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V for the Parrish Family — GA

Anna and Steven have been blessed twice through adoption! Eddie joined their family in 2015, and Rosa came home in 2016. After years of infertility and fruitlessly pursuing domestic adoption, the Parrishes saw Eddie’s picture in 2014 and were smitten. Once home, in 2015, they quickly saw the difference that it makes for children to be in families. Eddie immediately grew and blossomed. Anna and Steven immediately began considering adopting again. Rosa (previously listed as “Ryleigh”) has been an incredible blessing and joy to our family.

Shortly after getting home with Rosa, Anna and Steven were looking at orphans on Reece’s Rainbow and saw sweet V’s photo. They were instantly drawn to him. As the holiday season passed, he was often at the forefront of their thoughts. In January, the Parrish family reached out to their agency to begin pursuing V. They were matched in April and their homestudy was completed in May! V has a number of medical special needs including spina bifida and hydrocephalus. The Parrish family is working to bring V home as quickly as possible.

6/6/2017 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE
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$2,488.50 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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PIPER for the Roush family — GA

roush piperTimothy and Tanna have been married almost 18 years and have 3 biological children. Their adoption journey began with a single prayer that, once answered, changed their lives forever. This prayer simply asked God to break their hearts for what breaks His and to rise up in them a holy passion.

They adopted their youngest 2 sons from Asia in December 2013. They then returned in June 2016 to adopt their sweet daughter. At that point, they assumed their family was complete. Their house was full and happy with 6 children (ages 14, 11, 6, 5, 4, & 2 year old). They started investigating new ways they could be used in adoption/foster/orphan-care ministries. They volunteer on our church’s adoption/foster care ministry team, Tanna started the process to be trained as a CASA (court appointed special advocate) for children in the foster care system, and she enjoyed her role on the board of a small domestic adoption agency. Then, in December 2016 (while on their agency’s waiting child website), they saw the face of the child who will be their 7th. Piper is 3 months younger than their youngest daughter and has Down syndrome. This adoption has been their biggest faith journey by far. They could probably list 100 things that are scary about their “yes”. So many reasons they could have said no. But, if they are strong and courageous, He promises to never fail or abandon us. And none of their reasons to say no trumped Piper’s right to have a family who adores her and stands by her in this world. So, with mustard seed sized faith and trembling hands, they are headed back to adopt their precious baby with the extra chromosome and the special need of forever people.  And they’ve stopped telling people “we are done” and/or that their family is “complete”. Piper has taught them that, because of a simple answered prayer, it’s not up to them to decide when He’s done breaking us and molding us and using us. They are indeed broken in the best possible way and He has indeed raised in them a holy passion to defend the defenseless and to walk with these children down the scary, lonely roads that they have been asked to walk.

6/21/17—TRAVEL DATES RECEIVED
Follow the family’s journey on their blog: roushroadtochina.wordpress.com

$1,062.15 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ELLIS and TANNER for the McBride family — GA

Ellis (1)Tanner (2)Jim and Amy McBride live in rural Georgia with their two daughters and two sons who range in age from 6-16. Jim is a beloved middle/high school band director in a very small community. Amy stays home to home school two of the children and tend to their family farm.

Adoption has been an important part of their lives for many years. They have one son and one daughter who joined their family by adoption. Amy also works to advocate for orphans and has a special place in her heart for children with cleft lip/palate. That’s how the McBride family learned of Ellis and Tanner.

Amy spent a year advocating for these two boys to find a family. This summer the boys became available for hosting and the McBrides were given the opportunity to have both boys in their home for four weeks. It was a “real life” four weeks with hard moments and fun moments. The hardest moment came when the boys had to return to the orphanage. Everyone was heartbroken. It was at that time that the McBride family knew these two boys should be their sons/brothers.

We have been able to watch God open doors and provide during each step of this process. We are continuing to trust Him as we work to bring our sons home. We know it won’t be easy bringing in two 12 year old boys, but we know that He has prepared this path for us and He will walk with us through this. Would you like to join us on this journey? Would you like to help us as we open our homes and hearts to these precious boys? Thank you for any support and prayers.

5/30/17—LOA RECEIVED

$446.20 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Ellis has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.
Tanner has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

MAX, CHASE, and TYLER for the Garcia Family — GA

Steven (Max) 2015

Steven (Max) 2015

BULGARIA

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at http://www.lisagarcia.net/adoptionblog

 

NASTYA & MOIRA for the Ferrone family – GA

Ukraine

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wronginalltherightways-travcat.blogspot.com

 

VIKA for the Koenig family–GA

 Abe and Corrie Koenig were both born and raised in Germany.  They lived across the street from each other and started their relationship as best friends.  Little did they know that God had prepared them to spend the rest of their lives together as a family.  They both came to the States to attend a Christian College since there are no Christian Colleges to attend in Germany.  After a year and a half of studying, they got married in Germany and then returned to finish their degrees.  God allowed them to remain in the States, and they now live in Georgia.  Abe is an artist, but works as a truck driver, and Corrie is a stay-at-home/self-employed mom.   Corrie worked as a nanny for a wonderful family for over five years and loved every moment with this special family.  They both always dreamed of being parents, but this seemed to be a very hard task to achieve for them.  Abe reached the point where he was sure that they would start their family through adoption, while Corrie was sure that God would give them biological children.  After eight years of marriage, the Lord blessed them with their first biological daughter, conceived without any medical help ­- in the doctors' eyes impossible, but in their eyes a miracle.  Within less than four years, God allowed them to become the parents of four beautiful little girls, Annalee (age 6), Elliana (age 4), Amarissa (age 3), and Ammadea (age 2).  Along the way, they discovered that Annalee had a hearing loss and have had to help  her overcome many obstacles.  Elliana was born with strabismus and has needed one surgery and many, many hours of patching and vision therapy to help correct her vision.  Both of their precious "special" girls planted the seed for the desire to adopt a special needs child.  Although the desire to adopt a special needs child was there for a couple of years, they had no idea that God would bring Vika into their lives so soon.  God allowed Corrie to find Vika on another family's blog, who had adopted from the same orphanage and had to leave her behind.  Immediately upon seeing her precious face, they fell in love with her.  After much prayer, research, and sharing their desire with their families, God allowed them to move forward with the process of adopting her.  Abe and Corrie feel honored that God would choose them to become the parents of Vika and are committed to bringing her home to become a part of their family and receive the love and care she needs and deserves as quickly as possible.  Undoubtedly, there will be many obstacles to overcome along the way, but they are sure and have faith that God will provide EVERYTHING they need to be able to bring her home and give her all that she needs.  They are so grateful for Reece's Rainbow and their love for the many "special" children, the support of their family and friends, and for those who love Vika that they have never had the opportunity to meet!  They are excited to share their  journey with those that have loved her first.   You can follow along with their journey on their blog:  http://4miraclesandcounting.blogspot.com/   Ukraine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the Koenig family's adoption journey on their blog at www.4miraclesandcounting.blogspot.com