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PAISLEY for the Steinhoff family — WI

PaisleyRick and Rona Steinhoff, have heard Gods voice again! This time it’s for a little 7 year old girl, Paisley, who happens to have spina bifida. Not new to adoption, in fact they have adopted many times. Rick and Rona KNOW Gods voice, and they share Gods heart for orphans! Rona is always excited, every time God calls them. And EVERY time, after taking time to pray together and making sure this is Gods will, they throw aside all fear and move forward trusting God is in the details! Rona and Rick have another little girl they just brought home last Oct. Peyton is the same age as Paisley. Peyton has CP. Rick and Rona believe these two little girls need each other. When other children run outside and go out to play…sadly often Peyton was left behind. Paisley and Peyton need each other, not only that, Rick and Rona believe, they DESERVE each other!! This family is passionate about orphans, they hate so many children live without a family.. without value. without knowing they are wanted.. without knowing the love of their Savior, all things every child deserves. The Steinhoffs know, and they believe, God doesn’t call the equipped, He indeed, equips the called! Sooo, with that, they say YES…Yes Lord, send me…I will go..I will trust YOU to cover the funds, open the doors Jesus,YOU lead the way, and we WILL follow. Please join with them and help them bring Paisley home…she needs a mommy and daddy, a family who will love her and adore her. Paisley’s TIME HAS COME, She has been chosen, it’s her turn…PLEASE help us get her HOME!!!

9/15/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at steinhofffamily22.blogspot.com

$252.20 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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XAVIER for the Butler family — NY

butler family 5Joe and Hannah are specifically hoping to adopt a child with special-needs. Their youngest child has several special-needs of his own, including prematurity (born at 26 weeks) and Down Syndrome. They have already learned so much through caring for their son, who is now 4 years old, and therefore feel as though they are equipped to take on the responsibility of caring for another special little blessing. Joe and Hannah also have a 7 year old daughter and a 5 year old son.

Both of them want to add to their family. They had talked about adoption before they even had biological children, so they knew it was always something they wanted to do. They had always dreamed of having a large family and when they realized Hannah would no longer be able to have more biological children (Hannah had to have an emergency hysterectomy at the age of 23), they knew that we were meant to adopt! They love kids and feel as though their family is not yet complete. Adoption is the perfect option for them! They have the space, the time, the desire, and most importantly, the love to give. Adoption has become a passion and a calling for their family.

Many people have asked Joe and Hannah “why are you choosing to adopt?” To them, the reason is simple – because their hearts are telling them to!

Joe and Hannah have open hearts and arms and look forward to adding an addition to their family.

9/15/14—HOMESTUDY COMPLETE; COMPILING DOSSIER
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at thentherewas6.blogspot.com

$97.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Kollen #58-11

KollenBoy, Age: 3
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy- mixed form (impacts his legs); delays in development

Kollen has started taking independent steps. He also crawls, sits, pulls up to a standing position holding on to a support, stays up for a short time without support, and walks holding on to two hands. His fine motor skills are improving. He fits in 3 cups, winds and unwinds toys on screws, “reads” books. He plays well with toys and explores their functions, imitates activities demonstrated to him, knocks on door before going in, claps his hands, stamps his feet, shows where his belly is. He eats with a spoon and attempts to do it independently. He is a calm and quiet child, makes a good eye contact, smiles, delights in interaction, recognizes and differentiates between the adults, has an emotional bond to a caregiver that works 1:1 with him. He pronounces sounds and syllables and currently says 3 words. He also used gestures to communicate his wants and needs.

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.

Percival #487

PercivalBoy, 8 years old

Malformation syndrome; severe mental delay; protein-calorie malnutrition; ptosis (drooping eyelid) of both eyes; delayed neuropsychological and psychomotor development in all areas; delayed physical development.

Due to his condition his gross motor skills are limited as are his social skills and speech.

Percival is undergoing systematic rehabilitation – he moves around slowly and insecurely when held by the hands. The coordination of his movements needs to improve. He can stand up independently – he crawls so as to reach a fixed support to hold on to and then he stands up. He goes up the stairs while holding onto the railings with both hands. When going down the stairs he seeks an adult’s support.  He has significantly delayed speech development. He does not seem to always understand the meaning of what he is told. His expressive speech is underdeveloped.

 

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.

Rodney #8-45

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Age: 3
Diagnosis: congenital adrenal hyperplasia – salt-wasting form,developmental delays

Rodney shows interest in toys and plays with them. His attention is easy to attract. He listens to songs with great interest. He demonstrates curiosity and observes the events around him. He performs simple actions when directed with verbal instructions or gestures. He produces continuous sound combinations spontaneously, both when he is communicating with adults and when he is on his own. He is beginning to mimic sounds made by adults as well. He eats from a spoon. He has formed an emotional relationship with an adult staff member. He tries to attract the attention of friendly adult staff members and he initiates interactions for the purposes of playing. He has fully adapted to the daily regime that is observed for children at his age. He accepts other children’s presence and closeness. He moves around by crawling and he also walks around a fixed support or while held by the hands.

Additional photos and videos 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.

Thomas #8-46

ThomasAge: 4
Diagnosis: Spina bifida aperta, internal hydrocephalus and bilateral phimosis

Thomas sits independently and can take a vertical body position, supporting his body on his left leg while placing his arms on a fixed support. He moves around by crawling or in a wheelchair. He recognizes the different toys and plays with them in accordance with their intended use. He can put two cubes one on top of the other, with some assistance. He drinks from a cup independently.
He has been introduced to working with a pencil and paper and he leaves traces on a sheet of paper.He recognizes his name. He usually follows simple verbal instructions. He uses short words accordingly and he sometimes repeats words after an adult. He laughs aloud when interacting with adults. He initiates interactions with adults himself by raising his hands up so that someone might pick him up in their arms. He demonstrates displeasure when something is forbidden to him. He has formed a relationship of attachment with an adult staff member. He makes attempts to eat independently.

Additional photos and videos 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.

Charlie #

CharlieBoy, born December 2012

Down syndrome

He is healthy, but his psychomotor development is delayed. He can crawl and roll over. He tries to pull himself up. His is able to eat without assistance. He plays with toys for a long time and joins other children in play. He is sociable with adults and children. He appears happy when receiving attention.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

REBECCA for the Bowen family — PA

Rebecca 2014Joe and Jaime have been happily married for twelve years and are the proud parents of five children who range in age from 14 to 3.

After reading a friend’s blog post about their impending adoption of a special needs child Jaime found a link to Recce’s Rainbow and their lives were forever changed. There was one little girl that they could not get off their minds.

Rebecca has meant so much to the family after they participated in Angel Tree and raised funds for her adoption grant last Christmas. They prayed for this sweet little girl every day and one day God made it very clear that Rebecca was not just a little girl on a computer screen, she was to be their daughter!

After many months of prayer and consideration Joe and Jaime decided to proceed with their dream of adopting this little girl and bringing Rebecca home.

“And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.”

Matthew 18:5

9/11/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at bringrebeccahome.blogspot.com

$9.70 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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SHILOH for the Araya family — OH

40502230221 Shiloh (2)The three members of the Araya family come from three different continents, but together they are an incredibly happy American family who could not be more excited about adding another member to their crazy, fun, Jesus-loving, multicultural home. Arturo was born in Chile and came to America when he was 14. Jennifer was born in rural West Virginia. Their shared passion for music brought them together while studying with the same cello teacher in college, and their shared passion and love for Christ has enriched their marriage ever since. In December 2013, they brought home Shanti, their first child: a beautiful, spunky, smart, and compassionate 12-year-old girl who was born in Ukraine (and who was known as “Shawna” on Reece’s Rainbow.) From three languages and three countries, God is weaving a beautiful tapestry of love in the life of the Araya family.

While life as a family of three is pure joy, Arturo, Jennifer, and Shanti know their home is not yet full. They all feel God’s unmistakable call to a fourth: a precious little boy whose colors and texture are vital to the finished masterpiece God seeks to create of their lives. Shiloh does not yet know of his new papa, mama, or sister, but they know about him, and they also know he will be a blessing to them all as they grow to a family of four.

Because they just completed an international adoption only 8 months ago, the Arayas know they cannot do this alone. Their individual financial and emotional resources are not sufficient for the undertaking before them. They need the love, prayers, and financial support of many others to help them fulfill God’s call for their lives. They trust God’s provision and put their faith in His guidance. Arturo, Jennifer, and Shanti covet your prayers and support as they make the journey to bring Shiloh home.

9/2/14—HOMESTUDY UPDATE IN PROCESS

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at  www.fromhouse2home.us

$58.20 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Gigi #

GigiGirl, born May 2012
Spina bifida

 

Gigi will need consistent medical monitoring. She is not able to walk or crawl. She tries to imitate the speech of adults and actively interacts with them. She laughs loudly and smiles when people talk about her. She is said to have a positive attitude about herself and her environment. She reaches out for and grasps toys given to 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.

Kieran #

KieranBoy, born April 2004

Down Syndrome

He has learned basic motor skills, is very active, fast, and flexible. He has a tendency to act impulsively. He climbs, responds to his name, and selectively executes commands. He is curious and sociable, but he prefers the attention of adults. He loves playing with stuffed animals and spends the day with his favorite toy. Speech is not developed. He can eat independently and eats solid foods. He is dependent on the assistance of an adults.

 

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

LINNY for the Aske family — FL

Linny 3Mark and Mary have been married for 25 years and have 5 children, the last of which was adopted from China in 2013.  They are in the process of preparing their dossier to bring sweet Linny home.  Mark is a patient, stay-at-home dad, who provides care for the three remaining children at home.  He has a history of Traumatic Brain Injury and leads an independent life including coaching baseball and basketball.  His experience with therapeutic interventions will help him to be his daughter’s biggest cheerleader and support as she makes progress toward independence.  Mary is a practicing Speech Language Pathologist who will assist their precious daughter to the highest level of communication independence.  Mark and Mary look forward to bringing Linny home from China as soon as possible.  Please help with your thoughts, prayers and support to bring sweet Linny home.  She has waited way too long.

9/9/14—COMPILING DOSSIER
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at maryaske.blogspot.com

$58.20 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Justice

JusticeBoy, born May 2001
PRC
Post-op congenital heart defect, deformity of cervical bones

Ages out May 2015

Justice is 13 years old so will AGE OUT MAY 2015… and in so many ways he is just a normal kid. He was raised by a foster family for most of his life and had to go to the orphanage when his foster parents became ill and could no longer care for him. Justice had heart surgery last year and is doing really well since! He has been to normal school most of his life, and seems intellectually normal for his age. Justice likes going to school and he loves all of his subjects! (he goes to mainstream school) Though he said he especially likes English as he is the best in his class! He has said that he wants to be a volunteer when he grows up, just like one of the other volunteers who has spent a lot of time with him, who was a role model for him. Justice is a charming, polite boy who would benefit from and do well in a family. He is very social and helpful too. Would you be his family?

$585.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

IVEY for the Charnesky family — MI

 photo fwbutton150.png31209225022 IveyEric and Jasmine met in high school and quickly became close friends. After two years their friendship blossomed into a relationship and the couple was happily married in 2007. Adoption had always been on their hearts, and more recently special needs adoption. The family is blessed to have Jasmine working as a full time homeschooling mom and Eric works from home 4 days a week so taking children to appointments is much easier to manage. They currently have 4 children with at home, a son (7) and daughter (4) born in Ethiopia, a daughter (5) born in Utah and a daughter (2) born in Hong Kong.

After having read through many of the child profiles, Eric and Jasmine felt God leading them to adopt again. Over their last 4 adoptions they have learned to trust more and more in God’s leading and are taking a leap of faith as they pursue adopting an older child. They are looking forward to adventure God has in store for their family!

9/8/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at countitalljs.blogspot.com

$72.75 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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5/5/5 for Families

Raising $5 on the 5th of every month for 5 of our adopting families




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5/5/5 Shortlink
http://myrr.org/555families

After 8 years, $7 million in grant funding disbursed, and more than 1500 orphans have found forever families, you KNOW how far your giving goes collectively through Reece’s Rainbow! Set up an auto-bill-pay donation from your bank, or through the Paypal link below, to give just $5 a month for our adopting families!

 

Each month, 5 families will be featured. On the 5th of the month, all the donations will be divided evenly among those 5 families. The 5 new families will then be revealed.



How to Help:
Helping is easy. Donors are needed to donate $5, $25 or any other amount monthly. You can also make a one-time gift. These small (and larger) donations really add up and help families who are close to traveling.



Who is Chosen:
Five families will be chosen from the pool of the monthly countries. (Countries will be rotated in alphabetical order.) Families will be chosen based on previous fund raising attempts, financial need, and travel dates. (Families must not be finishing their adoption before the 5th of the month.) Families must show that they have tried to raise the money needed for their adoption. Families must also be willing to make a $5 donation for 6 months in order to be considered.


What to do:
Donors:
Make your monthly donation here: You can set it up as a recurring donation and then you don’t have to try to remember monthly. To set up a recurring donation, click on the PayPal button below, and check the box “Make This Recurring (Monthly)”.



Families:
If your country is currently featured, please let us know that you would like to be considered by messaging this page. We will announce the new families on the 6th of the month.



The 555 Blog will feature the month’s families.

Donations MUST be made through this donation box or a check with 555 in the memo to be included in the 555 Families grant

Donors and Families:
Please share this page and encourage friends and family to donate!

Time left to give to this month’s families:

$194.34 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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See below to see the families selected each month and the total amount raised, which was divided equally amongst all five families.


Month
The 5 Families
Total
Raised/
Donated
Month
The 5 Families
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Raised/
Donated
2014
July
The Greene family
The VanHalle family
The Aschoff family
The Kirk family
The Tilton family
$1057.12 2015
January
August The Fraley Family
The Jenks Family
The Kindall Family
Kiril & Dell’s Family
The Lehmann Family
$734.89 February
September The Averett Family
The Barrett Family
The Duvall Family
The Fristoe Family
The Lee Family
to be
donated
10/5/2014
March
October




April
November




May
December




June

The 5/5/5 committee is made up of 5 women who have been involved in adoptions in
Russia, Latin America, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Lithuania, and China.

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Bonnie #58-10

OAge: 1
Diagnosis: Congenital abnormality of corpus callosum

She plays for a longer period with toys, which she takes alone and explores their functions. She tries to imitate observed in the adult actions with objects. She tries to browse books, takes objects out of the box. She says a few words and short sentences such as “give me water”. She responds to her name and follows some simple instructions. She is now walking too.

Photos and videos from September 2014 are available.

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.

ELIJAH for the Howell family — MI

 photo fwbutton150.pngElijahWe have two beautiful homegrown girls and last year we were blessed to add our son Hironari to our family from Japan. We call him Hiro, and he truly is our little hero! He has come SO far in the year that he’s been home with us and we are so thankful God chose us to be his forever family! When he came home I mentioned in passing to our agency that if another baby with Down syndrome ever came available for adoption to please let us know because we’d love for Hiro to have someone to grow up with. Never did we think that call would come so soon. In June we were contacted about a baby who needed a family and quickly… she came home to us at the beginning of August and we were all so in love. She was pure perfection. We had her for 24 very short hours when we received the call that her birth mother had changed her mind and had decided to parent. When we brought her back a strong storm hit our area and the rain flooded the streets. The rain felt so fitting for the sadness that poured from our hearts and out of our eyes. We knew that the heavens were crying out, but as we started the drive home the rains stopped and a rainbow crossed the sky. God’s promise. We were and continue to be heart broken for the baby we prepared for. She will always hold a place in our hearts that no other child will fill. She was ours and we were hers. Just as before, we knew that there was a child out there waiting that needed us. So when a friend sent me a picture of the most beautiful baby boy my heart leapt. We prayed together about adding him to our family and the answer was yes. He will be ours and we can’t wait to welcome him into our waiting arms. Hold tight baby boy… Mommy and Daddy are coming!

9/2/14—HOMESTUDY UPDATE IN PROCESS

$679.61 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Dylan #6-21

DylanAge: 2
Diagnosis: Shunt placed to repair hydrocephalus; heterozygous β-thalassemia

Dylan was hospitalized at 3 months old with viral meningitis. At that time, neurological testing was conducted and hydrocephalus was diagnosed. A VP shunt was installed and Dylan’s neurological care continues to be followed by doctors at one of the top hospitals in his birth country. After routine lab work, Dylan was diagnosed with anemia. When his body did not respond to the common treatments, he was referred to a hematologist, who diagnosed him with heterozygous β-thalassemia. Blood work is done routinely in the orphanage to monitor this condition.

Developmentally, Dylan is sitting up, playing with toys, making sounds and interacting with adults. He eats mashed foods and drinks from an open cup. He will stand when held by both hands.

Photos and videos from August 2014 are available from the agency.

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.

Moises #24-82

MoisesBoy, 4 years old

severe physical delay and polymalformative syndrome.

Polymaformative syndrome affecting all systems: Congenital cardiac malformation – interatrial defect – secondary Type, big left-right shunt. Conservative therapy. Anomaly of the foot – bilateral club foot – with orthesis. Cleft soft palate. Bilateral partial atrophy of ocular nerves. Pseudobulbar palsy. Hypospadias. Protein–energy malnutrition 3-4 degree.
The child has motor deficit, he can not move independently in the space and upright by adult. He turns himself from back to stomach and vice-verse.

He catches given toy and implement longer manipulative actions with it. He transfers it from hand to hand. He pronounces different sounds and sometimes syllables. He is happy and smile in games. He is nurturing with tube.He is crying and restless in bathing and dressing up.

Additional info coming soon.

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.

LEILA and LELE for the Fitch family –

Leila (2)lele4The Fitch Family is in process to adopt Cassie (formerly Leila/Fran of WACAP) and Lele also formerly of WACAP. The Fitch’s have been married for 15 years and have 5 kids at home, ages 18,13,9,7,4. For many years they talked about the idea of adoption, since they love children but they realized they weren’t in the right place yet. They first felt called to adopt and brought home a daughter from China in 2010, another daughter soon followed in 2012. And they have now again felt lead to China and these two precious girls who have waited years for a family to call their own. When God put orphans on their heart the wild ride of adoption commenced and they are blessed beyond measure to be called Mom and Dad!

 

8/29/14—TRAVELING SEPT 9

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$156.17 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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