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These families are in the process of completing their HOME STUDY, and still very much need your financial support!

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OWEN for the Viljoen family — NC

Owen Mar 2014From the time they started planning their nuptials, Jacques and Tabatha Viljoen knew they wanted to grow their family with adopted and biological children. Fourteen months after they were wed, they were blessed to see two pink lines on a pregnancy test! In early 2013, they welcomed their son Hans into the world!

During her pregnancy, Tabatha felt there were other children somewhere in the world who belonged in their family. She prayed and prayed, without knowing exactly *who* she was praying for! Nine months after they announced they were going to pursue adoption, Tabatha was sent the profile for Owen. After sharing his information with Jacques, they decided that they wanted to make him a part of their little family.

In order to pay for the adoption, the Viljoens sold their first home in the city and bought a more affordable home in the small town where Tabatha grew up. Tabatha has also taken two temporary jobs in order to help bring their little boy home! Needless to say, this is a couple that believes that hard-work and dedication win the race!

The Viljoens are doing everything in their power to make Owen a member of their family, and greatly appreciate any help they receive along the way!

2/23/2015—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at steadfastparents.blogspot.com

$155.20 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ELIJAH for the Wierenga family — MA

 photo fwbutton150.pngElijah

Colleen and James first met in college.  Colleen was a freshman and James was a junior.  After James graduated, they parted ways, then five years later they started dating.  Two years after that, they got married, and they have been married for two years.  After exploring state adoption and not really agreeing with their system, Elijah’s file basically fell in their lap, and James and Colleen knew he was theirs.  Colleen and James have always wanted a big family, through adoption and biological children.  Elijah will be their first child and they couldn’t be any happier.  They cannot wait to show him the world.

2/26/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$143.56 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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TRISHA and TYLER for the Cowan family — IL

Trisha & brotherChris and Amy are excited to bring home two beautiful siblings! The have ten kids, Britney 25, Pam 23, Sierra 16, Ainslee 13, Kara 10, Reagan 8, Lawson 6, Annabelle 5, Hadley 5, and Jackson 3. After being blessed through adoption last year, they knew that God was calling them to adopt again, and excitedly started the process! Amy’s favorite part of the adoption process is not just being blessed with children, but also growing their children’s hearts to be loving and compassionate and seeing God work in amazing ways! Chris is a farmer and Amy is a stay at home mom and runs a gymnastics program with her daughters. The kids are very excited to bring home their brother and sister, and Chris and Amy can’t wait to bring home their son and daughter! Please pray for Trisha and Tyler and for the Cowan’s through this adoption process!

2/1/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$27.16 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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POPPY for the Koomen family — OH

PoppyAmy and Jason are a non-traditional couple who met at their children’s Catholic school. They met each other after both going through very heartbreaking divorces. After leaning on each other for help and comfort as single parents, they decided to blend the families together. Although they have a beautiful blended family with 3 at home and 3 in Florida, their hearts felt like the family wasn’t complete. Being unable to have any more children, Amy suggested adoption, as both her mother and brother were adopted, and Jason agreed without hesitation.

Amy and Jason’s children have loved spending the past several months discussing the situation, choosing genders, making suggestions as to special needs, and arguing over who gets to play with their new sibling first! The children are 100% supportive of the choice.

They are doing everything in their power to expedite the process and bring Poppy home as fast as possible.

2/27/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$194.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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GARY and MARTY for the Lowman family — NH

Gary and MartyDarrell and Louisa met in college and have been married for 26 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters and 7 amazing adopted children from foster care. Their journey towards adoption started in their hearts long before they ever took their first steps in the adoption process. They have been on an amazing journey that has blessed their socks off! We love each of our unique children and seeing how God is working in their lives. Recently, Louisa was in the Reece’s Rainbow aging out file praying for the children who are about to lose their chance at a family when she spotted Marty and his best friend Gary. She prayed for a few days and felt they were part of there family. She presented it to Darrell and he too took it to prayer. When presented to the kids it was a unanimous decision to pursue these 2 boys. They are excited to welcome Marty and Gary home and thank you for your prayers and support.

2/10/15—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS 
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at hoperisingfarm.blogspot.com

$76.63 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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EBBA for the Molina family — MI

EbbaFinley and Rebel have been married for almost nineteen years. They met in their junior year of high school. Finley was born in El Salvador and lived there during the Civil War; losing his mom to the war when he was still just a baby. He came to the United States when he was thirteen. Despite being on his own since he was fifteen, Finley put himself through college with the support of his wife, Rebel, and is now a firefighter and paramedic. Feeling blessed to have been able to escape the war, go to school, and make a better life for himself, Finley always wanted to help others to have a chance at a good life. After having three biological children, the Molinas became foster parents and adopted three beautiful children with special needs. The Molinas have always considered foster care and adoption to be their family ministry; using their family and all of their resources to live out James 1:27, “ Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

In 2011, Rebel became ill and had to be placed on a ventilator; she was not expected to make it. During her time on the ventilator, she asked God if she would live and he showed her seven little baby rubber ducks, Finley and Rebel always joked that they would have seven children, but at that time they only had four. After seeing the ducks, Rebel knew that she would survive, and on Thanksgiving day she came off the ventilator and told Finley what she had seen. By April, they had six children, and since that time, they have been eagerly waiting for God to send them number seven.

International adoption had never been contemplated by the Molinas. It was too costly and overwhelming. Until they saw Ebba; Finley could empathize with her. He knows what it is to be hungry, to be alone and afraid, and as a firefighter he understands the severity of her burns. Rebel wanted Ebba to feel loved, she wanted Ebba to experience the comfort of a mother and the support of a loving family. The Molina children also wanted Ebba to be a part of their family. They believe that God has big plans for Ebba, and they are excited to be a part of it! The Molinas have decided to trust the Lord on this adventure and eagerly await the arrival of their seventh little duck!

3/9/15—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at 7littleducks.wordpress.com

$1,149.45 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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EMIL, VELIA +1 for the Osborn family — AL

 photo fwbutton150.pngemil-2014velia-2013In 2007 by Gods grace my husband and I brought our two family’s together and became one. I had six children, three biological and three adopted, he had one daughter. Sense then we’ve adopted two children and have recently been called to adopt three more from the Ukraine. This is our first international adoption and we are so thrilled to be a part in Gods perfect plan. We are adopting two girls and one boy, Velia and Emil are from Reece’s rainbow. Our hearts have felt for these particular children because they will be aging out of there orphanages soon. We are blessed to have been given this opportunity. Wouldn’t want to leave out how extremely thankful we are for the people who have and will help us in our journey. If God leads you, please lift us up in prayer.

 3/3/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

 

$103.31 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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TIMOTHY for the Parris family — AL

Timothy-ChinaBryan and Jenifer Parris had known for a long time that their family would grow through adoption. They also knew that it would be a child with Down syndrome. They assumed they would adopt through our local foster care system and that God would just deliver to us a baby with DS…probably leaving him or her on our doorstep in the middle of the night. Crazy thought, huh?

They got the paperwork to begin the process of foster care to adopt. They never even filled out one form and they found out they were pregnant! It made sense to get their new baby home and settled and then Bryan and Jenifer could pick up with their plans to adopt. Then Neely was born…and she just so happened to be born with DOWN SYNDROME!!

Was God really calling them to adopt or just trying to prepare their hearts to be Neely’s parents? They had to figure that part out. Then…..they saw MinLan’s (Laura on Reece’s Rainbow) picture….they knew she was part of their family. Moving forward, they have settled in as a family and were doing well. Never enough hours in the day to get everything done, but definitely enough love to go around.

Around Christmas time, their family chose sweet Timothy on RR to sponsor for the Angel Tree program. They put his picture on the refrigerator, asked for donations to help his account and even hosted a big giveaway right at the end to hit our $1000 goal. They did it!

Ruby Kate,their five year old daughter, walked around declaring that their family was going to adopt Timothy. Ethan their seven year old son, wanted to know why he did not have a brother at home and if Timothy needed a family, why couldn’t they become his family.

Then God began to work…Bryan and Jenifer began to see God going before them to make the impossible possible. He began to make a way where they had seen NONE. Bryan and Jenifer are trusting the Lord to continue to make a way. They are trusting that God will provide the funds needed to complete this adoption. One way may be through people like you. Please pray with faith that God would move mountains to bring their son home.

3/9/15—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.thestoryof1000.blogspot.com

$38.80 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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EMERY for the Dismuke family — KY

EmeryMichael and Heather have been married for 10 years. They have two biological children 9 and 8. Their adoption process started when they saw a beautiful 3 year old girl from Eastern Europe. Sadly, they could not bring her home because of an adoption ban in that country. After weeks of prayer, they decided to bring home another beautiful 6 year girl with dwarfism from another country. She came home December 2012.

They know that boys are overlooked many times and age out before a family can bring them home. They also know that children with dwarfism are viewed as “unadoptable”. Heather had seen ‘Emery’ in a photo that was posted on Love without Boundaries blog post, she inquired but was told there was no file. A few weeks later she found out that a file was started but it would be some time before he would be on the list. Then, she saw that sweet face again and the timing was right.

They finally have no more deployments and no crazy military schedule to cause delays.  They can not wait to bring home their son. He has three older sisters who can’t wait to meet him. Please join them along their journey to give ‘Emery’ the life, love, and family he deserves. Any help with fundraising and prayers to allow them to complete this process would be greatly appreciated.

3/3/15—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS

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

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

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GLORY for the Hoang family — MD

GloryAnn and Lam have always wanted a big family and knew they wanted to adopt one day, but were amazed when God showed them just a year after being married that they would be adopting their first.. and now second child through the miracle of adoption! Through an amazing series of events in their lives last year, the Lord led Lam and Ann to a precious treasure named Ruthie, their first daughter. Since bringing her home from China, their eyes have been opened to the tremendous blessing of adoption and the heartbreaking orphan crisis that remains in China and through out the world. Their adventure continues with the adoption a sister for Ruthie also from China, the beautiful Glory. Glory is a sweet six year old who has severe congenital glaucoma of the eye and a tumor on her tongue. Doctors suspect she has a Neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic neurological disorder. The Hoang’s are eager to bring Glory home so that she can receive the treatment she needs and so that she can know the love of her forever family. Please join them in their journey through prayers and support. Many thanks and blessings from their family to yours!

3/5/15—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at childlikehope.wordpress.com

$4.85 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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DAVID for the Smith family — TN

image (1)Ashley and Kain never planned to adopt. They would have 1-2 biological children in addition to Kain’s son, Kaiden … but you know what they say about plans!

After a struggle with infertility and some disillusionment with domestic adoption, their home study agency passed along a photo of a little boy who needed a family. Though they didn’t meet the requirements for that child, they’d found a new purpose for their struggles. They wanted to give a home to a child who needed one.

The Smiths brought ho me their daughter from Eastern Europe in March 2014, but it wasn’t too long before they realized they weren’t done and they were still missing a piece. So, despite not having the financial support available that was present in their first adoption, Kain and Ashley have stepped forward again to bring love and a family to a child who needs one. They hope you will follow along on their journey to bring home their beloved son.

3/5/15—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at backtobulgaria.wordpress.com

$250.26 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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WYATT for the Hall family — OK

WyattThis was the third trip to China for the Hall family. With each trip, Josh and Shauna volunteered at the same orphanage installing wood floors and working with the children. And with each trip, a seed of love from god was planted in their hearts. The Halls knew it was a blessing and an honor to travel to China to help change the lives of the children for the better, but little did they know that one of those children was going to change the Hall’s life forever. The trip was getting near to the end and the job was almost done before Mrs. Hall walked up on Wyatt standing outside of his home with his nanny. And from that moment, it was love at first sight for Shauna. Shauna grabbed Josh to introduce him to Wyatt and the trio seemed like an instant family and that’s when they knew god’s seed bloomed in their hearts and he was to be their son. The Hall’s proceeded with the adoption the minute they got home and the rest is history. Thank you so much for taking the time to read the Hall’s story as they hope it might plant a seed of love from god in your hearts. In remembrance of the “Waiting Children”.

 

2/25/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$6,500.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ALAN and TORI for the Tilton family — KS

Alan-update2Tori update (1)Frank and Melissa have been married 24 years.  They have a beautiful 21 year old daughter, Emily, who is in college.  Emily spend the spring 2014 semester in China learning Mandarin Chinese and Chinese culture.  The Tilton’s have a homegrown son, Frankie, who is 10 and in 5th grade.  In August 2014, the Tilton family traveled to China for the adoption of Oliver and Gracie.  Oliver is 5 and he is flourishing with his forever family.  He was excited to start school in January.  Gracie is 7 and she is our Reece’s Rainbow sweetie.  The Tilton family fell in love with a picture on RR and she started this amazing adventure of adoption.  She spreads love everywhere she is.  Even though they have only been home a few months, the Tilton’s are thrilled to be returning to China.  They are adopting 2 Reece’s Rainbow sweeties, Alan and Tori.  Frank and Melissa have a passion for children with Down syndrome and other special needs.  Melissa is a special education teacher, specializing in working with children with emotional and behavior disorders.  Frank and Melissa believe every child has value and unlimited potential.  Their hearts’ desire is to pour their love into their children and they are thrilled to be growing their family through love.

2/10/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at tiltonfamily5.blogspot.com

$1,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ANTOINETTE for the Oden family — OK

30728134045Jeff and Shanda got a bit of a non-traditional start.  When Jeff and Shanda met, Shanda was a divorced single mom of two boys.  They quickly merged into one tight knit family though, and were thrilled to soon celebrate the birth of a little girl.  A few months after the princess joined their family, they realized she wasn’t developing at the typical speed and began seeking answers.  The princess was soon diagnosed with Chromosome 15q Duplication Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder.  Not long after that, their family expanded again, this time with the addition of an 8 yr old through kinship foster care.  They were later blessed to adopt this sweet boy, who fit perfectly into their family from day one.  But God wasn’t done – Jeff and Shanda then welcomed the newest addition to their family – a sweet baby boy was born in December 2012!  Their family now has 4 boys, ages 15, 12, 11, & 1, and one sweet little 3 year old girl.  Their family was complete – so they thought.  One day they read an article about the plight of special needs kids in other countries.  Their eyes were opened and their hearts were broken.  Children just like their sweet princess, routinely abandoned to spend their lives in institutions.  The magnitude of that injustice was beyond their comprehension.  Their journey parenting a special needs child and also adopting had taught them many things.  It brought their family closer together, it made them stronger.  It made them realize that the important things in life are smiles and love, not IQ and test scores.  They learned that every child brings pride and joy and blessings, regardless of a diagnosis or a biological connection.  As a family who had seen first hand the blessings of both adoption and special needs, they had to do something.  So, they prayed.  They knew that it was their job as Christians to join the fight against this injustice.  So they prayed about how.  And soon God gave them an answer – their part is to adopt.  So they made plans to adopt.  Someday.  But God changed that plan when they ran across a picture of sweet Antoinette!  They took some time and prayed over it, and God confirmed that she is their child.  God has already begun moving mountains – after a long search, they recently bought a big house that could easily accommodate another child.  The purchase of the house has depleted much of their savings and made the process of adopting at this time very daunting.  But God promised – if they just said “yes”, that He would provide.  So they enter into this adoption completely on faith that God will move the mountains and they will soon bring home another sweet little princess.

2/2/15—HOMESTUDY STILL in PROCESS

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog 15milesfromnowhere.blogspot.com

 

$46.08 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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NOAH for the Carmichael family — TN

O Stephanie and Sean are at it again. They have been married since the beginning of time and have 5 children. Their oldest, Danielle, is 22 years old, a recent college graduate and growing into a fine young lady. Next is Cody. He is 20 years old and in college now and working with special needs adults. The youngest three came to the family through adoption. Cole is 8, adopted from Ukraine at age 4. Caden is 6, adopted from Ukraine at age 2. Cooper is 8, adopted from Ukraine at age 5. We thought we were done, but God had another plan. They both love Ukraine and thought if they ever adopted again, it would definitely be from there, but when they saw Noah, they knew he should be part of the gang. The little boys are affectionately called the “DS Mafia” and we are all excited for Noah to be a part of that. Please help offset the cost of the adoption by donating to Noah’s grant. Thank you in advance.

2/18/15—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at carmichaeladoption.blogspot.com

$866.21 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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DANIEL and BO for the Dewberry family — NC

41022135652 Daniel (1)boThe Dewberrys have been married for 15 years. They have six adopted children from Eastern Europe, Kolya 17 years, Angelica 17 years, Kristjan 15 years, Bogdan 11 years, Tania 8 years & Stopha 6 years. Kolya was adopted as a teen from Eastern Europe. The Dewberrys hosted him through a International Hosting Program. Tania, Stopha have the diagnosis of HIV. Nicole found Tania on RR when trying to locate an HIV child for a hosting program she volunteered for at the time. They were not looking to adopt at that point but God had different plans. When they found Tania they had just returned from Eastern Europe after losing a teen, Sergiy they went to adopt. They had hosted this young man but the pressure from his peers caused him to buckle. Joe and Nicole had used all their personal financial resources available to adopt Kolya & then Sergiy. There were no funds left to adopt Tania. Folks gathered around the Dewberry’s in the most moving & amazing way & helped raise ALL the funds needed to bring Tania home. When they were in country adopting Tania, Joe and Nicole could not figure out why funds were continuing to come in, then they met Stopha. Those extra funds along with fundraising brought home little Stopha. Stopha had a laundry list of medical issues along with his HIV but it was very clear with the right medical care he could have all his medical needs met in the US and flourish.

Dewberry fam

The Dewberrys over the years after Sergiy returned to Eastern Europe to adopt teens that they were lead to or reached out to them like a young man that sought Nicole out personally knowing she did mission work in Eastern Europe and advocated for teens. Each one was a massive loss as these boys buckled under the pressure or lies of others. There is much rejoicing in these losses as there has been redemption and relationships mended and the Dewberrys are still in touch with all the boys they lost. Gods word does not go void nor the love you show. Each loss was a hard hit to their family but they focused on God and what he wanted them to do. They now had a dossier ready to go but no child with their last loss. So they decided to adopt a child with a special need (HIV). That is when they found Bogdan on Reece’s Rainbow. They had to choose to waste a whole new dossier or jump. They prayed and decided to make the move. Nicole and her oldest son, Kolya left for Eastern Europe not even fully funded too adopt Bogdan but trusted God to meet their needs along the way. He did and while in country adopting Bogdan, doing mission work and advocating for children they met Angelica and Kristjan. They wanted a family but after spending time with Nicole they said only if it was their family. God orchestrated such an awesome set of events in what looked like an impossible adoption God made it possible. During the adoption Nicole was short on funds as she remained in Eastern Europ for 4 months until she and all the kids could return home together. God met their needs literally daily. They would have one days money worth for food and a donation would come in. There were times when the kids would ask Nicole how will we eat tomorrow. She would respond God will provide as He has and He did. They prayed for God met the need. And once gain the hands and feet of Christ, you all gathered around the Dewberrys to see them all home. Once they arrived home a grant had just arrived to cover all the remaining adoption expenses they owed. God is good! Good is faithful.

The heart and passion of the Dewberry family is to serve others no matter where they are at & where God leads whether is be with teens, special needs or our servicemen. Joe & Nicole together have been working with at-risk youth for a combined 22 years. Joe works as a Network Engineer. Nicole retired from her dog-training center to be a stay at home mom & foot solider for God. Nicole and her children go back and forth to Eastern Europe doing missions work reaching out to teens to teach them about Christ, show them love & advocate for the ones that want a family. In this past several years Nicole & Joe have witnessed the spiritual battles for these teens like no other time in their life in Ukraine and here in the United States. The Dewberrys know God does not make any promises when He calls you to seek after His children, the orphans but they do know He does call you to make a move. Even if it I just praying for a family adopting. Prayer can and will move mountains. God never gave up on the Dewberrys so they believe they have no right to give up on anyone. They know it is not about them but about being Christ centered & in the service of others.

How did the Dewberrys meet Daniel and Bo? Bo is nicknamed Banana by a joke he told Nicole thinking she would walk away. It did not work, Nicole made a wise crack back at him. The two of them connected at that point. Nicole and Kolya would go to his soccer games and cheer Bogdan and Bo on. Bo and their son, Bogdan were best friends. The last times Nicole was with him he called her Mama across the yard in front of all the school and staff, then a couple days later said he hoped for a family to come for him and he wanted to be adopted. Nicole wanted to adopt him but wanted to make sure if was Gods calling not her own so she knew the best way was to advocate for him and see the family God would bring fourth. For over 9 months she advocated for him with many families wanting to adopt him but no one fully jumped. Daniel, Nicole met him through a young man that is very dear to their family as this was his little brother. Nicole had no idea the plans God had for adopting Daniel as many had inquired as well to adopt him, but no one jumped. But over the 9 months of advocating for him, the last 5 months as the family was praying over the remaining boys they were advocating for and they felt lead they were the family for him as God impressioned Daniel deeply on their hearts like Bo. Daniel had told Nicole he wanted a family, and told his brother to relay messages to Nicole over the months that he still wanted a family and would do anything to help them. He would work or clean, just to have a family. But as tradition goes with the Dewberrys, they knew they needed to push the boys back out there and let God lead. Then The Dewberrys were all brought together as it has been 9 months and they knew it was time to jump for these two boys that mean so much to them. They are ready to see them home.

Our family thanks you for all your prayers and support & helping us bring home our children that have made it home & the ones that have not. We know the Lords word does not go void nor does the love given. He will always be glorified no matter the outcomes!

2/24/15—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at  andthisonematters.blogspot.com

$487.96 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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CADEN for the Young family — PA

CadenTrevor and Jodi met in Scotland while Jodi was studying abroad in 1998 (Trevor was a native Brit!), and their adventure as a married couple began in 2000. The Lord blessed them with four daughters by birth before God first knocked on their hearts about adoption. They adopted their one and only boy (so far!), Niko, from Bulgaria in 2012. While they were meeting him, a little girl also stole Trevor’s heart. They went back and brought Delia home in 2013. (And in the meantime, God graciously also gave them two more daughters by birth!)

At first, they thought they might be done adopting with their two Bulgarian blessings now home, but Jodi was never able to make herself stop looking at faces on Reece’s Rainbow, and we all know where that leads! A casual chat on a long road trip over the summer revealed that both Trevor and Jodi were feeling more open to adopting again than they expected. “Maybe someday” quickly turned into “let’s pray about Caden until Christmas!” (This was in September.) Less than a week later, Trevor sat down at the lunch table and announced, “I was thinking at church this morning…” We all held our breath and waited, until our oldest daughter Pippa (10) finished his sentence hopefully,”…that we should adopt Caden?!” And that was it! We called our social worker the next day to begin the process. We are all so very excited to bring this little boy with the sweetest face ever home as our son. Probably no one is quite as excited as Niko, our only boy among seven sisters, who will finally have someone to share bunk beds with.

 

2/17/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog attheyoungpages.com/jodis_blog

$64.02 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ALBAN “Nugget” for the Vanchura family — MI

Alban12-11-08Vanchura Bio picBritt and Jaime have a lot of little kids. Daisy (Libby on RR) came home from Ukraine in 2013. As they stood outside that door, holding their daughter for the first time in a little hallway, they felt something they didn’t know was real. Never before had they held a child who had no one. And in that instant, the little girl whose name they hadn’t even chosen…was theirs. She was a frail, tiny 18 month old infant, and has blossomed into a toddler with a sassy attitude and love of swinging. A year after she came home, little Seabee was born, joining her big siblings Cal (9), Jedi (7), Lumpy (5), Hoss (3), and Daisy (now 3). The Vanchuras continue to wait for Russia to reopen so they can bring home the son who began their adoption journey, Mac (Thadius on RR).

As you might imagine, with 6 kids, Britt and Jaime don’t get a lot of sleep some nights, the house is usually messy, and you don’t want to see their grocery bills. They drive a passenger van, homeschool, and teach second grade Faith Formation classes together…with two babies in tow. They recently moved to the country to raise the crew of six and some goats, maybe. Everything they do is busy and a little chaotic and costs just a bit more than they’d like. Everywhere they go they get don’tyouhaveyourhandsfull-ed. But that’s ok.

Because their hands may be busy, but they aren’t full. There’s still room for one more.

A little boy, lovingly nicknamed Nugget, has been in their prayers and on their minds. Three days before the first family who tried so hard to bring him home announced they couldn’t complete their adoption, Britt and Jaime had decided to start a new homestudy. They had just moved to a farm, and the timing wasn’t right at all, and the finances were going to require a leap of faith to make happen…but they could do it for Nugget. This little boy has been without a family for 6 birthdays. They hope he will be home forever on his seventh.

The Vanchuras named their farm Open Hands Acres, because the best things in their life together have been given and received with open hands. They thank you all for your support and encouragement as they bring their little boy home.

2/24/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at  openhandsacres.blogspot.com

$145.50 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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RANIA for the Centrella family — NJ

Margaret and Danny have volunteered and worked with people with special needs since their high school and college years.   They met 29 years ago while volunteering at the Special Olympics.  After they married, Margaret took time off while they raised their 4 children. Benny and Sammy are working and living on their own.  Helen is a sophomore in college and Harry is in middle school. Margaret and Danny talked about and looked into adopting a child with special needs.  Their search started and ended with Reece’s Rainbow when one beautiful smile from Rania captured their hearts! The whole family is very enthusiastic and excited about adopting Rania and their children are looking forward to having a new sister!

 1/23/15—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
 Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at margierose25mc.blogspot.com

$1,510.75 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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