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JAYCIE for the Massie Family – TX

Crystal and Bryan have been living in the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex for most of their adult lives. They have two beautiful daughters aged 5 and 2. They are excited to add to their family by adopting a child internationally. Their oldest child was born with Down Syndrome and has inspired the family to help other children in any way they can. They feel the best way to do this is by giving a child the chance to experience the love only a family can provide. The Massie family is very appreciative of any and all help that will make this dream a reality!

7/18/2018 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE

$505.15 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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MONA for The Williamson Family — TX

Tony and Ashley Williamson have always wanted a big family, there just wasn’t a specific plan on how that would happen. Their son Hayden is 20, their daughter Lauren is 18. Along the way, they have had other children in and out of the home based on needs in their community. Friends of their children, kids in desperate need of love after temporary tragedy occurred with their own families, family members in need, you name it, they have done it. After years of a friend who had adopted a special needs child from Russia had sent photos advocating, without any time, raising the family they had in their home at the time, the photos weren’t really given any thought other than donations. The Williamsons felt like all of the kids had grown up and were thriving, and maybe this was it. Maybe they had completed their family.

Then late one night, the same friend who had been advocating for orphans for years, called Ashley in the middle of the night and said, “this baby came out of your womb!!! Check the profile I am about to send you, and tell me she isn’t yours!” Ashley hung up the phone laughing and shaking her head, and then opened the text she was sent. As she clicked on the Reece’s Rainbow link, all of the air in her chest had seem to disappear, her eyes filled with tears, this beautiful baby girl with the sweetest, biggest, almond shaped eyes, with the darkest pigtails, jumped off the screen, slid down the giant lump in her throat, and sat down right inside of her heart. At 1am, she sat with tears in her eyes in her bed, without a single doubt that this is her daughter, Ashley started furiously sending emails and started the process, all before she even woke her husband. The next morning, Tony had received an email being that she gave both parent’s contact information. He was a little confused being Ashley had yet to mention a word to him, so he asked her about it. She was so protective and so sure in that moment, that he was caught off guard. This was a Monday morning. He told her that he felt like their family was complete, and thought she needed to rethink this. Ashley knew this was meant to be. All week every text Tony had sent Ashley, all she replied with was photos of this precious baby girl. Friday after a very busy day at work, she didn’t have time to respond. That evening, when they both arrived home from work, Tony said to her, “you didn’t send any photos of her to me today?” Ashley asked, “Do you want photos of her?” Tony relied, “I think I do!” Tears is joy filled Ashley’s eyes and she exclaimed, “We are having a girl!” Tony and Ashley have never looked back. While they do not discount her having Down syndrome, they are up for any challenge, including her congenital heart defect that will also require immediate surgery but know in their hearts she is a child of God and not only worthy of this family, but fee they are blessed with the addition of her, the little girl that hung the moon.

7/3/2018 — AWAITING FIRST TRIP

$541.40 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ROSE for the Hadsell family — TX

David and Ashley Hadsell are thrilled to be adopting sweet Rose, and to welcome her into their growing family. David and Ashley met in 2001, and were married less than a year later. Adoption has always been on their hearts, with a particularly strong calling to special needs adoption. After the births of their first two biological children, David and Ashley adopted their third child in 2012, an 8-year-old boy originally from Ukraine. The Hadsell’s were then surprised by two more biological sons, which brought their family to four boys and one girl. Over the years, the Hadsell’s have prayed over the children of Reece’s Rainbow, knowing that each little face is a unique reflection of God’s love, shining with their own unique light of Jesus, carefully knit into that one extra little chromosome. They do not believe that extra chromosome is a mistake; rather, it carries an extra measure of love and honesty, an extra measure of childlike innocence, an extra measure of pure joy. David and Ashley, along with their five children, are so very honored and blessed to be welcoming Rose into their family.

7/15/2018 — DOSSIER LOGGED IN on 6/14
Please visit their blog to learn more about their family, and their adoption journey! https://OurRoseInBloom.blogspot.com

$1,955.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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FYNN for the Cooke family — TX

Jimmie and Rhonda Cooke are excited to adopt their third child from Eastern Europe. The couple adopted two kids almost a year ago. They have four kids ranging from 17 to 5 years old. They would love to add one more to the family. A friend of the Cooke’s opened their eyes to adoption and it completely changed their lives forever. Jimmie works as a production foreman for an oil company in Texas, and Rhonda is a stay-at-home mother. With many prayers, God has lead them to adopting another child with Down syndrome. One of the children they adopted prior to this adoption had Down syndrome. He has completely changed their lives for the best. He has taught them to love with no strings and to be everyone’s friend. They eagerly await for the day they can call this child her son.

8/7/2018 — DOSSIER SUBMITTED

$439.72 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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MICAH for the Edwards family — TX

The email with his file came and there he was, this little guy with a repaired cleft lip scar and those beautiful Asian eyes and I thought he looked like an Edwards.  Even at that, I had my list of why we couldn’t adopt and I gave that list to God.  Well, God had His own plans (of course) and here we are.
This is our second adoption process.  I can hardly believe that I’m typing that!  He’s in the same orphanage that our “Crystal” once lived in and was born just 3 weeks after we left Taiwan with her.  We spent 3 days in that orphanage with the kids in her group, but leaving with her on that final day was so bittersweet.  We were so thrilled to finally have our Gotcha Day, but so sad that there were still little faces in that room behind her.  I never actually imagined that we’d be going back to bring another one home, but I’m in awe that God is calling us back to amazing and beautiful.  Given, it isn’t always beautiful because adoption is hard, but it’s one of the best beauty from ashes stories I’ve ever been allowed to be part of.

7/24/2018 — COURT PASSED; TRAVELING Mid-AUGUST
Please follow along on their blog at:  shinelikethenoondaysun.blogspot.com

$320.10 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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RHONDA for the Graham family — TX

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Hi there!  We are Chris and Elizabeth Graham. Newlyweds. Mama and Daddy to Worth. Adoption advocates. Chipotle lovers. A musician and an artist.

Here’s a little bit about our story.

In early 2015, I (Elizabeth) was living the single lady life when I had the craziest dream. In my dream, I was marrying the love of my life, and there right next to us was my precious, adopted child. It was breathtaking and vividly real.

By mid-2015, I was home study approved and eagerly learning the world of international adoption. After setback and heartbreak, I finally met my son, Worth, in May 2016, and he was in my arms forever on October 17, 2016.

Somewhere in the middle of that beautiful chaos, I met Chris and immediately knew he was the man of my dreams. Chris asked me to be his wife right before we traveled together to pick up my son, now our son. Loving Worth together has been the greatest joy of our lives. Some days are hard and messy and full of tears, but every day is overflowing with love.

Our prayer as a couple is that our love be so abundant that we have plenty to share with the world; now is the time to share our love and grow our family. We have more than we need, so we are building a longer table.

Thank you for being a part of this beautiful story. I can’t wait to see how it unfolds.

6/4/18 — DOSSIER SUBMITTED

$12,480.80 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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CHARLIE for the Sanders family — TX

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

MAX & SAWYER for the Jones family — TX

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

NELS for the Sherley family — TX

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

EDEN and WYATT for the Offer family — TX

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

 

A Child for the Cloward family — TX

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

WESLEY for the Vinson family — TX

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

FELIX, GRETA, and ROMEO for the Barnett family — TX

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at obedient2hiscommand.blogspot.com

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GEORGINA for the Wingfield family — TX

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at georgina-onmymind.blogspot.com

JACKSON for the Simmons family — TX

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

BOBBY for the Decker family — TX

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

BERKELEY +1 for the Williams family — TX

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

ZACH and PIPPA for the Haydon family — TX

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GABRIEL and BETSY for the Elkins family — TX

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

BRIA and SAFIYA for the Johnson family — TX

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

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DECKER for the McFall family — TX

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

MATTHEW for the Richey family — TX

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

NICHOLAS for the Whitmire family — TX

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

 

ASA and RUBY for the Gomes family — TX

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at thegomesfamily.wordpress.com

STEVEN and BRADYN for the Blackmon family — TX

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

LEONID and CALLEN for the Williams family — TX

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

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JOSEPH and ELI for the Patton family — TX

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at adventure4eli.blogspot.com

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VINCENT and TAO for the Jones family — TX

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

JULIETTE for the McDonald family — TX

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LITHUANIA

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

MICKEY and SHAWN for the Beck family — TX

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

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CARISSA for the Matthews family — TX

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

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GRACIE for the Meeks family — TX

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

 

 

LUCAS and LANCE for the Prichard family — TX

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

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OLEG and SHANE for the Patterson family — TX

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Follow the Patterson family’s adoption journey on their blog AllArePreciousInHisSight.blogspot.com

KYLEN for the Rector family — TX

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Follow the Rector family’s adoption journey on their blog  therectorblog.blogspot.com

 

WHITNEY for Tiffany and Justin — TX

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog  anothertexasfamily.com

ELVIRA for the Ochs family — TX

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Follow the Ochs family’s adoption journey on their blog aplantingforhisglory.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

BRODERICK for the Sadler family — TX

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Follow the Sadler family’s adoption journey on their blog at positivelyhopefilled.wordpress.com

BRAEDEN for the Wingfield family — TX

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

 

 

SHAWNA and LINDSAY for the Eubanks family — TX

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Follow the Eubanks family’s adoption journey on their blog livingonhopeandprayers.blogspot.com