Angela and Jon have been married for two years. They have a beautiful blended family of 13 kids. All are girls but one. Angie has a biological daughter with Down syndrome and in 2014 she adopted a little girl from China who also has Down syndrome, and adopted a little girl domestically with special needs. Angie has a foster son with Down syndrome who has been part of their family for 9 years. Jon was introduced to the wonderful world of special needs and adoption when he met Angie and her kids. He instantly felt a connection to them and loving them came easy. Angie already had a passion for orphans and special needs and has spent time serving, adopting and advocating for them.
Jon and Angie always felt like there was another child that was to join their family. They didn’t know when or how they just knew that God would show them. About a month ago, once again, Angie started to feel drawn to the little faces and adoption stories on Reece’s Rainbow. She kept praying that God would take this feeling from her, but instead he quietly whispered to her heart through the sweet words of her 9 year old daughter who was excited when Angie told her that she had a surprise to tell her. With a big smile on her face she asked her mom if the surprise was that she was going to the orphanage to get a baby brother. When her mom told her no they weren’t going to the orphanage but to Disney Land she suddenly looked disappointed and told her mom that Disney is fun but, she really wanted a brother. A couple days later Angie was in the car with her other daughter who has Down syndrome and she was on face book watching the videos and looking at pictures of Kecia Cox’s baby Noah just like she has done for the past few months. This time she looked up and told her mom that she needed to go and get a baby like Noah from the orphanage. Angie soon realized what God was trying to tell her.
The next day she messaged a friend and told her about the experiences she was having and her friend sent her Paulson’s picture. She couldn’t stop looking at his tiny little nose and hands. His sweet face was so familiar to her and she knew that this was the little boy God wanted them to pursue. This little boy would soon become a son, and a brother. Angie sent his picture to Jon and expressed her feelings and the experiences she had with the girls. God was also whispering to Jon. He had been feeling like there was another child that was to come to their family but, he didn’t know when or who until he saw Paulson’s picture. He had a dream 13 years early of a little boy that was his son, and he was sure is last baby was going to be a boy but it wasn’t he was blessed with another beautiful girl. After having 5 girls of his own and 6 more step daughters he was convinced that he was only supposed to have daughters, but God had a different plan. The next day they committed to Paulson. This adoption is moving quickly and they are so excited and grateful to be on this journey to bring their son home.
http://reecesrainbow.org/wp-content/uploads/paulson.jpg320240Michellehttp://reecesrainbow.org/wp-content/uploads/officialrrlogo350web.pngMichelle2017-02-20 11:15:282017-03-23 12:34:46PAULSON for the Hiatt family -- UT