Chris and Gretchen have seven children, four sons and three daughters. Their eldest daughter was adopted from Russia back in 2012. Since then they’ve homegrown a few more. A year ago in October of 2019 Gretchen saw yet another orphan advocacy photo of a waiting child in Eastern Europe. She’d seen hundreds of them over the years and always felt something but not like, some THING. She looked at this child and immediately thought, uh oh… I know him. She told her husband and he kindly and boldly reminded her that they have SEVEN children already but the feeling wouldn’t go away. Slowly but surely Chris started to understand, started to feel the tug. Now they’re both running full speed ahead to bring home not just the one precious boy but this little lady as well. The children are excited and the whole house is abuzz with preparation.

As they attempt to ready their lives for the addition of two older children with severe physical limitations they ask that you will show a little support and say a little prayer that all will run smoothly as they bring these long awaited children home. Fifty thousand dollars is a drop in the bucket compared to the worth of these two souls. Let’s show them the love they’ve waited so long to feel. Let’s get these babies home!


$286.15 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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