Daniel & Heather Orduña

are adopting 2 children from South Africa

WE ARE ADOPTING! After many years of praying and waiting, the time is NOW!

We are beyond excited to be adopting from South Africa through Holt International Adoption Agency. Our plan is to adopt a sibling set of 2 children. While there is still much unknown about the children we will call our own, we do know that this journey will be expensive. As shocking as it may be, the estimated cost of our adoption is $43,000-$73,000. This is why we have set a fundraising goal of $60,000 to ease the financial burden that adoption can cause.

As we are on this journey, we know that we are not alone. It is the community of family and friends surrounding us with love and support that help to make it all possible. Our deepest desire is that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as a valuable part of the community we hope to surround our children with as they join our family.

Thank you for considering joining us in this journey financially. Please know that your contribution, no matter the size, is deeply and sincerely appreciated!

Adoption Status

Homestudy Completed

Adoption Agency

Holt International


Updates

  • Update 1

    Home Study Approved!

    November 11, 2022

    It has been a few months...and we are excited to post another big update! We have officially received final approval of our Home Study report, meaning we have been approved by the state of California to move forward with our adoption. This approval allows us to move forward in our adoption in multiple ways.

    With this approved report, we are now been able to move forward in applying for immigration approval from the US government. We were able to mail this application package this week, and now we will wait about 10-12 weeks to receive final approval.

    In the meantime, we will continue to complete and notarize our dossier documents to complete our family portfolio for South Africa.

    We will also continue our efforts for fundraising, while also applying for other grants and financial assistance for our adoption.

    Finally, we want to express our deepest and sincerest gratitude for the many, many, many generous donations we have received so far. We are completely overwhelmed by the support of our community of family and friends supporting us through this journey. We feel at a loss for sufficient words to say thank you enough, and we continue to be overcome with emotions for how loved we feel by each and every donation that is helping us inch closer and closer to our dream. Through the donations of this fundraising page and additional gifts, we are almost halfway to our goal. We have received a total of $29,100 in donations.

$26,400 raised of $60,000 goal
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  • The Fidelity Charitable gave $1,000
    On behalf of The Paine Giving Fund
  • Vickie Riedl gave $100
    You will be amazing parents and your children will be blessed by the love you share and the light of Christ that shines through you!
  • Eva Wagner gave $300
    May God provide in every way on this journey 💕
  • Ryan Vande Wydeven gave an undisclosed amount
    Best of luck with this process. I’ll be praying for you both, and hope to catch up soon!
  • miguel dayao gave $100
    trying to help out as much as i can 🫶
  • Lucas Tran gave $1,000
    Best wishes in your journey!
  • Elizabeth Hewitt gave an undisclosed amount
    We love you, Daniel and Heather. Praying every day for your family.
  • BJ gave an undisclosed amount
  • Alex and Brad Hemphill gave $100
    You guys melt our hearts! ❤️
  • Dean Smithlin gave $200
    We're so excited for you! I know that you will be amazing parents just as you are to your Mesa kids! The Smithlin's are incredibly grateful & honored to know & love you both!