Our Adoption

Once upon a time, in a land so far away

There lived a little family, who loved to laugh and play

And when they sat or walked or sang, they dreamed of another

Who could one day come and join them, a little sister or brother

They wanted to share the joy they had, and bring another in

To what God was doing through the love that flowed from him.

They wanted to share a story, a snuggle, and a song.

With a child who had yet to know the meaning of “belong”.

So this family prayed each night, and asked their Father above

To bring them a child, who had yet to know that love.

And so they prayed, and worked, and saved, they waited for the day

When another child would walk through the door finally to stay.

So will you help us love this one, wherever they might be

And bring them home sometime this fall to join this family.

And one day we all will laugh and dance, and sing out strong

Because God has given a new home, and made a child belong.

December 2019 Update

The adoption paperwork is being processed as I type this! Mia Ann Grotzke was officially added to the Grotzke family on December 24, 2019. We thank God for the peace and wisdom he continues to give through the daunting task of an international adoption between three countries, the USA, China, and Spain.

Mia will be 4 years old this spring and already we can see her excitement for learning, laughing, and eating! We as well are learning new words and a new way of looking at the world as we communicate with her through smiles, gestures, and a blend of Mandarin, English, and Spanish. We look forward to bringing her back home to Ponferrada, and in the near future completing her immigration paperwork in the USA. Please be praying for the transitions that our entire family will be making over the coming months and years.

  • How can I contribute?
    • God has provided much of the funding for this adoption through the generous giving of family, friends, churches, and grants. The only remaining costs are the extra expenses we have acquired from the additional Spanish visas and US visit for immigration. We are praying that God would provide the final $4,000 for this.
    • If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, please visit Small World Adoption and make an “Adoption Sponsorship” to “Seth and Crystal Grotzke” (If you are giving through the mobile site, email the above stated gift memo to accounting@smallworldadoption.com so that the gift is applied accordingly).
    • If you do give through Small World, please let us know so we can follow up with both you and the Agency.