Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sad News
Tuesday late at night we received a call from our adoption agency. Yesterday morning, the agency rep had gone to meet with the birth mom but found the birth mom was gone. The front desk told the rep that the birth mom had cleared out of the rental and was gone.

As of now she has basically vanished and the agency rep is not even certain she is the person she claimed to be. It appears she may have used fake ID to register with the adoption agency but this is not confirmed. The expense checks the agency had given her on Monday (paid from the money we wired to them) to pay the birth mom’s her expenses (rent, utilities, food, etc.) were cashed yesterday morning in Las Vegas and as of right now, it appears this was all part of an elaborate adoption scam.

So far we are out several thousand dollars which the agency paid to her from the money we wired them on Monday. We haven’t received the total amount of money we lost yet from the adoption agency. Late last night we sent a contract cancellation so we hope to recover the remaining funds we still have at the agency.

There are no words to describe the loss we feel in our home. Our kids are devastated and cried themselves to sleep. We did too. Very heavy and sad hearts here in the Funkhouser home. We’re praying that God shows us some reason for this loss and pray that he guides us to our daughter. We ask for your prayers that we will be able to recover the rest of our money without any problems too.

We’re working with the agency and we will send or post more as we receive it but we will obviously not be flying to California this week.

So sorry to post this sad news, but we wanted everyone to know.

Your prayers are appreciated.