SUSIE for the Reid family — IL

Reid SusieSusie (2)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

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

$395.50 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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LULU for the Madsen family — WI

LuLuFaith. 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.

1/15/17—USCIS APPROVED 

$2,471.90 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ZAYNE for the Fowler family — VA

zayne-2015-1fowler2016Since 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!

12/17/16—WAITING FOR FINAL TRIP DATES
Follow the family’s journey on their blog at campaignforzane.wordpress.com

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HADLEY for the Oliver family — GA

Hadley (3)DSC_0542-001Jeff 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)

$1,639.41 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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CHELSEY for the Ashley family — MS

Ashley FamilyChelsey-updateThis 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!

1/3/17—DOSSIER SUBMITTED (LID)
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at ourpathtocaifaith2.wordpress.com

$261.90 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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CHELSEA for the Quinn family — FL

chelsea-2016Martin 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!

12/5/16—APPT on JANUARY 30

Follow the family’s adoption journey at Growing Up Quinntuplets

$10,851.32 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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KEELY for the Young family — TN

KeelyyoungShawn 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.

10/17/16—COMPILING DOSSIER
Follow the family’s adoption journey: Shawn and Kara’s adoption page

$218.25 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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CULLEN, SHIRLEY and THOMAS family

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ShirleyThomas 2We 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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LUCINDA for the McLaughlin family — SC

Lucinda (2)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?”

12/28/16—DOSSIER SUBMITTED (LID)

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at fortheloveoflaila.com/app

$677.66 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ALIZA ROSE for the Gehrung family — WI

GehrungGehrung (2)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!

1/18/17—TRAVELING FEBRUARY 4

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at  1lessorphan1moregehrung.blogspot.com

$10,753.27 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ISAIAHU for the Klopp family — OR

 photo fwbutton150.pngisaiahDuane & 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.

12/15/16—DOSSIER COMPLETE, AWAITING USCIS APPROVAL

$6,191.60 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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JOY for the Woertman family — NC

JoyCandy 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) 

$6,869.89 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.

1/16/17—WAITING FOR TRAVEL DATES

$441.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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

 

12/30/16—LOA RECVD

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

$2,845.85 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.

12/27/16—LOA RECVD

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

$6,290.23 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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