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These families are in country now…meeting their child for the first time as a result of your life-saving donations

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KYLE and KALEB for the Anzaldua family — NC

 photo fwbutton150.pngkyleoct2012-croppedKaleb_profile photoMark and Nuria Anzaldua, also known as Janeth, are high school sweet hearts which have been married for 8 years and have 4 beautiful children and one has Down Syndrome. Mark is in the Marine Corps, and has been for about 8 years and plans to make it a career and Janeth is currently a medical assistant/EMT. They are stationed in North Carolina, but have orders to relocate to California next summer. Mark and Janeth did not plan to adopt but somehow ended up on Reeces Rainbow looking at the pictures of all the children that are in need of a family. Searching through the older kids pictures they saw this little boy that resembled their son so much and could not help but feel this overwhelming sadness in their heart for him. From that point on all they did was think about him, and how he would fit perfectly in their family. Without thinking twice they decided they need to bring him home. He was going to be an Anzaldua! God was telling them this was their son and they needed to save him, to bring him home where he belongs, not in a mental institute.

Mark and Janeth, as well as their children, are very excited to bring this little boy into their family and give him the love he deserves.

8/10/14—WAITING FOR COURT

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

 

$1,328.78 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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STEPHIE for the Pickett family — VA

Stephie2_2013-e1372005942427Scott and Chandres met in 2000, were married in 2003, and by 2010 were expecting their third child. During an early difficult pregnancy, there were markers for heart defects and chromosomal disorders, so they began researching Down syndrome and met with a cardiology team. After their daughter’s successful heart repair in 2011, the Picketts knew they were ready, once again, to add to their family. They began exploring different adoption routes, discovered Reece’s Rainbow, and brought Viktorya and Denny home from Bulgaria in March 2013.

After a year of adjusting and settling, Scott and Chandres saw a picture of a young lady in the same country so dear to their hearts and began praying about adding her to their family. Scott, Chandres, Viktorya, Ayden, Elijah, Denny, and Sadie are excited to welcome “Stephie” into their family!

9/4/14—FIRST TRIP NOW

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

$77.02 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ABRAHAM for the Bailey family — SC

 photo fwbutton150.pngAbrahamThis little sweetheart is “Abraham” and he is one of God’s masterpieces! He has spent his whole life in an orphanage in Eastern Europe, waiting for his family. Tragically, children with special needs in Eastern Europe can be transferred to an adult mental institution at an early age, so “Abraham” really needs a family who will love him, care for him, and be blessed by him.

The Baileys were joined in Holy Matrimony in 2003, and welcomed their first two biological children in 2004 and 2007. Then, in 2009, right around the time that “Abraham” was born halfway around the world, the Baileys felt God calling them to expand their family through adoption. They had just welcomed their third biological child and due to other circumstances at the time, they could not actively pursue adoption. They prayed to discern the “when” of God’s call to adopt and eagerly awaited the day that they would be able to take more active steps to expand their family through adoption. The family was blessed with the arrival of their fourth biological child in 2012, and after much prayerful discernment (and more than one push of divine providence), the Baileys were able to start the process to adopt “Abraham” in June 2013. They feel immensely blessed and humbled to have been chosen by God to be “Abraham’s” family and cannot wait to hold their precious boy in their arms.

The Baileys can’t adequately express how much they appreciate any prayers for “Abraham” as he waits in the orphanage, and for their adoption process to go smoothly. And can you spare a donation of even a few dollars to help make this family’s dream a reality and give this little boy a chance to know the love of a Daddy, Mommy, brothers, and a sister? Each and every donation, no matter the size, is greatly appreciated!

“And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.” ~Matthew 18:5

8/10/14—FINAL TRIP SEPTEMBER 5

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

$721.06 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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LEILA and LELE for the Fitch family –

Leila (2)lele4The Fitch Family is in process to adopt Cassie (formerly Leila/Fran of WACAP) and Lele also formerly of WACAP. The Fitch’s have been married for 15 years and have 5 kids at home, ages 18,13,9,7,4. For many years they talked about the idea of adoption, since they love children but they realized they weren’t in the right place yet. They first felt called to adopt and brought home a daughter from China in 2010, another daughter soon followed in 2012. And they have now again felt lead to China and these two precious girls who have waited years for a family to call their own. When God put orphans on their heart the wild ride of adoption commenced and they are blessed beyond measure to be called Mom and Dad!

 

8/29/14—TRAVELING SEPT 9

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$156.17 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ALONZO and SOPHIA for the Vargas family — PA

373 AlonzovargasOAdam and Chastity have been married for 15 years.  They have six children.  There have always been children in their lives – even their first date was surrounded by neighbor children playing in the snow.  In 2002, the Vargas family began a Christian adventure camp that is held at their home twice a year.  The camp has grown to approximately 34 children from both city and rural communities.  Camp IGUANA (In God’s Universe Accepting New Adventures) encourages children through hands-on activies and trips to look at everytyhing in their lives as adentures.  This has also become how their family looks at each day as well.  Their family has hosted 9 children from orphanages in EE over the last 4 years with the hope to adopt that grew more and more.  They eagerly look forward to adding to their family through adoption and are grateful for your prayers and support.
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9/17/14—WAITING FOR COURT

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

$10,503.83 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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SIMON and SAMUEL for the Cianciolo family — VT

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UKRAINE

 

Roses are red violets are blue

We are here to tell our story to you

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7/21/14–APPOINTMENT IS JULY 24

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at tac4hymn.wordpress.com

$3,272.14 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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RUTHIE for the Hoang family — MD

Ruthie (1)hoang-ruthieAnn and Lam met at a prayer meeting and were married shortly after and they have been on a great adventure together ever since! They had always wanted a big family – but who knew it would be first through adoption? Through an amazing series of events in their lives, the Lord led Lam and Ann to a precious treasure named “Ruthie”. Their adventure continues with the adoption story of this beautiful girl from China who happens to have Down Syndrome and congenital heart disease. They are excited to be able to share with you the journey of bringing home their first child and through it to be able to show matchless love of God for every person He has created.

8/19/14—TRAVELING SEPTEMBER 12

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

$20,577.01 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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CARLIANA for the Rowan family — MS

Carlianarowan-carliana2014Carliana has a family that is trying to adopt her as quickly as they can, but they need your help. Their oldest child, Ana, always wanted an older sister, so for Christmas they hosted Carliana. Carliana is a true orphan that is 14 years old and has dropsy, or edema of the cranial cavity. She also has developmental delay and takes special needs classes at her school. Because her head is so large the edema has probably not been treated, and if left so could cause brain damage or even death. Because of recent conflict in her country, the family has rushed all the paperwork which has added additional expenses. Please consider helping this family bring their snow girl home!

This has been such a special story because the younger sister’s love for her new older sister truly will save her life. She was chosen because the girls look so much alike they could be twins, even having a beauty mark in the exact same place! They are the same exact size, the only difference being the color of their eyes. This is not the story of a mother wanting another child, but of a sister wanting to save her sister! Please help these two Ana’s with their happily ever after by giving to their adoption.

8/10/14—COURT IS AUGUST 14

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

$373.45 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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DANNY and WAYNE for the Anderson family — NM

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wayne 1Michael & Amber met in a choir class at the University of New Mexico Institute of Religion way back in 1998. They have been married just shy of 14 years. They have three bio children, Seth who is almost 13, Evie who is almost 10, and Gillian who just turned 4. They decided they would have a large family, probably six children, and then, when those children were grown, they would start a new wave of children through adoption. As it turned out, biology made that initial plan impossible. Instead of mourning, they moved up their adoption plans! They are certified foster & adoptive parents through their state, but were unable to secure a permanent placement.

They came to Reece’s Rainbow, not to seek international adoption, but because a friend posted a link on FB that spoke of a third friend’s adoption. The Anderson’s viewed international adoption as ‘something rich people did’ and didn’t plan for it to be part of their future. However, once Amber discovered Reece’s Rainbow, she began to research the terrible conditions in foreign orphanages and their hearts were softened that international adoption wasn’t for ‘someday’ when they had more money but that, as MLK said, “The time is always right to do what is right.”

They found their son, Danny, in a large Asian country. Sometimes orphanage conditions are better in his country, sometimes they’re not. But Danny has a special need, which means, no matter what, his future in his home country is grim. His personality is dynamic and fun and he’d be perfect in a large, crazy family like the Anderson’s. He deserves a chance based on his potential, not his ability to move, and the Andersons are so excited to be a part of his future. They hope to add a second child before travelling, but pick children based on just the right feeling and have not discovered their second child yet.

They believe that Frederick Douglass was so very right when he said, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”, and they hope you will join with them on their journey to build strong children in the arms of their crazy, loud, togetherness seeking, wacky joke telling, hug giving, game playing, trip taking, knowledge seeking, and very, very loving family.

8/28/14—TRAVELING SEPTEMBER 12


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

$20,528.36 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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EBONY for the Sutton family — VA

 photo fwbutton150.pngEbonyThe Suttons believe children are a gift from God and they have been abundantly blessed with 9 children, ages 11 and under, to love and raise up so far! Coming from a family that is not new to adoption, they always knew they would adopt someday, as well, and they completed their first adoption in January 2013.

Just four months after returning home from Eastern Europe with their son, Benjamin (Mikale on RR), the Suttons discovered he had a younger brother at the same orphanage that they didn’t know even existed. They stepped out in faith to follow God’s leading to bring ‘Gideon’ home as well. Almost exactly a year after beginning the process of tracking down his file, committing to adopt him, completing their dossier and thinking of him as their son…they finally got to go meet him. Sometimes God’s plans do not end up the way we expect them to. Sometimes He wants His children to say yes and obey…and He instead uses them for His purpose in an unexpected way. God did not give them peace to bring ‘Gideon’ home. Heartbroken but trusting in God’s plan…they have committed to advocating, sharing all they have learned and helping to find the perfect family for ‘Gideon’.

During that year, while waiting for ‘Gideon’s’ file to become available, they saw a picture of a little girl and knew she was supposed to be their daughter. During their first adoption, they had hoped to adopt a little girl along with Benjamin, but were not able to find the one meant to be in their family. They wouldn’t have even seen her had they not been watching for ‘Gideon’ to show up on the waiting child lists, because they had not planned on adopting again so soon. God is in the details and looking back, they would have missed out on the precious blessing soon to join their family.

Ebony faces a bleak future growing up as an orphan in her birth country. She has been waiting for a family her whole life and the Suttons cannot wait to bring her home as their precious daughter, sister and granddaughter.

Would you please consider helping the Suttons, with a tax deductible donation? No amount is too small and they are grateful for each and every gift and prayer.

“Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.” I John 3:18

8/27/14—ARTICLE 5
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at blessingseternal.blogspot.com

$6,791.43 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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AUBREE and LAELIA for the Robinson family — SC

40427100748 Laelia (1)Shortly after marrying in 2007, God blessed Jode and Kelley with a beautiful 1888 Folk Victorian home, and He placed in their hearts the desire to fill it up with a rainbow of children. Jode and Kelley soon became foster/adoptive parents and are now the proud parents of three beautiful domestic grown babies and three Eastern Europe babies. With so many children needing families, love and medical care, they knew they would adopt again someday; however, they did not think it would be any time soon. But . . . God had different plans.

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Aubree, who has arthrogryposis, has long been on their hearts and now little Laelia, who also has arthrogryposis, has come along. Both children are beautiful and share the same diagnosis as their precious youngest son who has made great strides since coming home. They know that these two girls will also grow and development as they receive all that they need to become the amazing women God created them to be. We are excited too experience all that God has in store for them as part of our family. Please follow us through our blog as we once again begin this amazing journey.

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think” (Eph 3:20)

7/31/14—APPOINTMENT IS AUGUST 20


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

$2,788.40 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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VALENZ’S Family

Valenz_Nov2011There is a woman who is working very hard to become “Valenz” Mom.  She cannot wait until he comes home! He will be surrounded by uncles who share his extra chromosome and an extended family who can’t wait to meet him.

Thank you for your prayers!

 

 8/17/2014—AWAITING COURT 

$169.31 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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DYLAN for the Kindall family — UT

 photo fwbutton150.pngKindallsGavin and Mali Kindall have been married for almost nine years; after only seven weeks of dating! You could call them crazy, but when you know you know, right! They have a beautiful two year old boy named Jeton, they call him Jet! It has always been in their plans to adopt one day. In their minds it would happen in a few years, but what they didn’t know, was that their beautiful daughters Harmony and Penelope were already here and waiting to be brought home. One night Mali happened upon Reece’s Rainbow and after a few days of falling in love with all the children and being forever changed, Mali knew God had his own plans for them. It didn’t take long before Gavin knew, too.

While in the process to adopt Harmony and Penelope, their girls’ country banned Americans from adopting. Gavin and Mali have complete faith that the ban will be lifted one day and they will bring them home. They will never forget or give up on their sweet little angels! In the meantime, they have prayed about and have decided to change countries and bring a big brother home for the girls and Jet!! Through much heartbreak has come something very beautiful and that is bringing home another son. They cannot wait to bring home their handsome and amazing Dylan!

So much love has already been shown and given to our Dylan that will help bring him home…..we would like to thank everyone with our whole hearts!

8/25/14—TRIP 2; COURT on SEPT 22nd

$14,927.62 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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RAELYNN for the Yost family — AL

Raelynnyost-raelynnOn their wedding day, Tabitha and Warren vowed to devote their marriage to serving the Lord. As they began to explore ways to fulfill the biblical command to care for orphans, God led them to a Know More Orphans conference. They knew that adoption was something they would do someday, but after speaking with a representative for Reece’s Rainbow at the conference, they realized they had no reason to wait. They are beyond excited to serve the Lord in a way that will bring such a sweet blessing into their lives.

8/20/14—FINAL TRIP SEPTEMBER 12

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

$13,562.92 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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FULLY FUNDED!!!

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DONALD for the Claus family — OR

Donald March2013 (12)claus-levi-2Josh and Chelsea met at a small church as teenagers, dated for nearly 5 years and have now been married for 9 years. They now live right around the corner from the church where they met and have four beautiful biological children, ages 7 and under.

Chelsea has wanted to adopt since she first heard, as a little girl, that there were children in the world who didn’t have families. Josh agreed that adoption was important but wasn’t yet convinced that it was for their family. When friends of theirs adopted a child with special needs from an Eastern European country, their eyes were opened to the plight of the orphan, especially those with special needs across the globe. Their eyes could not be shut, and Chelsea began advocating for waiting children through Reece’s Rainbow, and became a prayer warrior for several orphans. God started to speak to both Josh and Chelsea about adoption. Through much prayer they came to believe that their family was called to adopt, but they didn’t know who or when. Well, God provided them with the who. A sweet 4 year old boy with Sotos Syndrome and Scoliosis had snuck into their minds and stolen their hearts. Once they knew who they should adopt, that also answered the question of when. NOW! :)

They are stepping out in faith to rescue this precious child from his orphanage in Eastern Europe. Adoption is redemption, and redemption is costly. Please help them give this very deserving little boy a forever family who will treasure him always.

8/6/14—FINAL TRIP SEPT 2

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

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GAGE and MILLIE’s Family

Gagemillie2013This adoption is one that is just awaiting it’s fairytale ending. When Gage’s soon to be mama travelled in June with another family that was adopting they saw the little boy that they knew as “Gage” every day of visits. Gage had previously had a committed family when he was listed in the fall of 2012, but the adoption couldn’t be completed and he needed to be relisted, it broke their hearts to see him everyday and know he was still waiting, especially because he was listed at the same time as the 3 children that her and her friend were at the orphanage visiting. She would see him in passing and know she needed to find him a family when she arrived home, never in her wildest dreams would she have believed it would be her though!My Album 5-014

Gage’s family never imagined that they would be crossing the ocean for not one, but two treasures! Millie is a child that has been listed since they first found Reece’s Rainbow in 20o9 and they had watched her age through pictures year after year. Prior to meeting Gage though, they had never considered adoption from her country. Much like with Gage, never in their wildest dreams did they ever think the child they watched grow up in pictures would one day be their daughter!

9/10/14—COURT IS OCTOBER 17

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at iwillcometoyou-john14-18.blogspot.com

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ADAM and DAVID for the Ray family — CA

 photo fwbutton150.pngAdam_Aug 2013David 2013 (2)After bringing Micah (RR) home in 2011, Barry and Shelly thought their family was complete. They were content with their four Littles running all over the house, happy, healthy and thriving (and their two Bigs out of the house). Then Shelly’s dear friend posted another “find his mama” post about Grant, whom Shelly had noticed and prayed over for the past three years. But for some reason, this day in November was different. She felt a strong gut-punch telling her to go for him. A few days later, another family committed to him and she thought she was off the hook. But the Holy Spirit kept telling her to go back for another child. She told Barry, and once he was on board, it was full steam ahead! At first they thought they’d go back to Ukraine, adopting another very young boy with Down syndrome, but they didn’t feel called to one specific child, so they decided they would do a blind referral this time. They had it in their heads how it would go, and they were SOOO excited to return to Ukraine because they left half their hearts there in 2011. It’s funny how God is in control because a couple weeks after that, Shelly noticed “Adam” and inquired about him and his country. Once they saw his videos, they knew he was their son!
Several weeks later, they found “David” and also felt drawn to him immediately. They are so excited to bring the boys home in 2014, and their current children are also very excited.

9/4/14—WAITING FOR COURT


Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.rays-r-us.blogspot.com

$3,546.70 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Bowden, Sam and Jesse for the Rieben family — OH

OSamOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen Richard and Valerie Rieben were married 12 years ago they never could’ve imagined the adventures that awaited them. In 2005, just 2.5 years after saying “I do,” the Rieben’s welcomed biological triplets Maren, Lukas and Jacob into the family. But the adventures didn’t stop there! In 2007, the family grew by two when Joshua was adopted from Uzbekistan and Evan from Ukraine. Life with five under five was so much fun that the Rieben’s decided to invite a few more to the party and in 2010 Alayna, Lilyana and Alexis joined them from Bulgaria. Realizing that they were still a few players short of a baseball team, they brought Benjamin and Thomas home from Bulgaria in 2012 bringing them to double digits! They say that things are cheaper by the dozen and, with three seats left in their 15-passenger van, the Rieben’s have decided to cross the pond one last time to bring Jesse, Sam and Bowden home! Won’t you join them in the adventure by supporting them on this wild ride!? After all, the more the merrier!

 8/11/2014—FIRST TRIP
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at fromthetrenchesofadoption.blogspot.com

$1,394.23 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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MEREDITH for the Lehmann family — WI

Brian and Keri have been blessed with 14 years of marriage and counting, with God as the glue…Marriage takes three! They always thought they would have their own children, when and if it was God’s will. But so far it has not happened…yet! They have been blessed with 4 legged furry kids, horses, dairy goats, dogs and cats,…but are still waiting for a 2 legged non furry kid or kids. :) After thinking maybe it was not in God’s plan for them to be parents, a phone call from one of Keri’s brothers in Nov. 2011 changed all that. Her brother told her that the baby he and his wife were expecting in the Spring might have Down Syndrome. Long story short…they would not be able to keep the baby…was this how God planned for them to finally become parents?! Keri told her brother they would adopt the baby in a heartbeat. Keri works in health care and Brian and Keri help care for a family friends child with special needs. This beautiful child with CP has been a blessing to them and really helped take away many of their fears and softened their hearts to a special needs child. Then began the research on Down Sydrome. Through research Keri came upon Reece’s Rainbows website, wow look at all these beautiful sweet children that need homes…how would you ever choose? Brian and Keri were still thinking that maybe they would be adopting her brothers baby. After much prayer time another phone call came, God’s answer was no. Keri’s brother and sister-in-law would be keeping the baby whatever the health of the baby, praise God! But ouch…will they ever be parents?!

Keri then returned to a list of Reece’s Rainbow kids, one child over and over again kept standing out among the others. After a lot of time in prayer, digging into God’s word and with many family, friends and their church praying for them. The answer and peace of what God was calling them to do became clear… sweet Meredith was to be their daughter! Wow, Praise the Lord! Even though there are still many answers unknown and concerns about finances. They continue to trust their Heavenly Father through this unknown journey and have faith that His will and timing is always perfect. As He has shown them many times through their 14+ years of marriage.

God is Good! Praying for Meredith’s health and safety!
Your Mommy & Daddy can’t wait for the day they can bring you home to your forever family… :)

7/24/14—FINALLY TRAVELING AUGUST 26!!!

$5,249.61 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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AMBER and PATRICK for the Marion family — WV

AmberDave and Lisa have been married for 20 years. They were blessed with 3 children through adoption – 2 domestic and 1 from China, and for several years their family felt complete. While remaining open to adoption, they focused more on encouraging other families, and helped their agency to open a branch in their own town. When asked to participate in a panel on International adoption, they eagerly agreed to share their experiences. The next day, Dave told Lisa, “I think we need to go back to China.” The kids were enthusiastic, preferring adoption to a trip to Disney World and a pet “hampster” and it was decided that a brother and sister would be just the right addition to the family. Because Dave and Lisa were open to adopting older children with minor special needs, they started watching their agency’s Waiting Child list. After much searching and prayer, they chose 10 year old Patrick and 6 year old Amber. The paperwork trail is complete, and they hope to travel in October to bring their children home!

8/25/2014—TRAVELING 8/28

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SETH for the Speelman family — OH

SethThe Speelman family consists of J.T., Ginny and their 2 sons. They have been married for nine years. They have been planning to be a family of five and originally hoped our newest addition might be a girl. Ginny worked in college with adults and children with disabilities, which led to a career change, becoming a rehabilitation counselor, working with adults with disabilities in the workforce. Sometime after having their second son, Ginny stumbled upon Reece’s Rainbow and was struck by the little boys the same age as her own were orphaned because they were HIV positive. Sadly that country no longer allows Americans to adopt. Ginny began to peruse Reece’s Rainbow and other advocacy sites more frequently and joined an advocacy Facebook group. She also began assisting in a group to raise funds for families adopting. During this process she learned boys often wait longer than girls to find families and that even just being a boy is considered a special need. She knew then if we adopted it would be a little boy. In the early spring of 2013, Ginny saw a little boy listed in an Asian country. Something about his picture and description stuck with her. She continued to check on him regularly, then daily, to see if a family had found him. The summer of 2013 she asked JT to please consider adoption and this little boy specifically. A few days later she placed his picture on the refrigerator, and that night JT called from work to say he was thinking very much about this little boy. God continued to move in JT’s heart, and they submitted the paperwork in September to commit to this child, listed on Reece’s Rainbow as Seth. He is a little more than a year younger than their youngest, and everyone is very eager to have him home!

8/22/14—TRAVELING SEPTEMBER 12

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

$1,666.13 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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LUKE for the Boroughs family — NJ

Luke Aug 2012Adam and Amy Boroughs are the parents of 11 children, 8 of whom joined their family through the miracle of adoption. They had just brought their newest daughter Maddie home from Bulgaria, when their FB newsfeed began to fill up with beautiful children in need of host families for the summer. One little boy immediately grabbed their attention as he had Down syndrome, like 5 of their children. The deadline for him to be chosen arrived, and they felt God prompt them to commit to be his host family. The instant they met him, they knew he was meant to be a part of their family! They are now paperchasing as fast as they can. They hadn’t planned on starting another adoption so soon, and had no time to raise funds. They are incredibly grateful for all the support in bringing their son home!

9/3/14—TRAVELING SEPTEMBER 13

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

$15,646.24 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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NELIA for the Good family — VA

 photo fwbutton150.pngNeliagood-nelia-2Hello we are the Good family. We are a Christian Air Force family currently living in Virginia with our three little children. We have two biological sons and a daughter from Korea. We are very excited to share God’s journey to our second daughter! Please pray for strength during our journey and for our daughter’s heart as she waits for us in Eastern Europe. God bless!!!

 

7/20/14—WAITING FOR COURT


Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at sawgood13.blogspot.com

$3,350.88 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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MARIA for the Cox Family — GA

 photo fwbutton150.pngMariaAllen and Kristi have been married for 19 years and have been blessed with four beautiful daughters: Allena, Leilani (who was still born as a result of multiple birth defects), Alivea, and Alea (who sports that extra special chromosome). Without even knowing it, when they lost Leilani, God was beginning to prepare their hearts for a journey of adoption that wouldn’t come to fruition until much later. Having no prior relationships or experiences with Down Syndrome when Alea was born, Allen and Kristi tried to learn all that they could and soon found their lives engulfed with therapy appointments, feeding team appointments and multiple medical appointments. Kristi found Reece’s Rainbow one night while searching for information about DS. Over the next 3 years, the family learned that children born with special needs are considered “broken” and not afforded the therapies and medical attention that Alea has access to. This broke their hearts as they celebrated the accomplishments and successes that Alea made each week and realized that all children with special needs don’t have that support system and love given to them every day. Kristi and the girls spent a lot of time looking at, advocating for, and fundraising for families that were in process. Then, when they saw the smiling face of a little girl on the RR website and they posted her picture on their refrigerator to pray over, their hearts knew that God was calling them to bring her home. They had seen her so many times before but this week was different; God sent confirmation and was opening the door for them to adopt.

The Cox family humbly asks that you pray for them during this time. John 14:18 (NLT) says, “No I will not abandon you as orphans; I will come to you.” Proverbs 24: 12 (NLT) tells us “Don’t try to avoid responsibility by saying you didn’t know about it. For God knows all hearts, and he sees you. He keeps watch over your soul and he knows you knew! And He will judge all people according to what they have done.” Everyone is not called to adopt, but the Cox family knows that they have been called to this little girl. They would love for you to follow along on this exciting journey and pray that God open all doors so that they can bring her home quickly.  They appreciate your prayers and support and thank you very much.

7/21/14—APPOINTMENT IS AUGUST 6

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

The Cox family has a $200 matching grant!  When their FSP reaches $4012.75, they will receive an additional $200.

 

$4,025.60 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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JUDE for the Jupin family — AL

 photo fwbutton150.pngJude (2)After two years in process to adopt a child from Russia, John and Amy Jupin finally met their little boy in December 2012. They were elated! Davis was sweet and funny and wonderful. Excited and head over heels in love, the Jupins returned home to wait for a court date. One week later, Russia passed a ban prohibiting Americans from adopting children from Russia. The Jupins were devastated.

Almost a year since losing their sweet Davis, the Jupin family has decided to give adoption a try again. This time their hearts have found a young man from Eastern Europe who desperately wants a family. He is 11 and endearing and kind and so very deserving of the love only a family can give. Lord willing, he will finally get his wish and join the Jupins’ three other children, Joshua, Anna and Benjamin.

8/22/14—TRAVELLING NOV 2014

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

$1,519.76 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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TWO BOYS for the Johnson family — PA

JohnsonJohnson-2Jody Johnson is a single mother with three sons. In 2011, she committed to adopt Oksana from Russia. God intervened in miraculous ways to bring her to the other side of the world to meet the little girl for which she would promise to return. Five months later, she was ready to return to court when Russia halted all adoptions to U.S. families. While she has not given up on Oksana and hopes to return for her as soon as she is given the opportunity, she knows there are others whose needs must be met in the meantime. Christians are called by God to minister to orphans and through such ministering bring glory to God. Because they are specially drawn to orphans who are difficult to place due to special needs, the Johnsons hope to touch the lives of those who have little chance to find the love of Christ and a family. Though abandoned and broken in our sin, God, the Father, sent His Son to take the punishment we deserved, that we may become His children. He loves us when we are most unlovable and through our weakness, He shows His strength.

“Adoption is a real-life illustration of the gospel. It shows us how God transforms spiritual orphans into family members. He changes our names, identities, and families by His grace. Orphan care is acts of mercy that flow from the heart of one who has been changed by the gospel.” Tony Merida, “Orphanology”

The Johnsons know from experience that the road to adoption can be long and require great patience, but they are committed to the task and will follow as the Lord leads them. After inquiring with Oksana’s placing agency about other waiting children, Jody received and accepted a referral for a four year-old boy with some significant cognitive delays. About a week later, the agency mentioned an older boy, healthy, but difficult to place due to age. Having much experience with boys, she knew she needed to give this boy a home, too. To that end, now the adventure extends to another corner of Eastern Europe where God will make two special boys a part of their family. The Johnsons appreciate your prayers and would be happy to have you follow along with them as they blog their way through the process. Please pray that throughout this journey, God will open the hearts of those who may not know Him and cause them to want to know more about the Love that drives people to seek out and rescue orphan children the way that Jesus sought out and rescued us.

6/29/14—TRAVELING in JULY

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

$6,499.51 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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RANDALL and BRETT for the Feinland family — LA

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feinland-brettAdoption first struck Rachelle and Stephen’s hearts in 2012. That year they completed the adoptions of 2 boys from Ukraine, Silas and Andre with the help of Reece’s Rainbow and the wonderful team in Ukraine. The process was quite a whirlwind! After a few minor delays, they came home on November 29, 2012 which was Silas’ 5th birthday! This gave them 5 boys! Upon coming home Silas suffered violent drug withdrawals, weighed only 17 pounds at 5 years old and had many other medical issues, many of which were a result of the care he was under in Ukraine. A year later Silas now weighs 43 pounds and is doing wonderful! Andre has also blossomed into a wonderful, delightful little boy! Their brothers adore them and they are loved, orphans no more!

Rachelle and Stephen thought that their family was complete, God had other plans.

7/7/14—APPOINTMENT IS JULY 23

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

$13,240.30 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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THEODORE +1 for the Dailey family — AL

30922122939 TheodoreIf you remember Ben and Kathy after almost 33 years of marriage have two bio children and three of his brothers children they took in when his brother died and 9 grandchildren when they adopted Harrison. Well Ben and Kathy had only been home two months after adopting Harrison from Ukraine. Their adopted son had a best friend they were able to meet and the few times they were able to spend with him and their son they grew to love him. One day as they were leaving from a daily visit with Harrison, he and Theodore ran up and ask if we could adopt him also, they did not know what to say because their home study was only for one child, how to you respond to this? There were a few times that Theodore was able to sneak in and would spend time with Harrison and when the workers would come to get him, he and Harrison would grab hold of each other not wanting to be separated. The day the Dailey’s were able take Harrison from the facility it was with bitter sweet tears because these two young men held to each other knowing they may never see each other again.

Recently as they were praying about whether or not to try and adopt him, it was Harrison that God used to direct their decision, you he came and asked them if they could adopt Theodore so they could be brothers like twins. That was all the answer they needed so they are again two months home with Harrison and ready to go back for Theodore. They ask that you pray for them that they are able to raise the needed funds they will need to go and bring Harrison brother, Theodore, home.

7/21/14—APPOINTMENT IS AUGUST 5

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

$1,678.10 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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SAVANNAH for the Piatt family — CA

Savannah 2Tami is a single mom to four beautiful girls. Her oldest, Suzanna, is grown and working as an engineer. Her daughter Elisa, adopted from Bulgaria and Lara, from China were joined by Mary, adopted in 2007, also from China. She thought her family was done but God had other plans and she knew she had another child waiting to come home. Over the last few years many children have touched her heart and she liked to think that she had prayed many children home. Last April, she saw Savannah and knew that this was her long awaited daughter. She prayed for many months that God would provide a way for her to bring her daughter home. God opened those doors this fall, and now the whole family is excited to be welcoming 5 year old Savannah into their hearts and home.

8/8/14—FIRST TRIP AUGUST 11


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

$5,040.01 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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VERONIKA and EMILIJA for the Jenks family — WA

 photo fwbutton150.pngRebecca-6Mark and Rebecca are the proud parents of six children; four biological children and their youngest two, who have Down syndrome, were adopted just last summer from Ukraine. The Jenks family thought that if their family grew again it would be another young child, and more than likely from foster care. Sometimes God points you in unexpected ways, because God had other plans. Rebecca kept feeling drawn back to Reece’s Rainbow and the girls age 10+. They had not even been home a full year when Rebecca noticed an preteen girl with Down syndrome and once again her heart skipped a beat, but Rebecca threw off the idea with her being so much older. That night, Rebecca and Mark prayed and asked God, “Break our hearts for what breaks yours, Lord!” The following day Rebecca asked about Veronika and the response she got from that inquiry was overwhelming. When Rebecca found out that Veronika had been listed on Reece’s Rainbow since BEFORE 2010, instantly she knew that this was the next child to join the Jenks Clan. Mark and Rebecca never imagined they would be working on another adoption in less than a year, but the Lord’s plans were greater than their own. At first Mark and Rebecca thought they would just bring home Veronika, but in December, after working on Veronika’s adoption for several months, they received information about another twelve year old girl in the same country. They knew what was in their hearts, but wanted to pray on it as well. So, that night when they got into bed they asked God to lead them, not just with their hearts, but their minds, and that he shows His will. They prayed for God to guide them where He wants them to go, that if He leads they will follow no matter where. “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint”. (Isaiah 40:31) They knew this was it, their leap of faith. They do not know what the future will hold for Emilija, but what they DO know, is that she needs a family too. So they will be bringing home Veronika AND Emilija!

They ask for your prayers as they embark on this journey, and if you feel lead to help bring Veronika and Emilija home, please know that no gift is too small and they are thankful for any help you can offer! Veronika and Emilija have waited twelve years to become part of a family. We can not let them wait any longer.

9/16/14—COURT PASSED


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

$21,711.14 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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CHARLIE and LOLA for the Boyer — FL

30819163037On May 26, 2012 Dennis & Cindy committed to adopt a little girl named Adalyn. Adalyn had the same birth defect as 3 of their children. In December they traveled to meet Adalyn, while in country the threat of the ban was happening. On December 23 they returned home hoping to travel quickly back in Jan. since Adalyn needed surgery. Then the ban was made law the day before Adalyn`s 2nd birthday December 29. In February we found Adalyn did in fact have her surgery and was starting to gain a little weight, that was a blessing. In March they traveled to Washington with the parents of children with children still in Russia. Sadly nothing could be done. Still Praying and Believing for Adalyn they would move when God showed them other little ones that needed a home, however the door was not opened for another child yet. Until we saw a little brother and sister. We talked to two Moms who met these little ones. Three little ones in Brooksville have already come home from this same orphanage. Then on January 7, which is CHRISTmas in Russia we committed to adopting little Charlie and Lola. We had to work through a lot of emotions even after committing, that we are not abandoning Adalyn. Little Charlie is just 22 days younger than Adalyn and Lola is the same age Adalyn was when we started to adopt. Right after we made the decision to adopt these precious little ones I had my son put on Praise music and the song that came on God is Able. The very name we will give this little one. God had given me the names Sarah and Abraham in the beginning of our journey to adopt. Please pray for us as we start over again in adopting little Sarah Elizabeth and Abraham who will be called Abel, still have to pick out a middle name. They will be coming into a family of 8 children. Jennifer (Kevin) Westin,Trentin & Cindy Sue, Adam (Megan) Reese due in April, Andrew (Casey) Atlas, Aaron (Laura) Brandon due in march, Alex is on the mission field in Mexico right now and is based in Australia with YWAM, Austin is about to start apprenticeship under Steve Saint & his son Jesse , Addison seeking where God is leading him with music & Nora just returned from YWAM Australia , God is leading her to the Philippines next. Our home study update is almost done. This is moving very quickly and smoothly. Praying, Believing as the Hand of God leads us through this journey and He opens the orphanage Gates and provides for us to be able to bring our little ones home. We are incredibly blessed by the gift of two and still praying for the one. Blessings & so Grateful to everyone helping us. Dennis & Cindy

I have no greater joy than to hear my children walk in Truth. 3 John 4 My Prayer for all Our Children…………

8/22/14—WAITING TO TRAVEL
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at journeytothegate.blogspot.com

The Boyer family has a matching grant of $500!  When their grant reaches $7250.34 they will receive another $500!

$7,184.90 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Kiril and Dell’s Family

Kiril21030110845 Dell (2)Kiril has waited so long!  It’s finally his turn to have a family of his very own!  Kiril’s family cannot wait to bring him home where he will be treasured and loved  unconditionally.  The family greatly appreciates your prayers and financial support as they follow God’s calling to bring him home.

UPDATE:  The family will also be bringing home Dell!

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$1,949.18 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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