TUCKER for the Brook family — FL
Rich and Dawn just got home from adopting their little angel Isabella who is 14 months old. They also have two older (bio) daughters Tiffany age 19 and Brianna who is 15. When they began their adoption journey they committed to a little boy they called Elijah, they were 9 days away from traveling to go meet their son when a dreaded phone call came early in the morning that their soon to be son had passed away in emergency heart surgery. That day was so hard for them and the many days to follow. Although they had never met their son, he was already their son in their hearts and little brother to Tiffany and Brianna. The whole family just grieved the news and Dawn especially to this day, grieves he died alone, with no mama to hold him in his final hours. They sought God’s will and wondered for a moment if this was God shutting the door on adoption. Dawn and Rich clearly felt right away they were not brought this far to turn their backs on other children who were still over there in cribs just waiting for a mama and dada! After long discussions with each other as a family they pushed on and found Isabella. The moment they saw her face they knew they were lead to her. After first meeting with her they knew she was meant just for their family! She has brought so much joy and laughter to the home and Love! It is like she has always been with us.
When Dawn left Eastern Europe, and Rich too, they both felt it in their hearts they were coming back to Isabella’s birth country again. They did not know for what or why, but they knew it was not the last they would see her country! One day looking on RR Dawn saw Tucker and showed her husband and kids. After much prayer and consideration they knew they should go back for him. He happens to be in the same orphanage as Dawn’s two nephews were brought home from, and when a picture of Tucker was shown to her nephew he became so excited to see him as if he knew him and knew we were going to bring him home!
As they have to fund raise all over again and still trying to pay up things from their first adoption, they appreciate all the prayer and support everyone could give them in this journey. It is their hearts desire to give a child a home who needs them and know God will honor them for it. Matthew 25:40
4/26/13—APPT IS MAY 29
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at theyareprecious.wordpress.com