CHARLOTTE for the Cooper family — MO


Matt and Stacey met in Peru on a mission trip and have 5 children ranging from 3-18 years old. Adoption has been a topic of discussion since the beginning, but it didn’t seem to be the right season. The Coopers feel that the most tangible way to display the gospel of Christ is to adopt and that they should be active in living out James 1:27.  Even though the house was full, it felt like someone was missing from the dinner table and there was another child that needed to be tucked in at night. They knew that they were being called to look to for a child with special needs, and found they had a heart for those with Down Syndrome. While looking at the waiting children, Matt saw Charlotte and remarked, “that’s a Cooper”.

They jumped off the proverbial fence and headfirst into the adoption process. Within days, the Coopers were notified they were not only approved to adopt, but that they were matched with Charlotte as well. When you join God in His plan, it’s like a speeding bullet!

Stacey has a love for running and there is a program called RODS, Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome, so she is able to combine her favorite things together-running, raising funds for orphans, and being an advocate for Down Syndrome! Hopefully once Charlotte is home, she can join Stacey in some races being pushed in a jogging stroller. Charlotte may be the link that joins the entire family in running!

All of the Coopers are eagerly awaiting the call to travel to bring Charlotte home to her forever family. We trust in God that if He called us, He will equip us and we give Him the glory for the provision of finances and the privilege of adoption.

6/17/16—HOMESTUDY IN PROCESS

$102.60 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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LIAM for the Siebold family — AR

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The Siebold family started their adoption process in January 2016. They have three children and this is their first adoption.

When Samantha saw tiny Liam on Reece’s Rainbow in May the agency was hoping for a family that was ready to move very quickly to get him home due to his urgent needs.

Samantha showed him to her husband Joseph. (As she had with several other waiting children since they began looking into adoption more seriously.) She felt something in her gut about this little boy. They prayed together about baby Liam. They discussed his medical needs.

Joseph’s response to Samantha was Isaiah 6:8.

A few days later they had changed everything in their adoption plans and were officially matched with baby Liam. They feel so honored to have the opportunity to love this sweet boy forever!

But first, they need to get him home! Liam has severe progressive hydrocephalus. He also has a cleft palate that makes it difficult for him to eat. He is unable to get the treatments required for his survival in his home country and doctors there as well as in the US have recommended he receive treatment here as soon as possible.

The Siebold family is doing all they can to get him home safely as quickly as possible for the life-saving brain surgery and interventions, as well as the permanent family and forever love, he deserves.

10/17/16—DOSSIER COMPLETE, AWAITING USCIS APPROVAL
Follow the Siebold family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.nonfictionfairytale.com

$233.48 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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MANDY for the Prien family — ID

Prienmandy3The 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.

8/27/16—HOMESTUDY COMPLETE, AWAITING USCIS APPROVAL

$341.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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MATT, ELIZABETH, PHOENIX and DENZEL for the McQuinn family — SC

 photo fwbutton150.pngMattelizabethY (2)Denzel2The McQuinn family have 3 biological children, two of whom have a terminal muscle wasting disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Their strong love and dreams for their children made it impossible to say “No” when they discovered the situations around the world involving disabled orphans. They didn’t want to believe the statistics and information they were reading could be true. It seemed that the more they researched the more their hearts broke. Amanda says, “knowing my children’s amazingness and strong will for life helps us not recognize them as disabled, we see OUR KIDS not their disability and we strive to give them a very meaningful life.” What led them to adopt ultimately was when they came across a child listed on Reece’s Rainbow. They knew instantly he was their son. The only reason to say no would have been because of funding issues but they will not let that stop them. Shortly after their commitment to Ricky they found Elizabeth. They waited and waited for a family to come for the precious beauty who shares the same disease as their bio’s. As their adoption for Ricky progressed, their love for Elizabeth grew, and knowing about her disease they knew they couldn’t leave her there to die alone. So they says “yes” to both … “we will come for you.”

10/21/16—APPOINTMENT IS NOVEMBER 21


Follow their journey at lovemakesusstronger.blogspot.com

$19,007.94 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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LILY and ROSALIE for the Offer family — WA

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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 “Rosalie”!  Please help congratulate them and support their journey, bringing home Lily and Rosalie!

 

11/11/16—DOSSIER EN ROUTE (DTC)

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

$651.85 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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LAUREL for the Wallace family — FL

laurelWilly and Ines Wallace live in Fort Myers, Florida. They are the parents of six wonderful children. Their three adult “kids”already out to college and professionals living on their own. Their 3 younger ones are elementary age and keeping them busy and happy!

The Wallace’s have walked the international adoption journey twice before. God has allowed them to witness the heartbreaking reality of these orphans (especially the ones with special needs). The memory of the children left behind will stay with the Wallace’s forever. Although international adoption is hard, long and expensive, Willy and Ines feel that they can’t just close their eyes and ignore the needs of these children.

The Wallace’s need $18,000 to be fully funded. This will cover fees for traveling expenses, in-country lodging as well as transportation , facilitation, paper chasing, etc..

The Wallace family will be eternally grateful for anyone who feels led to help them fund this adoption so they can bring a child to their home and family where she belongs.  Sincerely, we Thank You!

10/4/16—APPOINTMENT on OCTOBER 31
Follow The Wallace’s Journey on their blog at onourwaytoyourheart.blogspot.com

$8,367.60 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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JULIANA for the Karrick family — GA

JulianaSteve 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.

10/10/16—DOSSIER SUBMITTED (LID)

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

$1,290.23 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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