KAEL for the Saubers family — TN
Jeff and Shauna met 18 years ago when they were set up on a blind date. Lots of years, laughter, tears and 4 children later and it looks like things are working out!
When Shauna was 12 years old she saw a documentary on children in Eastern European orphanages and something inside her broke. After begging her mom to adopt and that not happening, she decided that some day she would adopt. After years of working on convincing Jeff, he said yes and they have started on their journey. Although he does admit that he totally knew going in that this was where the road would lead! Shauna has always been drawn to children with special needs, especially those with Down syndrome and after having 4 children with a genetic brain disorder, Jeff and Shauna realized that they were very well equipped to bring home a child with Down syndrome.
Originally Shauna knew in her heart that international adoption is what she wanted to do, but after praying and talking about it, Jeff and Shauna decided that domestic adoption would be the best fit for their family. This summer, after being matched with a birth mom and growing to love her, she decided to parent the baby and they were heartbroken, but so proud of her. They are still in contact with her and consider her to be a part of their family that they love very much. After the failed adoption they weren’t sure if they were supposed to continue, but God whispered that their baby was still waiting and after praying, decided to step out and go where God was leading them the whole time!
Shauna has followed Reece’s Rainbow for several years and has watched several friends bring home children from all corners of the world. Bringing home this sweet baby boy truly is a dream come true for this family and they appreciate your support and prayers! They are currently fundraising, filling out grants, working on the mountain of dossier paperwork and praying that this sweet baby can be home soon!
6/7/13—COURT on JULY 9
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at http://macnsweetpeas.blogspot.com/