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Family Sponsorship Program

In addition to our very successful “waiting child grant” program for international orphans, Reece’s Rainbow, as a 501c3 adoption grant and advocacy foundation, also provides an opportunity for committed families to continue their fundraising efforts through our Family Sponsorship Program (FSP). Your fundraising success in our Family Support Program (FSP) directly correlates to your own […]


Guest Blogger: Chandres Pickett and Phyllis Stephenson

Family for all Ages Being Called to Adopt an Older Child by Chandres Pickett and Phyllis Stephenson As a society, we typically think of family and children with a vision of newborn babies, soft clothing, and new beginnings. This new journey fills us with hope and wonder for the future of our children. We dream of children […]


Adoption Home Study

The Nuts and Bolts of an Adoption Home Study   Once prospective adoptive parents apply to adopt a child (whether they apply to an agency, an attorney or facilitator, or directly to the court in an independent adoption), the laws of all 50 states and the District of Columbia require that the applicants undergo a […]


MARIELLA for the Kalkhorst family — CO

We (Brion and Jenn) have been part of the adoption community for most of our lives. Brion’s family, including his father, aunts, and uncles, as well as niece and nephew were adopted. Before Jenn met Brion, she spent many years working with organizations that supported orphans and community health in Vietnam, China, Mexico, and Honduras. […]


JASPER +1 for the Suero family — IN

Hello Reece’s Rainbow community! We’re the Suero family and we’re incredibly excited, and slightly shocked, to be adopting internationally again! We (Danny and Rachel) have been married for 11 years and have 6 amazing children we’re so proud to be raising: Isaac (13), Jonah (9), Oliver (8), Lily (7), Ivy (5), and Simon (2). Isaac […]


A GIRL + A BOY for the Pedersen family — UT

Hello, We are the Pedersen’s from beautiful Utah. Welcome and thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We are adopting a beautiful girl and boy in Haiti. Wil and Heather have been married for 17 years. They met at Snow College in Ephraim Utah. Wil was Heather’s neighbor across the way. […]


ALISA for the Lee family — MI

Susan knew that one day she would build her family through adoption after watching a 20/20 episode on an orphanage in Romania back when was she was 11 years old. Susan grew up with a sister that is 13 years older than her and always longed to have a large family. Grant was raised in […]


A BOY for the Noll family — MI

Ryan and Jamie Noll have been married for 20 years! They grew up in the same neighborhood, and dated for three years before a year-long engagement; he proposed on the infamous covered bridge in Frankenmuth, Michigan. They home school their children, except for their eldest who recently graduated from their home school. She is now […]


ZALYNN & CATTLEYA for the Obenauf family — MI

Ever since she was a young girl, Stephani has wanted a big family with a lot of kids, several of whom she hoped would arrive via adoption. She learned about the plight of orphans with special needs 10 years ago when an online friend adopted a little boy with Down syndrome from Ukraine and that’s […]


2 Girls for the Ohlinger Family — WA

Jim and Emily were married 10 years ago and knew that adoption would play a big role in growing their family. At the age of 16, Emily traveled to Thailand on a mission trip where she visited an orphanage. Her experience there broke her heart and changed the course of her life. Upon meeting Jim, […]


VANN & MASON & EVAN for the Acquaire family — NC

High school sweethearts, Matthew and Tanya knew early on in their relationship that one day when they started a family they wanted to adopt in addition to having biological children. They had no idea that they would face many years of secondary infertility following the birth of their two daughters, suffering multiple miscarriages, including a […]


New Family Info

Welcome, and congratulations on your desire to adopt or sponsor a child with Down syndrome (or other special needs) internationally!   This whole “family of families” here at Reece’s Rainbow is thrilled to have you. Both US and Canadian families are eligible to adopt children with special needs internationally. Below you will find some general information […]


NORA for the Rice family – MI

Kathy will be adding another aging out child to her family! She returned home in May of 2018 with an almost 16-year-old with Down syndrome from Armenia. She is now working to bring home another daughter with DS from East Asia. This precious one has been on the hearts and minds of a lot of […]


A Boy for the Harrison Family — OH

The Harrison family already has five children, but they have room in their hearts for more.  The family consists of Austin Harrison of Austin Harrison Construction, Taylor Elchert of Taylor Elchert Photography, and their five—soon to be six—children: Rosalie, Eloise, Cordelia, Ambrose and Forrest, which include TWO sets of twins. Adoption is something the family […]


ELI for the Keim family — NE

Rodney and Alisha Keim live in Atkinson, Nebraska with their children Josiah, Selah, Jeremiah, and Tallulah.  Jeremiah was adopted from Thailand in 2015 and Tallulah from Asia in 2019. The family was first matched with Tallulah through her advocacy page at Reece’s Rainbow. In one of the photos, she was pictured with another little boy […]


Hope Eloise

Adorable Hope Eloise is a delightful little girl. She has a sweet, and gentle disposition. Hope eagerly engages with familiar people and is often smiling or letting out a big belly laugh in delight. But she’s no push over! If she sees a toy she interested in she’ll quickly go after it. Hope was born […]


A GIRL for the Staley Family — WA

Hi there! We are the Staley Family. Paul is a Software Developer and SharePoint Administrator and Elizabeth a stay at home mom. Why do we want to adopt? The short answer is that we love being parents and we have the time and love to pour into a couple more kiddos. The long answer is […]


A BOY for the Thurgood family — UT

Josh and Emma are beyond excited to complete their family through adoption! They have been married for 18 years and have been blessed with 3 biological children – Eli (age 14), Oliver (age 12), and Nora (age 8). Adoption has been a topic of conversation for their entire marriage and specifically adopting a child with […]


Zack Qi for the Brooke family — ND

Dan and Tara Brooke are parents of four beautiful children. The oldest three were born biologically to the Brooke family, while their fourth, was born in their hearts. In 2016 the Brooke family was gifted with their youngest child, George, through adoption. Dan and Tara had felt a call to adopt, but didn’t know exactly […]


MASHA for the Saunders Family

UKRAINE Because of Reece’s Rainbow we found an adorable little girl that was in need of a forever family and we were a forever family in need of an adorable little girl! What a perfect match! After staring at her picture for several months it still amazes us all that she is really here enhancing […]


A GIRL for the Mounteer family — AZ

It started with a dream. Four years ago, Amber had a beautiful, vivid dream about a little girl named Aurora. She awoke with the strong impression that their family wasn’t complete. Over the next couple of years, Amber couldn’t shake the feeling or forget the image of that little girl. She and Jon knew that […]


HARLOW for the Marshall family — VA

The Marshall Family is adopting again! 2.5 years ago the Marshall’s welcomed Ping (Pepper on RR) and Liam into their family and went from a family of 4 to a family of 6. One year after bringing Ping and Liam home, Laura saw an advocacy post for a little boy. He was so tiny and […]


2 Children for the Reyes family — TN

Alo! We are the Reyes family and here is our story of how we stepped foot on the road to adopting from North America’s Caribbean location. Timothy and Lanie met in the 2012 when both were in enlisted in the United States Army. Tim and Lanie were stationed in Fort, Lewis WA serving in the […]


GINA and LOUISA for the Andrews Family — AL

COLOMBIA Our adoption journey this time was very eventful. We arrived in Bogota, Colombia on May 27th and received our newest girls on Monday.   Their names are Lilyanna Hope and Gabriella Joy.  Our meeting was fantastic and they adjusted very well. The Lord sent us two very precious girls and we know they are meant […]


OLENA for the Puderbaugh Family — NM

UKRAINE With nineteen children between us, we had thought our family was complete, but Heavenly Father knew differently. Last summer I was drawn to all of the beautiful children on the Reece’s Rainbow website and inquired about a few of the older boys. For one reason or another, none of them worked out. Finally one […]


A Girl For the McKenna Family — CA

The McKenna family, headed by a proud single Mom, has already adopted two incredible daughters: internationally and domestically. Both her children have unique and complex diagnosis. They are thrilled to be in process for another kiddo. Growing her family through adoption was always Ms. McKenna’s plan. She has always had a heart for children waiting […]


ELIJAH for the Lucas Family

RUSSIA Elijah came home on April 9, 2009. What a miraculous day that was!  This adoption was a huge leap of faith for me. I literally did not see a photo of Elijah or even know his age until 3 days before I was to fly to Russia.  I found that not knowing was a […]


2 Children for the Bryant Family — KY

Meet the Bryant family! Jeremy (40), Patricia (39), Justice (16), Chance (15), Liberty (14), Journey (13), Victory (8). The Bryant family is at it again! Since Jeremy and Patricia were married 18yrs ago, they knew they were meant to adopt. They knew their lives were going to be used to care for orphans. Jeremy and […]


KNOX for the Rockwell-Hopkins family — IL

The Hopkins family has been in process for nearly two years to bring Knox home. As travel to his country is still on hold, due to the COVID pandemic, they pray nightly to bring him home. Because of participating in a recent hosting program, and while they are waiting, they have chosen to embark on […]


DELLA for the Galaleo Family — FL

Hi! We’re Kristy and Dale, and we’re the Galaleo family! Dale and I first met in 2008 at the gym in where Dale was a spinning instructor and I was an admiring student. By day, I managed an aquarium and Dale built cool unmanned deep ocean gliders. We didn’t start dating until one Friday the […]


2 CHILDREN for the Ampe family — MI

The Ampe family is returning to Eastern Europe to adopt two more children. They will have a “Baker’s Dozen”! Joe and Tiffany currently have eleven children ages 2-20. Two of their children are amazing preschoolers that they adopted from Ukraine, who just happen to have Down Syndrome. The Ampe family lives on a homestead in […]


JAMILA for the Lally family — DE

Mike and Amber Lally have been married for 15 years. They and their 5 children – Grace (14), Keira (14), Finnegan (10), Levi (9) and Gabriella (4) – are very excited to grow their family even more through international special needs adoption. They have been very active in the Delaware foster and adoption community for […]


ZECHARIAH for the Dawson Family–TN

HONG KONG My family and I cannot believe our handsome little boy Zechariah has been home for almost two months now! It seemed as if it took forever to get Zechariah and now we cannot hardly believe how time is flying by with him. Before, I had always imagined how perfect and wonderful Zechariah was […]


2 for the BROWN Family — ID

Daniel, Svetlana, and their vibrant family of 13 children, eagerly awaiting the arrival of 2 more special children into their dynamic and loving home. Over two decades ago, their story began with Daniel, serving as a missionary in Russia, where he met Svetlana. United by their shared dream of a large, diverse family, they have […]


EVAN for the Rieben Family

UKRAINE When we began our international adoption journey in March 2007, we never could have imagined the incredible blessings that the Lord had in store for our family. After committing to adopt our son Joshua from Uzbekistan, we began to feel the familiar nudge of the spirit that someone was still missing. From the first moment […]