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Hoping for an international adoption: Nonprofit connects family, widow

Posted at 9:28 AM, Nov 04, 2019

DOOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A family planning to adopt a little boy from overseas is still trying to come up with the money.

This weekend the family was able to raise money by helping a widow in need.

FOX 17 first told you about the Zehrs back in March.

To help cover the initial fees, Dan Zehr began selling his woodworking projects and fundraising on Facebook.

This weekend, the family did a service project for a woman in Rockford whose husband died last year.

The two families were connected through a nonprofit called "Both Hands" that puts families adopting in touch with a widow who needs help.

The Zehrs and their volunteers did things like sand kitchen cabinets, wash the house and install new floors.

The nonprofit will then add up the cost of the labor and put it towards the Zehr`s adoption via grant.

The child they hope to adopt will be their fifth family member.

We'll keep you updated on their progress.