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A CHILD for the Miller family — IN

Leon and Gloria grew up in an Amish home where adoption was rarely heard of. After getting married and being blessed with 3 children, they often talked about adoption but always said “maybe someday”, and never really pursued it any further.

After reading a family’s story on Facebook, Gloria came to know, pray for, and support the families of Reece’s Rainbow. It was there that her eyes were opened to the plight of so many orphans around the world. After lots of prayer and careful consideration they decided that now was the time to move forward with their “maybe someday”. They are all very excited to be able to provide a forever home for one little girl.

It is only through the help of family, friends, strangers, and a whole lot of prayers that will make this adoption possible. One of their favorite quotes is, “Do for one what you wish you could do for millions.”

You can follow along in their journey in their facebook group, A Journey of Hope.

10/4/2017 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$428.26 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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AMELINDA for the Terborg family — IN

amelindaJill is a single mom to two girls adopted from China. Jill always felt that she would adopt someday. She never thought that she would be doing it on her own, but feels incredibly blessed to be their mom. Jill adopted Ella in 2009 and Lexie in 2012. Both girls were adopted through the special needs program. They each have medical needs that require regular follow up but are very manageable now. Jill has found that she’s never really been doing this on her own, after all. God has directed every step and she and her girls are loved by Him as well as a community of family and friends. Her daughters are the joy of her life.

Jill and her daughters hosted Lexie’s best friend from her orphanage in December 2015 with the purpose to find a family for him. He is Reece’s Rainbow’s “Beau.” The two friends were reunited and he was recently adopted by family friends. That was a wonderful experience and Jill agreed to consider hosting again per Ella’s request. Ella wanted to host a little girl this time.

Jill, her daughters, and her mom (who takes care of her daughters when she works) looked at the next list of children available for hosting and were drawn to a 5 year old little girl. They watched her video and couldn’t imagine why she was still waiting for a family. Jill requested her file which had a long list of medical conditions in it that seemed daunting on paper but didn’t seem to fit the little girl in the video. Jill is an RN and felt like they could certainly help her find a family. Selah spent three weeks with them in their home last summer. They quickly fell in love with this sweet, funny, and determined little girl. Though she has challenges and the medical needs in her file proved to be true, it was obvious that they won’t define her. She doesn’t let anything stop her! Jill had a tearful goodbye with Selah at the airport when she went back. While Selah was here, Jill saw how well she fit into their family but hadn’t planned to adopt again and kept telling herself that she couldn’t do this… add a third child with multiple medical needs as a single mom… but she could also feel God saying, “No, you can’t. But I can.” After Selah left, she knew what she needed to do. Four days later, Jill emailed the adoption agency to begin the process to adopt Selah and bring her back to them, forever this time.

Selah has a long list of diagnoses and is in need of medical care and surgeries which may still include open heart surgery. There will be some travel required in the Midwest to provide her with the best options for medical care that will improve her quality of life. Selah is known as “Amelinda” on Reece’s Rainbow.

Jill hopes to travel for Selah’s adoption in the summer. Ella and Lexie are excited to bring their little sister home. They appreciate your prayers for the journey that lies ahead. “Once our eyes are opened, we can’t pretend we don’t know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act.” Proverbs 24:12

11/13/2017— AWAITING TRAVEL DATES

$7,521.11 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Amelinda has received a $950 Waiting Child Grant.

RYDER for the Graves family — IN

 photo fwbutton150.pngGraves (2)Jared and Michelle Graves have been happily married for 11 memorable years.  They have been fortunate enough to have 3 biological sons, Andrew (16), Evan (12), and Jake (9).  They are hoping to add just one more boy to their family, Joseph.  Michelle comes from a large family of four sisters, two brothers, and nine nieces and nephews.  Jared on the other hand not as big, he had one sister.  Both families are waiting opened arms for Joseph to make his way ho me.  When Michelle first started researching the idea of adoption, which they have considered for many years, Joseph caught her heart and she instantly knew that he was going to be her son and the newest addition to their family.  Joseph is seven years old and has Down syndrome, but that is exactly what Michelle and her family wanted and needs.  Their youngest son, Jake, also has Down syndrome and has changed their lives in unimaginable ways.  The Graves family is fighting with everything they have to adopt Joseph.  The family has raised money and collected hundreds of shoes for a fundraiser that helps those in need.  They want more than ever to bring Joseph into their lives and nourish him with love and affection, because that is what every child deserves.

After learning that Joseph had recently passed away, the Graves family took some time to regroup — and are now moving forward with adopting Ryder.

11/29/2017– UPDATING DOSSIER DOCUMENTS

$14,540.79 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Joseph has received a $3199.50 Waiting Child Grant.
Ryder has received a $2,095.35 Waiting Child Grant.

BREE for the Duvall family — IN

Bree

CHINA

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

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YULIA and FINN for the Kellogg family — IN

Yulia update (2)Finn

Frannie & Finton 2015

Frannie & Finton 2015

China

 

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

SUTTER and ARIEL for the Smith family — IN

SutterAriel

Sarah (Ariel)  2015

Sarah (Ariel) 2015

Sasha (Sutter) 2015

Sasha (Sutter) 2015

Ukraine


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

JIMMY for the Duvall family — IN

Asher (Jimmy) 2015

Asher (Jimmy) 2015

China

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

 

ANDREA for the Bradford family — IN

LITHUANIA


Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at brad4dadoptionjourney.blogspot.com

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EDNA for the Boswell family — IN

Edna 2015

Edna 2015

UKRAINE

 

 

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

RAINA, GRACE and LORIE for the Collins family — IN

UKRAINE

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

GIGI for the Stevens family – IN

 Bulgaria

 

Follow the Stevens family adoption journey on their blog at stevensadoption.wordpress.com

DANIL for the Krulik family– IN

2013

2013

Ukraine

Follow the Krulik family’s adoption journey on their blog at oldhouseonwashington.typepad.com/ouradoptiononwashington

 

ZOE for the Imboden family–IN

UKRAINE
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Follow the adoption journey of the Imboden family on their blog at www.imbodens.wordpress.com

Yana, Natasha, Katya, and Oksana for the Lewis family–IN

2016

2016

UKRAINE

 

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

 

 

CHARLENE & RYAN for the Eichhorn family–IN

UKRAINE

 

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

eichhornadoptionjourney.blogspot.com