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Jensen 14K

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Has siblings; their status is unknown
Boy, born July 2010
Blue eyes
Brown hair
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Jensen is a handsome boy!

 

Jensen’s grant of $1437.50 has been gifted to J.J. in Africa.  

 

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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MITCHELL for the Ninemire Family

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at http://www.9mire.blogspot.com/

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Mark 14

Mark was born in August 2004.

He is living with HIV.

 

Mark’s grant of $52.00 has been gifted to Timothy in Africa.  

 

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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Carter 14G

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Boy, born March 2007
Eyes: Gray
Hair: Dark
Nature: Quiet
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

Sweet Carter needs a family to thrive!    At the last update, he was able to sit, crawl, and pull himself up.  He was also learning to self-feed.

Carter is described as strong and attentive, and has a lot of perseverance.

Picture from May, 2011.  More pictures available.

Carter’s grant of $2867.50 has been gifted to Scott in Africa.

 

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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BENJAMIN and JUNE for the Williams family — PA

 photo fwbutton150.pngbenjamin2JuneClive and Frances are devout Christians who always wanted children. Married 25 years they have 3 children. It took 16 long years of infertility before the Lord blessed them with children & then 3 came along in 4 years! Benjamin 9 through IVF, Abigail 10, adopted from China when Ben was just 3 months old, & then a total surprise, Daniel, born with Down Syndrome & other health issues. Taking a few years to recover…….Clive & Frances realized they still had room in their hearts & homes, for 1 more…….but quickly the Lord showed that in fact they could take 2.

Clive had gone on a medical mission to Africa, another place blighted with parent less children, & came back wondering what else he could do. A quote that had always stuck in his mind – “I cant change the world………but I can change someones world, somewhere”. Driven by this & other factors Clive & Frances feel they have a responsibility to adopt children into their family, & use the resources God has given them – just the way God has modeled this in their lives with their adoptions into the family of God. They have identified 2 children, and have pre-approval & I800A, & have therefore started the process of “changing their lives forever”, by bringing them into their “forever families”. The financial burden of adopting one, let alone two special needs is pretty immense – would you please consider help in bringing these children home to their “forever families”?

7/22/14—LOA RECEIVED
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at  felixofmedia.blogspot.com

$814.60 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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AVA and MIA for the LaDuke family — NY

Ava Mia May 19 2013Adam and Karen LaDuke met in college where they became fast friends. A college professor paired them up to share a painting studio assuring Karen, “Adam will be a great influence on you.” Though the professor was speaking in artistic terms, his statement proved to be much more true than he ever imagined. Karen and Adam were married in 1999 and their birth daughter, Naomi, was born to them four years later. Parenting rocked! They loved every bit of it and enjoyed their time with their sweet, sensitive, and imaginative Naomi at home. A week before Naomi turned three, she came to her parents and announced that they were to have another baby. “Her name is Sally and she doesn’t have a Mommy or a Daddy. Mommy will be the Mommy and Daddy will be her Daddy.” This was a remarkable statement for any nearly three year old, but it was especially breathtaking because Adam and Karen had been praying for about adding to their family. Having discussed future plans for adoption before they were even married, they weren’t sure if their next child should be biological or adopted. Their discussions had all taken place after bedtime and out of earshot of Naomi’s room, so they felt stunned by her “proclamation”. They were particularly shocked to find a little girl from China three weeks later on a waiting child website with the name “Sally”. When Karen called and asked for information concerning Sally’s special needs and found out that Sally had the same medical issues that Karen herself had dealt with as a child! Continuing to pray privately as they collected information, Adam and Karen needed to make a decision about adopting. No one had mentioned Sally to Naomi during this time, but praying with Naomi a month after her announcement, Karen asked God to send her just the right brother or sister at just the right time. Naomi, now three, interrupted to interject, “Yeah, God… Send us Sally.” Sally came home one year later and the two have been extremely close since Day 1. Six years have now passed and Adam and Karen felt God nudging them toward adoption again. This time, Karen saw “Ava and Mia” on Reece’s Rainbow and immediately saw the kind of loving relationship between them that Naomi and Sally share. The age difference between the two girls was the same as well. Upon seeing the girls’ picture, Adam immediately felt God calling him to say “Yes!” When the girls’ picture was switched from the “Newly Listed Children” category to the “My Family Found Me” category, Naomi cried tears of joy and Sally screamed and did cartwheels. GOD IS GOOD! Please join with Adam and Karen as they pray for “Ava and Mia” in Africa and await for the girls to unite with them as their forever family.

9/19/13—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$529.62 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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TARAN + 1 for the Davenport family —

 photo fwbutton150.pngTaran-smilingThe Davenport’s are a family of four, soon to be six that live and serve in Central China (since 2012). Eric and Wendy have been married for 13 years and have two sons that are 11 & 12 years old. They have been touched by and passionate about orphan care since 2009. That’s when they spent time in an orphanage in Africa and then later that year welcomed their first foster baby into their home. They fostered 5 children over a two year period. Those years spent as foster parents were treasured times. They continue to reminisce about the little ones that God placed in their home and in their hearts. They didn’t initially feel led to adoption but, after moving to China and working with orphans in 2012, God did a mighty work in them and in their hearts to draw them towards the decision to provide a permanent home to children who need a home. For that they are so thankful! They feel so clearly directed by God to adopt that they want to obey Him. God desires for orphans of all nations to be loved, cared for, and adopted into families.

They are well into the long process of providing a ‘forever home’ to two boys in China. They have been matched with one child and are awaiting a match to the second. They will be traveling to get their first Chinese son in the spring of 2014. He was involved in an accident at the age of two that nearly took his life. He spent 6 months in the hospital and was abandoned during that time. He had multiple surgeries to help repair his injuries. He has recovered and can walk, talk, run and play. He is incontinent and wears a diaper. His incontinence prevents him from attending school.

The biggest challenge is not opening their hearts and home to adopted children (God has already taken care of that!), but it is finding the finances to make this happen. The estimated total cost for the adoptions is $40,000. That’s certainly money they don’t have. Actually it’s laughable from an earthly standpoint. But they know God is faithful and the call to adopt was so strong that He won’t leave them alone in this. He is a God who provides.

They are overwhelmed by the support they have been given through encouragement, funding, and prayers. They would like to ask for continued prayers as the process unfolds. Please also pray that their boys in China will be loved and cared for in their absence and daily feel His presence.

Caring for the fatherless is a mark and responsibility of His people and they believe God is moving through the Kingdom in a profound way to care for these precious ones. Perhaps your role is adoption or fostering. Maybe it’s being a prayer warrior for the least of these. Or maybe you are called to use the resources He has entrusted to you to help welcome children into Christian homes. If so, please consider helping them overcome this financial hurdle.

Please pray this entire process will glorify God and fulfill His purposes. Thank you for investing in the Kingdom through prayer and finances—it will be an investment with an eternal return!

2/4/2014—HOMESTUDY COMPLETE

$20.37 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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International Programs

Reece’s Rainbow is a VOICE OF HOPE for children with Down syndrome and other special needs in around the world.  We started in 2006 with only five children in Ukraine! We are thrilled with the success and growth of this organization, and God’s ability to raise awareness for these beautiful children through us. More than 800 children are currently listed on our website waiting for their family to find them. Even if you are not in a position to adopt, you can make a life-saving difference for any child with your grant sponsorship gifts!

Info listed here is based on most recent program requirements and restrictions as stated by the individual country officials.
This page updated September 2013.

Africa 1
  • Married couples, and single women are allowed to adopt girlsDiana 2013-001
  • No length of marriage requirement
  • One parent has to be 21 years older then child they are adopting
  • No family size restrictions
  • Unrelated children on a case by case basis
  • 1 or 2 trips, depends on location of child
  • Total cost estimated between $20,000 – $25,000 depending on travel preferences, age and special need of child
  • Orphan investigations are completed for each child before placement, to verify their orphan status.
Africa 2
  • Married couples only
  • No age restictions
  • No family size restrictions
  • 2 short trips required; for at least one parent: first trip a week or less and the second is just to pick up the child
Bulgaria millie2013

  • 2 trips; Trip 1 about 5 days, Trip 2 about 12 days
  • Approx cost only $19-25k!  (depends on how many people travel, time of year for travel, etc)
  • NO UPPER AGE LIMIT
  • Single mothers may apply
  • Easy dossier, very few restrictions
  • Only one parent has to travel
  • Multiple unrelated children can be adopted together

CANADIAN FAMILIES WELCOME!

China Callahan

  • Typically one trip of 10-14 days, only one parent needs to travel
  • Married couples and single mothers may apply
  • One parent must be US citizen
  • Both parents must be between 30-54 years old (a waiver is possible for up to age 65)
  • Married at least 2 years
  • Previous experience with Down syndrome preferred, if adopting a child with DS
  • Minimum of $10,000 of annual income per family member, including the new child you hope to adopt
  • A minimum of $80,000 net worth (a waiver is possible)
  • Health good, no history of cancer. No medication for depression, anxiety, or schizophrenia.
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) must be under 40 (a waiver is possible)
  • No criminal record or alcohol within the past 10 years
  • Total estimated costs approximately $25-30K depending on agency and location
Colombia
  • Single heterosexual parents may adoptcharlotte
  • No family size restrictions
  • Multiple unrelated children may be adopted together
  • Both parents must travel to the country and stay until completion of adoption — approx 5-7 weeks (one parent may leave after a week or two)
  • Estimated total cost $21,000-24,500
Eastern Europe 2
  • Married and single women can adopt
  • Parents may be no more than 40 years older than child
  • One adoption center only allows Catholic families; non-Catholics are permitted by others
  • No income requirement other than USCIS
  • No family size restrictions, although preference may be given to families with no other children
  • Approx one year to complete adoption
  • Approx 6 weeks travel time; one parent may return to US after 3 weeks
  • Total cost estimated $25,000-30,000 (including travel, homestudy and USCIS)
Eastern Europe 4
  • Married and single women can adopt, but singles can only apply for children in certain orphanages
  • Prefer at least one parent under the age of 50, but often lenient for children with special needs
  • Country prefers families with Christian background
  • Income requirement less rigid when adopting a child with special needs
  • No set family size restrictions, but the preference is for smaller families
  • Two trips are required; the first trip is 5 days, second trip is 21 days
  • Only one parent has to travel
  • Two unrelated children with non-correctable SN can be adopted together
  • Approx 15-18 months from commitment to complete adoption
  • Total cost estimate is $31,000-36,000 (including travel, homestudy and USCIS)
Eastern Europe 5
  • Married couples and singles; both parents required to travel if married
  • Adoptive parents must be at least 18 years older than the child, but no more than 45 years older
  • One trip (approx 2 weeks)
  • Only one child may be adopted at a time, unless they are siblings; Families must wait one year between adoptions of non-related children
  • No family size restrictions
  • No history of mental health conditions or infectious diseases
  • Very fast program – about 6 months after homestudy
  • The agency will be provided a photo upon request, when they have an interested family
  • Total cost estimate is approx $27,000
Eastern Europe 6
  • Married couples and singles
  • Ages of adoptive parents flexible
  • No more than 5 children in the home
  • Children available between age 1-13
  • Adoption completed 9-10 months after referral acceptance
  • One trip (15-21 days)
  • Adoptive parents should have no history of adoption disruption or loss of parental rights
  • No history of mental health conditions, addiction, or infectious diseases
  • Adoptive parents should have no criminal history
  • Paperwork would need to be submitted to the country to obtain more information on a child
  • Total cost estimate is approx $28,000
Ecuador
  • Parents must be 25-50 years of age
  • Single women AND MEN accepted
  • Couples must be married a min of 3 years
  • Parents must be healthy, both physically and mentally
  • Totally clean criminal background
  • No more than 4 children at home
  • Both parents travel for 3 weeks
  • One can return home, the other must stay an additional 5 weeks
Haiti
  • Multiple unrelated children can be adopted together
  • One parent must be at least 30 years old; not over 50 years old
  • Parents must be married at least 5 years
  • The number of children at home does not matter. Any child over 8 years old needs to give consent to the adoption as well.
  • Singles may currently adopt if 35 years old
  • Past depression is OK, but must explain the circumstances and past and/or current treatment
  • If a criminal history/background, must be explained in detail
  • Travel is required
  • Travel for pick-up is about a week

Hong Kong
  • Full medical and social info available
  • EASY travel, both parents for one trip (5-7 days)
  • Families are encouraged to travel, but escorting is available
  • No more than 5 children at home
  • Parents must be at least 25 years old, no more than 54
  • Married couples only
  • Couples married at least 3 years for first marriage. A minimum of 5 years is preferred for a second marriage
  • Mental health/depression history considered case by case
  • Relatively low cost – generally estimated around $15,880.00 – $18,810.00

India

  • Married couples, must be married a minimum of 2 years, ages 25-53
  • Single women, ages 30-50
  • No more than 3 children at home
  • Both parents must travel
  • 1 or 2 trip process, minimum of 10 days per trip
  • No history of chronic or serious illness
  • No current use of medication for mental health issues (including depression or anxiety)
  • Very minimal history of criminal incidents; please inquire
 Kazakhstan  Information coming soon; Currently open to Canadians
 Korea
  • From the time of paperwork completion and match until travel is about 12+ months
  • One trip (minimum length of 3 business days) and both parents must travel
  • There are some restrictions, so any family that has a medical, mental, arrest or substance dependency should contact the agency
  • Married couples only
  • Parents must be between the ages of 25 and 41 ½ at time of application
 Kyrgyzstan
  • Married couples and single women may adopt
  • Sibling groups and multiple unrelated children can be adopted together
  • Adoption process approx 8-12 months
  • Three trips – both parents need to travel for trip one
  • Trip one is 10-15 days
  • Trip two – about 6-8 weeks after trip one, for court
  • Trip three – about 6-8 weeks after trip two, 7-10 days long
  • Total estimated cost is $43,000
Latvia
  • Be a married couple for at least 2 ½ years (agency rule)
  • Single women may adopt
  • Single men may be permitted to adopt
  • Parents must be at least 18 years older than the child (no exceptions)
  • Minimum of 25 years of age for parents; no upper age limit at this time
  • Three trips are required
  • Both parents for approximately 4 weeks for bonding time; stay in a furnished apartment or house with your new child for bonding
  • One parent returns for court 2-3 months later (very short trip, 2-3 days)
  • Third trip is 4-6 weeks after second; One parent returns for a Sunday-Friday to complete Embassy paperwork
  • Children can go home with parents after first trip. They will need to return for the second trip if they are 12 years or older. All children must return for the third trip to get new passport and visa.
  • Total cost, including travel approx $29,000
  • Multiple unrelated children can be adopted
  • Parent history of anxiety or depression is usually allowed, if parent is now in good health
Lithuania
  • Adoptive parents must be at least 18 years older than the childB316
  • Adoptive parents should not be more than 50 years of age. Exception can be made if parent is in good health and one spouse is under age 50.
  • Married couples only (married at least 2 1/2 years)
  • Prospective parents should have no history of mental health conditions or infectious diseases
  • Lithuanian Central Authority prefers the adopted child to be the youngest in the family but it is not a requirement.
  • Two unrelated children can be adopted together
  • 1, 2, or 3 trips required. Depends on court verdict issued by judge
  • First trip is about 8-10 days in country and both parents must travel
  • Second trip (if required) is about 10 days in country and only one parent needs to travel
  • Total costs estimated around 30,000

CANADIAN FAMILIES WELCOME!

Peru

  • Single women or married couples, age 25-55
  • Couples must be married 2 1/2 years
  • Both parents, one trip of 4 weeks
  • After the adoption finalization and new birth certificate, one parent can go home early (about 2.5-3 weeks); one parent remains for final visa exit interview and new passport
  • Approx 9-12 months from dossier submission to travel
  • No set restriction on family size
  • Parents with mild mental health history may be considered on a case by case basis
  • Two unrelated children in the same orphanage can be adopted together
  • The agency seeks Christian adoptive parents
  • Total cost approx $27,000 (additional child, add about $5000)
The Phillipines

  • Parents must be at least 27 years old; and no more than 45 years older than the child
  • Single parents permitted for children over age 6
  • Must be married at least 3 years
  • Family size considered based on child desired
  • One trip, only 7 days!
  • Church reference letter required
  • No current mental health / medication permitted
  • Parents should have a BMI of 35 or under
 Russia  Currently closed to US adoptions
Taiwan
  • Full medical and social info availableArmand (2)
  • EASY travel (both parents for 4-7 days)
  • Relatively low cost
  • No more than 5 children at home
  • Married couples only, must be married 5 years
  • Parents should be 30-50 years of age and in good health
  • Fees vary greatly, $25,000-40,000 plus travel (adoption of children with special needs tends to be on the lower end of that estimate)
Ukraine

  • Married couples only
  • Married individual adoptions available for those who qualify
  • No stated family size restrictions
  • As of late 2011, there’s no longer an upper age limit for parents
  • At least one parent must be a minimum of 15 years older than the child
  • Total with travel approx $25k
  • First trip, 2-4 weeks to attend court
  • 10 day wait after court (parents can return home)
  • Only one parent must return to complete the adoption for approx 14 days
  • No diagnosed history of mental health conditions or certain infectious diseases
  • No criminal history
  • May adopt multiple unrelated children
  • This is a very fast program! Start to finish is an average of 7 months. Families committing to children in this program, especially the children at risk of the institution, should be in a financial position to complete the adoption quickly. It is a blessing to be able to adopt so quickly, but leaves little time for major fundraising efforts.

CANADIAN FAMILIES WELCOME!

 

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