Carl and Cathy Lucas are in the process of adopting three teen orphans from the Ukraine.
They hosted two siblings, Lina and Denys, this summer (read the article online at flyergroup.com/local/x2002148409/Avon-family-to-host-orphans) and also are attempting to adopt another boy, Mykola, who someone else hosted.
The Lucas’ immediate need is to raise $4,820 in the next two weeks to submit a home study to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and get their dossier prepared and sent to the Ukraine for approval.
Nearly $40,000 is needed within the next six months in order to bring the orphans here.
Donations may be made online at www.networkforgood.org/donation/ExpressDonation.aspx?ORGID2=581703392&vlrStratCode=ZWY3z%2FsqBvvyiMNjqfdzbqoayhOr5jGakvnsJclfUxhB9aEuEfHl%2Fb1pU1TyDYTZ.
Denote that funds are for the Carl and Cathy Lucas Adoptions. Receipts for tax deductions may be printed from the website.
Tax-deductible checks and money orders may be mailed to An Open Door Adoption Agency, Inc., P.O. Box 4, 218 E. Jackson St., Thomasville, GA 31799. Include a note specifying the funds be used to aid the adoption process of the Lucas family. Do not denote that on the check.