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These are the families who have taken a leap of faith and committed to adopt one or more of our orphaned children most recently.

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We are thrilled to have them, and so grateful for this life-saving step to rescue our angels!

Your continued financial support will give them the strength and courage to continue this journey!


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YULIA for the Kellogg family — IN

Yulia update (2)Paul and Ashley met in college while both studying elementary education. Their love for children is what ultimately brought them together! They have been married for 12 years now and have 5 biological children. Their two boys are 6 & 10 and their three girls are 4, 8 & 9. Paul is an elementary school teacher and Ashley is a stay-at-home/homeschool mom.

Their lives were forever changed when their youngest daughter was born with cerebral palsy and a host of other disabilities. They already had a passion for underprivileged children and orphans, and now they had a passion for children with disabilities. For years they had been trying to adopt domestically through the Foster Care system, but were pulled to look internationally after many years of roadblocks. They had always been open to adopting a child with Down Syndrome, but had never pursued such a child.

After watching a Gotcha video of a family adopting a child with Down Syndrome from Reece’s Rainbow, they searched the site and fell in love with Yulia, known now as Frannie Joy! All of the children are so excited to have a baby sister and the family feels privileged to be chosen to take on another special little girl! Finances are going to be the biggest challenge during this process, but they know God has called them to this adoption and that He will provide the funds!

9/29/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at mommykellogg.blogspot.com

$5.34 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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NADIA for the Daughton family — NY

OTwo years ago Tim and Cathy set out on a journey to bring home a teenage boy with cerebral palsy from Ukraine. They jumped through all the hoops and by the grace of God they arrived in Kiev with high hopes and great expectations. Ten days later the couple was headed home empty handed and broken hearted. Their almost son decided to stay in Ukraine, thinking and planning at such a young age, that his future was brighter there. To this day they stay in touch with him and while his path has not been an easy one, there is at least hope.

Fast forward two years and here they are again, ready and eager to embark on another journey to a different country for another child in need. They are again hopeful and trusting completely in the providence of the Almighty to bring this adoption to fruition. The three Daughton boys are excited about having a little sister and Nadia will have a small army of her own to command when she finally arrives. They will love, help, protect, cherish, and watch over her as big brothers are supposed to do. Many plans have already been made as the boys have begun to explore creative ways to help her over come her physical challenges. There is no doubt that she will receive the lion’s share of attention in this household, but no one is complaining.

Nadia is a beautiful, charming, and sweet little girl who is making great strides in her ability to walk, speak, and even learn English; she just needs more one-on-one time and attention. She will benefit enormously from having her own home and family with resources that will help her grow and overcome her less than ideal start in life. She is a radiant child who needs the hope of a family and the shared love of Christ so that her warmth and enthusiasm never fades. The family is eager to bring her home and know that her presence will have a profound and radical impact on each of them.

The family humbly asks for your prayerful support as they continue along this exciting path that God has laid before them.

9/26/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS

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

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CLIFF for the Morse family — TN

 photo fwbutton150.pngCliff 2014David and Priscilla have always known that special needs adoption would be woven into their marriage somehow. Priscilla was adopted herself and grew up with a brother with significant special needs. David’s niece was adopted, and his father was differently abled. In November 2012 they brought home their daughter McKenzie, who was listed as Xenia on Reece’s Rainbow, and she has been the brightest light in their lives (along with their biological sons) ever since. McKenzie has taught them a lot about parenting a child with special needs, and they feel led to go back and give another child what McKenzie was denied for so long, hope. Life might now be easy when you choose to parent a child with significant special needs, but it is always worth it. The blessings they bring to your life absolutely overflow your heart each and every day. This time, a little boy grabbed at their heart strings, and they just knew they had to get him out of the situation he was in. No child deserves to be left in an orphanage, but this child reminded Priscilla so much of her own brother, that there was no way she couldn’t bring him home. Her brother had several of the same conditions, and passed away at the age of nine, but he left an imprint so deep on her heart, that she credits him fully with her passion for children with special needs. They are firm believers that God calls us to care for the orphan, in whatever capacity we can, and for them, that calling is through adoption. They are so excited about embarking on this journey (again!) and completing their family.

Please keep Cliff in your thoughts and prayers. He has a fighter’s heart, and we know he will bloom just like his sister once he’s home and experiencing the love of family for the first time in his life.

 9/25/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at love–conquers–all.blogspot.com

$446.20 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ASTOR for Eric and Blythe — SC

472_photo1_Jul14Eric and Blythe met in college in 2006 and soon married in 2007. While they were dating, they would talk about how they knew adoption would play a big part in our their family would grow. After their first son, Hendrix, was born in 2009, they started seriously looking into adoption and how the process of domestic adoption worked. God placed Emma Kate into their lives in 2011 and their family has never been the same! She is a spunky, loud, sweet, adorable, strong-willed little princess. When Emma Kate was 5 months old, Eric and Blythe got the surprise of their lives….they were pregnant! They had been told that they would never get pregnant on their own but it turns out that the Lord had other plans.

Bennett was born in 2012 and soon after his first birthday, Eric and Blythe started having friends who were adopting internationally. This really open their eyes to a side of adoption that they had never considered. After praying for several weeks, they decided this was the time and they would be adopting again!! They started looking at profile pictures on RR and just begging the Lord to show them their next child. Blythe was looking at the profiles during nap time and one day she came across Astor’s picture. She immediately called Eric and directed him to Astor’s profile. The rest is history!

They are extremely overjoyed to be starting the process of bringing him home. He already has two brothers and one sister that cannot stop talking about him. They are continually asking, ‘Does he get to come home tomorrow!?’. Astor is already loved by so many of our friends and family and now we are ready to fight to bring him home! Please consider helping us through prayer, encouragement, and financial donations. We are taking a huge step of faith and trusting that our Lord will provide everything we need.

9/19/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at bringinghomeastor.wordpress.com

$208.55 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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MARGEAUX for the Duncan family — WA

girl18-margeaux-croppedWhat is it that, those of us who adopt, see in a picture of a child we have never met? It is unexplainable that we are so drawn to that picture that we put our lives on hold, begin a massive paperwork project, raise more money than most of us have ever had access to, and then leave our family and friends and travel half way around the world to bring a child home and commit to them for the rest of our lives?

Linda has pondered that question several times. She fell in love with 4 little girls posted on Reece’s Rainbow and went through the above process for each of them. This is in addition to 11 other children she adopted in the US.

This time seems more unexplainable because there was no picture, just the brief description of a young girl about to age out of the chance to get adopted with only a few more months before the door closes for her to ever have a family.

But the process has started one more time. One more “least of these” has been singled out from all others to become part of Team Duncan.

9/19/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at gathermychildren.blogspot.com

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

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ALYSSA and HILARY for the Voigts family —

AlyssaMei3HilaryMissy is an experienced single adoptive mom. She has 3 now-grown children adopted from Russia and a 10 year old from Ukraine (one of our original 5 Reece’s Rainbow kids!). With only one child left at home now, she has decided that it was much too quiet and has decided to bring home TWO little girls from China!   Because the older girl “ages out” in early November, she has VERY little time to fundraise so your donations are especially needed! Thank you very, very much!!!

9/20/14—TRAVELING NOVEMBER 1

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

$381.96 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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PAISLEY for the Steinhoff family — WI

PaisleyRick and Rona Steinhoff, have heard Gods voice again! This time it’s for a little 7 year old girl, Paisley, who happens to have spina bifida. Not new to adoption, in fact they have adopted many times. Rick and Rona KNOW Gods voice, and they share Gods heart for orphans! Rona is always excited, every time God calls them. And EVERY time, after taking time to pray together and making sure this is Gods will, they throw aside all fear and move forward trusting God is in the details! Rona and Rick have another little girl they just brought home last Oct. Peyton is the same age as Paisley. Peyton has CP. Rick and Rona believe these two little girls need each other. When other children run outside and go out to play…sadly often Peyton was left behind. Paisley and Peyton need each other, not only that, Rick and Rona believe, they DESERVE each other!! This family is passionate about orphans, they hate so many children live without a family.. without value. without knowing they are wanted.. without knowing the love of their Savior, all things every child deserves. The Steinhoffs know, and they believe, God doesn’t call the equipped, He indeed, equips the called! Sooo, with that, they say YES…Yes Lord, send me…I will go..I will trust YOU to cover the funds, open the doors Jesus,YOU lead the way, and we WILL follow. Please join with them and help them bring Paisley home…she needs a mommy and daddy, a family who will love her and adore her. Paisley’s TIME HAS COME, She has been chosen, it’s her turn…PLEASE help us get her HOME!!!

9/15/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at steinhofffamily22.blogspot.com

$1,756.67 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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XAVIER for the Butler family — NY

butler family 5Joe and Hannah are specifically hoping to adopt a child with special-needs. Their youngest child has several special-needs of his own, including prematurity (born at 26 weeks) and Down Syndrome. They have already learned so much through caring for their son, who is now 4 years old, and therefore feel as though they are equipped to take on the responsibility of caring for another special little blessing. Joe and Hannah also have a 7 year old daughter and a 5 year old son.

Both of them want to add to their family. They had talked about adoption before they even had biological children, so they knew it was always something they wanted to do. They had always dreamed of having a large family and when they realized Hannah would no longer be able to have more biological children (Hannah had to have an emergency hysterectomy at the age of 23), they knew that we were meant to adopt! They love kids and feel as though their family is not yet complete. Adoption is the perfect option for them! They have the space, the time, the desire, and most importantly, the love to give. Adoption has become a passion and a calling for their family.

Many people have asked Joe and Hannah “why are you choosing to adopt?” To them, the reason is simple – because their hearts are telling them to!

Joe and Hannah have open hearts and arms and look forward to adding an addition to their family.

9/15/14—HOMESTUDY COMPLETE; COMPILING DOSSIER
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at thentherewas6.blogspot.com

$97.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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REBECCA for the Bowen family — PA

Rebecca 2014Joe and Jaime have been happily married for twelve years and are the proud parents of five children who range in age from 14 to 3.

After reading a friend’s blog post about their impending adoption of a special needs child Jaime found a link to Recce’s Rainbow and their lives were forever changed. There was one little girl that they could not get off their minds.

Rebecca has meant so much to the family after they participated in Angel Tree and raised funds for her adoption grant last Christmas. They prayed for this sweet little girl every day and one day God made it very clear that Rebecca was not just a little girl on a computer screen, she was to be their daughter!

After many months of prayer and consideration Joe and Jaime decided to proceed with their dream of adopting this little girl and bringing Rebecca home.

“And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.”

Matthew 18:5

9/11/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at bringrebeccahome.blogspot.com

$33.95 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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SHILOH for the Araya family — OH

40502230221 Shiloh (2)The three members of the Araya family come from three different continents, but together they are an incredibly happy American family who could not be more excited about adding another member to their crazy, fun, Jesus-loving, multicultural home. Arturo was born in Chile and came to America when he was 14. Jennifer was born in rural West Virginia. Their shared passion for music brought them together while studying with the same cello teacher in college, and their shared passion and love for Christ has enriched their marriage ever since. In December 2013, they brought home Shanti, their first child: a beautiful, spunky, smart, and compassionate 12-year-old girl who was born in Ukraine (and who was known as “Shawna” on Reece’s Rainbow.) From three languages and three countries, God is weaving a beautiful tapestry of love in the life of the Araya family.

While life as a family of three is pure joy, Arturo, Jennifer, and Shanti know their home is not yet full. They all feel God’s unmistakable call to a fourth: a precious little boy whose colors and texture are vital to the finished masterpiece God seeks to create of their lives. Shiloh does not yet know of his new papa, mama, or sister, but they know about him, and they also know he will be a blessing to them all as they grow to a family of four.

Because they just completed an international adoption only 8 months ago, the Arayas know they cannot do this alone. Their individual financial and emotional resources are not sufficient for the undertaking before them. They need the love, prayers, and financial support of many others to help them fulfill God’s call for their lives. They trust God’s provision and put their faith in His guidance. Arturo, Jennifer, and Shanti covet your prayers and support as they make the journey to bring Shiloh home.

9/2/14—HOMESTUDY UPDATE IN PROCESS

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at  www.fromhouse2home.us

$3,424.21 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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LINNY for the Aske family — FL

Linny 3Mark and Mary have been married for 25 years and have 5 children, the last of which was adopted from China in 2013.  They are in the process of preparing their dossier to bring sweet Linny home.  Mark is a patient, stay-at-home dad, who provides care for the three remaining children at home.  He has a history of Traumatic Brain Injury and leads an independent life including coaching baseball and basketball.  His experience with therapeutic interventions will help him to be his daughter’s biggest cheerleader and support as she makes progress toward independence.  Mary is a practicing Speech Language Pathologist who will assist their precious daughter to the highest level of communication independence.  Mark and Mary look forward to bringing Linny home from China as soon as possible.  Please help with your thoughts, prayers and support to bring sweet Linny home.  She has waited way too long.

9/9/14—COMPILING DOSSIER
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at maryaske.blogspot.com

$58.20 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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IVEY for the Charnesky family — MI

 photo fwbutton150.png31209225022 IveyEric and Jasmine met in high school and quickly became close friends. After two years their friendship blossomed into a relationship and the couple was happily married in 2007. Adoption had always been on their hearts, and more recently special needs adoption. The family is blessed to have Jasmine working as a full time homeschooling mom and Eric works from home 4 days a week so taking children to appointments is much easier to manage. They currently have 4 children with at home, a son (7) and daughter (4) born in Ethiopia, a daughter (5) born in Utah and a daughter (2) born in Hong Kong.

After having read through many of the child profiles, Eric and Jasmine felt God leading them to adopt again. Over their last 4 adoptions they have learned to trust more and more in God’s leading and are taking a leap of faith as they pursue adopting an older child. They are looking forward to adventure God has in store for their family!

9/8/14—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at countitalljs.blogspot.com

$218.37 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ELIJAH for the Howell family — MI

 photo fwbutton150.pngElijahWe have two beautiful homegrown girls and last year we were blessed to add our son Hironari to our family from Japan. We call him Hiro, and he truly is our little hero! He has come SO far in the year that he’s been home with us and we are so thankful God chose us to be his forever family! When he came home I mentioned in passing to our agency that if another baby with Down syndrome ever came available for adoption to please let us know because we’d love for Hiro to have someone to grow up with. Never did we think that call would come so soon. In June we were contacted about a baby who needed a family and quickly… she came home to us at the beginning of August and we were all so in love. She was pure perfection. We had her for 24 very short hours when we received the call that her birth mother had changed her mind and had decided to parent. When we brought her back a strong storm hit our area and the rain flooded the streets. The rain felt so fitting for the sadness that poured from our hearts and out of our eyes. We knew that the heavens were crying out, but as we started the drive home the rains stopped and a rainbow crossed the sky. God’s promise. We were and continue to be heart broken for the baby we prepared for. She will always hold a place in our hearts that no other child will fill. She was ours and we were hers. Just as before, we knew that there was a child out there waiting that needed us. So when a friend sent me a picture of the most beautiful baby boy my heart leapt. We prayed together about adding him to our family and the answer was yes. He will be ours and we can’t wait to welcome him into our waiting arms. Hold tight baby boy… Mommy and Daddy are coming!

9/2/14—HOMESTUDY UPDATE IN PROCESS

$923.47 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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