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Already Home – 2014



The newest “colors” of Reece's Rainbow



Home in 2013 (232)

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“It is so magical to watch this child come alive right before my eyes…my cup runneth over”

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JURI and JANNA for the Mueller family — MO

Juri (4)Janna

Ukraine

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

Hope (Janna) 2014

Hope (Janna) 2014

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MATTHEW for the Richey family — TX

Matthew 2011

Nathaniel (Matthew) 2014

Nathaniel (Matthew) 2014

Bulgaria

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

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CHANNAH for the Monier family — FL

Channah (1)

China

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

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HUDSON for the Settles family — WA

Hudson 2

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

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OLIVER and ANDREW for the Nolan family — NJ

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

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ELLIETTE and HENRY for the Wetherington family — FL

Elliette (1)China


Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at journeyoftheheart5.blogspot.com

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GRANT for Carson and Jill

rogerson-grantUkraine

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

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ZECHARIAH for the Czerkes family — AZ

Hong Kong

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

 

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HAMILTON + 1 for the Williams family — FL

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at trustyourgut.weebly.com

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5 Siblings for the Lusher family — KY

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at lusherfamily.weebly.com

 

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DARLA for the Solano family — CA

Darla (2)China

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

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SERAPHINA for the Meyer family — GA

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

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DANIEL for the Rakoczy family — CA

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at xin-wang-ai-jia.blogspot.com

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BURGANDI for the Ledlow family — AL

Burgandi update with friends

Zoe (Burgandi)

Zoe (Burgandi)

China

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at 147minusone.blogspot.com

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BRECK for the Murray family — TN

Breck

Jonah (Breck) Murray

Jonah (Breck) Murray

Having already adopted 6 children with special needs before committing to Breck, Ernie and Jennifer are not only excited about their newest addition but also well prepared for the challenges of special needs adoption.

Ernie and Jennifer first decided to build their family through adoption 15 years ago soon after they were married, but after looking into the requirements of various agencies and countries they realized they would have to wait several years to meet the age and length of marriage requirements for adoption. During this time they gave birth to a precious son while continuing to research adoption with a strong interest in the children who waited the longest for a family due to their special needs. When their son was just 7 months old they made the decision to adopt a 12 year old girl from Russia, thus beginning the journey of adoption for their family.

Their first adoption was by far the most difficult, not only because of the difficulties that continued to arise in the Russian process but also because of the difficulties they faced in dealing with their new teenager who was affected both by having grown up in an orphanage and also by fetal alcohol exposure. Nonetheless, Ernie and Jennifer stood firm not only in their love for their daughter but also their desire to adopt more special needs children.

Next to join their family was a beautiful little 2 year old boy from India who had been waiting for a family due to heart defects. Then while praying for children who continued to wait they were led to adopt a 3 year old girl from China who had waited many months to be chosen for adoption due to her multiple birth defects, the result of a rare genetic syndrome that causes many different issues and places her at very high risk for childhood cancer. While working to bring her home they continued to pray for the many children still waiting for families. They were especially drawn to a teenage boy who was about to age out of eligibility for adoption, but they were using an agency that NEVER allows the adoption of 2 unrelated kids at the same time. After fighting an incredible battle with their agency and receiving a miracle from God they were finally granted permission to adopt their new son. He turned 14 immediately after they got him. A year later their children’s prayers for a baby sister were answered when they heard about the need for a family for a baby girl waiting in New York City who had the same rare genetic syndrome as their daughter from China. They brought her home at just 3 months old, and the next year they brought home a 2 year old daughter from China who had cleft lip/palate. Now they are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their new son, “Breck” from China, and while they are happy the adoption process is moving much faster than normal this means they have had very little time to come up with the money for the adoption.

Ernie and Jennifer have worked hard and made a lot of sacrifices, but after paying for so many costly adoptions and dealing with many expensive medical bills they have come to a point in which they would welcome the financial support of others who want to help get little Breck home. They stepped out in faith knowing God would provide the funds to bring this precious child home, and they are very appreciative to those who so generously give so little Breck can know the love of a family.

 

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

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CONNIE for the Walters family — TN

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

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HOLDEN + 1 for the Byrne-Cox family — KY

holden aged 12China

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

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Raymond for the Kingma family — MI

Kingmakingma-raymond

Hong Kong

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

 

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BRANDON for the Swinigan family — MO

Brandon_2013Bulgaria

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at theswinigans.wordpress.com

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JOSIE for a family in MT

Josie (1)

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

 

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JEREMY and JAIS for the Speicher family — PA

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at  9willbejustfine.blogspot.com

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OLIVER and KALLI for the Hudson family — KY

Oliver 2

China

 

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

 

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Buddy

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DUNHAM and EDGAR for the Quinn family — FL

DunhamUkraine

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

 

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TONY for the Mounts family — OK

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China


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

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DANE for Marc and Katie — SC

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Ukraine

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at isaiah40vs31.wordpress.com

 

 

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MIKEY and THATCHER for the Powell family — VA

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2014

2014

Ukraine


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

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HANNAH for the Carr family — PA

HannahBulgaria

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

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ILYSSA and CHRISTIAN for the Saunders family — AZ

ilyssa-croppedchristian-cropped

Ukraine

 

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

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ZACH and PIPPA for the Haydon family — TX

Zach (2)Pippa

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

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GWENDOLYN for the Goocher family — GA

Gwendolyn

Oksana (Gwendolyn) 2014

Oksana (Gwendolyn) 2014

Ukraine

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MARGIT for the Guarino family — PA

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Maria Rose (Margit) 2014

Bulgaria

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SASHA for the Warner family — PA

sashaUkraine


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

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GUNTER for the Maslanka family — AK

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Ukraine

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

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PRISCILLA for the Einfeld family — WA

PriscillaBulgaria


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

 

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4 Siblings for the Herr family — PA

herrkids

Ukraine

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog
at allgraceabounds.wordpress.com

 

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BRANDY and BRIELLE for the Casebier family –

BrandyBrielleChina

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at lovejer2911.blogspot.com

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Abby-Kate for the Lewis family — AL

Lewis

lewis-abbykateIndia

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at crazyadoptiondreamer.wordpress.com

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GARY and MARNIE for the Horton family — OR

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SERGEY and CROSBY for the Harlin family — WI

Crosby-Ukraine

Ukraine

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

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TAVIN for the Anders family — VA

30818224927Ukraine

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

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XAVIER for the Gilreath family — GA

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

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STEVE for the Smith family — WA

Stevesmith-steve

CHINA

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at aperfectfamily.wordpress.com

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RITA for the Mayr family — CO

Bulgaria


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

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SIMON for the Blake family — NC

Simon

Sergey (Simon) 2104

Sergey (Simon) 2014

Ukraine

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at blakebloggers.wordpress.com

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CAMDEN for the Miner family

Camden update 2013Ukraine


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

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NICK and KADE for the Cogan family — FL

Nick (3)kade1China

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

 

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KAIN + JOSHUA for the Irons family — SC

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Asher (Joshua) & Adam (Kain)

Asher (Joshua) & Adam (Kain)

Ukraine

 

 

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at thesometimes8irons.blogspot.com

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PETER for the Lanz family — OH

Peter May 2013lanz-peterChina


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

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LAURA for the Parris family — AL

Lauraparris-lauraChina

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

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BRIA and SAFIYA for the Johnson family — TX

Safiya
Bulgaria

 

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

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MARJORIE for Christine and Neil — West Coast

marjorie-croppedUkraine

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

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POLLY for the Schmidt family — WI

Polly

Ruby (Polly) 2014

Ruby (Polly) 2014

CHINA

 

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EVIE for the Grady family — GA

Grady Children (1)CHINA


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

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MILO for the Stephens family — UT

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

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STELLAN for the Birnie family — AZ

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at midaia.blogspot.comStellan

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CASEY and IGGY’s Family

Casey 1Ma (1)UKRAINE


Thank you for supporting and Casey and his family here and with their collaborating fundraiser willpaint4babies.wordpress.com

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BEATRICE and SAWYER for the Tannehill family — WA

beatricemay2013-1-cropped30421100124Ukraine

 

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

 

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IANTO and LANE for the Rowe family — NC

Ianto30416130136UKRAINE

 


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

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ANDREA for the Bradford family — IN

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at brad4dadoptionjourney.blogspot.com

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AMY for the Bouchard family — MO

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.changetheworld147.blogspot.com

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JOEL for the Reed family — PA

CHINA

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

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VONNIE for the Perry family — TX

Vonnie

CHINA

 

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

 

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JADA for the Stickley family — MD

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

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DARCY for the Campbell family — AL

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

 

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MICAH and IVY for the Forbes family — PA

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

 

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CHARYS for the Davis family — LA

Charys 353

Davis familyBULGARIA

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at bulgariaorbust.wordpress.com

 

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NAOMI for the New family — NY

Naomi3new-naomiUKRAINE

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at thenewsadoptionjourney.wordpress.com

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CAROLINE for the Tam family — LA

30603154931 Caroline (5)UKRAINE

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

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DANNY and RILEY for the Wojcik family — NC

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

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PENNY and FALLON for the Huizinga family — VA

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.zingermama.blogspot.comIMG_0261

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LILLIE and JOCELYN for the Allison family — OH

LillieJocelyn
lentz-jocelyn-newBULGARIA

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

 

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NICHOLAS for the Whitmire family — TX

Nicholaswhitmire-nicholasBULGARIA

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

 

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DRAKE for the Ashby family — MO

Ashby (1) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABULGARIA

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at motherslittlehelper004.blogspot.com

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ELLA and NATALIE for the Rubenstein family — LA

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at fromlouisiana2china.blogspot.com

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SAMUEL, SARA and PATIENCE for the Taylor family –

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at taylor-made-for-his-purpose.blogspot.com

 

 

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ELVIS for the Hopkins family — MN

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Jimmie (Elvis)

Jimmie (Elvis)

CHINA


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

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AIDEN and NAVID for the Killen family — AL

killenNavid 1UKRAINE

 

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

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NADIYA for the Peters family

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

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SAVANNAH and NATALEE for the Carpenter family — PA

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

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KAYDEE for the Tanquary family — OK

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

 

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WILLIAM and SANDRINE for the Fitzpatrick family — ME

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HAITI

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

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