Parents: Andrew & Alisha Rose
Adopting: 2 siblings (1 boy, 1 girl)
Other Children Ages: 15, 13, 11, 7, 7 (adopted) , and 4 (adopted)
Welcome family and friends! Thank you for joining us in this incredible journey. If you know us at all, you know that we are one big adventurous family, joined by the goodness of God. Andy and I have always known that we wanted a big family but honestly didn’t know exactly how that would play out. God has blessed us with 6 children and now has opened our hearts to adoption once again. This time, we are pursuing an international adoption from the beautiful East African country of Burundi.
God has given us a deep love for East Africa through friendships, missions, and business parters. Now we feel that God has led us to Burundi to complete our family. We began the process on June 1. We had an idea of how we thought this may go but God had other plans. When we began the process we envisioned one child joining our family. However, our agency has a waiting child list and when we inquired, we discovered that there are siblings, a brother and sister, who have been waiting for a family for a very long time. We asked for more information and have since fallen in love with these children. We feel that God led us to two children, A & P, and they are already blessing our lives even though we haven’t yet met. There are still many hurdles to jump over in order to bring them home but we have faith that God will continue to lead us down the right path.
We have been sacrificing financially, saving, adding additional jobs, and fundraising in order to pay for the fees and travel to adopt 2 children. While we had hoped to be able to pay for everything on our own, we do need some help. It is very humbling for us to ask for you to join us in this journey. We would forever be grateful for you to join us in prayer and if you feel led, financially. We are so excited to have A & P join our big, wild, and silly family. We would love for you to be a part of bringing them home. Thank you! We love you all!
Burundi is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Intercountry adoption processing in Hague countries is done in accordance with the requirements of the Convention.
Burundi is located just south of Rwanda and has a population of 11.53 million (2019). Burundi has been subject to many of the same civil unrest issues that have been associated with Rwanda. Due to civil unrest, dense population, and erosion of soil, the economy has declined 25% in recent years.
As children grow up in orphanages in Burundi, the boys are forced to leave the orphanage for school after a certain age, leaving only the girls to grow up in the orphanages. The only way for siblings to be reunited is for them to be adopted together. The Rose family is pursuing the adoption of two siblings who are currently separated.