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CHANCE for the Chinchak family — FL

chanceHello! We are the Chinchak Family from Central Florida and we hope to be the Forever Family for a special little boy in Eastern Europe. It is such an honor to be returning to Reece’s Rainbow for this adventure.

Throughout 2015 we worked especially hard to earn the privilege to become the family to a little boy, also from Eastern Europe, who has Down Syndrome. We can not express how much he has brightened our lives and our home. What a joy it would be to add another child to our home.

Throughout the the upcoming year we will again be fundraising, making and baking, and sowing into the needs of other families and we are excited!

If you feel led to assist us in this journey we would appreciate anything and everything you can offer. God Bless and Happy New Year!

1/11/17 —HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at ASecondChanceFamily.blogspot.com

$1,160.98 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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STORY and STACY for the Tannehill family — FL

storystacyTannehillKevin and Danielle were high school sweethearts, brought together by a strong love for family, church and the outdoors. Married right out of high school, completing college and then turning to a strong desire to “grow” their family. In 2006 they were blessed with a daughter Cassidy. Shortly after “life” got busy and although they had always intended to have a large family the timing didn’t seem right. Then unexpectedly in 2013 Danielle experienced a health crises and underwent surgery to remove a large mass, thanks be to God that it was benign however complications left her unable to have any more children.

The last three years have been challenging, with a wave of various emotions. Over the last year God has laid it in their hearts that although this was not in their “plan” his timing is perfect. They have decided that adoption is a perfect opportunity to add to their family. They were originally planning on starting with one child, however when they heard that there was a sibling pair(one of which has special needs due to spina bifida) in jeopardy of being split if a family wasn’t found soon decided what better way to “grow” their family again with not one but two more. However, with this decision has come extra expenses, worry, and increased funding needs. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated in trying to bring our children home.

Thank you for your financial and prayer support in bringing our family together.

11/16/16—TRAVELING NOW

$322.60 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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CARRIE for the Barrett family — FL

Carrie-001Barrett familyMichelle is a single mother to four biological children. Brittany (24 years old) is very happily married with three beautiful children. Chase (22 years old) is engaged and is a Police Officer and Correction Officer. Chelsea (21 years old) is engaged and has a newborn son. Andrew (19 years old) is preparing to enter the military at the end of the year. Michelle also has four children that she have adopted. Tynsleigh (11 years old) was adopted from China through Reece’s Rainbow’s help. Trevor (8 years old) and Arianna (7 years old) are biological siblings that she adopted from the US Foster Care System. Brennan (4 years old) was adopted from China also with the help of Reece’s Rainbow.

Brennan is one of the very few that was adopted from China with a special need listed but is actually healthy and no special needs. Trevor and Arianna were adopted in 2011. Arianna was born with a cancerous tumor on her lower spine. The tumor was removed at birth and it left her with damaged tissue and muscles. She now has lower limb limited paralysis and limb difference on her right leg and is missing half of her hip. She does not let this slow her down and loves to run and jump and keep up with others her age. Trevor was born with Arthrogryposis affecting every joint. He had a double lower limb amputation in 2013 and now can stand and walk with the help of his Iron Man prosthetics and his walking contraption. He has shown the doctors that said he would never walk or stand that he doesn’t like the word “never”. Tynsleigh was adopted from China with Cerebral Palsy. Michelle saw her face in 2013 right after Trevor’s surgery but new the timing was not right. Her little shaven head and her dimple in her right cheek just kept haunting her thoughts. After a year she finally began the process to adopt. Michelle’s agency matched her with a sweet little boy that she brought home in Oct 2014. The whole time she advocated for this sweet little girl with Cerebral Palsy and a bald shaven head. The little girl kept popping up on websites and Facebook groups. Michelle was in love but wasn’t sure she would ever be able to adopt again because of the cost. Several Reece’s Rainbow families encouraged her and she committed to this little girl that was now 11 years old and had been waiting since she was 5 years old on the shared list. She is now home and has changed so much. The first day when Michelle adopted her she could not sit up by herself, feed herself, or do any other self help by herself. Now 6 months later she is now fully independent and WALKING everywhere (with the help of her Kaye Walker and orthotics).

Michelle’s agency listed a sweet 2 year old girl with an infectious smile and a dimple just like Tynsleigh. Michelle tried again to forget the little face but she kept popping up everywhere. This little girl looked like a mini 2 year old version of Tynsleigh with the same exact special need. This little girl will now be Tynsleigh’s little sister. She will be coming home to Michelle’s family.

She has stated that her greatest responsibility as a parent is to ensure that her children know that family is the foundation of our lives.

Any child that enters our family will be loved by four older brothers, four older sisters, two nieces, two nephews, a brother-in-law, grandparents, uncles, aunts and Michelle, their mother. Michelle’s children are very excited to welcome another child into the family.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our family.

12/15/16—DOSSIER COMPLETE, USCIS APPROVED
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at bringinghomefamily.blogspot.com

$324.03 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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ESTEBAN for the Boyer family — FL

esteban1Dennis & Cindy have been married 38 years and have raised 8 biological children ages 36 to 19 and 7 beautiful grandchildren. They started their journey of adoption 4 years ago with their little girl Adalyn in Russia, just 5 days after they returned home the ban became law. For a year with the other Russians parent they tried to bring her home and through the journey were open to children God would bring before them. They still Believe, Trust and Stand on Faith and Hope for the orphanage Gates in Russia to reopen for their little girl and all the other orphans that are caught in the ban. On Jan. 7, 2014 they stepped out to adopt their two little ones, Abraham and Sarah, biological siblings from Ukraine. Then the war broke out and Abraham and Sarah were in an orphanage in one of the 3 cities where the war was, but they still continued.

On May 7 their dossier was submitted and on June 7 they got travel dates. But joy soon turned to wait, it was unsafe to travel to their children because of the war. But they stood Believing in Faith against everything that was reported , because God continued to speak to Cindy, guiding her in each step, with clear messages of Hope and Promises. In July they found out Russia came in and tried to kidnap their children and the other 60 children in the orphanage but they were stopped. The next day the children were evacuated North to a safe region. For 6 weeks they heard nothing. Then in August God gave Cindy a date Sept. 27 and He also told her they would be home by CHRISTmas. On September 26 Cindy missed Nancy’s phone call and didn’t know it till 3 hours later. When she called Nancy, she was told the team thinks they have found a way be prepared to travel anytime. Cindy knew something was going to happen soon because of the 27 but it was still the 26, then Nancy told her it was the 27th in Ukraine!  If Cindy had gotten the phone call 3 hours earlier it would not of been. Our Father is Amazing…

On Oct. 4 Cindy got the call to book her flight. She booked it for Oct. 11 and had 1 week to raise the rest of the funds because she couldn’t say anything until now and she couldn’t fundraise before because no one believed she would travel because of the war. Long story short God did provide all the funds on her 2nd trip. On her first trip she found out that their little girl had open heart surgery a week before, and was still in the hospital. After being in country 10 days their 21 year old son was in an air crash with 4 fractures in his back. She flew home for 7 days and then returned knowing her son would recover but healing would take some time.

On December 4, 2014, just like God said, Abraham and Sarah came home with their mommy and daddy. It has been a year filled with Miracles,Blessings and also some of the most difficult times they have ever gone through. Helping little ones heal from being in a war, with bombing, is heartbreaking; seeing their little girl who was neither walking or talking, who is now running and never stops talking. Hearing their little son now leading and Praying over his little sister in Prayer.

Now God is calling us to step out again for our little boy. God gave Cindy the name Ayden Samuel awhile ago and now we know who our little Ayden Samuel is. Once again God keeps speaking and confirming. So they are stepping out in Faith again, Trusting their Father in the journey. Little Ayden had a family committed who sadly had to release him and Cindy has been in contact with his first momma. God has a perfect plan for each of our lives and our children, His children and His timing is Perfect. We can’t always understand nor do we always have answers but in all of this we can Trust Him as He leads and guides us. They are Blessed that Ayden has large fsp, but they will still need to raise the rest of the funds. So they are stepping with joy into another journey to bring another little boy into their family and will be so humbly grateful to any help given for their little boy.

1/16/17—AWAITING USCIS APPROVAL

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at:

$1,143.65 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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KENDALL and GIDEON for the Sotolongo family — FL

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

BRAVE and SAIGE for the Wetherington family — FL

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Ever (Saige) 2015

Ever (Saige) 2015

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Brave 2015

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

ELLIETTE and HENRY for the Wetherington family — FL

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

Stori (Elliette) 2014

Stori (Elliette) 2014

Anchor (Henry) 2014

Anchor (Henry) 2014

KORY for the House family — FL

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

Genesis’s blog, letters to Kole – www.dearsunshineboy.blogspot.com

STERLING for the Hinz family — FL

 

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Sterling 2015

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

 

DIMA for the Monier family – FL

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

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MonierFam5?feature=mhee

 

GAVIN & TRISTAN for the House family–FL

 

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Follow the House family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.lindyhouse.blogspot.com

DARIA and DANIIL (Emma and Micah) for the Cornish Family

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It’s hard to believe that we went from 2 to 4 just a little while ago as everything has adjusted better and smoother than we could have ever imagined!  Emma and Micah are a perfect fit from God for our family and we know the miracles that brought them to us are the first of many to come for our family.  Both children are learning to sit, express their wants, and know that their needs willbe fulfilled.  Kristopher and Brianna love their new “babies” and   have taken to them so well.  A little too well sometimes!  We are absolutely in love and cannot imagine life without all four of our little blessings.   I am in awe of each of their accomplishments and wait expectantly for what God has for our future together.

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

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