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MILA for the Perry family — KY

milaRobbie and Kasey Perry are high school sweethearts now married for thirteen years. They have six biological children –first five boys and one baby girl- and knew they had more love to give. Both parents have always had a heart for adoption, believing adoption to be the theme of the Gospel, and after Kasey watched a close friend go through the process just recently, they prayerfully decided now’s the time.

Believing that every child is deserving of the love of a family, and knowing children with special needs often have a harder time finding homes, Robbie and Kasey knew they wanted to adopt a child with needs, and began searching Reece’s Rainbow. “Mila” caught the family’s attention pretty quickly, and she felt like a great match. A sister for their daughter! Close in age, too!

It is with great JOY they announce this anticipated, sweet new addition into their forever family! The family humbly requests your prayer as they continue to fundraise for adoption costs and, especially, prayer for “Mila” as she will be adjusting to life outside of her orphanage, and will receive medical care for her diagnosis when she’s home.

“We didn’t give you the gift of life – Life gave us the gift of you.” -unknown

1/10/17 —HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at arrowsofpraise.blogspot.com

$51.41 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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HATTIE for the Willoughby family — KY

WilloughbyHattie (1)Virgil and Cindy Willoughby have been married 33 years. Virgil is a policeman and Cindy is a stay at home mom. If you had told the Willoughby’s 8 years ago that their family of 5 would soon be a family of 13 they would have laughed. After all, their children were all grown (the youngest was soon to graduate from high school) and they were both middle-aged. But God loves to do the unexpected. He whispered into their hearts as they read a devotion that talked about getting out of their comfort zones and really LIVING. The devotion gave several suggestions, one of which was adoption. It spoke to them both and after talking and praying, they soon began the process to bring home a daughter from China. Once they learned of the Waiting Children’s List, they knew that was the route they wanted to go. They went into the process knowing nothing about adoption. That first adoption they checked only some minor special needs. In 2010 they brought home a 6 year old daughter. It wasn’t long before God was calling them back. Less than a year later they were back in China adopting a 7 year old and one who turned 14 (the age children can no longer be adopted in China) minutes after landing back home. Their 14 year old would spend a month in the hospital less than a year after coming home for four very difficult surgeries to correct severe scoliosis that was limiting her lung function. Their 7 year old has already had numerous cleft surgeries, with more to come. No longer did the medical needs list concern them. They went from being willing to handle very few needs to almost any need. 2013 was another joyful year of welcoming 2 more daughters from China. Both were 5 years old. One is legally blind and the other has many neurological problems. In 2015 they were once again in China to adopt a completely blind 12 year old and a 6 year old with some hearing issues (now repaired) and cleft issues.

They have been blessed with 7 beautiful children from China in a little less than 7 years, and God is once more calling them back. This time they are working on paperwork to bring home Hattie, a 10 year old girl with cleft lip/palate and VSD (repaired). It is hard to believe that at the age of 53 and 51 they are soon to be parents again. God has worked in mighty ways and continues to do so every day. They covet your prayers and are grateful for any gifts that will help them bring this child, who has waited so long for a family, home.

1/10/17—DOSSIER EN ROUTE (DTC)
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog a elliourgiftfromgod.blogspot.com

$243.25 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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GLORY for the Knapp family — KY

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Glory is a two year old little girl with so much life to live.  She suffers from chronic brain hemorrhage and cerebral atrophy.  The Knapp family is working diligently to bring her home for much needed treatment, so that she can live a life full of love and family.

John and Takisha Knapp have been married for nearly 13 years.  They have five children, two via adoption and three biological.  This is their second adoption, they adopted two children with Down syndrome five years ago.  The whole Knapp family is looking forward to adopting Glory from Africa. Just last year John became a saved man, and they have thrown themselves into various local and international ministries, working together as a family to reach out to those in need.

They thank you for your support and would covet your prayers for their journey, for Glory to make it home in time for the necessary medical intervention, and for her recovery.

 

11/16/16—STILL WAITING FOR TRAVEL DATES
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at thetangledmoose.com

$2,279.39 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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LUCY, SHAWN and LEVI for the Jacobson family — KY

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

ANNA & TANNER for the Knapp family–KY

Anna 2015

Anna 2015

UKRAINE                                                                    Follow the Knapp family’s adoption journey on their blog at

sewntogetherbygrace.blogspot.com

Tanner 2015

Tanner 2015