ELOISE for the Sefransky family — CT

Ellen and Joel live in Connecticut where they have been married for 25 years. They have five children: two in college and three at home. As things often go, their children’s hobbies and interests have become their hobbies and interests. They enjoy getting outside, watching any kind of sport being played by their children and listening to their musical endeavors. The youngest, John (4), born with Down Syndrome, has been a blessing in all their lives. Since John was born, they have been introduced to the world of “special needs”. All members of the family have taken a keen interest into how to bring about John’s best abilities. They still enjoy the same endeavors, but perhaps in a different way. Over the years, Ellen and Joel have learned so much from being parents; so much about themselves. After John was born, they became aware of Reece’s Rainbow and the phrase “waiting children”. They have come to understand these children are not waiting for a ride to school, or waiting for new shoes; their real wait is for a family. Something many of us take for granted. This phrase, “waiting,” has been on their minds for over 4 years. Ellen and Joel feel their life journey has led them to the role of adoptive parents and they are happily accepting of this role.

One day while looking on Reece’s Rainbow, Ellen saw Eloise and showed her to Joel. The brief description of Eloise noted that, “she responds to people by waving and shaking hands. She loves music and is mesmerized by every note”. AAAAhhh, they felt, “this is our girl!” They shared her picture and the idea of adopting her with their four older children and not one of them hesitated to say, “YES, let’s do it!” So here they are, deeply committed to bringing Eloise to live with them forever; deeply committed to giving her the opportunities that their son John has in his neighborhood school, and in the supportive and loving communities of church, family, and friends. They are currently asking for prayers and support to make this adoption financially, emotionally, and spiritually successful. Please consider partnering with them to bring Eloise to her forever home.


$6,287.25 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Eloise has received a $15,000 Older Child Grant.