Alexandre (2)Robinson AThe Robinson family began their adoption family almost four years ago. While going through the heartbreak of infertility and miscarriages, they started to think perhaps they were meant to add to their family in a different way. Surprisingly, after reaching out to several adoption agencies, they learned they were expecting a daughter. Then, very shortly after her birth, (as these things sometimes seem to happen), they learned a son was on his way. Several months later, Mike (active duty Army) received orders to Germany. Not forgetting the plight of orphans around the world, adoption still weighed very heavy on their hearts and they assumed they would continue on the process when they returned stateside in several years.

As often happens, their ‘plan’ was not the one in action and Alexandria received an e-mail from a stateside agency that they had spoken with years before – completely out of the blue. It had a picture of a beautiful little boy and she knew with the same certainty that she did when she saw their biological son after his birth, that this was their son as well. After many a “can we do this” discussion, they decided to take on an international adoption while living overseas themselves. Several weeks later, intent was submitted to his country and accepted.

Alexandria, though licensed as a nurse, stays home with the children while they are so young and has recently joined the ranks of a homeschooling mom (a title she never thought she’d have, but once again, “plans” change!). Mike is a Warrant Officer with the US Army and thoroughly enjoys his career. Once home, their son will join two sisters and a brother. They hope to travel for the first trip later this year and have him home by the beginning of next year. This process is surely a test in fortitude and patience but they know this sweet boy’s life will be forever blessed by a family to tuck him in at night, comfort him when he cries, and have the medical care he desperately needs (he has a diagnosis of osteogenesis imperfecta) to have a healthy and fulfilling life.

6/2/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at ourbulgarianadoptionstory.wordpress.com

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6/1/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

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Jacob and Sarah live in Texas with their 5 little ones. Sarah is blessed to stay at home with the kids and Jacob works in Oil and Gas Risk Management. They are a very active family and most days can be found at the ball fields or park. While they have always dreamed of adopting, they got serious about it about 3 years ago. The first 2 children they fell in love with will always be a part of their family. Although politics and war have prevented them from coming home, there is still a dream of bringing them home some day. For now they are thrilled beyond measure to add baby Joy to the family. After viewing many files with no one jumping out, they saw Joy and immediately started paperwork. Everyone is so excited and the kids already talk about her as if she’s always been in the family.

6/1/15—COMPILING DOSSIER

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

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Wetherby (1) Greetings! We are the Chinchak Family, and we are proud to announce we are the Forever Family for “Wetherby”. He will be joining our family through the blessing of Adoption. This is a brand new process for us, and we are looking forward to both the joy and the challenges that we will face through this this journey. It will be a long road and we are aware we may face some struggles along the way, but they will be worth it all once we have him with us. We have learned “Wetherby” is a child who is blessed with a special ability to see the world through a different light then others; he has Down Syndrome. Some may see this as an obstacle, but we see this as a blessing, and we are ready to see how he will make this world, our world, a brighter place. We invite you to join us along the way.

5/25/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their Facebook Page titled, “How’s The Wether-An Adoption” and on their blog at HowsTheWether.wordpress.com

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OWhen Ben & Jen met in high school in 1994 they had no idea the adventures God would lead them on. They got married in 1997, and went on to have 5 home grown children over the next few years. Pregnancy complications put an end to growing their family in the “usual way” and they started to look into adoption. Their house was tiny though and they were already cramped, so they knew it would have to wait till they could move.

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In 2011 God brought them to the small farm with a big house that they had been dreaming about for all of those years and the doors opened to adoption at last. In 2013 He led them to adopt a precious little boy with cerebral palsy and profound hearing loss through Reece’s Rainbow. When they met him he was vacant, sickly, and thin. In just weeks of them meeting him he started to come alive. Over the 16 months in their care he grew and flourished. He was a changed child and they were a forever changed family. In early 2015, just after his 4th birthday, their hearts were broken as he was taken to Heaven suddenly in his sleep due to some medical complications. Their world was shattered. But the Kroll family knew that God had more in store for them. They had started to feel the pull to adopt again just months before the loss of their son. They put their trust in God and have stepped out in faith again, this time to adopt two children. They invite you to join them in this new adventure and help them bring them home!

5/22/15—HOMESTUDY UPDATE in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at a-sparrows-nest.blogspot.com

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sarah1270726_590781514298303_1624688668_oThe Prien family is big, loud, fun, and loving. The parents Todd and Jill have been married for 23 years and are still madly in love. They have been blessed with eleven beautiful kids and are enjoying every second of watching them grow up into strong loving individuals. They were blessed with the opportunity of raising a little boy with Down Syndrome. This opened their eyes to a whole new world. They realized how great the need for loving, supportive homes were. While looking at these children in need, Sarah, who is deaf, caught their eye. They are already learning American Sign Language for their boy with Down Syndrome and thought it would be fun for them to sign together. They hope to bring her home with them and share their love and devotion with her. The christian family prays each night to bring Sarah to their family. Even the younger children are involved and excited. Their motto “Big Families, Big Blessings” couldn’t hold more truth. They feel very blessed and want to give her the best life possible. Please help us give her the home and love she deserves!

5/22/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

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Sulleyupdated pictureapril2014GautreauxGreetings!  We are the Gautreaux family.  We would love to introduce you to our newest family member, “Sulley”.  In our 15 years of marriage we have been blessed abundantly! Recently God has brought us to our 6th child through the miracle of adoption.  He is still waiting in China while we complete the adoption process.  As our 3rd son, we will have an even count now, three boys and three girls! Our youngest daughter was also adopted from China 2 1/2 years ago.  She and Sulley both have Spina Bifida, a medical condition that we have learned is easily managed here in the United States.  We also know the road of adoption very well.  We know the joys and challenges that come along the journey.  Yet the reward of having our son in our arms will be worth the wait and all the struggles.  Sulley was abandoned as a newborn and has been in the loving care of Little Flower Foster home in China.  At 9 years old, Sulley has waited a long time for a forever family.  Yet he has touched so many lives already.  We are so very grateful that we get to be his forever family.  We will have front seats in watching how he will touch this world!  Will you please pray for our family and our precious son as we journey closer to each other?

5/19/15—AWAITING USCIS APPROVAL
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at loveneverfails-gautreaux.blogspot.com

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EvensenCLariceThe Evensen family is growing again! God loves adoption, and so do the Evensens. Three years ago they were blessed with two amazing Ukrainian boys, Gideon and Micah, to add to their family of five, and the following year they were blessed again with the adoption of their daughter from US foster care. Six kids might sound like a lot to some, but to this family, it still feels like there is somebody missing. And in a few months they are hoping to welcome their sweet girl home! She has been waiting far, far too long.

5/16/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at addtothebeauty-e.blogspot.com

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Glory is a two year old little girl with so much life to live.  She suffers from chronic brain hemorrhage and cerebral atrophy.  The Knapp family is working diligently to bring her home for much needed treatment, so that she can live a life full of love and family.

John and Takisha Knapp have been married for nearly 13 years.  They have five children, two via adoption and three biological.  This is their second adoption, they adopted two children with Down syndrome five years ago.  The whole Knapp family is looking forward to adopting Glory from Africa. Just last year John became a saved man, and they have thrown themselves into various local and international ministries, working together as a family to reach out to those in need.

They thank you for your support and would covet your prayers for their journey, for Glory to make it home in time for the necessary medical intervention, and for her recovery.

5/30/15—REFERRAL RECVD
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at dailybeginagains.blogspot.com

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janiceMatthew and Kimbra met in 2008 while working at an inner city ministry. In 2013, they started to talk about adoption and decided that there was no time like the present so they started the process to adopt a little boy from Eastern Europe. In the middle of the process they found out that the toddler was no longer available and they were matched with two baby girls. While this was not who they were expecting, each girl captured their hearts. The girls came home in the summer of 2014. Matt and Kimbra thought they had their hands and hearts full. They didn’t realize someone was missing from their family until they found this sweetie. Matt and Kimbra are currently working to raise funds as fast as possible to get this sweetie home!

5/13/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at kimbrajohnson.wordpress.com

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Laine-001Aaron and Michelle were married in 1999 in Minnesota. They have moved to SW Missouri after graduating from college in 2003, and have been blessed thus far with six children. They have one daughter and five sons, ranging in age from 2 ½ -15 years of age, whom they homeschool. Their son was adopted when he was 5 years old from the U.S. in 2013. Adoption is an act of rescuing – for everyone (parents, siblings, relatives, child…) willing to partake in it. It requires a willingness to not have all the answers, to learn, to grow, to change, to stand on God’s promises, to face your fears, to pour yourself out, to weep, to laugh, to repent, to forgive, to be uncomfortable, and to know a depth of His Love and beauty you cannot comprehend. We are so blessed to be partaking in it again. Aaron and Michelle and their children now live in the country with some chickens, cats, a dog, a hamster and whatever critters the kids happen to bring home. They love learning together, reading, playing games, going for hikes and walks, talking, singing and playing music, working together, and traveling. About a year and a half ago the Lord laid it on Michelle’s heart to pray for a baby. She did not have any idea who or where this baby was, but she prayed. Aaron and Michelle have had quite a few conversations regarding adoption, and recently they were told about a little boy in China in need of prayers. They prayed for him and prayerfully considered him, even though they had never really considered adopting from China before. In the midst of this, they were led to pursue sweet Laine in China. Laine has Down syndrome and the Jaeger’s are excited to meet their daughter and sister and help her reach her full potential, and they can’t wait to discover and embrace what she will teach them. They recently read a statistic saying that children who have Down syndrome in foreign countries, and are not adopted by the time they are 4, are many times placed in institutions for the rest of their lives; and that sadly 95% of these children die. This all the more confirmed their decision to pursue their daughter in China! Of course their beautiful niece, Hannah, influenced them greatly, as did some other special children in their lives over the years. Hannah was adopted in November of this year and has Down syndrome as well. So, they move forward trusting and hoping in the Lord and resting in His Love. Please keep Laine in your prayers, and consider helping us bring her home! Psalms 82:3 Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.

5/12/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

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Lacy - croppedThe Rebers are thrilled to announce that they are adding to their family! Their newest daughter, Lacy, is 9 years old, and is currently living in an orphanage in China. Kim teaches children with disabilities, and Greg is a music teacher. They met in 1991 at the elementary school where they were both teaching, and have been married for 22 years.

Kim and Greg believe that adoption was God’s plan for their family. He has blessed them with three beautiful girls through international adoption. Kaitlyn Taomei and Jessica Taoli are 19 year-old identical twins, who were adopted from Nanchang, Jiangxi, China in October 1996 when they were 11 months old. Ashley Heejung is 14, and was a waiting child in S. Korea due to spina bifida, failure to thrive, and other medical needs. She was 16 months old when she came home.

Lacy has spina bifida (spinal meningocele) and bilateral club feet. She has had multiple surgeries for her meningocele and club feet in China. Lacy enjoys going to school in the orphanage – her favorite subject is her native language. Lacy also loves arts and crafts. According to the agency that visited her, Lacy is smart, very sweet, and a loving girl. She is very eager to have a family of her own.

Lacy’s big sisters can’t wait to meet her! Kaitlyn and Jessica are Communication Design (art) majors at Kutztown University of PA, and Ashley is in middle school. The Rebers hope to travel to China early next summer to bring Lacy home to join their family!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” –Jeremiah 29:11

5/8/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.hope4joy.com

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Vienna1 Hi!  We’re the Pattersons.  We’ve been married for 22 years (Wow, time flies!) and currently have five children.  Our two oldest are in college, our next two are in high school and our youngest is in fourth grade.  Two years ago we adopted our youngest, Joseph (Igor on Reece’s Rainbow) from Ukraine.  The past two years have been challenging but SO rewarding.

For over a year we have wanted to adopt again.  When we saw Vienna’s picture on Reece’s Rainbow we were so excited!  We had been praying about who our next child would be and hoping that we could adopt a little girl with Arthropryposis.  Joseph was born with Arthropgryposis and we have become quite familiar with the ins and outs of the medical procedures and therapies that are necessary.  So, when we inquired about Vienna and were accepted to pursue her adoption we were thrilled!  Despite the unknowns, we are ready to plow through the paperwork to bring our little girl home as soon as possible!!

We appreciate your prayers and support so much as we begin this journey.

5/7/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at hiskindness.wordpress.com

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Penny (1)familyAlong with their children Pearson, Henry and Winnie, Chris and Stephanie are thrilled to announce their intention to adopt “Penny” from China.

Chris and Stephanie have been married 16 years and have 2 wonderful biological boys who are 12 and 10. In 2013, they travelled to China to adopt Winnie, a beautiful 5 year old with Down syndrome. Winnie is the light of their lives, and she brings so much joy and sunshine to everyone she meets. Since bringing Winnie home from China, this family has been so fortunate to experience the tremendous blessing of adoption. Parenting Winnie for the past year and a half has been such a gift, but Chris and Stephanie know that her life has not always been full of happiness and love. After their visit to the orphanage in China, Chris and Stephanie are heartbreakingly aware of the orphan crisis that remains in China and throughout the world.

Chris and Stephanie saw “Penny” listed on Reece’s Rainbow just two months before they travelled to China meet Winnie. She has been on their hearts and minds for all this time, and they are so excited to be able to bring her into their loving family now. Pearson and Henry are overjoyed to have another little sister, and they cannot wait to see “Penny” and Winnie grow up together forever.

Thank you for your love, prayers and support during this journey of a lifetime. Chris and Stephanie know they couldn’t do this without the wonderful community support of their family, friends and Reece’s Rainbow.

5/4/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at mamaonawire.blogspot.com

$237.65 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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EffieDavidsonEffie was found abandoned at the age of 2 months and she was placed in an orphanage where she currently lives. She turned 4 in October, 2014.

Effie has a Tessier Facial Cleft and congenital malformation of her nose which has not been corrected.

Effie’s country has granted me preliminary approval to adopt her and bring her home to live with our family. Because Effie has significant special needs, all of my paperwork and a significant portion of the fees associated with the adoption, must be submitted prior to July 1, 2015.

As a single parent, I created my family through the miracle of adoption and have been blessed with two beautiful daughters and a fabulous young son, all from Asia. I also have a wonderful adult son who I adopted as a toddler here in the United States.

There is still plenty of love to spread around and we look forward to giving this little girl the life she deserves.

5/2/15—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

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