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REESE for the Howard family — CA

Caleb and Lisa Howard have been contemplating adoption since late 2015. After finding out Lisa was pregnant with baby #3 in 2016, adoption got pushed to the wayside. In early 2017, Lisa joined the Reese’s Rainbow facebook group and her heart was again opened to adoption. She showed Caleb child after child, but none seemed to fit in to their family. When an advocate for Reese posted his information, they inquired about him. After much prayer and consideration, Caleb and Lisa decided God was opening the doors for them to adopt Reese! They are anxious to bring him home to meet their 3 other children: Hannah, Judah, and Shiloh!

9/1/2017 — HOMESTUDY NEARLY COMPLETE

$2,556.43 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Reese has received a $5,715.96 Waiting Child Grant.

 

ROYCE for the Maxwell family — CA

Janet is so excited to start this family expansion by welcoming in this Deaf child. She is a hearing daughter of two incredible Deaf Parents. She works as a Sign Language Interpreter at Stanford University’s Hospital. So as you can see bringing in a Deaf child… just fits perfectly! Janet and her extended family are so excited to share her language of ASL, her Deaf culture, her family, her friends and extended community with Royce.

Janet has never been married, but her yearning to be a mother has never wavered. This is what led her loving heart right to adoption. She decided to allow God to direct her path to her future as a Mother, and he led her right to Royce. Royce is a bright, cute, energetic preteen that is in need of a signing & stable home. She is only a few miles from the best School for the Deaf in the country in Fremont, CA. He’s already so loved and has so many excited to meet him and help guide, and shape this young man. Janet feels incredibly blessed to be on this journey towards him across these 5552 miles that currently separate them. Thank you for your time to read this biography and donating to her path towards motherhood.

8/14/2017 — COMPILING DOSSIER

$215.34 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Royce has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

 

PAULY for the Shea-Dupuis family — CA

paulyBrian Dupuis and Jennifer Shea met through mutual friends and began dating over 12 years ago. They both fell in love with each other’s honesty, humor, and love of life. They were married almost 9 years ago in a beautiful church just down the street from where Jennifer had grown up.

Brian and Jennifer have always realized that they were incredibly blessed with an amazing family and wonderful friends. They always knew that they had a lot to give… the couple had talked about adoption off and on for a few years and had even looked at a few adoption sites over those years, but they had never felt that it was the time to act. However, this past December when Jennifer saw a little boy “Pauly” on the Reece’s Rainbow website, she felt an instant connection. For the next several days she woke up thinking about him, he popped into her head at random times throughout the day, and she went to bed praying that he felt safe and loved- and that he would find a family soon. After sharing her experience with her husband, he agreed that it was time to move forward.

Although the couple does not currently have any children of their own, they have many amazing nieces, nephews, and godchildren who they adore. And with the most supportive family and friends by their side, they cannot wait to bring their adopted child into their extended family filled with unconditional love!

6/16/17 —HOMESTUDY COMPLETE

$29.85 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Pauly has received a $18 Waiting Child Grant.

 

ANGEL for the Job family — CA

Angel (1)The Job family currently reside in Northern California and are thrilled to be adopting for the first time. Gary and Sasha have been married for nearly seventeen years and have been blessed with four amazing children. Their youngest biological child, Zoey, was born with a congenital heart defect as well as an extra chromosome – she has Down syndrome! Zoey has shown the family not only how strong she is, quickly recovering from open heart surgery at three months old, but also that life with Down syndrome is beautiful. The joy she has brought to their world is contagious and the family knew that one day they would add to their family through adoption … and they knew one thing for sure, they wanted a child with Down syndrome!

In November Sasha saw “Angel” on Reece’s Rainbow. Immediately something grabbed her, she couldn’t look away from “Angel’s” photo. She read her bio and sat there, staring at her sweet little face on the computer screen … she knew she was this little one’s mama! Soon the entire family had fallen in love with her as well. It was becoming clear that they were definitely “Angel’s” family! The financial aspect of adoption being the only thing holding them back, but after much prayer they chose to step out in faith … confidently saying “yes” to this sweet girl!

“Angel” is four years old. She has a congenital heart defect as well as an extra chromosome (Down syndrome). She is perfect and so loved! The family signed with the agency “Angel” is listed with and submitted paperwork in December. They got the best Christmas gift imaginable, pre-approval to proceed in adopting this precious girl. Now officially on their adoption journey, they are doing everything they can to get to her as quickly as possible.

They hit the ground running and began fundraising immediately – and they continue to do so. Please keep this family continually in your prayers and if you feel led, please donate toward their adoption to bring “little sister” (as they now affectionately call her) home!

Update: The month of May was full of celebration!! The family had been talking about names from the start and there was one everyone agreed on: Ruby! So they happily shared that Ruby is the name they will give their girl! Sasha & Gary celebrated seventeen years of marriage, woohoo … and then they all celebrated being DTC (dossier sent)!!!

July 24 was a most magical day as they got the biggest news yet: LSC (letter of seeking confirmation, aka “LOA” – letter of approval) … they are officially approved to adopt their sweet girl!

With the travel expenses estimate they’ve been given, they are just about $5000 shy of being fully funded!!! They have come so far and are so appreciative of everyone who has donated and/or participated in fundraisers! Just a little more to go.

7/25/17— LOA RECEIVED

$5,613.75 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Angel has received a $162 Waiting Child Grant.

CHAVA for the Chellson family — CA

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Madeline (Chava) 2015

Madeline (Chava) 2015

UKRAINE

 

 

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

 

AARON for the Chellson family — CA

Misha (Aaron) 2014

Misha (Aaron) 2014

Ukraine

 

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

 

 

OLIVIA for the Herrington family — CA

2015

2015

UKRAINE

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

 

SOFIA for the Sanchez family–Sacramento, CA

 

 

Sofia (modeling for ZULILY!) 2015

Sofia (modeling for ZULILY!) 2015

Ukraine

 
Follow the adoption journey of the Varanini-Sanchez family on their blog at http://www.savingsofia.blogspot.com/

Maria F for the Zuzunaga family‏ — CA

 

Maria 2015

Maria 2015

Russia 

Follow the Zuzunaga family’s adoption journey on their blog afamilyformaria.blogspot.com