CALEB for the Collins family — MA
Robert and Mary Jo met over 30 years ago while both serving in the military in Florida. It wasn’t long after that they married and moved to Arizona. In 1986 they welcomed their first daughter, who is now the mother of 2 little boys herself. A move to North Carolina brought more change when in 1993, they welcomed their son Joseph who just happened to have Down Syndrome. Life settled down until Robert retired and the family moved to their present home in Massachusetts. Here their life changed again with the adoption of a daughter from Belarus. With plans to grow their family again, they were referred a little boy from the same orphanage as their daughter. Plans were brought to a halt when Belarus closed down all international adoptions. Wanting to continue, the family changed course and found their next two daughters living in China.
Discovering Reece’s Rainbow years ago, Mary Jo fell in love with Caleb, a little boy in Asia. Time and again she would go to the site and see that he was still waiting. After more then 3 years and no one stepping forward, Mary Jo approached Robert with the idea of bringing him home. After 19 years of being part of the Down Syndrome community, Robert and Mary Jo are fully aware of the delays and medical issues they may face but are willing to move forward and bring Caleb home into their family. Finally Joseph will have a brother, and the girls couldn’t be any happier.
11/11/13—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS