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Community Rallies Around Parents Who Can't Afford To Adopt Their Child With Special Needs From China

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A church in South Carolina is hosting a huge yard sale to raise money for a local family, who have decided to adopt a child with special needs from China. Keep reading to learn more!

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A South Carolina church is hosting a massive yard sale in hopes of raising enough money to help a kindhearted family adopt a child with special needs from China.

When Jonathan and Danielle Jackson first began the process of adopting a child from China, they were absolutely floored by the exorbitant cost.

According to FOX Carolina, while the Jacksons were determined to bring their child home, they simply couldn’t afford to do it on their own.

That’s when the Greenville Christian Fellowship Church knew it was time to step in and help the Jackson family with the adoption costs.

On Saturday, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., the church on State Park Road will host a fundraiser and give all the proceeds to the Jacksons for their child’s adoption.

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While speaking with FOX Carolina, a friend of the Jacksons’ who helped organize the event said:

We have had over 40 families donate car loads of items for this sale. It's really going to resemble more of a market than a yard sale! There will be coffee and Krispy Kreme doughnuts sold during breakfast hours and hot dogs, drinks, and lots of goodies sold during the afternoon hours. Donated items include, bedroom furniture, living room furniture, tools, televisions, small appliances, toys, bicycles, baby furniture, strollers, car seats...there is no way I could list it all. We have five very large rooms full right now and the phone is still ringing asking where to drop off items. There are close to 200 pairs of gently used shoes of various sizes and 7 racks of clothing.

A little history - My wife and I have thought about adoption for a few years but turning 40 made us say, ‘OK if we're going to do this, we aren't getting any younger.’ I contacted an adoption agency and told them we are ready to begin the process. They wanted us to specify where we'd like the child to come from and I told them the spirit of our decision is to give a needy child love and a home. I requested that they just find a need and match us. At this point, we are not certain where the child will come from, but they did say the greatest need in the world right now for orphans is in China, so that may be possible. They also asked if we would be open to special needs children, and we both feel like we just want to provide a home to an orphan, so we agreed. There is no denying that the cost of the process was surprising to me, but our friends, family, church, and community have come alongside us in a way that is humbling to say the least. Several local businesses have donated to the cause and offers for help continue to pour in.”

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