RYDER for the Carmichael family — TN

We are Sean and Stephanie Carmichael. We have been married over 20 years and have two biological children. Danielle is 26 and Cody is 24. We added Cole and Caden to our family in 2010. Both are from Ukraine and both have Down syndrome. We then added Cooper (also has DS) to our crew in 2012 from Ukraine. We said we were done then. Then, Stephanie found out about a little boy with Down syndrome in a horrible place called Pleven in Bulgaria. She fought the urge to go get him and lost! He was added to the family in 2016. Shortly after arriving home, he was diagnosed with leukemia. He is in remission and will finish chemo treatment in April, 2019. Right before Cobi was diagnosed, we took custody of Stephanie’s cousin’s son, Landon, who is now 5. Collectively, the boys are known as the DS Mafia.

Stephanie has been following “Ryder” for several years. He has had a couple of families commit to adopt him and then the families backed out and he was left again. After watching him deteriorate in pictures, we decided to add Ryder to our family. This will be our 6th adoption. International adoption is very expensive, so we are trying to raise some of the funds from Ryder’s fans.

Ryder is 6 years old and lives in an orphanage in Eastern Europe. He will soon be transferred to an adult mental institution, which is hell on Earth.

2/13/2019 — COMPILING DOSSIER

$5,027.60 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Ryder has received a $2,767.77 Waiting Child Grant.
Ryder has also received a $5,000 Older Child Grant.