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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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TIMMY for the Abrams family — CA

TimmyThe Abrams have been married for 22 years and have been blessed with 3 amazing daughters age 20, 16 and 12.  They live in San Diego, CA where Tim is a firefighter and Michele homeschools their daughters.  They are a silly family with lots of joy and they have always wanted to adopt.  The Lord opened a door when their 16 year old daughter, Ember went to China on a mission with close friends.  The Abrams fell in love with all of the disabled orphans Ember cared for.  But one sweet blind boy stole their heart and the Lord began to give them faith to adopt him.  They are working hard to get their dossier finished and bring their son home.

 4/14/2014—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.adopttimmy.com

$0.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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HALLIE for the Preciado family — TN

HalliePreciadoRyan and Carmen knew since their first date they would choose adoption to begin their family. Ryan was adopted from birth, and always knew he wanted to provide a loving home to a child in need the same way his parents did to him, and Carmen has always had a heart for children with special needs. She remembers volunteering her recesses in elementary school to work with the precious students in her school’s special education classroom, and kept her love for helping others through her life, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Special Education. (Fun fact: first date was June 28th 2012, engagement was August 4th, 2012, and their wedding was on January 19th, 2013!–even “funner!” fact: the daughter they are adopting’s birthday is Jan. 18 (2004) (that time of year is going to get way more expensive for Ryan!).

Their adoption process began sooner than they imagined thanks to a dream Carmen had been having since before her and Ryan were married (or even knew each other!). Carmen had the same recurring dreams for several years where she arrived home to the Nashville airport with her newly adopted daughter. The beautiful girl had gorgeous darker skin and dark wavy hair on her sweet head, she also had significant special needs, and was met with tears of joy and prayers by Carmen’s family at the airport. Fast-forward a few years after having this same dream over and over again, and while looking at the sweet children on an adoption advocacy site, THERE SHE WAS! THE SWEET GIRL CARMEN HAD BEEN DREAMING ABOUT! Thankfully, she already had a family coming for her, but Ryan and Carmen took her to be their sweet little angel who was telling them now was the time to begin their adoption journey. And so they did. One day while praying for the children and families of Reece’s Rainbow, Carmen scrolled down a page to have her husband grab her hand and exclaim, “Why hasn’t anyone adopted her yet?!” he repeated this several time until Carmen smiled and said, “I don’t know, maybe because we’re supposed to?” And that was it-the beginning of the journey to bring “Hallie”/Lu (soon to be Lucy if she wants a new name!) home. (fun fact: Carmen and Ryan are not actually that big of “I love Lucy” fans, they just thought giving her the name “Lucy” would be a great way to keep her Chinese name incorporated into a name given to her by her forever mommy and daddy)

See, Carmen is the weepy emotional sort and Ryan is the confident strong one–it makes for a great balance in this crazy little journey of life and adoption. Carmen is also the fiercely outspoken passionate one and Ryan is the gentle humble one–making yet another perfect balance in the crazy little thing called love. Carmen traveled to Afghanistan a year and half after 9/11/2011 to teach in newly gender-integrated classrooms, she has also been to Burma to set up day medical clinics in secret house churches, rocked babies in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and lived briefly in Uganda. After having seen so much pain and suffering, she decided she was either part of the problem or part of the solution–impassioning her even more. Once when talking to a friend about how she could possibly maintain a quiet and gentle spirit (1 Peter 3:4) when she’s seen so much injustice and suffering she was handed this ditty: “if you see suffering and injustice, you better shout it from the rooftops”-and that’s what she’s been doing ever sense, shouting it from the rooftops. (“fun” fact: while teaching in Afghanistan, Carmen had the taliban sit on on several of her classes; luckily she doesn’t scare easily, unless it involves spiders-then her life is over :) )

Ryan is the operations manager for the Home Depot and is always looking for ways to bless the immediate community around him, from donating crates upon crates of watermelon to the homeless mission to doing workshops with individuals with special needs. He is generous and humble-hearted: whenever Carmen approaches him with a way to “save the world (for somebody)” he listens and plans with her on how to do just that. (fun fact: Carmen sometimes convinces Ryan and a few of his coworkers to come and do a mini-workshop with her preschoolers, and one time they made bug catchers and told Ryan they wanted to catch black widows and poisonous snakes in it–Carmen did the important thing and taught them later that snakes are actually referred to as “venomous” and explained the difference–there is always a learning opportunity!).

Since Ryan and Carmen had only been married a year when they began the process to become a forever mommy and daddy to a sweet child on RR, they had to write a letter requesting a waiver (China requires you be married for 2 years). Remember how Carmen has a knack for writing with tons of emotion and being weepy and incredibly impassioned, well she wrote such a letter and pled her (and her husband’s) case, and…it was approved! Then a few weeks later the PA came, and now their are giddy new parents-to-be of a sweet 10 year old. (fun fact: Carmen and Ryan’s first dance was supposed to be to “Fools Rush In”–because, well, that’s what happened, remember the first “fun fact”?, but someone started the playlist before they got to the reception, so they didn’t)

They feel truly blessed, and look forward to walking through this journey with such a beautiful community (Carmen wants to make sure you know that is you!)

Change the world, for somebody.

4/11/2014—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at beforeievenknewyou.blogspot.com

$0.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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EDMUND for the Hinz family — FL

Brian and Erin have been happily married since August of 2008. After a wonderful honeymoon cruise with family friends, they decided that they wanted to start trying for a family. However, God had other plans. After two years of battling infertility and a year of infertility treatments, the Hinzes gave up on having children naturally and began to research adoption.

After weeks of adoption research, Erin came upon the Reece’s Rainbow website and immediately became sold on the idea of adopting a child with Down syndrome. However, she kept this a secret for several weeks while she figured out the best way to approach Brian with the idea. Then, one day, she found a picture of a little boy she knew was meant to be hers. She approached Brian and, after months of research a prayer, they commit to adopting Sterling.

Sterling has Down syndrome and was adopted from Ukraine in October 2011. Now 7, Sterling has been home for over two years and is thriving in a loving home. He has been the greatest blessing the Hinzes could ever imagine. He has helped them to become better people and has given them a love that they never knew existed. You can read all about Sterling’s adoption here: bringingsterlinghome.blogspot.com

Now, the Hinzes are pleased to announce that they are adding another little man to the family! They cannot wait to get him home and they hope you will join them on this mission.

4/11/2014—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog:  twolittleketchupcrocodiles.blogspot.com

$126.97 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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TEMPERANCE for the Willock family — MD

Temperance (2)Brad and Becky first met in 7th grade, their lockers were nearly side by side. Throughout middle and high school they became good friends and eventually on graduation day they started to date. They dated long distance through college and then married just after their college graduation in June in 1999.

In the past several years God has blessed the Willock family with 8 children, 5 boys and 3 girls. Their second son has a rare genetic disorder that limits his mobility but not his personality. In 2006 they were blessed with the opportunity to adopt their daughter who shares the same disorder as their son. Then in 2012 God once again blessed them with the addition of their youngest son through adoption.

This time the Willock’s are looking to adopt internationally and they girls (who are outnumbered 5 to 3) have requested they bring home a little girl and they are prepared to head halfway around the world to bring her home.

The Willock’s are trusting in God to open doors for this adoption as He did in the past and can’t wait to share the amazing miracles He works in this process.

4/10/2014—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at willockadoption.blogspot.com

$4.85 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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KOEN for the Gomes family — HI

40110192034 KoenJoanna and Paki have been married for almost 5 years and have been blessed with 3 children. From the time they met said they’d like to have a “larger” family and had talked about adoption. In late 2012, Joanna and Paki felt God’s call for them to look into adoption. Paki reached out to a friend that had recently adopted through Reece’s Rainbow and she informed them about the website. After much contemplation, they saw a little girl who truly stirred their hearts, but were frustrated when they realized they could not begin the adoption process until Paki came home from a military deployment. Shortly after Paki returned, baby #3 was born and life became a bit more hectic. With their youngest turning 5 months old, Joanna felt God again, gently stirring the desire to adopt. Joanna and Paki returned to Reece’s Rainbow website and were devastated to learn the they little girl they had hoped to find again had passed away.

Paki continued to look through the little faces and came across sweet Koen. Surprisingly, he looks a lot like their oldest son and they absolutely fell in love with this him. They are so excited for God’s calling to bring this little boy into their hearts and family! Please pray for this family as they move forward in this exciting journey.

4/8/2014—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog gomesohana.blogspot.com

$48.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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KAMDYN for the Rosencrants family — GA

Kamdyn April 2013Scott and Lydia met in 1996 and married two years later. They moved to their current home when Lydia took a job as a college professor and Scott began taking classes to complete his college degree. They had planned on waiting to have children until Scott was done with school, but God had other plans. They felt called to adopt in 2001 and brought home their first two children, two boys, from Kazakhstan that same year. They were both 2 at the time. Scott and Lydia were deeply touched by all the children they left behind, so they returned to Kazakhstan the following year and adopted two brothers, who were 4 and 3. With four little boys under 5 to care for, Scott quit school and became a full time dad. In 2004, they adopted three sisters from Russia, who were 8, 7, and 7. After that, Lydia and Scott felt that they needed to focus on the needs of their children. They never forgot those left behind though. In 2011, they had a biological child, who is very spoiled by his older brothers and sisters. In 2013, they brought home a sweet five year old girl from a notorious orphanage in Bulgaria and she is doing very well! They are excited to add another precious girl to their family.

4/8/2014—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog eightisnotenough2012.blogspot.com

$5.82 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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BRECK for the Murray family — TN

BreckHaving 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.

4/7/2014—LOA RECEIVED on MARCH 20
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog: mysonsfromafar.blogspot.com

$339.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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DON MICHAEL for the Munn family — VA

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The Munns have been married for 10 years and are blessed to be parents to 4 biological children.  They live in the picturesque Sheandoah Valley – near Washington D. C. – where they have numerous “pet” goats, sheep, horses, and a Mammoth Mule named Leona.  Completely by chance – and blessings – they came across Reece’s Rainbow last  month while advocating for another child for a friend of theirs.  While on the site, Mrs. Munn found Don Michael and was so taken with him and his profile that she could not forget about him.  He is an amazing child who works hard to be the best he can and will age out on May 1st.  The family networked and advocated for him for a few weeks, hoping and praying that someone already paper ready for adopting from China would step up and be his family before he aged out.  No one did.  After many prayers it was clear that Don Michael was to be in their family – a loved brother and son – and they jumped in head first to try to adopt him before his birthday.  They have made great strides time wise and God has opened many doors along the way.

4/11/2014—DOSSIER APPROVED; I800 RECEIVED

$1768.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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ARIC for the Kojak family — FL

HeinrichChris and Ali have been married for 7 years and have two beautiful children already entrusted in their care.  Their spirited little girl is three, and they have a sweet man cub who is one.  Adoption has always been on Ali’s heart and a number of years ago she somehow found Reece’s Rainbow.  The babies on this site haven’t left her thoughts since.  You can’t unknow what you know — and they both felt convicted to ACT as a result of what they learned about children with special needs in other parts of the world.  God has been working on growing their family biologically the last couple years, and recently made it clear that NOW was the tie to pursue adoption.  They are over-the-moon to be adding this little love muffin to their family, and would sincerely appreciate your prayers for him and their family as they learn and grow and stretch over the course of this journey.

 

4/2/2014—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog therighttoholdyou.com

$15.85 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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RHYS for the Holland family — FL

RhysJames and Patricia met at church and began dating in 2005 and married in 2010. They have a daughter, Gracie, who was born in May of 2012 and a son, Joshua, who was born in November of 2013. They have always sensed a calling from the Lord to adopt, but just did not know when. God has made it very clear that the time is now and that the child is Rhys. They see children as a blessing and as a gift from God. They are beyond thrilled to add another blessing to their growing family. Down syndrome holds a special place in their hearts for many reasons. They can not wait to wrap Rhys in the arms and show him a lifetime of Christ’s love. It pains them to think of him being in an orphanage, but they pray daily for God’s peace to bring him comfort. They so deeply wish that they could tell Rhys, “We are coming as soon as we can, buddy.” This is an exciting journey that God is taking them on and as Jeremiah 29:11 promises, they can not wait to see the wonderful future God has planned for all of them.

4/1/2014—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog

$112.13 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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CHARLEY for Aaron and Jenny

Charley2“Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that did not know you shall run to you, because of the LORD your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for He has glorified you.”-Isaiah 55:5

Aaron and Jenny live in beautiful north Georgia and have been married for almost nine years. God has richly blessed them with three precious children. Their oldest son is six, their second born son is four, and their newly adopted baby girl is two. In January 2011 Jenny read the book, “Choosing to See” by Mary Beth Chapman. Her eyes were opened to the plight of orphans worldwide and she knew in her heart that their next child would be adopted. Through much prayer and research Aaron and Jenny’s hearts became tender to, “defend the weak and the fatherless.” After only nine months, they welcomed their gorgeous daughter into their family through the miracle of adoption.

2013 was the hardest year of Aaron and Jenny and their children’s lives. They are grieved to be caught in the middle of the Russian adoption ban. They were in the process of bringing precious Vitaliy home when they were blind sided by the new legislation. Sweet Vitaliy is now five years old and has Down syndrome as well as several heart conditions. Vitaliy calls them, “Mama” and “Papa” and is waiting on them to come bring him home. A day after Putin signed the ban, they were given the opportunity to adopt their daughter’s biological brother. Their birth mother changed her mind the week he was due in March and they were unable to adopt him. And they committed to a little boy in Uganda with Cerebral Palsy and Hydrocephalus in June-but due to no fault of their own, his adoption fell through in late 2013. They were just one step away from bringing all three boys home.

Through their grief, they have clung to Jesus and hope in His promises for their little boys spread throughout the world. They pray that even if those precious boys never come to their home, that the Lord would adopt them as His beloved sons. And they trust that eternity is long enough to spend with their three lost boys. While Aaron and Jenny continue to wait on Russia, they have been led to bring home little Charley, soon to be Boaz, from China. He is nearing a year old and has Down syndrome and is the most adorable boy in the whole country. They are already so proud of him! The whole family is overjoyed at God’s unfailing love and new mercies He has poured out on them through the gift of sweet Bo. They cannot wait until he is united with his mama and baba and brothers and sister. They would be so incredibly grateful for your support in bringing him home.

“…In You the orphan finds mercy.” –Hosea 14:3

 

3/31/2014—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

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

 

$18058.12 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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ARAN for the Bishop family — NY

Aran (2)Aaron and Leslie have been hoping, dreaming, and praying for their child for the last three years. Initially, they started the traditional route of domestic adoption and opened themselves up to many special needs. Leslie is a special education teacher and Aaron’s uncle was adopted and has Down Syndrome. He has also worked with adults with varying special needs. They discussed their lives with children of varying needs and what they would be comfortable with; they soon found themselves open to almost everything in their grids. Eventually they were matched with a baby boy who was going to have Down Syndrome and they were overjoyed at the prospect. They made their travel arrangements and left home dreaming of bringing home their son. Unfortunately, the birth parents were not able to let him go and decided to parent. It took time and prayer to accept and to understand God’s plan and why that happened to them. The best part of that situation was the knowledge that they had an abundance of love to share and they were more determined than ever to find their child.

Aaron and Leslie started to look at Reece’s Rainbow and all of the children that needed homes. It was overwhelming the number of children that were in orphanages and they felt a calling that this was the way to go. It saddened them that these children were thought of as less than perfect in their countries and seemed entirely unfair at such young ages to go through so much. They started to research the different countries and requirements for each. Finally, at the end of February they saw him “Aran” and knew that he was destined to be theirs. Quickly, they began the process and were soon matched officially with him. It was a wonderful day when they received their Pre-Approval and knew that he would be their son.

Aaron and Leslie are completing their home study and dossier requirements in hopes of traveling in the fall of 2014. They continue to hope, pray, and dream of bringing their son home and sharing their lives with him through God’s grace.

3/31/2014—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
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$20.81 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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TATIANA for the Darrow family — OH

Tatiana 2013The Darrow family met Tatiana when they were in Eastern Europe several years ago, adopting their twins. They came home anxious to see Tatiana with a family of her own. As they have watched the twins blossom, Tatiana has remained on their hearts. Eventually they realized that the time was right to add Tatiana to their family, as well!

 

3/27/2014—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog iveyrock.wordpress.com

$97.32 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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JONAH for the Steele family — ID

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Rob and Morgan are high school sweethearts and have been married for 11 years. They have 6 amazing daughters – some biological and some adopted. Rob is an officer in the US Navy and Morgan stays home with their crazy bunch.

They didn’t set out to adopt again, but once they saw the cutest-little-boy-in- all-of-China’s photo listed on Reece’s Rainbow they fell in love. They decided to take that leap into a 12-passenger-van-type-of-family (Something they said they’d never do!) and add a little boy to the mix.

These two parents are beyond thrilled to be adding a prince to their home filled with princesses. Six little girls are eagerly awaiting a brother. Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and cousins can’t wait to love on this special boy . His extra chromosome just gives everyone more to love.

3/24/2014—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at steeleadoption.blogspot.com

$882.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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SHAWN for the Warren family — AZ

Shawn (4)Scott and Lisa grew up in the same small town and attended church together. They started dating in college and have been married for 16 years. They have 6 children; Noah – 15, Luke – 12, Jack – 10, Kaia – 9, Josiah – 8 and Asher – 4. Adoption has always been on Lisa’s heart. When their second son was born with complications, they were thrown into the world of parenting a child who had special needs. When they began their first adoption in 2005, their experiences with their son led them to pursue a child with special needs. They brought home their first and only daughter from China the following summer. Adopting their daughter changed their family in ways they couldn’t imagine. They felt so blessed to be her parents. In 2008, Lisa traveled to China a second time to bring their 4th son home. Over the next few years adoption continued to be on Lisa’s heart and specifically, HIV adoption. It was during the summer of 2013 that “Shawn” first caught her attention. He looked so much like their son Jack. When she sent his picture to Scott, he though it was their son! She watched “Shawn” and waited for him to find his family, but he continued to wait. She contacted RR on 8/8/13 and asked about him. Scott was still certain that their family of 8 was complete, so Lisa continued to pray for the Lord’s direction. She couldn’t seem to shake this little guy and thought about him daily. Over the next few months, the Lord began to work in both of their hearts. Little by little the doors opened and hearts were changed. Scott surprised Lisa on Valentine’s Day with a journal that said, “Let’s go!”. After a lot of prayer and seeking, Scott and Lisa both knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that “Shawn” was their son. This will be a journey of faith from start to finish as they bring Shawn home. Scott and Lisa are trusting the Lord for his provision and direction every step of the way.

3/21/2014—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at lifeoutoftheboat.wordpress.com

$19.11 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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SIMON and SAMUEL for the Cianciolo family — VT

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Roses are red violets are blue
We are here to tell our story to you

There once was two people from different states
They were lonely
As they were praying for their soul mate

Low and behold
They went to a site
This is the place
That God answered their plight

The wedding took place
Best friends they remain
Now there are four others
That carry the Cianciolo name

Two of our children diagnosed very young
Realizing that there were others who would some day come

Our camp and our ministry
God laid on our heart
We realize as we serve that we are ready to start

We sought God and we prayed
For one special child
God of course had two all the while

Twins they are
And we are blessed indeed
As we begin our journey to
Provide all their needs

We hope you’ve enjoyed
Our story through rhyme
We covet your prayers
During this time

The Cianciolo family
Announces our two precious boys
As our cup overflows
We count it all joy

 3/20/2014—HOMESTUDY COMPLETE
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at tac4hymn.wordpress.com

$44.14 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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MAUREEN for the Walter family — TX

40122221635 Maureen (1)Shawn and Lola married later in life.  Shawn never having been married before and not having any children and Lola having already raised three children alone after her first husband passed away, were decided they did not want children.  God had other plans for this family.  In 2008 they were blessed with a beautiful infant girl through adoption and in 2011 they decided to follow God’s lead for them once again and adopted another infant baby girl.  Once again they thought their family was complete, then God placed it on their hearts to adopt again, but  this time a special needs child.  After a lot of praying and asking God to find the right child for them, little Maureen’s profile came into their life and hearts and instantly they new this was their baby girl.  This family is relying on God to provide the funding and bring this amazing precious baby girl home to them and her two big sisters so they can provide all the love, nurturing and medical care she needs and deserves.

4/2/14—HOME STUDY COMPLETE
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at godshandonus.blogspot.com

$19.40 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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LYDIA for the Whicker family — MT

LydiaThe Whicker family is excited to be bringing Miss “Lydia” into their family!  Since adopting their daughter Thalia (who also has Down syndrome) from China just over a year ago, they have experienced joy they never could have imagined!  Although they thought their family was complete, Lydia quickly changed their minds about that!  The Whickers know that God placed her in their path for a reason and look forward to the day that they can finally be together.  Once home, Lydia will enjoy a house full of fun siblings, laughter, pancake breakfasts, blanket forts in the basement, backyard water fights, family talent shows, movie nights, cookie making sessions, snowman building contests, picnics in the park, and Saturday morning snuggles.  She will be showered with love and affection by her big, crazy family!  You’re invited to follow along with the Whickers via their blog as they work to get Lydia home where she belongs.

3/19/2014—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at harmonyandhavoc.blogspot.com

$67.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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ASHER for the Mack family — VA

Asher Photo 2 May-2013Justin and Lindsay have been married for almost 4 years. They have always had a special place in their hearts for individuals with special needs but never knew the true reason why until now! They finally heard God’s calling loud and clear and took a step in faith & began the process of adopting this sweet little boy.

The Macks currently do not have any children of their own but they are excited to start their family with such a precious gift. They look forward to filling their house and hearts with an angel like Asher.

The Macks will be able to provide Asher with a loving and caring home where he will be loved by many! The family greatly appreciates prayer warriors through the process and any financial assistance they may receive.

3/14/2014—HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at bringinghappinesshome.org

$77.60 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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THATCHER for the DeClue family — MO

Thatcher2-001Ron and Amy met in 2003 and married in 2005. They were not sure of the specific details of God’s plan for their family, but knew that it was going to look a little different than the norm. The DeClue family consists of two biological children and one adopted child. In 2007 their daughter was born, and shortly followed by a little brother in 2009. Since Ron and Amy were dating they always discussed adoption as a way to build a family, along with having biological children. Feeling the call to adopt, they traveled in the summer/fall of 2012 to bring home their beautiful 8 year old daughter from Ukraine. After seeing all the sweet faces in need of a family, they knew they would be starting the process again shortly to add yet another sibling to the group. This time they felt they were being lead to adopt a child with Down Syndrome. After much prayer and research they decided to begin the adoption process again. This time for a little boy. One thing they learned from the first adoption was that when God calls you to GO, He shows up in a big way and paves the path to your child. They are anxiously waiting for the day they get to see their sweet little boy and tell him what he deserves to hear, “We love you son. Its time to come home.”

3/29/2014—USCIS APPROVED

$24.25 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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