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The families listed on this page have made it to “the end of the rainbow”. They have endured many long months of paper-chasing and fundraising in anticipation of bringing their new child home quickly.

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Your sponsorship is most critical now, as their final agency, country, and travel fees are coming due. Your help will make such a huge difference!


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LYDIA for the Whicker family — MT

LydiaThe Whicker family is excited to be bringing Miss “Lydia” into their family!  Since adopting their daughter Thalia (who also has Down syndrome) from China just over a year ago, they have experienced joy they never could have imagined!  Although they thought their family was complete, Lydia quickly changed their minds about that!  The Whickers know that God placed her in their path for a reason and look forward to the day that they can finally be together.  Once home, Lydia will enjoy a house full of fun siblings, laughter, pancake breakfasts, blanket forts in the basement, backyard water fights, family talent shows, movie nights, cookie making sessions, snowman building contests, picnics in the park, and Saturday morning snuggles.  She will be showered with love and affection by her big, crazy family!  You’re invited to follow along with the Whickers via their blog as they work to get Lydia home where she belongs.

8/19/14—DOSSIER SUBMITTED (LID)

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

$339.15 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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PHINEAS and LOVE for the Lee family — OR

 photo fwbutton150.pngPhineasLeeKelly and Kevin (K.C.) have been married for 10yrs and have 3 children Kendall (8), Kopelan (6) and their newest blessing whom they just finalized on this past month Karis (1). They have been blessed by adoption 2x now and know the love and joy it brings to a family. They were foster parents for over 9 years in the past and worked/volunteered in various fields with children who needed a little extra love. To say their life has not been surrounded by children would be an understatement. Recently moving from the East coast to the West coast to be closer to Kelly’s family, they have just bought their dream house in the country. They now have the house, and the land and have even added some goats and chickens to the mix. After years of advocating, praying and donating to families bringing children home to their families Kelly and K.C. are stepping out in faith as they not only plan on bringing one, but two sweet song birds into their family! They are so excited and the older children are overjoyed at the prospect of a new brother and sister. Especially Kendall, she is enjoying the fact that she may become a little sister!

Committing to “Phineas” is very special to us. Kelly being his Guardian Angel has prayed and advocated for months for him. She has raised funds and talked to families late into the night that were so close to committing, but never did. Now we know why. He was our son. God was preparing their hearts. It was not until they committed to host two children through a hosting program P143.org and the hosting did not work out that they really felt the tug. Why wait? Why should we wait until summer hosting? Why should we make the kids wait? We prayed and struggled with what to do. It was K.C. that said, ” Why don’t we just adopt then”. So here they go…. Please Pray as they step out in Faith in this brand new journey of International Adoption!!

8/16/14—DOSSIER EN ROUTE (DTC) 

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

$2,473.02 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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SUTTER and ARIEL for the Smith family — IN

SutterAriel photo fwbutton150.pngJason and Emily have been married for 19 years. They have 4 children who make them very proud: Hannah (18) Julia (16) Noah (12) and Gracie (5). Jason has a heart for ministry and Emily is a stay-at-home mom. (i.e., she homeschools the kids and shows them love by taking them all over the world and back for the sake of their growth through various activities). While Jason and Emily had talked about adoption before they were married, it wasn’t until recently that they were confident that it was now time.

Jason and Emily ask that you would join them in prayer as they walk this journey to bring home the children God has for them. They also thank you for prayerfully considering supporting them through this process.

8/14/14—DOSSIER SUBMITTED

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

$3,670.79 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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STEVEN for the Davis family — UT

7626_13Taylor and Katie met at Brigham Young University on the very first day of college as freshmen. After a couple of really fun years dating and Taylor serving a mission for the LDS church, they were married in August of 2005. They have four incredible children ages 8, 6, 4, and 2, and are excited to make it five. Katie is a stay-at-home mom and loves it. Taylor works as a Statistician at KLAS Research. As a family the Davises are happiest when they are spending time together. For the past few years Taylor and Katie have felt that adoption would be part of their family’s story and they are thankful for the experiences they are having as they work to make Steven part of their family. They have already learned a lot from their adoption journey and they love this little boy and look forward to their future with him.

6/9/14—DOSSIER SUBMITTED; MATCH APPROVED
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at tkdavis.blogspot.com

$2,667.50 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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CHANCE and CALLIE for the VanHalle family — NY

 photo fwbutton150.pngChance Photo 7 Jun-2013Callie Photo 2 April 2014 - April 2014 cropIt’s only been 9 months since Angie and Jason brought their first daughter, Claudia, home after finding her on Reece’s Rainbow, but once again, they feel God calling them to abandon their plans, and to bring their son Chance home. Neither thought that they would be pursuing adoption again so soon after the first, but after seeking God’s will, and with the counsel of their close friends and family, they are ready to once again step out in faith.

 

Update, May 2014:  Angie and Jason have felt God calling them towards older children since shortly after starting the adoption of Chance, and they made the decision to add Callie to their ongoing adoption after praying and seeking the council of friends and family.

Callie is going to be their oldest child (by almost 6 years!) and Angie and Jason are actually just barely old enough to be able to adopt her. They have high hopes that she will be a great big sister to Claudia and Chance, and look forward to seeing her thrive in a loving family. The VanHalles would greatly appreciate your prayers, and can’t wait to see God in action this time around.

 

8/8/14—USCIS APPROVED, DOSSIER EN ROUTE

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

$2,543.72 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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LENNY for the Nap family — WA

 photo fwbutton150.pngLenny (3)The Nap family found Lenny in June of 2013 on Reece’s Rainbow.  While compelled to be his prayer warriors, the Lord had not yet moved them to pursue his adoption.  Through a series of events and confirmations from the Lord in the beginning of 2014, they sent in their application to adopt Lenny themselves the beginning of March 2014.  He will be joining 4 brothers and 2 sisters that are so excited to be getting a new brother!!!  Please help them bring Lenny ho me.  He is greatly loved.

7/17/2014—LID
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.napclan.com

$1,222.20 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ALEJANDRO for the Greene family — MO

 photo fwbutton150.pnggreene-alejandroAlthough his country’s guidelines won’t allow us to show you little “Alejandro’s” face, we CAN tell you that he is an adorable, energetic and and quickly growing 5-year old who deserves and desperately NEEDS a family of his own! This precious boy is Deaf and has been diagnosed with Autism and global development delays. He was a mere 2.2 pounds when born and has endured several surgeries as a toddler and has shown what a fighter he is! To see him doing somersaults now, you’d never guess the tough start to life he has overcome !

The Greene family has been married 7 years and has always considered adoption to grow their family. They were busy pursuing domestic adoption through the state of Missouri when they stumbled upon Alejandro. They were quickly smitten and soon realized they had been led to their son. Last summer they began the long process to adopt him and now they are finally THIS close to traveling to get their precious son and bring him home! (As soon as September 2014)!

Charles was adopted as a child and knows firsthand the blessings that come from finding your forever family and realizing how loved you are. Denise has spent over 20 years working within the Deaf community and with individuals with special needs. She is anxious to introduce Alejandro to basic Sign Language to help him communicate for the first time. Both are very prepared to offer this amazing boy a home full of the love, support and 1:1 care he needs to thrive and to start to understand his confusing and silent world!

This is their first child and first adoption and they are anxious to secure the remaining funding to allow them to complete the process!! Every single dollar donated is appreciated and needed! The Greene’s have exhausted all possibilities for further loans and grants, and have held numerous fundraisers. They now are praying for their story to reach those in a position to give and help them cross the finish line!

Their goal to be fully funded is $18,000.

5/29/14—DOSSIER SUBMITTED
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at greeneadoption.blogspot.com

$2,039.31 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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CALLIE for the Maples family — FL

Callie 2011photoJonathan and Sarah met on Mother’s Day 1999 and were married less than a year later. Almost from the start they knew that adoption was going to be the method they would use to grow their family. In 2005 they brought home Samuel from India and through an odd set of occurrences Ivy from China at the end of the same year. While on these trips they saw the huge need of the orphans looking for a forever family, and felt especially connected to children with special needs. So in 2006 they adopted Ian from China who was born with sever bilateral cleft lip and palate. In 2008 they felt the call to adopt again and brought home Iris, who has a hand deformity, from Guatemala. Most recently in 2009 Jonathan and Sarah adopted Grace, who has Down Syndrome, from Serbia.

Now Jonathan and Sarah are feeling the call again to adopt a child with Down Syndrome. They immediately fell in love with Callie from China and have started down the path to bring her home. In addition to being an amazing addition to their family she would be a wonderful companion to grow together with Grace.

4/21/14—AWAITING LOA

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

$11,863.24 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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EDMUND for the Hinz family — FL

EdmundBrian and Erin have been happily married since August of 2008. After a wonderful honeymoon cruise with family friends, they decided that they wanted to start trying for a family. However, God had other plans. After two years of battling infertility and a year of infertility treatments, the Hinzes gave up on having children naturally and began to research adoption.

After weeks of adoption research, Erin came upon the Reece’s Rainbow website and immediately became sold on the idea of adopting a child with Down syndrome. However, she kept this a secret for several weeks while she figured out the best way to approach Brian with the idea. Then, one day, she found a picture of a little boy she knew was meant to be hers. She approached Brian and, after months of research a prayer, they commit to adopting Sterling.

Sterling has Down syndrome and was adopted from Ukraine in October 2011. Now 7, Sterling has been home for over two years and is thriving in a loving home. He has been the greatest blessing the Hinzes could ever imagine. He has helped them to become better people and has given them a love that they never knew existed. You can read all about Sterling’s adoption here: bringingsterlinghome.blogspot.com

Now, the Hinzes are pleased to announce that they are adding another little man to the family! They cannot wait to get him home and they hope you will join them on this mission.

7/31/14—DOSSIER COMPLETE, USCIS APPROVED

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog:  twolittleketchupcrocodiles.blogspot.com

$3,144.32 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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A Family For Lettie

40720105029 LettieOnce upon a time, there was this hilariously not-so-little family, who kept thinking they were missing somebody. The sisters in the family kept voting for a little girl, to help even out the numbers, and the boys thought a baby sister would be awesome. So the mommy and the daddy prayed, and talked, and waited for God’s direction. Then one day, it came! And WOW- it’s time to go! There’s a little girlie waiting, fearfully and wonderfully made by the Creator, just waiting to be snuggled and kissed and loved to pieces by her well-prepared and experienced soon-to-be family.

They’re ready to travel soon, so if you have a few dimes or nickels or a random unused inheritance (haha!) that you’d like to toss in to help them get her home quickly, it would be greatly appreciated! While they’re keeping it all rather hush hush right now, you better believe that once that referral is accepted and they can share that she’s theirs, you’ll be bombarded with pictures!

Thank you all for your prayers, and support!!!!

8/22/14—WAITING TO TRAVEL

$160.05 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ARMANDO for the Short family — OK

 photo fwbutton150.pngArmando (4)Margo is a Christian woman and family medicine doctor who desired to be a mother. God provided that opportunity in 2009 with her first adoption from Ethiopia. She now has three daughters adopted from Ethiopia, ages 9, 5, and 3. Her 3 year old has Down syndrome. By the grace of God and love of her family and ffriends, this little girl went from only being able to roll over, to being able to sit up, crawl, then walk, sign, and speak a few words, all within 1 year.

Margo and her daughters are excited to add a precious boy to their family!

8/6/14—HOPING FOR COURT IN OCTOBER

$2,679.45 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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LANIE’s family — MD

 photo fwbutton150.pngTwo years ago, this family began the process to adopt from Russia and they spent four beautiful days visiting with two precious children in Russia in December 2012. Before they were assigned a court date to finalize the adoptions, however, Russia passed a law banning American citizens from adopting Russian children. The little ones they want so much to bring home remain in orphanages despite the blood, sweat, tears and prayers of many people on both sides of the Atlantic. This family remains ready return for the children they met in Russia just as soon as they are allowed, but as time has passed they have determined that there is still room in their family for one more child – specifically, for one more little girl who has waited a long, long time for someone to make her their daughter.

6/18/14—OFFICIAL MATCH RECVD

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

$22,142.50 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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AUTUMN and ABBY for the Fraley family — OH

FraleyAaron and Julie first met in seminary and have been married for 17 years now. They have two biological children – Winter (12) and Noah (10). Aaron is a pastor and Julie is working for the local school system.

When Aaron was in seminary he tried to make a few deals with God. First, he told God that he would do anything for Him – except be a youth pastor. Second, he would do whatever that was anywhere in the world- except India. Well, God has a really great sense of humor. After graduating from seminary, Aaron took a job as an accounting clerk with the University of Maryland, biding his time and waiting for a ministry opportunity to open up. Four years later, he really was ready to do anything just to be in ministry…. even be a youth pastor in the inner city. And guess what, he loved it! During those years working for the university, Aaron met his best and lifelong friend, Suresh, whose family is from India. Do you hear God giggling yet? Because this man who wanted to do anything but work with kids or go to India is now desperate to go to India and become a father to more kids.

For Julie, it began at age 12 when her mom took the family on a missions trip to Mexico. It was there in the hotel pool that she was baptized and felt that she was called to the ministry. Every summer following this, Julie traveled with missions teams working in orphanages throughout Mexico and Guatemala. She attended seminary and married Aaron and 2 kids later, the passion for orphans and adoption was still burning in her heart. Right around the time that things were looking financial stable and they were ready to pursue adoption, Julie’s father became ill. She quit her job so that she could care for him in his own home, as was his wish. Julie’s father was also adopted (domestically as an infant). The years caring for him were overwhelming, but priceless. When he passed away, Aaron and Julie took the inheritance they received and used it for the upfront adoption costs. Now, not only will a lifelong dream of Julie’s heart be fulfilled, but her father’s legacy will be carried on as his granddaughters are adopted into this loving family.

4/22/14—USCIS APPROVED
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at cardamomandpoprika.blogspot.com

$5,360.96 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ALIA for the Snow family — WI

Alia (1)Michael and Julie Snow were married in 1999. They became foster parents in 2000. They spent the next eight years actively fostering children of all ages with a variety of needs. Their eyes were quickly opened to the many children in need; so they set aside any pursuits to conceive biologically. They became aware of the unplanned pregnancy of a foster child’s birth parent, which led to their first adoption of a domestic infant in 2001. While most of their foster children did not remain in their home permanently, they also adopted four children through foster care from 2005-2008. In 2006, they felt God stir their hears in a new direction and began the process to adopt internationally from Ethiopia. Having eight children in the home closed the door on their foster care ministry; the diversity of their adoptions and family gave them a worldview vision of the need. Julie’s involvement in and connection to the adoption circle provided an opportunity to reach out to other adoptive families. Serving in that role brought three more Ethiopian born children into their family, whose first adoptive families had decided to dissolve their adoptions. The Snows completed two more domestic processes to finalize these adoptions making their own family now a family of thirteen!

The Snows have parented over sixty children in their home. Michael and Julie have found that helping to heal children who have suffered trauma is what they do best. They have dedicated their lives to this purpose. They don’t believe they are special, but that God has called them and equipped them through education and experience.

Michael and Julie previously explored adopting from China, but it wasn’t until a friend traveled to China in late October, 2013, and met this little angel, that they felt compelled to respond. the Snow children are very excited to welcome a new sister! The Snows also hope to adopt a second child. Well aware of the work and sacrifice involved, they know they will be the most blessed by this. They have total trust in God’s provision, but would like to invite others to share in the blessing by having an opportunity to give.

6/17/14—DOSSIER EN ROUTE (DTC) 

$63.05 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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JIMMY for the Duvall family — IN

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Jon and Carly Duvall have been married for 9 years, and have three wonderful children ages 7, 6, and 5. They met at the small Christian school they both attended and got married after 4 years of dating. They live in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where they were both born and raised.

The Duvall’s talked about their desire to adopt early on in their marriage, but ended up having three children very close together and were caught up in the busyness of raising a young family. As their children have grown, God has been bringing the call to adopt to the forefront. They did not set out to adopt a child with special needs, but God had a different plan. When they found Asher (Jimmy), they knew he was their son and it began to make perfect sense. Carly had lost a younger sister who had Down syndrome and died from a hole in her heart. God was completing His perfect plan!

Jon, Carly, and family are so excited to bring Asher home and give him the love and family he deserves. They are trusting in God’s provision in the financial aspect of this process and would be so grateful for any support as well as prayers.

6/25/2014—DOSSIER LOGGED IN
Follow the Duvall family’s adoption journey on their blog at bringinghomeasher.blogspot.com

$132.15 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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KOEN for the Gomes family — HI

40110192034 KoenJoanna and Paki have been married for almost 5 years and have been blessed with 3 children. From the time they met said they’d like to have a “larger” family and had talked about adoption. In late 2012, Joanna and Paki felt God’s call for them to look into adoption. Paki reached out to a friend that had recently adopted through Reece’s Rainbow and she informed them about the website. After much contemplation, they saw a little girl who truly stirred their hearts, but were frustrated when they realized they could not begin the adoption process until Paki came home from a military deployment. Shortly after Paki returned, baby #3 was born and life became a bit more hectic. With their youngest turning 5 months old, Joanna felt God again, gently stirring the desire to adopt. Joanna and Paki returned to Reece’s Rainbow website and were devastated to learn the they little girl they had hoped to find again had passed away.

Paki continued to look through the little faces and came across sweet Koen. Surprisingly, he looks a lot like their oldest son and they absolutely fell in love with this him. They are so excited for God’s calling to bring this little boy into their hearts and family! Please pray for this family as they move forward in this exciting journey.

7/4/14—DOSSIER EN ROUTE

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

$266.75 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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LEANDRA for the Averett family — UT

 photo fwbutton150.pngLeandra (1)Dean and Tori have been happily married for 25 years and have 6 beautiful biological children, 4 boys and 2 girls. They recently adopted 1 amazing little boy with Down Syndrome that they found here on Reece’s Rainbow (Percy on RR) and are now adding to lifes adventure by adopting Leandra. They always knew they wanted a large family. Dean and Tori talked about adopting several times throughout their marriage because they love children and love sharing their lives with them. They are active and have many passions and hobbies and do everything together. Their youngest son with Down Syndrome has lightened their lives and brings more happiness and laughter to the family everyday. After finding and donating to Leandras Angel Tree Grant they knew that she too belonged in their family.

Please consider helping Leandra and the Averetts unite as a family and contribute with a tax-deductible donation. They are very grateful for everyones help, prayers, support and blessings as they embark on there next adoption journey.

 

6/23/14—DOSSIER EN ROUTE 

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$493.73 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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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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JACHIN for the Barrett family — FL

July 31 2014cMichelle is a single mother to her six children. She has four biological children and two that she adopted from the US Foster Care System three years ago. Her oldest daughter, Brittany, and son-in-law have blessed her with a 3 year old granddaughter and a grandson born Feb 2014. She also has a 20 year old son, Chase, who is a Manager at a retail store and will be attending the Police Academy. She has a 19 year old daughter, Chelsea, who is a full time employee and student. She is a college student majoring in Health Services and plans to become an Adoption Social Worker. She has a 17 year old son, Andrew, who has Autism and is a very successful senior at his Private Christian School. He plans to attend College of Central Florida when he graduates and major in Equine Studies (Horse Studies). Michelle adopted a medically needy sibling group from the US Foster Care System. They are biological siblings only one year apart but never lived together until she adopted them. Her son is 6 years old, just started Kindergarten, has Arthrogryposis of his upper and lower limbs and is a double amputee with amazing Iron-Man prosthetics. He is no longer medically needy. Her daughter is 5 years old, has had numerous surgeries on her hip, has lower limb difference, wears leg braces and her cancer is in remission after a year of infusions and treatments. She is also no longer medically needy.

Michelle’s parents were Foster Parents for 18 years while she was growing up and she had always known that she would adopt one day. She did adopt and is now adopting again. It is hard to adopt as a single mother from anywhere and even harder to adopt as a single mother who already has Special Needs children at home. She is adopting a beautiful three year old boy from China. He just turned three in August and she will be traveling in early Oct to bring him home.

During this journey Michelle has meet so many other adoptive families through facebook but she has also met over 35 adoptive families in her small town. She started an adoption support group that meets monthly and is a HUGE support to all involved. Several of the families have adopted through the assistance of Reece’s Rainbow. These families can not wait to have Michelle’s son home in a few weeks so they can greet her at the airport, the kids can play together and grow up as great friends with great stories as to how all of their mom’s rallied together to bring them to their forever families. Some of the children that he will be growing up with are Kolya Brook, Bella Brook, Dunham Quinn, Edgar Quinn, Max Wetherington, Ryder Wetherington, Anchor Wetherington, Stori Wetherington, Nikita Sotolongo, Dima Monier, Grace Monier, Kole House, Gabe House, and Levi House. All in ONE town plus MORE!!!

Michelle works as the Children’s Minister at her church and has a large heart for children. She helps so many other families with Back to School Supplies, Thanksgiving meals, Christmas meals, Christmas gifts, Easter baskets and so much more all year round.

8/18/14—HOPE TO TRAVEL IN OCTOBER

$389.13 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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HUGH for the Brangers family — SC

HughPhil and Jenn have been married for 4 years. They met at Morehead State University in Kentucky in 2004. After Jenn completed graduate school they married and moved to Summerville, SC. They found their church home at Journey Church, a church plant pastored by Phil’s good friend and high school youth minister.

They have had a heart for adoption since they married. Adoption has helped build them a beautiful extended family including 3 adopted nephews, 3 biological nephews and 1 niece who live in Kentucky. After a year of trying to conceive, knowing they always planned to adopt, they began searching for the child God had planned for them. They began their search through Reece’s Rainbow, as this organization was integral in the adoption of their amazing nephew Artem, from Ukraine. After several months of prayer and information gathering with different agencies, one 3 year boy from China was consistently placed in front of them. They knew that little guy, Micah (Hugh), was meant to be their son!

As Jenn is a physical therapist, the Lord stirred in their hearts, and led them to a son who has some physical special needs. They desire to teach him that he is wonderfully made by a God who loves him, and that his differences do not have to be limitations. They are eager to bring Micah home and give him the love and attention he truly needs and deserves.

Though Phil and Jenn can provide Micah the love and stability he needs after he arrives, they are trusting in God’s provision to overcome the financial barriers involved with his adoption. They welcome you to partner with them in prayer throughout this journey, and especially for their son, who is still waiting in an orphanage in Southeast China. They will be forever grateful to those who feel lead to help financially with their adoption and share in their blessing.

8/8/14—LOA RECEIVED

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

$3,277.65 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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LUKE for the Boroughs family — NJ

Luke Aug 2012Adam and Amy Boroughs are the parents of 11 children, 8 of whom joined their family through the miracle of adoption. They had just brought their newest daughter Maddie home from Bulgaria, when their FB newsfeed began to fill up with beautiful children in need of host families for the summer. One little boy immediately grabbed their attention as he had Down syndrome, like 5 of their children. The deadline for him to be chosen arrived, and they felt God prompt them to commit to be his host family. The instant they met him, they knew he was meant to be a part of their family! They are now paperchasing as fast as they can. They hadn’t planned on starting another adoption so soon, and had no time to raise funds. They are incredibly grateful for all the support in bringing their son home!

9/2/14—TRAVEL APPROVAL RECVD

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

$15,549.24 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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KELLIN for the Kehoe family — MN

KehoeKathleen has had a desire to adopt ever since she was a teenager. Before marrying, Kathleen and Eric discussed the family they envisioned and agreed that an adopted child would be part of that family. Kathleen and Eric have now been married for 11 years and have 3 biological children (ages 9, 6, and 2). About a year and a half ago, Kathleen discovered Reece’s Rainbow and learned that children with special needs are routinely abandoned in some countries and have little hope for a productive and happy future, surrounded by the love of a family. It was with that discovery that Kathleen and Eric decided their adopted child would have special needs. Recently Kathleen came across the picture and description of a little boy (Kellin) who touched her heart. She shared this little boy’s information with Eric, who agreed that this was the child they had been waiting to add to their family.

Kathleen and Eric believe that they have a wonderful, comfortable life and have room in their hearts and lives for another child. They believe with all of their hearts that Kellin is the child that is meant to complete their family. They look forward eagerly to the joys and challenges of adding another child to their family!

While Kathleen and Eric are able to pay for about half of this adoption themselves, they will need to fundraise the rest. Any donation, no matter how small, will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your prayers and support!

8/5/14—DOSSIER IN COUNTNRY
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog racing2kellin.blogspot.com

$2,000.63 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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KAMDYN and CANDACE for the Rosencrants family — GA

Kamdyn April 2013Candace2Scott and Lydia met in 1996 and married two years later. They moved to their current home when Lydia took a job as a college professor and Scott began taking classes to complete his college degree. They had planned on waiting to have children until Scott was done with school, but God had other plans. They felt called to adopt in 2001 and brought home their first two children, two boys, from Kazakhstan that same year. They were both 2 at the time. Scott and Lydia were deeply touched by all the children they left behind, so they returned to Kazakhstan the following year and adopted two brothers, who were 4 and 3. With four little boys under 5 to care for, Scott quit school and became a full time dad. In 2004, they adopted three sisters from Russia, who were 8, 7, and 7. After that, Lydia and Scott felt that they needed to focus on the needs of their children. They never forgot those left behind though. In 2011, they had a biological child, who is very spoiled by his older brothers and sisters. In 2013, they brought home a sweet five year old girl from a notorious orphanage in Bulgaria and she is doing very well! They are excited to add another precious girl to their family.

7/29/14—I800A APPROVED

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog eightisnotenough2012.blogspot.com

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EMMA and SHAILEY for the Dubbs family — NC

 photo fwbutton150.pngEmmaShaileyBrad and Lori were high school sweethearts and have been married for more than 28 years. They have adopted 9 daughters from China – the first three through the traditional program and the other six through the waiting child program.

Brad works from an in-home office doing risk management for a company, and Lori is a stay-at-home mom.

Brad and Lori did not set out to adopt again, however, this one special little girl kept coming to their attention. First, they saw her on a waiting child list and advocated for her. Later, they decided to sign up for a hosting program, although they did not realize at the time that the child needing hosting was the same child they had advocated for previously. Unfortunately, the hosting program was closed and they were unable to host her. Once she was listed with her current agency for adoption, they saw all of her photos and realized that this was the same child that Lori had been advocating for months earlier and the same one they would have hosted. It was then that they realized that she was their daughter! Brad and Lori applied and were matched with “Emma”, and they began compiling their dossier.

They became aware of another adorable little girl named “Shailey” who had the same special need as “Emma” (deafness). They quickly applied for her and have received pre-approval for her as well!

Brad and Lori are so excited to be blessed with two more daughters! All of the Dubbs children are very happy and eagerly await their arrival as well!

 

8/26/14—LOA RECVD

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

$2,529.33 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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DRAKE for the Theisen family — ID

DrakeAbout 18 months ago God started whispering to Meg’s heart about considering adoption when their Student Ministries Pastor and his wife were at the beginning of their own adoption. At the time Meg’s body was a mess of unchecked Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, and chronic back & neck pain; not the best scenario to introduce a little one into.

Meg started praying about it and, during yet another experience in hearing God’s desire for them to adopt through a speaker at a Homeschooling Conference, Meg asked Rich to start praying about it too. The subject of adoption kept coming up through any avenue God saw fit to use; movies, books, bible studies, and of course, scripture. It was undeniable and unavoidable; Jesus had a plan for their family. Rich and Meg have taught their 5 sons that it doesn’t matter how much you study the bible; you have to live it. In short, the boys were on board long before their parents were.

God has moved mountains in our world to accommodate obedience. He’s addressed nearly all of Meg’s physical issues, including the latest surgery on her back that should resolve most of her daily pain! The fitting response to getting a second chance at a normal life is to extend that blessing to a little one who’s chance at basic survival is disturbingly low. (They read that Internationally, 80% of special needs children who age-out and are then institutionalized, die within the 1st year.) Then finally, God softened and spoke to Rich’s heart on the subject; although in his defense he is already pretty dang tender!

So where do we start? There’s so much need. I looked at so many websites and read so many biographies of waiting children and what captured their hearts was a 3 year old little boy with Down’s syndrome named Drake and he lives in Lithuania. He was the only one out of all those kids that had stated in his bio, “He’s 3 years old and nobody visits him.” Meg’s (and Rich’s) heart broke. The Holy Spirit whispered, “Yes.” and that’s all it took. Meg was blessed and burdened with a glimpse of how Jesus feels about these forgotten little ones… there’s no turning away from that.

Now, they are within months of meeting their son; Homestudy in motion, Dossier package on it’s way to them to start the mad dash towards completion. They are watching God’s plan unfold for their family in awe of His thoroughness and provision. Not only provision in their fund-raising efforts through the generosity of others but also God’s provision in the form of redemption. To make a long story short; Meg’s heritage on her mother’s side is full Lithuanian, the side where the generational sin of abuse occurred. But God, by His grace, is doing a new thing! He is bringing something good and honorable and loving from what was damaged and broken and ugly by redeeming this long tainted Lithuanian blood. What an unforeseen blessing! God is so good.

They pray that Jesus is whispering in Drake’s ear… “Your parents are coming soon and they love you so much…”

8/1/14—AWAITING USCIS APPROVAL

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

$1,358.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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LEO for the Aschoff family — MN

AschoffTed and Jodi met in 2001 and married in 2005. After many years of infertility they chose to pursue adoption as a way to grow their family. Initially they encountered some bumps in the road including a domestic reclaim (of a boy with DS) but in their hearts they knew that adoption was the right choice and in 2011 they completed the adoption of their daughter (with DS), Kayella, from Latin America. They knew that Kayella should have a sibling and decided to pursue international adoption again specifically hoping to add another child with Down Syndrome to their family. Once they were ready to begin the process, their search of options for another adoption led them to Leo’s profile and they fell instantly in love with him and knew he would be the perfect addition to their family.

8/8/14—ARTICLE 5 RECVD


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

$3,710.30 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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LAYNE for the Garrett-Gardner family — NC

LayneJohn and Joanne met through mutual friends in 2001. They were both musicians and enjoyed playing guitar and collaborating with other musicians. They began writing songs together, and quickly became close friends. They soon fell in love and in 2005 were married. They always knew that they wanted a family, and it had been a dream of theirs to grow their family through adoption. In 2008, that dream came true when they were blessed with a wonderful son, Zachary, who is from Vietnam.

The visit to Zachary’s orphanage in Vietnam had a profound impact on John and Joanne. It was very difficult for them to see so many special needs children being overlooked for adoption. At that moment they knew they would be adopting again. They just weren’t sure when!

In December 2012 John and Joanne decided it was time! They signed with an agency and started the adoption “paper chase”. They intended to complete their dossier and wait for a referral for a daughter with special needs. However, one day Joanne began looking at photos of waiting children, and immediately was drawn to a beautiful baby girl name Layne who has hydrocephalus. From the moment they saw her, John and Joanne knew that Layne was meant to be their daughter…and they can’t wait to be her parents! Zachary is so excited to be a big brother and asks every day when they will be able to travel to bring Layne home.

Thank you for your help in bringing Layne home.

11/7/13—DOSSIER SUBMITTED

$671.07 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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TIMOTHY for the Embry family — KS

EmbryDerek and Michelle are high school sweethearts who can’t wait to bring home a big brother for their two sweet girls, ages three and one. Their story began in 2006 and is still very much being written. Michelle remembers adoption being laid on her heart while she was still in the hospital after delivering their second baby (only one short year ago!). It may have been the anesthesia, or just God’s divine intervention that opened their hearts to adoption that day, but from then on they have been working tirelessly to make adoption a reality for their family. Michelle knew it was meant to be when she nervously told her husband she’d felt called to adopt a child with Down Syndrome and he replied “Let’s do it!”. They believe their love for all children (regardless of chromosomes) and Michelle’s experience as a nurse will help prepare them for welcoming an older child with Down Syndrome into their family. They are working day and night to bring home a son who they found through Reece’s Rainbow from a country in Asia. He has been waiting 5 long years for a family. It is unfathomable to the couple that he has waited this long, but know that God does nothing on accident and believe he has been waiting for them the entire time. Every day spent waiting is a day he goes without knowing the love of a family, and they are grateful for any donation, big or small, that will help them bring him home.

6/5/2014—DOSSIER SUBMITTED
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog weareembry.blogspot.com

 

$277.42 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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STEPHIE for the Pickett family — VA

Stephie2_2013-e1372005942427Scott and Chandres met in 2000, were married in 2003, and by 2010 were expecting their third child. During an early difficult pregnancy, there were markers for heart defects and chromosomal disorders, so they began researching Down syndrome and met with a cardiology team. After their daughter’s successful heart repair in 2011, the Picketts knew they were ready, once again, to add to their family. They began exploring different adoption routes, discovered Reece’s Rainbow, and brought Viktorya and Denny home from Bulgaria in March 2013.

After a year of adjusting and settling, Scott and Chandres saw a picture of a young lady in the same country so dear to their hearts and began praying about adding her to their family. Scott, Chandres, Viktorya, Ayden, Elijah, Denny, and Sadie are excited to welcome “Stephie” into their family!

7/7/14—DOSSIER COMPLETE
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at upcycledpurpose.blogspot.com

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JACKSON for the Simmons family — TX

JacksonJody and Julie have been married almost twenty years and have three children: Hannah-17, Joshua-15, and Caleb-7. Over the years, they have seen God’s faithful hand of redemption in their marriage and family, and believe that he is now writing the next chapter of this beautiful story: ADOPTION.

After feeling God’s call to adopt in 2012, Jody and Julie began researching agencies and searching photo-listings for the child that they felt would be a good fit for their family. However, God had greater plans than theirs. Over time, God began opening their hearts to the possibility of adopting an older child, one with special needs. When they saw Jackson’s photo on Reece’s Rainbow on April 26, 2013, he took hold of their hearts and hasn’t let go! They know that Jackson will need lots of patient instruction and unconditional love to overcome the delays he has experienced from spending six years in a crib, but they also know that God has called them to be his family and do whatever it takes to capture his heart and meet his needs. They are trusting God to provide both the financial provision to bring him home and the wisdom to parent him. Jackson’s older brothers and sister are preparing for his arrival by raising money, and even learning Mandarin and sign language to help him learn to communicate. The Simmons family won’t be complete until Jackson is finally home!

7/31/14—WAITING FOR TRAVEL DATES


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

$409.34 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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SHAWNA for the Cassel family — VA

ShawnaDean and Andi Cassel have been married for eight years, and have three wonderful children, ages 7, 5, and 3. They met while both were serving in the Marine Corps, and married a few years later. Now out of the military, they have settled in Virginia, and truly live dependent on the grace of Christ.

The Cassels have felt the call of adoption on their hearts for several years, but over the years, the call has matured with new light and life. It took seven years for them to act on God’s prompting, but it was through those years that they realized God was preparing them for a specific adoption. He had grown their hearts and turned them toward the child with special needs; and more specifically, to a child with Down syndrome. This seemed out of the blue, and perhaps bigger than they thought they could handle; and yet there was no fear. Only peace, and excitement.

Dean and Andi feel humbled and privileged at the same time, and whole-heartedly anticipate the arrival of their newest little one. The whole family is excited about the prospect of bringing home their daughter/sister, Shawna!

They would appreciate Prayers, and if you feel compelled, financial support as they move forward in faith to bring Shawna home!

7/29/14—LOA RECEIVED

$600.96 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Kiril and Dell’s Family

Kiril21030110845 Dell (2)Kiril has waited so long!  It’s finally his turn to have a family of his very own!  Kiril’s family cannot wait to bring him home where he will be treasured and loved  unconditionally.  The family greatly appreciates your prayers and financial support as they follow God’s calling to bring him home.

UPDATE:  The family will also be bringing home Dell!

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7/31/14—DOSSIER SUBMITTED

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A CHILD for the Shoger family — FL

ShogerAndrew and Kristin have been married for 10 years and have 3 biological boys! In the spring of 2013, God began to open their eyes to the needs of children around the world who are without families. Seeing how much they have been blessed by God with a loving family, faith, and a warm, cozy house, the Shogers felt God calling them to open their arms to another child. They began to have a strong desire to give a child in need a family, love, security and the chance to know and love Jesus. As they prayed about adoption, the Lord began showing them over and over again children with down syndrome and other special needs. As their eyes were opened to the life that awaits children with down syndrome in Eastern Europe, they decided to follow their hearts and pursue the adoption of a special little one with an extra chromosome. They hope to add a little pink to all the blue that’s currently in their home! Though they don’t know her name and have never seen her face, they know without a doubt that God has knit this special little one together in her mother’s womb and, even now, is knitting her together in their hearts!

Please join the Shoger’s on their journey of faith by following their blog. They covet your prayers, your support and your love as they embark on this exciting and life changing journey!

4/16/14—DOSSIER in COUNTRY
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.copycatrat.blogspot.com

FULLY FUNDED!!!

$8,078.30 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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CHERIE for Cody and Jessica — SC

 photo fwbutton150.pngIn spring of 2013 we saw some dear friends fall in love with a little girl in Eastern Europe and jump through a ton of obstacles to get to her. We were able to follow their journey and learn about the in’s and outs of international adoption. On October 15th, 2013 we sat in our back yard at our fire pit and had a life changing conversation. God had lit an internal fire in both of our hearts for orphaned children who were being treated appallingly. We started to pray about what we were supposed to do with that calling. In the mean time we started praying for one little girl at a time on from the RR website. We loved seeing her shared on Facebook, her FSP being bumped little by little, and the very best was when that little face was moved to MFFM. After praying for five little girls we arrived on girl number six- her grant never seemed to move, she was hardly ever shared on Facebook. We just couldn’t understand why?! All we saw were these piercing brown eyes and the innocence of a child. God has created her so uniquely and beautifully. Why wasn’t someone stepping up for her? And then one day that “someone” turned out to be us… As a woman, our hearts tend to melt first. When sharing feelings with the husband he listened cautiously. After three months of praying and asking God for clarity around this child and if we are supposed to peruse her, He has been SO gracious in making it abundantly clear to both of us that this little girl, this precious child is meant to be ours, she is supposed to be our daughter. So we are ready to leap, ready to step out in faith in knowing that God will lead us through this journey to our her. She will join our two biological sons who have been asking for a sister since they were old enough to talk!

Please pray for our family and follow our blog!

8/21/14—DOSSIER SUBMITTED

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CARRIE ANN + KITT for the Davis family — LA

 photo fwbutton150.png40402200842 Carrie Ann40427101745 Kitt (1)As the years passed and many miles between them both had married other people and lost touch.  In 1989 Denise’s husband Tim had passed away and a few years later while shopping once again they both crossed paths and fell back in love. With Gary being a single parent they raised 6 children who are now grown.  During the years the Davis Family mission in Ukraine and brought medical supplies to orphanages.

During 22 years of marriage the Davis Family  raised 4 children from Denise’s first marriage, two children from Gary’ first marriage and have 15 grandchildren they love.  Through years of infertility treatments, IVF, several miscarriages, the loss of twins Gary and Denise decided to adopt.  After studying adoption for 10 long years they decided on Ukraine. After visiting the many orphanages they knew in their hearts their children were waiting for them.

In May of 2001 they took a Leap of Faith and went independently to Ukraine.  They compiled all their own paperwork and visited the National Adoption Center in Kiev.

They traveled to Odessa where they met their precious Makayla. At that time Makayla could barely walk nor could she talk. Makayla is now 16 years old dances and does not shut up.   Makayla’s diagnoses are Beckweider Syndrome and NF1.

The Davis’s decided to return to Ukraine to adopt a child they met during a visit to an orphanage in Uzhgorod and they returned on May 2002 where they adopted their son Patrick.  Patrick weighted less than 8 pounds at age 2 years and Patrick now age 14 years weighing almost 100 pounds.  His diagnoses are Aspergers, Mild CP, Epilepsy and seizure disorders.  Both children are beautiful and loving children which the Davis’ thank the Lord daily for his blessings.

As time passed they met Andrea the founder of Reeces Rainbow and viewed her site over and over.  A few years later as much heart searching they decided to adopt a child Reeces Rainbow had listed. With their hearts for children with special needs they knew this was the organization to find their next child. As both their hearts lead them to travel to Bulgaria to adopt the most beautiful little girl curly headed, silly girl there was.  And they decided to named her Chrissie after a dear friend’ daughter Chrissie that passed.  And on May 2012 they brought home Chrissie from Bulgaria and their lives have never been the same.

With their hearts still in love with the many children in Bulgaria they returned to adopt Jake and Gennie in 2013. Both Gennie and Jake have cystic fibrosis and very malnourished.  Shortly after their arrival home their precious baby girl Gennie has passed from CF complications and her small heart had failed.  During this pass year their hearts have ached for their little daughter Gennie.  As her bed sits filled with dolls and teddy bears they knew it was now time to adopt another little girl.

With three precious little Angels in Heaven they have led us back to go back to Eastern Europe and decided to chose another little girl off of Reeces Rainbow name Carrie Ann. Little Carrie Ann has Spina Bifida like the Davis’ daughter little Chrissie.  With their being over 147 million orphans in our world our Lord has guided our family to this little girl to bring home.  Please follow the Davis’s Adoption Blog and follow their journey in bringing home this precious little girl Carrie Ann.

8/27/14—DOSSIER EN ROUTE

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

$1,008.02 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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CHARLEY for Aaron and Jenny

Charley2“Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that did not know you shall run to you, because of the LORD your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for He has glorified you.”-Isaiah 55:5

Aaron and Jenny live in beautiful north Georgia and have been married for almost nine years. God has richly blessed them with three precious children. Their oldest son is six, their second born son is four, and their newly adopted baby girl is two. In January 2011 Jenny read the book, “Choosing to See” by Mary Beth Chapman. Her eyes were opened to the plight of orphans worldwide and she knew in her heart that their next child would be adopted. Through much prayer and research Aaron and Jenny’s hearts became tender to, “defend the weak and the fatherless.” After only nine months, they welcomed their gorgeous daughter into their family through the miracle of adoption.

2013 was the hardest year of Aaron and Jenny and their children’s lives. They are grieved to be caught in the middle of the Russian adoption ban. They were in the process of bringing precious Vitaliy home when they were blind sided by the new legislation. Sweet Vitaliy is now five years old and has Down syndrome as well as several heart conditions. Vitaliy calls them, “Mama” and “Papa” and is waiting on them to come bring him home. A day after Putin signed the ban, they were given the opportunity to adopt their daughter’s biological brother. Their birth mother changed her mind the week he was due in March and they were unable to adopt him. And they committed to a little boy in Uganda with Cerebral Palsy and Hydrocephalus in June-but due to no fault of their own, his adoption fell through in late 2013. They were just one step away from bringing all three boys home.

Through their grief, they have clung to Jesus and hope in His promises for their little boys spread throughout the world. They pray that even if those precious boys never come to their home, that the Lord would adopt them as His beloved sons. And they trust that eternity is long enough to spend with their three lost boys. While Aaron and Jenny continue to wait on Russia, they have been led to bring home little Charley, soon to be Boaz, from China. He is nearing a year old and has Down syndrome and is the most adorable boy in the whole country. They are already so proud of him! The whole family is overjoyed at God’s unfailing love and new mercies He has poured out on them through the gift of sweet Bo. They cannot wait until he is united with his mama and baba and brothers and sister. They would be so incredibly grateful for your support in bringing him home.

“…In You the orphan finds mercy.” –Hosea 14:3

 

8/29/14—DOSSIER EN ROUTE (DTC)

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

 

$21,917.42 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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JONAH for the Steele family — ID

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Rob and Morgan are high school sweethearts and have been married for 11 years. They have 6 amazing daughters – some biological and some adopted. Rob is an officer in the US Navy and Morgan stays home with their crazy bunch.

They didn’t set out to adopt again, but once they saw the cutest-little-boy-in- all-of-China’s photo listed on Reece’s Rainbow they fell in love. They decided to take that leap into a 12-passenger-van-type-of-family (Something they said they’d never do!) and add a little boy to the mix.

These two parents are beyond thrilled to be adding a prince to their home filled with princesses. Six little girls are eagerly awaiting a brother. Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and cousins can’t wait to love on this special boy . His extra chromosome just gives everyone more to love.

 

9/2/14—DOSSIER SUBMITTED (LID)

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

$1,325.99 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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CHUCK for the Pitcher family — MT

ChuckNate and Julie have been married for nearly 17 years now.  They love their chaos filled life; chasing their five biological children from sports, to spelling bees to piano. It’s a simple life, but it’s what they would choose over and over again. Life is about faith and family. It’s about talent shows, Disney sing-offs, homemade pizza, family home evening, wrestling and yes, basketball.

Adoption was not part of their immediate plan when two years ago they stumbled across the profile of a child meant to be theirs on Reeces Rainbow.  They spent a week in country meeting and falling in love with her, and then the birth country formed a law that banned this adoption. Their hearts, and those of  their biological children, were broken. She would never come home. Starting another journey has been a difficult decision.

The knowledge that there was another child for their family nagged at them.  After a few months, Julie and Nate began to study the profiles of children waiting for their forever families. This little face became familiar. And tender. And then, it became theirs

This journey has taken such different direction that what they would have imagined. But they acknowledge their Heavenly Father’s hand in it, and are so excited to add to their family by bringing this little man home. He has NO idea how life will change with 2 brothers, 3 sisters and a mom and dad.

Bring on the ‘firsts’….

8/27/14—DOSSIER EN ROUTE

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

$13,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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