360 Post-Placement Report

Translation Fee

Adoption Status

Homestudy Completed

Adoption Agency

Nightlight Christian Adoptions


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$16,915 raised of $35,000 goal
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Donations 52

  • The Rippey Family gave $300
  • Anonymous gave $100
  • The Herndons (the other ones) gave $1,000
  • Matt & Trish gave $1,000
  • Anonymous gave $500
  • Karen Sharp gave $50
  • Shannon And Gregg Leyone gave $40
  • The Beyenhofs gave $1,500
  • Sahra Jonker gave $240
  • Emma Steinmetz gave $25