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Chappell Family Adoption

UPDATE – Please prayerfully consider helping with the added hospital and lodging and travel costs related to bringing Isla home

FROM CASEY: I split my heart in two as I fly back home to Texas. But I know she’s in great hands with the medical team and her daddy! Right now she needs to rest and heal. She will be on IV feelings for 2 more weeks minimum. Chappell Casey with IslaI can’t wait to come back and hold her and work on getting her eating. No word yet on if she’s having a heart cath to see where on the spectrum her HLHS is. Keep praying friends!! She’s been a beautiful testimony of Gods love and faithfulness!! ‪#‎islaoliviarose‬ ‪#‎downsyndromelove‬

FROM DAN: Please pray for our family as we are split during this time. And please hear me when I say that while we have many needs prayer requests we are overjoyed at this new blessing in our life and we welcome the difficulty that comes with celebrating her life and choosing to say yes to her! There has not been one moment where we regret or look back all of this is from the Lord and therefore it is for good and for the good of our body, the church!

To DONATE BY MAIL, please make out the check to ABBA Fund (do not write the family name on the physical check, which will invalidate the charitable aspect of your gift … instead either print out this page to send with it or include a separate note to request that we preference your gift toward the family profiled on this page) — then mail your check and preference request to:  

ABBA Fund, PO BOX 868049, Plano, TX 75086-8049


More of our story …

A little over two years ago we were matched to adopt a baby boy who would be born with Down Syndrome. Abel was born on April 27, 2013. He has brought so much joy and unity to our home and our passion for special needs children has only deepened and increased. About a year after adopting Abel we began to feel the leading to adopt another special needs girl, so that the two of them would be a companion for each other growing up and maybe into adulthood. At the heart of all our adoptions has been a desire to adopt where the demographic was in great need or that the adoption would serve the marginalized and unwanted. This is nowhere more true than with special needs children. And given that Abel would most likely stay in our home longer than most children, we believe the opportunity to grow in relationship with another special needs child would not only be loving but helpful to both their development. So we took the step to register with the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network. We were matched this past summer with a baby girl to be born in October. Her name will be Isla Olivia Rose Chappell. (You can stay up-to-date on Isla at our blog:

KIDSPICWe are excited about Isla’s arrival and God has graciously provided our up-front fees for the adoption. We are facing a likely 6-week stay out-of-state due to complications with baby Isla. We have needs for travel, legal fees, post adoption finalization and the reality of a long out-of-state stay, and our family living functionally in two states for a period of time. Please prayerfully consider a tax-deductible gift to help reduce the financial burden of our adoption …

Using the online form on this page automatically submits a request to preference your gift to the family profiled on this page as part of ABBA Fund’s Christian Family Adoption Grant Fund. ABBA Fund administers this fund and maintains full control and administration of all donated funds. We also strive to honor our donor’s preference requests in accordance with IRS and Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) guidelines.

The IRS allows donors to state a preference of how their contribution is used and request that the gift support a particular family — and it allows the charitable organization (ABBA Fund) to fully consider that request as long as the donor understands and acknowledges for charitably given tax-deductible gifts that the ultimate authority regarding the disposition of your gift is at the discretion of the charitable organization. By using this online form, or other method described above, you are acknowledging an understanding of those IRS guidelines.

As required by IRS regulations, any tax-deductible donation is made to the charitable organization (ABBA Fund) and not the individual (family) — otherwise it is a non-deductible gift and should be given directly to the family. Every gift into the Christian Family Adoption Grant Fund is helping reduce the financial burden of adoption for families that have qualified for adoption assistance from ABBA Fund.

ABBA Fund is grateful for each donation given to the Christian Family Adoption Grant Fund, and broad participation in the fund helps ensure that ABBA Fund is able to assist each approved family with the grant and loan funds preferenced to reduce the financial burden of their adoption. ABBA Fund, a 501(c)(3) ministry, has provided more than $6.5 million in grants and interest-free loans to help 1,012 orphans become sons and daughters in 912 Christian families since 2004 (as of early 2015) — with more adoptions being assisted every month.

One Response to “Chappell Family Adoption”

  1. Julie says:

    Congratulations Chappell family!

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