Rick and Chante were married in 1999, and have been blessed with three biological children, Triston, Hadassah, and Kyron. The Bouchard’s live on a farm, and love anything they can do together as a family.
Adoption was something that God had laid on their heart even before they were married, and in 2001, when they heard about the children on Haiti, God led them to adopt their son, Ben. Four years later, they adopted Nesanet from Ethiopia, and thought their family was complete. After meeting some children with Down syndrome, they began feeling led to adopt a child with DS. When they saw little YiXi’s picture, they were in love! Six months after they welcomed YiXi home from China, some friends told them about a little girl they met in China, who also had DS. While the Bouchards were in China, picking up Amy, they met an amazing seven-year-old boy with CP. He stole their hearts, with his smile and loving personality, and they realized that even though they thought their family was complete, God had other plans. They have realized that God’s plans are so much more incredible than any plans they can make for their own future, and they are so thankful for the amazing kids He has brought into their lives. Their kids all have a heart from adoption and an incredible love for each other.
6/20/2014—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.changetheworld147.blogspot.com