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ROMAN for the Kronenberger family — PA

Tim and JoLynne have been married for 9 years. They were high school sweethearts and married two years after graduation. They have four beautiful children- Dexter (6), Beatrix (5), Martina (3), and Simon (2). They adopted Martina from Bulgaria in November of 2016 and knew they weren’t done with adoption- or more accurately, they knew God wasn’t done growing their family in this special way. They weren’t planning on adopting again so soon, but that’s the thing about orphans- once you know their names and see their faces- you don’t forget. And recently, JoLynne and Timmy have realized they have room at their table for “one” more, they have room in their hearts for “one” more, and they are hoping their friends and family will support them as they work toward bring their “one” more home.

8/15/2017 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at writteninyourbook.blogspot.com

$3,247.35 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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WINSTON for the Lang family — PA

The Lang Family is excited to be adopting again. Peter and Daphne have been married for 25 years and have 1 biological child, 1 adopted child from Taiwan and two children adopted from China. They are stepping out of faith and following the Lord on a new journey.  This time the Lord led them to Winston a thirteen year old boy waiting in Asia who is going to age out soon!! He is so full of joy and wants a family of his own. We are on a race against the clock and pray many will rally around us and make this precious boys dream come true.

9/25/2017 — AWAITING USCIS APPROVAL
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at provinceoflove.blogspot.com

$4,084.25 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ADLEY for the Seay family — PA

Brian and Cortney are excited to go back to Eastern Europe to adopt another child with special needs. A little over four years ago, they adopted two children with special needs, a son with Down Syndrome and a daughter with cerebral palsy, from the same country. This came after God opened their eyes to how children with special needs were languishing in orphanages, and they realized that He had equipped them to help.  After struggling with infertility, they are eager to build their family through the gift of adoption once again. They were smitten the first time they saw Adley’s photo and it was soon after that they realized he would be the perfect addition to their family.

The Seays want to thank all their family and friends who have helped them not only in the process of adopting their first children, but have also helped in the joy of raising them! Mostly they want to thank Jesus for saving us, calling us into His marvelous light, and enabling us to follow Him into His unexpected (and wonderful) plan for their lives.

9/29/2017 — TRAVEL DATES RECEIVED
Follow the family’s journey on their blog:  homeismeanttobeshared.blogspot.com

$4,283.85 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Adley has received a $333.50 Waiting Child Grant.

BELLA and BRANSON for the DiAntonio family — PA

bella_dec-2016Bernie and Marabeth met in 2009 while working together at a helicopter plant. Eighteen months later they were married in a small ceremony surrounded by their five children, Meghan, Nicole, Brian, Joe and Shane. A little bit later Michael, who is blessed with Down Syndrome, came along. Shortly after that came the youngest, Maggie. Adoption was never something they knew much about until 2012 when a family from their church adopted a child through Reece’s Rainbow. After learning, through the other family’s journey, more about orphan situation and seeing the kids listed on Reece’s Rainbow, Marabeth was deeply moved and envisioned someday adopting a child with Down Syndrome. However, at the time she was pregnant, with a one year-old, and there were several seemingly impossible obstacles to overcome.

Still, she prayed over the next few years for God to either open the doors for them to adopt a child with Down Syndrome or else to give her a more practical vision for their lives. Then on November 18th, 2017 she felt an unusual urgency to pray about adopting a child again and this time she asked God to show her the next day in a specific way if they were meant to adopt or else she would drop the idea. Well, the next day mountains started moving out of the way for them as they started seriously investigating the adoption process. On December 27th, 2016 they saw Bella on a friend’s Facebook page and felt would she be a great fit in their family. Her siblings are all very excited to meet her, especially her younger sister Maggie who has been very busy making a giant stack of drawings to give Bella when she gets home, as well as big plans to share bedrooms and ballet classes. Bernie and Marabeth are also anxious to get her home and help her to learn to live as a beloved daughter in their family. They truly appreciate any and all support, prayers and well-wishes as they go through this process to bring their daughter home.

9/18/17—TRIP ONE SEPT 22

$2,812.46 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Bella has received a $27 Waiting Child Grant.

 

MIKALE for the Guarino family — PA

mikale-2016Life turned out to be very different from what Nancy had expected. The beauty of the unexpected brought with it confirmation of the strength of family, regardless of its shape and size. For many years, Nancy’s family consisted of herself and her Down syndrome son, Nicky. Deep down, Nancy always knew her family was not complete. Two and a half years ago, Maria (Margit on RR) joined her family. It was during the process of Maria’s adoption that Nancy was introduced to the dismal reality of life for many special needs children in other parts of the world. Nicky, now 22 years old, is and had always been a happy, joyful child. It was heartbreaking for Nancy to learn about what his life might have been like had he been born in a different part of the world. Maria had lived her life in an institution without having anyone to love her. The reality is harsh and difficult to see. Nancy and Nicky were thrilled to bring Maria into their family and embrace her with love and support. Maria has thrived and is full of joy. She brings joy to everyone she encounters. Nicky has loved taking on the role of big brother and Nancy now knows the blessing of opening your heart and family to a child in need. It really is possible to make a difference. For this reason, Nancy has decided to adopt again. Nancy, Nicky, and Maria are opening their hearts and their family to embrace a new family member. Nicky and Maria are excited to have a new sibling to share in the fun and Nancy eagerly awaits the gift of another child, giving him the love and support to thrive in a foundation of family love.

The Guarino family is very thankful for all types of support as they take on this journey.

8/15/17—AWAITING COURT

$663.75 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Mikale has received a $15,000 Older Child Grant.

MARLA for the Kronenberger family — PA

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Bulgaria

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

 

KOLBY and SADLER for the Quesenberry family — PA

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Please follow our blog and join us on our journey! www.bulgariabound2015.blogspot.com

THERESA for the Humphreys Family — PA

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China

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

CADEN for the Young family — PA

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China

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at theyoungpages.com/jodis_blog12314206_10153611220011072_64828746499982925_o-2015

TALIA and CAITLYN for the Reed family — PA

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

BENJAMIN and JUNE for the Williams family — PA

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

ALONZO, SOPHIA, and SADIE for the Vargas family — PA

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Bulgaria

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

JEREMY and JAIS for the Speicher family — PA

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at  9willbejustfine.blogspot.com

Jase (Jais) 2014

Jase (Jais) 2014

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Jeremy 2014

TWO BOYS for the Johnson family — PA

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

VYTAS and ZINNIA for the Seay family — PA

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

SAVANNAH and NATALEE for the Carpenter family — PA

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

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MICAH and IVY for the Forbes family — PA

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

 

 

 

 

SAVANNAH for the Fitch family — PA

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

 

HARLENE for the Basile family — PA

Ukraine

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

 

KATHLEEN & GAYLE for the Kimble family — PA

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Follow the Kimble family’s adoption journey on their blog at missionforgod-kathleen.blogspot.com

JACOB for the Mann Family — PA

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 We had an absolutely awesome time in Hong Kong.

Our social worker was an excellent tour guide and we saw many of the sights and learned about the history of the city.  It was a once in a lifetime experience for all of us, and that does not include the most wonderful part of the journey!!!!   Jacob took to our family immediately, he must have felt the love that we have had for him for so long.  The orphanage staff was wonderful to us and our family.  There was a very tearful goodbye when we took Jacob home.

The staff could not grieve for very long, because they had other children to care for that are still waiting for their forever families.  I do not think that I will ever have the right words to express how we all felt, all I can say is that he is the most precious gift our family has ever received.  He is funny and engaging and is already flirting with Emily and Erika’s friends.