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LYDIA ROSE for the Eby family — MI

Lydia RoseRon and Laura have been married 22 years. They have 6 children and 4 grandchildren. Their two youngest daughters were born in China. The Eby family likes to spend time together, outside if possible! Laura has always dreamed of a large family with bio as well as adopted children and was blessed to marry a man who is wonderful with kids and willing to help her make that dream come true. Ron is a fireman and one of his favorite parts of the job is the fire safety demos he does at our local school and churches. They are excited to be making one last trip to China to add another daughter to their family!

10/31/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog dancingwithstarfish.blogspot.com

$30.07 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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WILLOW for the Quinn family — FL

41022134950 WillowThe Quinn Family adopted Dunham and Edgar from Ukraine Spring of 2014. Their two oldest children had begun their own journey to adulthood and God laid it on their hearts to adopt following the birth of their son Gage in 2013. Their three boys ages 1,2, and 3 keep their hands busy and their hearts full! Jennifer and Marty felt once again called by the Holy Spirit to adopt. This time a girl! They fell in love with Willow and know she will bring just the right amount of Pink to their house of Blue! They invite you to LIKE their Facebook page at Facebook.com/growingupwithdowns and visit their blog.

 

10/30/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at walknfaithquinnfamily@blogspot.com

$225.94 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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RITA and NIYA for the Erb family — WY

Rita-2014Almanzo and Heather have felt God’s call on their lives to adopt into their family those who are neglected or abandoned. Last March they took a step of faith and adopted a little girl who is visually impaired, from Armenia. Aida turns 9 this year and adds so much to their lives.

They decided to wait longer to adopt again… as they have other children in the home. Lane is 8. Anna is 6. Grady is 5. And Wade is 3…and felt busy enough. And everyone was content.

But God had other plans…

Heather first came across Rita’s story several years ago. And didn’t realize she was available for adoption. Until she saw her story through Maya’s Hope and spoke to Maya about the desperate care Rita needed. Almanzo and Heather felt burdened and ready to trust God in his provision. They only recently realized that Reece’s Rainbow had been advocating for this sweet girl.

While getting around paperwork, they learned that Rita has an older sister. A sister who will turn 16 in November and age out of the program. They decided that they would also proceed and try to adopt Rita’s older sister as well. It is ultimately her choice, but it will be her last chance at finding a forever family.

Would you please consider and helping the Erb family make this step of faith?

10/30/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS

$130.95 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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EVAN and RAYMOND for the Allison family — OH

Evan and Raymond_Sept2014Jared and Jamie met and fell in love in high school. It was love at first sight and they were living their happily ever after with their three biological children when they found the picture of a sweet little boy who just happened to have Down syndrome. They hadn’t planned on adopting at all but his picture rocked their worlds! They leapt in and rushed full speed ahead to bring home Eli in 2012.

Even though Eli was in a good place, their hearts were forever changed when they saw the other children who had to be left behind and so desperately wanted a mommy and daddy too. Once Eli was home and settled, they committed to bringing home two more children who also happened to have an extra chromosome. The girls came home in Feb 2014.

The family settled into a daily routine and was happily trucking along when they saw another little picture that stopped them in their tracks. A sweet little set of brothers who just needed a Mama and Papa to call their own. So they leapt once again, and are so eager to bring the boys home forever!

This will be their third adoption (4th and 5th adopted children) in 3 years and any financial help is most welcomed!

10/29/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at sunshinedaysandpeacefulnights.blogspot.com

$406.27 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ADELINE for the Bearce family — MA

Adeline (3)Heather and Stephen are pleased to announce that they are adopting a sister for Zee!

Their little family has been through a lot! Stephen and Heather’s first baby girl was stillborn and the grief that followed was unimaginable. Having a baby after a loss is called a ‘rainbow baby’ to show the beauty after a terrible storm, so it only made sense to look to Reece’s Rainbow to help heal their hearts and build their family.

Heather found a beautiful baby girl on Reece’s Rainbow and was convinced that she was meant to be her daughter. Much to their surprise, after teams of doctors told them they would never conceive another baby, Heather found herself pregnant for a second time with a baby girl! After an emotionally difficult pregnancy, Heather gave birth to a healthy baby last December. Their story does not end there! You see, the beautiful baby girl that is listed as Adeline on Reece’s Rainbow had worked her way into their hearts and Heather and Stephen felt very strongly that she was to be their daughter!

Please consider adding to their account, any amount is helpful.

10/28/14—HOPING TO TRAVEL in SPRING 2015
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$549.55 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Carole #26-38

CaroleGirl, 4-years old

Deaf, Cerebral palsy

She cannot get into a vertical position of the body. Increase in muscle tone in the arms and legs is reported, as there are no full movements in the joints. Because of her condition, she is not able to walk independently or standing up right with the help of support. Assisted by an adult makes steps. The legs are usually crossed. She cannot crawl. Rarely turns from back to stomach and back. She prefers lateral position, as lying on the right side is dominating, because she feels more muscle strength on her left side. It looks like the dominant is the left hand with which she prefers to manipulate. She moved a short distance as she lies on her back, pushing with her legs. With the support of an adult, being passively put in a standing position manages to bear part of the weight of her body, without losing control of her head. Approaches purposefully and grabs toys nearby, as the movements of her hands are slow, not in full volume and poor. Rolls a ball to adult. Left hand is much more frequently open, in contrast to the right, which is typically clenched into a fist.

She cannot speak. She makes identical syllabic patterns. She makes adequate eye contact. She laughs when interacting. She cries when she has to part with a favorite adult. She attentively observes the activities of others. Sometimes imitate simple motor patterns or facial expressions. She is able to express with her behavior not only the experience of positive emotions but also those showing discomfort. She is attached to the permanent members of the staff that takes care of her.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Kiki #

KikiGirl, born August 2010

Kiki first lived with her mother.  In 2013 she was placed in an institution that takes care for special needs children. She suffers from epilepsy and mental delays. There is a delay in her motor and neuropsychological development. She shows increased muscle activity, cannot speak, although she makes attempts and makes some sounds.  She has learned to walk and now runs. She is on drug treatment for her epilepsy.  Needs an adult’s help with dressing and toileting. She is relatively happy, calm and is not a problem child. She does not fear to interact with adults who knows. Suffers from strabismus and will probably need glasses or surgical correction.

Kiki has features consistent with a diagnosis of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

TRAVIS and DEVAN for the Horvath family — IA

TravisIstvan and Anna met in 2006 in Debrecen Hungary. After Istvan aged out of a Hungarian orphanage he felt he Lord calling him to serve those in the same situation. Anna had traveled to Hungary to work in an orphanage for the summer and Istvan was working with GoodSports International serving those same children. They now live in Iowa where Anna uses her ability of dance to minister to children and teens and they are raising their two daughters.

It was a 7 year journey to get to this place of adoption. But January 1st of 2014 Istvan felt like God said “Now is the time” and the next day their journey began.

The Horvath’s are so excited to bring their two boys home early 2015!

They are adopting “Travis” and “Devan” from China. These beautiful little boys called to their hearts and they know that this time was the perfect time for them to adopt.

Thank you for being a part of their journey!

10/25/14—DOSSIER SUBMITTED
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$121.98 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Ben Gabriel

SONY DSCSONY DSCBoy, born July 2001
PRC
Post op bilateral cleft lip and palate

Ages out July 2015

Ben Gabriel is a very outgoing, active, gentle, loving and sweet boy. His handwriting is super good, but sometimes he does need to be reminded to do his homework. Ben Gabriel likes to play with other children. He can help to clean the room. In fact, he always cleans the classroom and living room very well. He likes to help to do things. Ben Gabriel can change his clothes, take shower and wash clothes by self. He eats slower than other kids. He never fights with any child. His foster family and all the neighbors adore him. If his foster grandma comes home late, he always calls to check on her. When he goes out with the grandma, he always watch her very well. Ben Gabriel really wants to have a family who he can stay with forever.

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Josh #494

JoshAge: 4
Diagnosis: strabismus and delays in development

 

Josh has developed fine and gross motor skills. He walks, plays with toys, has a developed pincer and tweezer grasp, tracks objects with his eyes and manipulates objects appropriately. He wears glasses to help correct his vision issues. He shows interest in new things. He examines toys and works to understand their function. He understands object permanence and plays hide and seek. He builds towers with blocks and looks at books.He understands and follows simple instructions and complies with what he is forbidden to do. He responds to being called by name. He is in his initial stage of imitating others’ speech. Speech production – random sound combinations, no purposeful words yet. He always carries around a toy with him (most often a toy rattle) and he puts it in his mouth. He would leave it for a while when he is playing with another object. He defends his position before other children. He deliberately initiates interactions with adults so as to play or go for a walk together. He does not often join group activities or games but he usually takes the position of a passive spectator. He has low threshold of tolerance as regards other children. He isolates himself at times. He eats with a good appetite. He often finds his portion of food not to be enough and gets annoyed. He has not yet started announcing and controlling his physiological needs so he wears diapers. In the last several months the child has started compensating the delay in his neuropsychological development. He is being monitored.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

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NIGEL and NELLIE for the Gadbois family — MA

NandNbirthdayBrian and Nissa have been married for 23 years and are the parents of nine children. Adoption was always part of the plan for the Gadbois family, since before they were even married. They have been around adoption for many years as orphan hosts and adoption advocates.

Brian is an ordained deacon and an electrical engineer. Nissa is a stay-at-home mother and a professional photographer. The Gadbois Family operates a 300 acre farm in central Massachusetts with the help of their adult children. They make maple and birch syrups and honey, raise vegetables, dairy goats, and sheep. They also run a herd of cattle for another local farmer. All nine children still live at home and lend a hand on the farm.

Their special ministry is to the family, believing firmly in the mandate to care for widows and orphans, and in their responsibility to build up and strengthen all families. The Gadbois’ eldest daughter Catherine is in homeless ministry, working with expectant mothers.

“Nigel” and “Nellie” came to the Brian and Nissa’s attention at a time they didn’t think they could adopt. Many weeks had passed when someone else recalled this beautiful brother and sister to them. It was obvious that the Holy Spirit was prompting them to move forward. After some prayer and discussion, they decided to step out in faith to make these two beautiful children a part of their family. Thus far, as needs have arisen, God has provided. They are trusting in His goodness, and to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of those who will read about them and their children to bring to fruition what God has planned for this family.

10/23/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at gadboisfamily.com

$681.97 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Willow

41022134950 WillowGirl, born 2014
Down syndrome

 

Oh my goodness!  What a sweetheart!

 

$27.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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HARPER for the Nalle Family — VA

 photo fwbutton150.png20419135635 Harper-croppedRob and Julia Nalle have been happily married for 22 years, and have two biological sons: 19-year-old Benjamin, who attends Liberty University, and 16-year-old Elijah. Five years ago, in late 2009, Rob and Julia learned about a 5-year-old boy named Aaron who was living with arthrogryposis (a.k.a. AMC), a condition that causes stiff joints and poor muscle development in the affected limbs. Even though Aaron’s difficulties were physical, not mental, he had just been transferred to an Eastern European institution for boys with severe mental disabilities. Unless someone adopted him, Aaron would never leave that sad place, except to go on to an even sadder one as an adult. Once Rob and Julia learned of Aaron’s plight, they decided to do whatever they could to bring him home.

Bringing Aaron home turned out to be as life-changing for Rob and Julia as it was for Aaron— for it opened their eyes to the tremendous suffering of institutionalized orphans all over the world. Aaron’s institution was the saddest place Rob and Julia had ever seen, filled with lovable boys who were living in desperate poverty through no fault of their own. The Lost Boys of Aaron’s world had neither toys, nor books, nor stimulation of any kind. They wasted their days in open sheds, doing nothing, seeing and hearing nothing, idly waiting for the next meal or snack time to arrive. After witnessing the Lost Boys’ sad plight, Rob and Julia committed to helping more of them find homes. Since bringing Aaron home in 2010, they have done their best to raise awareness and funds for special needs orphans overseas.

For financial reasons, Rob and Julia have been unable to adopt again until now. In timing that only God could design, the possibility of adopting again arose just as they finished an enormous writing commitment this fall. Adopting a little girl felt right to both of them, and seeing Harper’s sad little face sealed the deal. Although Harper’s special needs are different than Aaron’s, she needs a loving family just as much as he did. Rob and Julia are also excited about adding the first girl to their family. They are stepping out in faith to adopt Harper, trusting God to carry them through.

10/22/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.covenantbuilders.blogspot.com

$1,397.33 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Paisley Ellira

PaisleyGirl, born March 2007
PRC
Spina Bifida; club foot

 

Beautiful Paisley Ellira is quiet and ready to smile. She likes music, playing with toys and playing games. Paisley Ellira has a quick reaction and is close to her caregiver. She likes outdoor activity and toys with sound.She is active and smart, good at observing. Paisley Ellira has good handcraft, good logic, and can answer questions in the class. Her drawings show that she is full of imagination. Paisley Ellira likes to help care for others. She is definitely a princess in the making as she likes beautiful things, especially clothes and dolls. She is optimistic and hopes for a family of her own.

$2,708.32 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

JONNY for The Baird Family – GA

Jonny

Beth is a single mom of two who brought home her son Bobby in March of 2013. Bobby loved having a big sister, but began asking about a brother a few months after being home, but Beth thought her family was complete. Bobby continued to ask and Beth had to admit that the faces of those they met on the orphanage visit, still haunted her dreams. An opportunity arose for Bobby to be able to visit with several of his friends from his orphanage while they were in the states for summer hosting. Bobby was thrilled to see his friends and Beth was smitten with a kind hearted little boy who grew up with Bobby at the orphanage. Beth is hoping the process moves quickly as Bobby asks every day “Is he here yet? Is he here yet?”

10/17/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at bairdsfaithtrustandpixiedust.blogspot.com

$67.90 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Ernie

40929144247erniesept2013Boy, born December 2010
Hydrocephaly

Ernie can sit independently.  He smiles, plays with toys – and has the most adorable wispy hair!

 

Ernie is available!  He has been relocated to a region that is not directly affected by unrest in his country.

 

 

$3,063.32 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

 

PATTON for the Lanz family — OH

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn July of 2014 the Lanz family attended a reunion for children from the orphanage where two of their girls spent the first six/seven years of their lives. There were many other adopted children in attendance with their families. It was so much fun to meet online friends and give the girls a chance to reconnect with children they knew.

Also at this picnic were a group of children who are still orphans but who were being hosted in the states for a few weeks for the cultural experience. One of these children rated a GASP from their daughter Abigail when she saw him. Later when he saw their girls, he took Jen’s hand and quietly said her Chinese name. It was a very sweet moment! It seemed obvious that there was a “connection” between him and their daughters. After all, they were infants together and grew up in the same place. He even shared a room with Jennifer until she was adopted in 2013.

They had the unusual opportunity to spend many hours with “Pat” over the course of the next three weeks and came to love this gentle boy who seemed to genuinely care about the people around him. He was quick to share and didn’t demand his own way. He was cheerful and happy and had a smile that lit up their world. He was helpful, and especially looked after Jen. He fit in so well with their other children, and they dreaded the day that they had to tell him, “goodbye”. He returned to China at the end of July.

What followed were days of heart searching and questioning themselves and wondering how in the world they could do this again one more time. They adopted two girls in April of 2013 and returned in March 2014 for Isaac. Again?

BUT, they spend hours with Pat. They spent days with him. They know this child! In his book, “Radical” David Platt wrote, “We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.” On August 19, 2014 they received their pre-approval from China to proceed with Pat’s adoption.

Ethan and Randi appreciate your prayers and support as they work to bring Pat home and welcome you to follow the journey.

10/22/14—DOSSIER SUBMITTED (LID)

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at lanzadoptionadventure.blogspot.com

$48.50 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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DYLAN for the Gagnon family — AZ

Dylan“We looked out at the whole world and have been blessed to choose a beautiful child named Dylan to be our son.” The Gagnon family is excited to welcome home Dylan! Darren and Stacey have 5 children and know that God is calling them to bring home one more. The Gagnons are blessed with a large home, big family and lots of love to spread around. Dylan will be welcomed by three brothers and two sisters. He will be embraced by a daddy and mommy who love Jesus and can’t wait to see the wonderful plans God has for him. Daddy is a teacher and mommy is a nurse, so he will be in good hands with his medical and physical needs. But best of all, Dylan will know the love and hope of a family.

The Gagnons are stepping out in faith and hoping for prayers, support and excitement at the arrival of their child. Will you join them in the rescue and ransom of Dylan?

10/10/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at ransomfordylan.blogspot.com

$2,352.90 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Kraig #29-10

SAMSUNGSAMSUNGDOB: 2009
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy- spastic quadriplegia /more visible in the upper limbs, Retinopathy II type – Total detachment of both retinas; delayed development

Kraig is 4 years old. He is considered blind as a result of an injury during birth and surgeons in his home country have determined that his eyes can not be repaired. He is sociable, especially with adults he knows. He walks holding on to one hand of an adult and around an immovable support. He will take several independent steps and it is very likely that the only reason he is not 100% independent with his walking is due to his hesitation to walk since he can not see where he is going. He shows interest in the surrounding environment and listens to its noises. He eats from a spoon and is learning to feed himself. He can get the spoon to his mouth, but is still learning how to scoop food onto the spoon while compensating for his lack of vision. He plays with toys. He babbles and says some syllables spontaneously. He interacts with adults. He follows verbal directions and will play games in which he has to follow verbal instructions (raise your hands, clap your hands, etc). He enjoys music.

Several photos and a detailed video from April 2013 are available.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

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