Schnabel Adoption

Campaign Created by: Rachel Schnabel

The funds from this campaign will be received by Rachel Schnabel.

Goal: USD $35,938
Raised: USD $ 36,003

Before we had even started dating, God had been shaping us for this decision. Since the age of 8, Rachel had always desired to adopt children. Kurt had also known that God was calling him minister to orphans, partly inspired by the examples of heroes of faith, such as George Müeller, Reese Howell, and Rolland and Heidi Baker.

We have signed up for a program known as, “Local Infant Adoption” through an organization called, Choice Adoptions. Choice works to help mothers in crisis, whether a mother chooses to have her child be given towards adoption or not. Through Choice we would eventually be connected with a birth mom and/or family who has personally chosen us to become their child’s parents. Part of the fees for this program involve paying for the mother’s health care, living situation (if applicable), and other needs.

We would love to have you partner with us in any of the following - prayer, supporting us financially, and in spreading the word. As you can image, we would appreciate prayers for speed and grace in the process, the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of the child, and supernatural provision.

The program we have signed up for costs $35,938 (including legal fees). Thankfully, so far, we have raised $16,625 from friends, family, and previous fundraisers we did in the past several years. We still need to raise at least $16,785.

Finally, it would be wonderful if you are able to spread the word to others about our story. We will be posting updates on the process through this link and on our Facebook accounts. By sharing these updates with those in your network, others who have a heart to pray and give, will have an opportunity to do so even if they might not know us personally.

Here is the link to view our profile on the Choice Adoptions website:

Thank you for allowing us to share this adventure with you. Please let us know if there is anything we can be praying for you about as well.


Update #2
February 18, 2024
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Thank you so much to all who have donated. 

For those who have not heard, were have finally been placed through our agency with our beautiful daughter Heidi.

Also, we have raised all the money needed to cover our adoption costs. Again, we appreciate all the love, support, prayers, and donations.

Update #1
January 2, 2024
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Just before Christmas, we got a call that we have been chosen by a birth mom and will bring a baby boy home at the end of February. We are very excited for the addition to our family. Thank you for all those who prayed and donated. We will owe about $16,300 including the lawyer's fees, and travel/lodging fees (to Washington) when we sign the papers. We still need to raise $7,000. We are asking you to pray for the transition and for provision and to donate if you're able. Even if you can't donate, please share as we have had friends of friends generously give. You can donate through this site, but they will take a few dollars for processing. You can also donate by finding Kurt on Paypal, Venmo, or Zelle. Any questions, please don't hesitate to PM us. Thanks again for all the love!


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