Jade & Annie Reid are high school sweet hearts! The first night they met, Annie was so nervous she sat on an exercise bike to avoid sitting by Jade on the couch! After they started dating, Annie knew Jade would be her future husband, and now they have officially been a couple for nearly 20 years!
In March of 2004, Jade & Annie were married in their home town where it all began, and started a life together there. In December of 2005 they welcomed their first daughter into the world. She had wild hair, and a big personality to match! Aubrie Grace was born & welcomed into the world as the first grand child on both sides of the family!
Shortly after Aubrie’s birth Jade & Annie took on the unimaginable task of building a new home, completely on their own! Jade worked hard with Annie’s father Stuart and they built a house on a beautiful pasture in 18 months time!
In the same year, just shy of Aubrie’s first birthday, Jade & Annie announced they were expecting their second child, a boy named Everett Mason. He arrived just before the house was completed and life was truly perfection in complete chaos. His sister Aubrie adored him, and loved being a big sister. Shortly after his birth the Reid’s moved into their new home!
The Reid’s thought life was complete until in May of 2010, they had the biggest surprise that baby #3 was on the way! They fully intended their 3rd child to be a surprise at birth! And a surprise she was indeed! The Reid’s found out in October of 2010 that their daughter would be rocking designer genes (Down syndrome) and also had a balanced AV Canal that would require open heart surgery after her birth.
In February 2011, Ollie Faith entered the world, stole hearts, and transformed minds. Not a day has been the same since she entered the Reid’s lives and she has monumentally impacted every person in their family!
In typical Ollie fashion, she sailed through open heart surgery, and has been a busy, joyful little girl in everything she does!!!
After Ollie, the Reid’s again thought their family was complete, but God works in the best ways! Adoption came into their prayers! In July of 2016, their next daughter was found! As soon as Annie saw her face & a video of her, she knew exactly where they would go to bring their little girl home!
Jade & Annie are over the moon excited!! Big sister, Aubrie, cried when she found out about the adoption & said she’s been praying for a baby sister for so long! And big brother, Everett, said he is willing to sit by his sister Aubrie in the back seat to allow room in the car for baby sister! Ha! And Ollie, well we are sure she will be excited when she figures out what is happening, and that she has a baby sister in her room!!!!
We can’t wait to get our daughter home & are so excited about the journey to get there!!!!
1/16/17—USCIS APPROVED, HOPE TO TRAVEL END OF FEBRUARY
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Faith. What does it mean to you? As I study that word in the Bible, I learn : “Now faith is the confidence that we shall receive the things for which we hope, the proof of the reality of things we do not see…”
We will be adopting another little girl from Asia with Down Syndrome. LuLu. We have chosen “Faith” to be her middle name ~ LuLu Faith Madsen. For right now, it is by FAITH we must believe, not by what we feel or see. She was born at the exact time as our adopted daughter Lilly, abandoned at 8 months like Lil, and looks JUST like our Lil. We will call them twins. We have been formally accepted to be LuLu’s parents. Let the paperwork and money craziness start.
We have prayed—A LOT. We still are. We have asked for His will. His provisions. We feel called. He equips the called. Our flesh is overwhelmed. Scared. And then we remember ~ Let our FAITH be bigger than our fears. So, we step. Our other children tell us to go & get that little girl home- she needs a family. Lilly is super excited that LuLu is going to share a room with her and have “lots of sleep- overs.”
Please follow us on our CrAzY journey to bring this sweet child home. We ask, that if at all possible, to support us in any way you can. We ask for your prayers. More than anything- we want to THANK YOU for loving and supporting us.
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Since before they met, Josh and Susan knew adoption was in their future. After 10 years of marriage and a beautiful 4 year old daughter (Hazel), they wondered where God was going to lead their family. They felt God calling them to make several big changes in their lives that didn’t quite make sense, until they laid eyes on Zayne. A friend shared his info on Facebook and said, “I’m going to speak up for this young fella again. He is so cute and he really needs a family very soon. If you’ve ever considered international adoption for even one second, please look at this sweet pea and ask the Lord if he is yours.”
The thing was, the Fowlers hadn’t really considered international adoption, and also hadn’t considered a child with special needs. But one look at Zayne’s picture changed all that. They also quickly realized that his medical needs are similar to those that Josh had as a child (but more severe). They decided to take a day and pray about it, but after about 10 minutes realized that a day was too long to wait and they jumped headfirst into the adoption process.
Five months later their dossier was submitted and now they wait for approval and travel dates! Once Zayne is home, he’ll need a major surgery to connect his esophagus to his stomach, at which point he’ll learn to eat. Thankfully the Fowlers live close to an excellent children’s hospital.
The Fowlers are over the moon excited to welcome Zayne into their family, and have a wonderful support system in their community! They’re surrounded by other adoptive families and great medical teams close by—everyone is thrilled to bring Zayne home!
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Jeff and Beth met in 2002 when Jeff decided he wanted to marry Beth but thought he better ask her out first. So, in January of 2003, Jeff worked up the nerve to ask Beth out and after two dates and a few hang outs, Beth and Jeff were engaged March 17, 2003, then married August 29, 2003! Part of the conversation of those two dates was the desire to adopt by both Beth and Jeff.
In November of 2003, Beth and Jeff attended an information meeting to set “life goals”, to make an adoption plan. In that meeting, the gospel truly convicted Beth and Jeff and the plan to adopt added a desire to foster. After serving as foster parents, respite only, then taking a permanent placement in hope to adopt, Beth and Jeff served several years as foster parents. A reunification plan was made for the permanent placement and the children started their way home. Beth and Jeff found out a week later as one door slammed another opened as they found out they were pregnant and a son was born in 2007! A second pregnancy soon followed, a daughter being born in 2008!
Now with a son and a daughter, Jeff and Beth continued to seek out the desire to adopt. In 2012, a loving birth mother chose us as her son’s forever family! Even though for a week or so, our lives seemed “full”, adding another daughter still tugged at our hearts!
Jeff and Beth share the conviction that we will be held accountable each day and on that final day, of how we spent our time and who we spent it with. We are excited to find sweet Hadley on Reece’s Rainbow and continue to work through the process to spend our days with her! Please join us as you feel led financially, or support another family you find here! Maybe find a family in your church, neighborhood or everyday to help fund, or just bring them a meal or wash their car!
Thank you for doing something. Just reading this and stopping to pray is huge. For this work is HIS!
With much thankfulness, the Olivers, party of 6!
12/28/16—DOSSIER SUBMITTED (LID)
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This is the Ashley family, Ken, Amy, Travis (11), and Cai (10). They have been married for 25 years. As of 13 years ago, they had been married for 12 years and had no children. They never dreamed that 13 years later they would be at the point of having 3 children; but God is faithful, and He is on time.
Their first child, a wonderful son, was born in October, 2004. They felt so blessed and assumed that they probably wouldn’t have any more children. In 2012, their pastor’s wife was about to go on a mission trip to China to work with orphans at a Bring Me Hope camp. One Wednesday night before her trip, the pastor’s wife told a story about an infertile couple who were about to adopt from China. Amy says that something came over her while hearing that story, and she began to think about adopting from China for days and nights after that. About a year later, the pastor’s wife, the Ashley’s neice, and another girl from their church went back to China to volunteer at the Bring Me Hope camp. This team of ladies began sending pictures of one of their campers to the Ashley family. When they saw those pictures, they knew that this was their daughter, and they went to China about 1 year later to adopt that camper who became Cai Ashley in July of 2014. They felt so blessed and assumed that she would complete their family and that their trip to China to adopt was a once in a lifetime experience; but they now believe God had a different plan.
About a year or so after they came home, Cai went through 3 surgeries, because she was born with spina bifida and scoliosis. On the day of the last surgery, which was a spinal fusion, they began to be overwhelmed with thoughts of what if they had not adopted her, what if she didn’t get those surgeries, and what would have happened to her if she had aged out at 14. Amy remembers thinking that she would do this all over again and that they COULD do this again. A couple of months later, they saw the picture of an 11 year old girl on a waiting child advocacy site, who was being advocated for by some Bring Me Hope volunteers. They reviewed her file, but at the time it seemed that they had a lot of good excuses and reasons not to adopt again. However, they could not stop thinking and praying about her. Over the course of the next 5 months, every excuse that they could have had just seemed to be wiped away. They finally locked her file on June 19th, which just so happened to be Father’s Day. They have decided to name her Abby, which means my father’s delight.
During that 5 months time of thinking and praying about this adoption, there was some heartache involved, but it made them realize how short life is and that only the things we do for Christ will really matter. They realize that they can’t save the world, but they can change the world for someone. There is a song out that says, “He’s calling all hearts, calling all hands.” They know that everyone is not called to international adoption, but they feel that they have been. They can’t wait to bring a second precious daughter home. They would like to thank you for reading their story, for your support, and for your prayers!
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Martin and Jennifer Quinn have 7 amazing children. Three biological and four adopted from Reece’s Rainbow! In 2013 they brought home two young boys with Down Syndrome from Eastern Europe. In 2014 they returned to bring home an infant girl with Down syndrome and a young boy with Hydrocephalus, Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy. During their first adoption they met a beautiful young girl with the saddest eyes in the orphanage their sons were at. She ran to Marty calling him “papa”. He promised one day he would return for her. That time has come! The Quinn’s are excited to fulfill their promise and finally give this beautiful orphan girl, with the sad eyes a loving forever home!
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Shawn and Kara live in Memphis TN with their two beautiful daughters adopted from China. Shawn works at St. Jude children’s hospital by day and as an artist at night. Kara works from home as an artist. Their adoption story begins when they brought home Chandler in December 2012. In 2014 Perry joined the family. Suddenly life got very busy and with two fun feisty six year olds and the family seemed complete. That is until they saw a picture of a girl with intelligent eyes and a dazzling smile. Keely has Cerebral Palsy which affects her mobility. She will be soon be thirteen years old. For orphans, birthdays are not always happy occasions; if she is not adopted by fourteen she will lose forever her chance to have a family. When the family saw her profile on Reese’s rainbow they knew they would be going back to Asia. They are thrilled and cannot wait to bring their daughter and sister home.
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We have been blessed by adoption a few times over now but that doesn’t dampen the excitement of welcoming a new child into the family. We are absolutely thrilled to bring Cullen home and love him like he deserves!
We appreciate your continued prayers and support for our family and this boy who has waited so long for a family to choose him. Thank you!
9/24/16—HOME STUDY COMPLETE
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The McLaughlins met their first adopted daughter while living in China and volunteering in an orphanage. They had the rare and amazing opportunity to foster her until she and her new younger sister were adopted in Dec 2013. After returning to America, they learned their oldest daughter has a terminal muscle wasting disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Learning of this disease and having spent time with so many children with all different diagnoses in Asia, one comes to know intimately that every life has value and meaning despite any “limitations” they face. They describe their oldest daughter with SMA as passionate, vivacious, a winner of hearts and a changer of lives. Last year when they received news of another girl with SMA whose first parents wanted to dissolve their adoption, they knew undoubtedly they were being asked to step forward for her and to celebrate this precious child. She became part of their family in the fall of 2015. The McLaughlins have a heart and a calling for the medically fragile and for the aging-out whose life without a family is a scary prospect. To think of these children left to their own devices with limited or no education, no family, and no support, they feel called to action. “Our children are so much more than a disability or statistic by which they are defined as orphans. We cannot wait to bring our newest daughter into the precious folds of family and love, to call her Daughter. Our hearts and home are ready. Will you commit with us and help bring our daughter home?”
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We are the Gehrung Family, Nancy, Brian, Collin (22), Shannon (20) and Ava (10). We have been wonderfully blessed by Ava since we brought her home 5 years ago. We are currently in the process of adopting another beautiful little girl from Asia.
Our story is a bit long in detail because so much has happened in these last 5 years. These details are so important to our story and all of these details have lead us to our newest daughter waiting for us, Aliza Rose. Here’s our story…
Brian and I met about 12 years ago. I was a divorced, single mom working full time as a kitchen designer, raising two kids, two dogs and a guinea pig. Collin was 10 and Shannon was 8. Brian was (and still is) a full time sales and service clerk at the Menomonee Falls Post Office. Once we met, we never looked back. We dated for 4 years and were married on November 8, 2008 with Collin and Shannon by our sides.
Brian, Collin, Shannon and I are all “little people”. We each have Achondroplasia Dwarfism, the most common type of genetic dwarfism, just like some of those on the TLC shows “Little People, Big World” and “The Little Couple”. I am the youngest of 3 children in my family, plus I am the only girl and the only one in my family with dwarfism. Brian is the youngest of 5 kids and he is also the only one in his family with dwarfism. We all belong to the group “Little People of America” (LPA) a social/support group for Little People.
A few years after we were married, Brian and I began to think about adding to our family, but since I have several chronic yet stable neurological issues related to my dwarfism, another pregnancy could be very difficult for me, so we began looking into adoption. But the idea of adoption tugged at our hearts for a few other reasons too. With our involvement in LPA, we had learned there were many dwarf children around the world in need of families and in our hearts, we knew we wanted to adopt a child with dwarfism. Plus, we had learned that in some countries around the world, children and adults with dwarfism are ostracized and treated as outcasts. This sad fact weighed heavy on our hearts. How could we not reach out to one of these dwarf children? Since all four of us grew up as little people in the US where we were accepted and given many opportunities, we simply felt called to bring one of these children home and to make them a part of our family, a family who truly understands the many physical, emotional and social struggles little people can encounter during their lives.
Then one day in June of 2010, we learned of a 5 year old little girl with Achondroplasia living in China, through LPA’s adoption group. After mountains of paperwork, many appointments and a whole lot of prayers, we met our daughter Ava Rose, our first little LOVE from China, in May of 2011.
Soon after bringing her home, Ava received a devastating medical diagnosis. Her doctor had ordered a CT scan of her brain, because we and he suspected Ava might have Hydrocephalus (water on the brain), which can be common in those who have Achondroplasia Dwarfism. Before we even arrived home from having the test completed, the doctor’s office called. As I answered the phone, my stomach began to ache. I had a gut feeling that they were not calling so soon with good news. I began to cry as I heard the nurse tell me… “Ava doesn’t have Hydrocephalus, instead, the CT revealed that she’d had a massive stroke either in utero or at birth. It affected 75% of the left side of her brain, it affected her speech, left her with right sided weakness and cerebral palsy, she will probably have life long cognitive and physical challenges and delays and there is a good chance that she could have seizures.” We were stunned… but we pulled it together and began to learn about these new diagnoses and set out to get her the best medical care and therapies we could find. Ava was at high risk for SUDEP, Sudden Unexplained Death due to Epilepsy and that was terrifying to us. Since no medication could control Ava’s seizures and since they were focused in one area of her brain, a 2 stage neurological surgery became our only option. The first surgery in November 2014 itself went smoothly, unfortunately, Ava’s recovery was anything but smooth. Amazingly though, eight days after surgery, Ava was strong enough to be released to go home. Unfortunately, two days later, we brought her to the ER and she was admitted for an infection. She finally began to seem like her old self in April of 2015, but in May, we began to see new and increasing seizure activity. In June, her neuro team confirmed the need to plan for another surgery to stop her seizures all while dealing with a blood clotting disorder. Thankfully, with a lot of teamwork, planning, testing and an amazing little test called a “MEG Scan”, Ava’s second surgery was set. This time, surgery and recovery went much smoother and was successful. Ava has only had a few seizures in the last year and a half. Making the decision for Ava to undergo these two complex brain surgeries were two of the hardest decisions we have had to make. But we are so happy we choose these surgeries. Today, approximately 18 months since her last surgery, Ava is growing and thriving both cognitively and physically. She still has and will probably always have many cognitive and physical challenges, but at least for now, she is seizure free.
In the summer of 2015, a happy, healthy Ava started asking for a little brother or sister. That August, we were blessed to be able to visit with several of Ava’s former caregivers. During that visit, we learned that a sweet, almost 2 year old little girl with Achondroplasia had just arrived at the same institute that Ava was in. After many thoughts and prayers, we knew she was meant to be ours and we began the process of bringing home our 2nd little love from China. We as a family of 5 have experienced a few bumps (that were out of our control and that temporarily side-tracked our momentum) along our adoption process, but we are now working as quickly as possible to bring her home and to fundraise too. Ava just can’t wait for her little sister to come home and neither can we. Thank you for reading our story and thank you for your support, positive thoughts and prayers!
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Duane & Kimber are not young parents. They have 4 children (10 yrs-31 yrs) & 14 grandchildren (11 months – 17 yrs). On any given day if you were to visit the Klopp house you would find many children at their home. They are not new to the special needs either, as they have twin grandsons with Williams Syndrome. Kimber also has a family member with Cerebral Palsy & her oldest brother was born with several birth defects.
One evening Kimber was on Facebook & saw a post shared from someone who had grown up in the same small town she had. His daughter & her family were working as missionaries in an orphanage. The blog was on Wide-Awake Family titled, “Fighting for my babies.” It was a night with little sleep & lots of tears after reading the blog. Kimber asked to join Wide-Awake Family on their Facebook page where she also learned about Reece’s Rainbows. She tired to hide the feelings she had for one of those precious little boys. She shed many tears over the next several months every time she thought about that little boy she had seen in the pictures & by now she had also seen a few videos with him in them as well. She went to other adoption pages but she found herself always looking for that “one” little boy.
For several months their prayers were for Isaiahu to find his forever family. They’ve shared many posts to family & friends about him & his need for a family. Then on Friday, March 4, 2016 there was another blog written, “Fatherless Friday.” This is when God let them know his family were none other than them.
Kimber & Duane had talked about adoption several times over the years. They decided to investigate the process of adoption & more specifically on this one little boy they feel is “the missing piece” in their family.
Please pray for Isaiahu’s adoption, that all will go smoothly & quickly so that they may bring this little boy home into a family full of love & security. The Klopps know that this little boy is worth it! The family is hoping to raise everything they need to cover adoption expenses between now & the beginning of September. They would be grateful for your support, either financially or through prayer, as they go after their little boy.
Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
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Candy and Frederick adopted their daughter, Grace, almost three years ago from China. When Grace, who was born with Cerebral palsy, arrived home she was a three-year-old who was used to sitting slumped in her stroller for the majority of the day. The past few years they both realized how blessed they are to live in America. Here, in America, a child who was “Forgotten” in her country is given the chance to succeed. Graces amazes her family every day by what her team of teachers and therapists report her progress. Most recently she started to use her left hand (the palsy side of her body) to take a peg out of a board, and through feeding therapy is now able to chew small bites of food (no more puree)!
Joy has Down syndrome and is a 6-year-old girl living in a foster home. Her story is similar to Grace’s in that she was abandoned shortly after being born. The Woertman’s wish to bring her home and into their home. Their first venture into international adoption requried they refinance their house. This time, though, they are acting on faith that friends, family members, and people they have never met would want to partner with them to bring Joy “home”. An African proverb states that “It takes a village to raise a child.” They are asking for you to join our village to help bring Joy to their household and allow her to be given a chance to realize her full potential in life.
10/11/16—DOSSIER SUBMITTED (LID)
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The Priens are a big, loud, fun-loving family with an even bigger heart. Todd and Jill have been married for 25 years and have 13 children, 11 biological and 2 adopted. Last year, they adopted Natalya and Leila from Eastern Europe. There, they met Simon, a sweet little boy with Down syndrome. They have a 5-year old son with Down syndrome, which has helped them to learn the ins and outs of that handicap. When they got to know Simon, they knew he had to be a part of their family.
Some people call them crazy for having so many kids, but they wouldn’t trade it for the world. They want to give each of their children the chance to have a happy, healthy life.
1/16/17—WAITING FOR TRAVEL DATES
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We are the Offers. We have been married for 25 years and have been blessed with five, soon to be six, beautiful children. Four of our children came to us through adoption, and our two newest family members just came home in January. Each of our children has been such a blessing to us in his or her own way. One of our children has autism and ADHD, and another has more physical disabilities. We have found that with each disability comes it’s own wonderful blessing.
Having just come home with our newest son and daughter, we weren’t expecting to go back so soon, but we both fell in love with “Lily,” who has Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Disease. We knew without a doubt that she was the one that was meant for our family. So, after much prayer (and a few miracles!) we moved forward.
Bringing our next child home so quickly after having recently adopted two is a stretch financially for our family, but we are stepping out in faith, knowing that Lily is supposed to be a part of our family, and that the funds will come together. We are so grateful for your support!
Updated: The Offer family will also be bringing home “Lucie”! Please help congratulate them and support their journey, bringing home Lily and Lucie!
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Steve and Ginger Karrick have eight children soon to be nine. Five of their children are adopted from China. In 2009, they stared the process to adopt and eighteen months later brought home their first little one from China, Kimmie. Kimmie had unknown special needs, she has autism. It was quite the adjustment for her and the entire family. But God used this precious little one to change their hearts forever. Over the next seven years they brought home Libbie (2011), Opal (2012), and Mariella and Samuel last year. Once home several months with the two newest little ones they saw “Juliana” on Reece’s Rainbow and on an advocacy page stating she was going to be deemed unadoptable if no one came forward to adopt her. Their hearts broke for this previous little one. They began to pray for her. They have adopted several children with similar special needs, extreme developmental delays, being non-verbal and autism. They also feel extremely blessed to see each of their children blossom once home. The light in their eyes come on and begin to understand what love is. After much praying they realized that “Juliana” is their daughter. She is four years old and from Asia, she is also blessed with an extra chromosome. They are stepping out on faith and are excited to resume the journey once again to bring their daughter “Juliana” home.
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Geoff and Caroline have been blessed with four wonderful children, three homegrown sons and a beautiful daughter adopted from Eastern Europe in 2013. While their lives have been joyously full with their children, extended and church families, the experience of adoption forever changed them.
They could not forget the children they had seen in the orphanage, and their daughter could not forget the friends she left behind. Their children have longed and prayed for another sister, and Geoff and Caroline have known there was room in their hearts and home for one more. They have prayed that someday, God willing, they would be able bring home another precious child.
God has graciously heard their prayers, and led them back to where their journey began. Daniella was one of their daughter’s close friends in the orphanage, and it is their dear wish to reunite the girls as forever sisters.
Geoff and Caroline are trusting in God’s provision. They are working hard to bring Daniella home, where she will be a much loved and treasured daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and cousin. They are so very grateful for your prayers and support.
1/16/17—WAITING FOR TRAVEL DATES
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We were not pursuing adoption… at all. We were so, very happy with the life we already have! And we only just adopted our littlest last year!
But God began to stir our unexpecting hearts when a friend found her on a China Advocacy Site. As she researched Poppy’s diagnosis, she recognized the connection to our son’s. Slowly God showed us how little faith we were displaying… and that God could do this… even if she was in China! We prayerfully decided to take a step… and then another… and God just kept letting us through the doors!
MPS disorders occur when there is a missing enzyme that breaks down cellular waste. That waste gathers in all the systems in their bodies, and as it accumulates, it starts to impede their function. As the child gets older, the symptoms only get worse.
Sly Syndrome has an enzyme replacement in trial right now that we are hopeful Poppy Mae will be able to benefit from soon. In China, she would have no such chance, as the medicine, even once it is approved, will be very expensive. This enzyme replacement will not cure her, but it should help to slow down the progression of the disease on her little body.
Because of our 5 year old’s involvement in the clinical trial, we have gotten to know some of the best of the best doctors who treat this disease. They have seen Poppy Mae’s file, are open and available, and are very excited to meet our little girl, too!
Because we are kind of doing all of this backwards, we are compiling our dossier at the same time that we are completing our home study. We are trusting that God will provide every penny for her adoption quickly so that we can bring her home SOON!!!From bilateral club feet, tendon release, heart surgery, and scoliosis surgery, casting, and bracing, our little flower has had it rough in her short 3 years. But these are the kinds of things we expect with MPS. MPS VII, or Sly Syndrome, is extremely rare, even among the MPS disorders. We’ve been part of that world for about 5 years, since we adopted our son who has a different form of MPS.
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Ric and Melissa officially began their adoption process in 2016 but it had been growing in their hearts for many years prior to that. They currently have three girls: 7 ½ year old twins and a 5 ½ year old. “Beau” (or Bobo) was to be hosted by family friends over Christmas and Melissa’s mom hinted that they should adopt him – not even knowing they had begun talking about adoption. God continued to layer this idea with things they read, people they talked with, Adoption Sunday at church… Melissa had been feeling prompted by God to adopt Bobo but it wasn’t what she and Ric had initially talked about. One night they sat and prayed together about adoption and Melissa again mentioned Bobo. Ric’s excitement was immediate and they wrote an email to the host mom. Melissa told him, “The way I’ve been feeling God call me to this, if we send this email I believe Bobo will be our son. Ric reached over her and hit send. As soon as they said yes to God, He immediately put a deep love for this child in their hearts. Over several days of talking and praying with their girls, one of them asked if they were going to adopt Bobo. When they were told yes, their daughter began jumping up and down saying, “Yes! I want Bobo! I want Bobo!” The girls have already grown in their love for their “big brother” and talk about and pray for him daily. Although this is not what they thought their adoption would look like, (is it ever?) Ric and Melissa are ecstatic and loving the journey God is leading them through. They are praying that God goes before them and prepares Bobo’s heart (and theirs) for the transition. They couldn’t be more thrilled and are excited to tell how God has fitted the pieces of this puzzle together so perfectly. Ric and Melissa ask for prayers for wisdom and patience.
1/18/17—TRAVELING FEBRUARY 10
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Laura has always known that adoption would be a part of her life. She is a pediatric nurse and works specifically with children who have special, medical needs. Laura has adopted twice domestically from foster care. This will be her family’s first international adoption.
Laura believes that all of her children were sent to her from God and were chosen to be her children. Gabriella is no exception to this. It was just by “chance” that Laura came across Gabriella’s picture and story. Immediately she was drawn to this little angel and had to find out more. Gabriella has Osteogenesis Imperfecta just like Laura’s eldest daughter. Laura has a lot of experience dealing with all that goes along with this condition and has a wonderful medical team already in place that can help manage Gabriella’s condition and give her the medical treatment that she desperately needs. Osteogenisis Imperfecta, otherwise known as brittle bones disease, is rare. There are different types of OI and, at this point, Gabriella’s type is unknown. She needs to be examined by an orthopedist and geneticist to determine what type of OI she has so that it can be properly treated as soon as possible. She will most likely need to receive infusions every 3 months to help and strengthen her bones. She will require physical and occupational therapy and possibly multiple surgeries as well. All of these treatments are readily available here in the U.S. but not in Gabriella’s home country. Please help the Ferrels bring home their new family member.
Although Laura is single she has a wonderful support system made up of friends and family. It truly does take a village. Gabriella will be so loved and doted on!!
12/30/16—DOSSIER EN ROUTE (DTC)
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Ben and Brandi Cantrell have always known that they would adopt. After each of their biological children they talked about adopting. After their fourth biological child, they adopted domestically. When he was just a few months old, Brandi felt like they were supposed to adopt again. This time, a child with special needs. Ben wasn’t on board just yet to adopt a child who has down syndrome. Brandi saw a little girl on a waiting child page and felt like that she was suppose to find out about this little girl. Brandi showed Ben. Shortly after, the kids started playing basketball for the season. There were two kids playing and cheering. Ben had never been around a child who had down syndrome. Brandi saw him watching the two kids closely. Shortly after, Ben told Brandi, that he thought they were suppose to adopt the little girl that Brandi saw on the waiting child page, that has down syndrome. Ben and Brandi and their five children are so excited to bring home Sarah Jane, later this year. Any donations, are greatly appreciated!
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John is one of 11 kids and loves every minute of being in such a big family! While he never thought he would have a big family of his own, he is certainly warming up to the idea. Kelsey was born to be a mom and if you ask anyone that knows her, it is no surprise she has so many children already! John is analytical and precise while Kelsey tends to be a free spirit which makes them perfect for each other.
We have 4 wild and adventurous children, ranging in age from only 1 year old to 5 years old (there are twins in there)! As you can imagine, our life seems pretty chaotic to most. To us, it is full of grace, joy, and a whole lot of laughter. Our youngest was adopted domestically, and God took us a on a serious journey through that process of learning who He is and what His heart beats for. Before she was ever in our arms, we knew we would adopt again.
We prayed and prayed that God would give us clarity on what He wanted next for us. Kelsey began looking on Reece’s Rainbow and was sure of two things: God wanted us to adopt a child listed on RR, and He wanted us to look in Eastern Europe. When she brought this to John, he was a bit unsure and needed some time to process it and pray. While he knew it was what God wanted, he wrestled with the idea of where the money would come from after such a short time of recovery from our last adoption. We both asked God to put us on the same page. After about only a week, we sat down and talked. We were both sure now that, despite the uncertainties, God was asking us to move forward. He reminded us that He is in control and the single source of all we have, and every blessing we have is from Him.
Back to Reece’s Rainbow we went and prayed about a few different kids. We didn’t yet have a clear “yes” on any kids until one day when we searched “Newly Listed Children.” The very first little boy that popped up, we knew. He was who God had laid on our hearts and told us to pursue.
We couldn’t be more thrilled to be on this journey again and bringing home our son, Billy, soon to be named August! He is already so deeply cherished and loved.
Update! The Jast family will also be bringing home DAVID.
12/5/16—APPT on JANUARY 31
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Mark and Callie Van Wagenen have been married for 8 years and have been longing to start their family. They both come from large families and have yearned to have a family of their own. After struggling through infertility they decided to open their hearts to adoption.
They believe that God has a plan for them and have been seeking His guidance through their journey. After receiving strong promptings to start looking international to build their family, they found Ryan and knew that he would be their son.
They see miracles every day as they work to bring him home. Thank you for being a part of that miracle.
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Jaime and Chris married over 10 years ago after meeting each other at church. They started their family immediately, always knowing adoption would be apart of it. Right after their first anniversary, Chris and Jaime started the process to become Foster Parents and over the last 9 years have fostered over 30 children and have adopted 5 through Foster Care. In 2013 they were blessed once again by the birth of their youngest son, whom they adopted as an embryo. (He had been frozen for 8 years!)
The Richardson’s were greatly blessed to be matched with a 4 year old treasure for an interstate adoption through foster care in 2015. This little boy was very medically fragile and though he had a life limiting diagnosis, no one expected his passing to be imminent. Within weeks of being matched, their son became very ill. After several months of him being in and out of the hospital and the Richardson family living on and off in a Ronald McDonald house 7 hours from home, their son (in their hearts, as the adoption wasn’t yet finalized) passed away and went home to be with Jesus. Six months, to the day, after the passing of their son, the Richardson’s found out about twin girls in Asia, diagnosed with Down Syndrome, who needed a family. They immediately felt that these were their daughters and submitted a request to be matched with the girls.
This large family knows first hand how much the love and security of a family can change the life of a child and they feel doubly blessed to be adopting their princesses.
Thank you for your financial and prayer support in bringing this family together.
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We are the Huizinga family from Virginia! We are excited to announce we are adopting “Saleena” and “Polly”! They will join Dad & Mom, Paul & Maureen, as well as siblings Penny, Sarah, Nathaniel, Iain, Thomas, Fanny, Joshua, Greyson, Julia, one big fat dog named Ellie, and a silly barn kitty named Dingo (Mom says, don’t ask…) We have been married for 16 years. 2 years ago, we brought Penny and Fanny home to join our family, and our entire heart for orphans/orphan care was forever changed. We have waded through some challenging transitions and scary health concerns with Penny in particular and patiently waited to see if or how God might allow us to care for more children.
Thus enters two sweet tiny girls….
Saleena and Polly reside in Pen’s previous orphanage facility. This particular orphanage is near and dear to our hearts, and we have been blessed to see huge progress in the quality of care that is being provided there. The best facility in the world, however, can’t replace a FAMILY as the best place for children to grow & flourish! Saleena and Polly have some special challenges and delays, but we are familiar with the types of needs which are currently known (and know well enough to be prepared for more need, less need, or completely different needs, as they are revealed in the process!) Thank you for supporting our family. James 1:27.
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The Hadley’s adoption journey is the culmination of a long awaited heart’s desire. Jon and Kari had discussed adopting or fostering multiple times. However, God was clear that the time was never right either through multiple military moves and deployments or Kari’s numerous (4) pregnancies. Then after the birth of their 4th son, Kari began to look for ways to use her love of running to help children in need. It was during the registration for the Walt Disney World Marathon that Kari found RODS (Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome). Kari has always had a heart and passion for children and adults with Down Syndrome and a longing to maybe one day adopt a special needs child. Partnering with RODS allowed Kari to use her running in advocacy and awareness for children that captured her heart. Kari was glad she was helping a child with Down Syndrome find a forever home. When Kari joined RODS, Laura was not the RODS Orphan. Shortly after joining RODS, Laura became the new RODS Orphan. Kari immediately felt a draw towards Laura but it was a few months before she really began to try to find out more about her. Kari soon began to feel that God was directing her toward Laura but did not know how Jon would feel about an international special needs adoption. Jon was certainly surprised when Kari suggested that they adopt Laura. Jon requested Kari get more information on the process and Laura and from there things just took off. Every question asked was answered in a way that led Jon and Kari to feel that this was what they were called to do. All the information they could find on Laura only confirmed for Kari that she was the daughter God was giving them. Kari and Jon are now trying to bring Laura home in record time to join her four anxiously awaiting brothers.
11/10/16—FIRST TRIP NOVEMBER 15
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The entire Bloom family is thrilled to be adopting again! In 2014, with the help of Reece’s Rainbow, they added four older boys with special needs to their family. 2 of them had been living in a group home, 1 had spent his entire life in a crib in a laying down room, and 1 had already aged out and would have been transferred to a very bad place. All 4 of them have thrived since coming home. Now they can’t wait to do it again with your help!
They sent in paperwork to be able to adopt another aging out child, a friend of their son who is headed to the same place. They are moving as quickly as possible to get to Amos because he has already turned 16.
The Bloom family will also be bringing home Daisy! Daisy has spent most of her life in a crib. She was scheduled to become unadoptable due to changes at the group home she was moved into, but instead will be adopted by the Blooms.
Lee is another child from a laying down room who the Bloom family spent time with during their last adoption. His medical condition is possibly complicated and he urgently needs medical care that he is not receiving in the orphanage.
Violet is a very sweet and gentle older girl with special needs. She was a friend of the boys who had lived in the group home. She will be a very loved addition to the Bloom family as well.
Any prayers and support you can offer are very appreciated!
9/8/16—APPOINTMENT IS OCTOBER 27
*** $1140 MATCHING GRANT! Once FSP reads $33,765, a donor will give the remaining funds they need to be fully funded for their adoption! ***
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Mark & Virginia Miner met at church as teenagers, fell in love, and married when Mark graduated from college. Virginia is a musician and artist at heart and an extraordinary mama for the kiddos. Mark works at the local university as an engineer & instructor, and is very thankful for flexible hours. God has given us four children: Ivan (b.2011) loves music, drawing, stories, and is excited for another brother; Gibbs (b.2013) loves to help out with dishes, yard work, and anything physically demanding or crazy; Ana (b.2002) came home to us from Bulgaria in 2015, and her smile and giggle have been a delight to us all; Evangeline (b.2016) is a jolly, crawly, little lady who loves to play with her brothers and sister. We are all excited to bring “Owen” home to our family and the blue skies of Arizona. We are thankful for our local church family and for all those people of God who are a blessing to orphans. Thank you for reading, and we appreciate your support!
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Mike and Theresa Grimes met in a tiny college town in Emmitsburg Md. We have 8 wonderful sons ranging from 28-8 years old. While there is never a dull moment at our home we know we have lots of love to share. People keep telling us “your plate is full” our answer is “We have a lot of room in our hearts”.
Both Mike and Theresa always wanted a daughter and are thrilled to be getting her through the blessing of adoption.
We are so happy to have found Reeces Rainbow and are thankful for all of the support from this amazing community.
“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for forgotten by everybody, I think that is much greater poverty than the person that has nothing to eat.”
– Mother Teresa
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