"We wanted to continue... We knew our family wanted to do more because the orphan crisis is huge. I think when you have day by day in and out watched a child who lived in an orphanage without parents for the first two years of their life completely transform exactly what God intended a family unit to look like and when we've watched her life change in a beautiful way it just makes you want to bring all of the other children just like her, home," said Alison Sanders.
They may not be able to bring every child home, but they want to help other families adopt so the sanders teamed up with a few others to create the Forever Families Foundation to help other Wiregrass families afford adopting. Katie Pilcher is on the board for the foundation and she and her husband are also in the process of adopting a child.
"The statistics of people that would like to adopt and strongly consider adoption is a third of the American population but only two percent actually follows through with it because of how the numbers to adopt is so discouraging and they feel like they would never reach that goal,” said Pilcher.
It can cost thirty to forty thousand dollars to adopt a child. The foundation's first fundraiser begins tomorrow, an online silent auction that continues until November 29th, Black Friday.
"The money raised from this auction will enable us to provide grants to families that feel the call to adopt but need a little assistance making that happen. This is an opportunity for anyone to help with the cause. It's a fun online silent auction where you can get a jump start on your Christmas shopping and help bring a child home to a forever family," said Sanders.
A forever family, just like Allie Ruth has now.