VIENNA for the Patterson family — TX

 photo fwbutton150.pngVienna1 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.

3/13/16—DOSSIER SUBMITTED

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at hiskindness.wordpress.com

$2,949.87 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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KIT for the Sanborn family — MN

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Follow the Sanborn family’s adoption journey on their blog at adventuresofkateandkit.wordpress.com

LENE for Robert and Elizabeth

NE243a Lene (2)Robert, Elizabeth, and their children are a loud, vivacious, always-busy family of eight. Robert and Elizabeth met as young teenagers at their local shopping mall. Their first encounter, at the Blockbuster music store, consisted of Elizabeth questioning Robert with, “What are you listening to?” And his enduring reply, “Skee-Lo”. It was a genuine alignment of the stars.

In 2001, at the ages of 20 and 18, Robert and Elizabeth were married. A year and a half later they had their first biological child and then, one by one (except the last two… they came together!), five more followed. With such a busy household, they thought they were in for a nice, lengthy break from adding more children to their family.

They were wrong.

In March 2014 God got their attention in an undeniable way and told them: “You’re adopting from Latin America”. After the shock began to die down, they somewhat skittishly agreed. Very soon afterward God once again got their attention in a way they could not work around and He informed them (and confirmed in multiple ways) that they were to pursue a particular little girl. Her name is Lene. If they were to be totally honest, they’d have to admit to being caught by utter surprise that God pointed them in this little girl’s direction. Why? Because Lene has Down Syndrome. A child with that type of special needs was never on their radar. While God was busy softening their hearts toward what this would entail, He also began building a love for Lene inside them. Once they laid all of their fears and hesitations down at the feet of their Lord, they were changed. God had done a work in their hearts that was not possible in the natural realm. Not only did they say yes to God and to sweet little Lene, but suddenly they saw themselves with only her in mind. Regardless of legalities, this family feels that Lene is already a part of them and they are doing everything in their power to bring her home as quickly as possible!

4/7/16–OFFICIAL REFERRAL RECVD, WAITING FOR TRAVEL DATES

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at http://www.amerrychaos.blogspot.com/

$6,072.09 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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KASMIRA for the Ballard family — IL

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Follow the Ballard family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.tobelongandbeloved.wordpress.com

 

 

COMFORT for the Lee family — MI

Comfortlee-comfortGrant and Susan Lee have been married for 10 1/2 years and currently have six children. The breakdown of the half a dozen kids includes, four children from prior marriages, one child of our own, and one adopted child. Susan has always had a passion to adopt in her heart at a very young age, while Grant did not. When we, as a family adopted our youngest child Soo Min from South Korea seven years ago, Susan was elated as her dream of adopting a child finally came true. Grant was excited but did not share the same passion as Susan. As time passed by, Grant realized the passion for adoption and began to share these same feelings. The idea of giving his son a new life full of unconditional love became very important and special to Grant and he knew that they would adopt again. This feeling is shared passionately with our children. Our kids realize that they are so fortunate that God has provided all of them with a life full of love, grace, and opportunity. They also realize that they are all children of God and they need to have open sensitive hearts, to bring another one of God’s children to our family. A baby girl named Comfort is our child who were are bringing home. Comfort is HIV positive, our family knew immediately just by looking at her that she is the chosen one to join the Lee family. We will work together as a family to make sure she has all the medical care and love she deserves. We are often reminded of Galatians 3:26 – For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. We are all children of God and we need to help other children. The Lee siblings help each other, Grant and Susan help each other. It is now time for our entire family to bring Comfort into our home through the grace of God.

1/7/16— STILL WAITING FOR FINAL TRAVEL DATES

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

$2,105.89 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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TRUMAN for the McIntee family — AZ

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at catholic-kara.blogspot.com  and their FaceBook page:  https://www.facebook.com/BringingTrumanHome

KENDALL, DILLON, and GIDEON for the Sotolongo family — FL

Kendall-2014dillon2014-4Gideon6The Sotolongo family recently adopted their son “Nevada” as named on Reece’s Rainbow. The Sotolongo’s have four other children all under 6 years old. Nevada’s first year has been nothing short of a miracle. He has undergone corrective heart surgery, which in his country was deemed impossible based on his condition. He is flourishing in a  photo fwbutton150.png family, learning to sign words and perform daily tasks. He bond’s and interacts very well with his siblings. While adopting Nevada, the Sotolongo’s met a few other children at the orphanage that grabbed their hearts. When leaving, the Sotolongo’s already felt that they would be back. The Sotolongo family is very excited to revisit Nevada’s orphanage and leave with new additions to their family. The Sotolongo’s want to thank you for your support and prayer as they continue on this adoption journey.

9/16/16—APPOINTMENT OCT 18

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

$21,829.20 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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OCTAVIAN + WHITAKER + DANI for the Harlin family — WI

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

BRAVE and SAIGE for the Wetherington family — FL

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at journeyoftheheart5.blogspot.com

XAVIER for the Butler family — NY

 photo fwbutton150.pngbutler family 5Joe and Hannah are specifically hoping to adopt a child with special-needs. Their youngest child has several special-needs of his own, including prematurity (born at 26 weeks) and Down Syndrome. They have already learned so much through caring for their son, who is now 4 years old, and therefore feel as though they are equipped to take on the responsibility of caring for another special little blessing. Joe and Hannah also have a 7 year old daughter and a 5 year old son.

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

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

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

6/6/16—DOSSIER SUBMITTED

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at thentherewas6.blogspot.com

$10,569.83 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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