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Wisconsin Rapids couple puts adoption fund to good use

Wisconsin Rapids couple puts adoption fund to good use

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by Elizabeth Fay

NEKOOSA (WAOW)--Adopting a child comes with a big price tag. That's why Wendy Schlaefer and her husband teamed up with St. Luke's to form an adoption ministry. It includes a fund to help cover the cost of adoption for area families. Schlaefer says adoptions cost more than $20,000.

Dawn Johnson, a mother of three adopted children, knows this first hand. "There are so many families out there like us where, they're one income families with enough room in their homes and enough love in their hearts for these children but they need help with the initial adoption," says Johnson.

Over the weekend, volunteers used the adoption fund to help the Heil family in Nekoosa. Volunteers completed repairs on their home.

The Heil's recently adopted a girl from Ethiopia. The expense forced them to put off house repairs.

To make a donation to the adoption fund you can mail checks address to St. Luke's Lutheran Church (Memo: Orphan Ministry) to:

St. Luke's Lutheran Church
2011 10th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

715-423-5990

http://www.stlukeslutheran.com/

Online Reporter: Elizabeth Fay

 

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