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Schnee Family Adoption

Our family started this journey to adopt a child internationally in 2012. We were DTE (dossier to ethiopia) in November 2013 and began the wait for a referral of child from Ethiopia. Late 2015, Ethiopia changed their rules for adoptive families that caused us to withdraw from their program. Upon prayer and counsel, we decided to switch within our agency to China. After many years on this journey of bringing home a child, we are towards the end…we are LID (Logged in Date, Dossier in China) to China as of January, 2017. We are awaiting a referral again of a little boy or girl with minor special needs, aged 0-3 years.

We claim that our lives are not our own, as Courtney and Mike, as well as our oldest son, have been adopted by God. He has brought us into His family, as co-heirs with Christ. We were once orphans, far from His will, alone, governed by sin, but now we are called His children! Our Father, Creator of All things, has given us a new home, a new identity, a new life. This image and reality of our spiritual adoption has been used to convict us toward adopting a child into our family – to be given a home, an identity, and a family to call their own. 

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was u\hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry adn feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'” – Matthew 25:34-40
Please pray with us and for us. For our child. For all orphans. For the least of these.


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

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.

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