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.

5/22/2018 — DOSSIER NEARLY COMPLETE
Please visit their blog to learn more about their family, and their adoption journey! https://OurRoseInBloom.blogspot.com

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CYRIL for the Ampe family — MI

Joe and Tiffany Ampe already know the joys (and challenges!) that children bring to a household. With eight children (ages two to 18), they have been blessed with an exceptionally jubilant and noisy home. For the past five years they have actively discussed adoption (even becoming a licensed foster home) and adding to their family. The couple has periodically perused Reece’s Rainbow and prayed for the waiting children and families actively working towards bringing them home. On one such evening Tiffany saw a picture of a sweet baby boy with Down Syndrome. Down Syndrome seemed a natural fit, as they have a seven-year-old niece with an extra chromosome. When Tiffany shared the brief bio of “Cyril” with Joe, he retorted, “you don’t show me the picture of a baby needing a home and then close the laptop”. The same evening, they requested more information on the country he is in, requirements, costs and information on additional diagnoses.

The couple was excited to quickly receive a response with additional material. But they already had a list of which countries they were open to adopting from (all with solid reasons why: someone just might be Type A!), and “Cyril’s” country wasn’t on it. Joe wasn’t dissuaded but Tiffany felt disappointed and certain that they needed to keep looking for a child that “fit” the list. But that all changed within days as Tiffany reflected on a Podcast that examined how quickly the disciples followed Jesus. The priest exclaimed that, “delayed obedience is disobedience”. WOW! The same day Tiffany and Joe committed to “Cyril”.

The entire Ampe family, grandparents, friends and church are excited for this newest addition to come home. The adoption process has been significantly more trying than pregnancy and they remain deeply appreciative of the financial, emotional and spiritual help of all those that support them.

5/21/2018 — AWAITING USCIS APPROVAL

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CLARA for the Tomasetti family — PA

Adam and Emily met in college at Northern Arizona University. They started dating in March and were engaged by August. They got married and moved to Texas after that, where Adam graduated with his doctorate in chiropractic from Parker College of chiropractic. Much to their surprise and excitement they found out Emily was expecting right before they celebrated their first anniversary, Anna was born in March 2002 and Aryn Joy was born in March 2004. The foursome moved to Pennsylvania in May 2000 to start Adam’s chiropractic practice. Over the next five years they added three more children to their family. Alice in July 2006, Owen in February 2008 and Ethan in September 2009. The last three Tomasetti kiddos were very high-risk pregnancies, they decided not to add any more children to their family. For most of their married life they had talked and prayed about adopting. Having five biological kiddos in 7 1/2 years made the idea of adding anybody else to our crew feel overwhelming. Over the years, Emily has often looked through advocacy sites for adoption, praying and seeking the Lord, to see if any of those lovely faces belonged in their family.

On Sunday, March 4, during Elevation Church their prayers and conversations came together into an answer. Right before the service began Emily was prayerfully looking through Reece’s Rainbow’s waiting children page. During the worship set the band played “Break every chain”by Will Reagan. As the music played and they sang along, Adam prayed for Jesus to break the chains of the orphan. At that moment Emily saw the picture of Clara in her mind’s eye and started weeping. After church, Adam, Emily and the kids talked about why she was crying and before they were finished Aryn Joy ran over to the table to sketch the picture that she saw in her mind as they talked about Clara. It was just the confirmation they needed. Aryn had never seen her picture before. They are hoping to bring Clara home in the spring of 2019. It will be a Herculean effort to raise all the funds that are needed, but They know that God who has always been faithful, will continue to be. This is the sketch that Aryn Joy drew, above Clara’s picture from Reece’s Rainbow.

5/18/2018 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

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EMMALINE for the Eilert family — KY

John and Amanda met in 2009 through a family member who worked with Amanda. Since John was at a military college, their relationship was over the phone, through emails and little visits when they could. The day after John graduated, they got married! They have been married for 7 years and were blessed with their son by their first anniversary. John was in the military for 5 years and then made the switch to law enforcement.

Years passed and after trying for 5 years to have more children, they went to a fertility specialist to find out that Amanda was blessed to even have had her son because there wasn’t much hope of her having another naturally. The next option they were given was IVF and rather than put their money in hopes of getting pregnant, they felt that God was leading them to adopt a child who needed a home already. John and Amanda were on the waiting list for a pair of twins with numerous special needs, but God had a different little girl who needed them more. John and Amanda fell in love with Emmaline – soon to be Temperance, through her jubilant smile!  Her big brother is so excited to have her home, he sleeps with her picture by his bed and prays for her every day.

Thank you to everyone for being so supportive in helping their family grow!

5/17/2018 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE

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ADDISON and ADELAIDE for the Kimrey family — VA

Laurie and Travis met in High school. They became engaged quickly after they met. They will celebrate their 29th wedding anniversary this year. Adoption has always been something they both talked about. That is why at the age of 21 and 22 they built their dream home extra large to accommodate all the children they prayed they would be blessed with. The Kimrey family adoption journey began when they became foster parents after having had their five children. Very quickly they received a call for micro preemie twins, one with extreme special needs and would they be willing to accept the placements? Well they said yes and their journey began. Haylee and Baylee became officially Kimreys in December 2014. Bio Mom and Dad had micro preemie twins again 11 months later. They also joined their family shortly after their birth. They became officially Kimerys in June 2015. Twins times two has been quite the wild ride. But they are darling precious children. Well in Nov 2015 while they were browsing Reeces Rainbow and saw picture come up of a little boy in Bulgaria he suffered the same condition as our first twin Haylee, Hydrocephalus. Only his case was untreated. He had been left in a box locked away for six years, his head had grown so large he could not even hold it up. Yet, in all the orpanage reports it spoke of his wonderful, loving demeanor. It was at that moment that God spoke to Laurie’s heart and said, “There in that broken body, trapped there was a little boy” They knew he would be their son. Nathaniel came home and join their family in December 2015. Laurie and Travis did find out once in Amercia that he suffers from Dandy Walker Syndrome and he is actually missing parts of his brain. So he is like a baby but the sweetest little guy. He has changed their lives and how they see every minute of everyday. To know him is to be changed forever. Now here they find theirselves again, God has called the Kimreys back they feel to two more precious little souls. Both medically fragile and in need of urgent placement. The orphanages they are placed in are neglectful of the children and they need rescuing as soon as possible. The fees are upwards of 30,000. While that is quite a large sum it pales in comparison to the lives that will be saved. Your donations will equip this family with the funds they will need to get these kids out of there forever and into a loving home where they will be orphans no more. Expected travel should be Metcha trip around August/September and their Gotcha trip should be January/February of 2019. Thank you for taking the time to read our story.

5/7/2018 — AWAITING USCIS APPROVAL

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A Boy for the Woertman family — NC

Frederick and Candy Woertman are looking for monetary assistance to adopt their third child from Asia. Grace was our first adoption. We adopted her at the age of 3. Grace has cerebral palsy and limited use of the left side of her body. When she started school at age 4 she was measured to have a cognitive ability of 6 months. With the help of many professionals, Grace has learned to use a gait trainer, feeds herself, climbs up and down stairs, can do math, volunteers for the smart board, and now has a cognitive ability of 23 months. This is 4 years makes me excited for the growth in the next 4 years and beyond. Joy was our second adoption. We adopted her last year at the age of 7. Joy has Down syndrome. Joy had never been to school but was thrust into Kindergarten upon her arrival. This year she is about to complete first grade in a mainstreamed classroom. She has learned a lot of English and continues to astound us with her understanding of the language. She likes to swim, jump on trampolines, ride her bike/scooter/skateboard, and watch Peppa Pig. With the support of many, we are just as excited to see what the future holds for our little Joy dynamo. We are now looking to provide a home for another. We feel that we are blessed to provide a home to kids that need a home. Watching the growth physically, emotionally, educationally, and spiritually of our children is where we draw our excitement. We are looking to adopt a boy with Down syndrome this time. Join with us in providing support to get us to Asia and bring this boy home.

4/24/2018 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$5,079.83 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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4 Siblings for the Henriksen family — KS

Jennifer and Ryan have been hosting children from Eastern Europe, and are now on a journey to add these siblings to their family.   With a 5 month old baby and busy 7 year old they started on their adoption adventure!

The children they are adopting are a part of a larger sibling group.  They were hoping to adopt all 7 children, but at this time they are only able to adopt 4 of the children.

5/18/2018 — COURT PASSED

$817.05 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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A Child for the Bradley Family — FL

Shannon and Elizabeth always expected that adoption would one day be a part of how their family grew. They just weren’t sure exactly what it would look like or when. Shannon was adopted into a loving home at 17 days old and adoption plays a big role in Elizabeth’s family too. The oldest of 4 girls, all 3 of Elizabeth’s younger sisters and their husbands have adopted children. The number of grandchildren on that side of the family currently number 14… with 8 having been adopted through a combination of international, US domestic, and foster-to-adopt. It was through Elizabeth’s youngest sister and brother-in-law that the Bradleys were first introduced to and older girl when she was hosted by them in the summer of 2016. After that summer hosting, Elizabeth found herself regularly thinking about and praying for this girl. In time, she and Shannon began praying about adopting her. Their adoption journey has been one of multiple twists and turns involving lots of research, education, and talking with other adoptive families (especially who had adopted older girls). In July 2017 the Bradleys enjoyed meeting and spending time with her when she was hosted again by Elizabeth’s sister and brother-in-law. Now Shannon and Elizabeth and their 5 year old daughter are excited to be adding a “big sister” to their family.

5/19/2018 — COMPILING DOSSIER

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SAMANTHA for the Rawe family — KY

Scot and Jackie are lucky to be true High School sweethearts. They met a month into their Freshman year of High School and have been together ever since. They got married shortly after Scot graduated college in 2009. Scot and Jackie always knew they wanted to adopt, but were first blessed with two amazing boys. The boys are now 7 and 4. After struggling with multiple miscarriages, they have decided it is time to take the leap of faith and pursue the adoption they dreamed of since before getting married.

Jackie has followed the Reece’s Rainbow page since before they got married. She has always had a passion for children with Down Syndrome, ever since her first mission trip to Camp Echoing Hills when she was in middle school. One day while scrolling through the photo listings, she came across a little girl who stole her heart. After deep thought and prayer, Scot and Jackie knew it was time to start their adoption journey to bring their daughter home. Their 2 boys are so excited to become big brothers!

Scot and Jackie appreciate all the love and support they’ve been shown since announcing their decision to adopt. They also appreciate any help that will be given in the future to help them bring their little girl home.

5/18/2018 — DOSSIER NEARLY COMPLETE

$581.03 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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3 Siblings for the Perron family — MD

Brett and Jessica met 17 years ago while attending college in upstate New York. They currently live in Maryland with their 5 biological children. Clayton (13), Ava (11), Lyla (9), Allen (4) and Pierce (2), are the loves of their lives. Brett is a mechanical engineer and works as project developer at Ameresco Inc and Jessica owns an early intervention preschool for children diagnosed with Autism. They enjoy spending time as a family going for bike rides, playing board games and spending time outside. After Pierce was born they thought their family was complete, however God had other plans. In August 2017, Brett and Jessica started considering International Adoption. After working with children with special needs for over 15 years, Jessica knew that if they decided to adopt, they would adopt a waiting child with special needs. One afternoon Jessica called an adoption agency to inquire about a little girl who was diagnosed with multiple medical needs. The agency told her that she had already been matched but there was a sibling group that was available for hosting and adoption. When Brett and Jessica received pictures of the siblings, they immediately fell in love. The ages of the siblings were 7, 5 and 4. They had been in the orphanage for 2 years.

After hosting the older 2 siblings this past Christmas, Brett and Jessica knew that their story didn’t end there. After the children returned to their orphanage in January they started the journey to adopt all 3. All children, regardless of life circumstances, medical needs and disabilities deserve to grow up in a loving and stable family. The 3 siblings that Brett and Jessica are adopting are amazing. They are smart, loving and full of joy despite the circumstances that they have been through. The youngest needs medical care, medical evaluations and proper therapy for her to develop to her fullest potential.

Brett and Jessica believe that serving those who are the most vulnerable is one of life’s biggest blessings. When you pour love and compassion into those who need it the most, your dreams will start to come true. Over the 3 weeks that they hosted the children, they taught us more about the goodness of God than we ever thought possible. They were given hundreds of hugs and kisses and they can’t wait to give them more. They did more for Brett and Jessica during their 3 weeks stay than they could ever do in a lifetime. They are working hard and praying to raise enough money to bring the children home as soon as possible. The fees associated with adopting 3 children at once are extremely high.  Their country also requires 3 trips to finalize the adoption. Thank you for your support and prayers to help bring our 3 precious children home.

5/19/2018 — HOMESTUDY NEARLY COMPLETE

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BO for the Wingfield family — TX

Jared and Debbie have been married for 20 years and in that time they have grown their family in a very exceptional way. They both knew they wanted to have a large family, but through multiple IVF cycles, IUI’s, and miscarriages were still unable to have the large family they wanted. These challenges brought them closer to one another and in time helped them realize the plan God had for them. In 2008 they were finally able to conceive and carry a baby to term. In 2009 their first son and only biological child was born. He was really a miracle and special for so many reasons. Carter was born with Down Syndrome and through him, Jared and Debbie, began to see the world through a different lens. The experience and joy that came from having a child with Down Syndrome motivated them to be more involved and educated. It also inspired the conversation to adopt and provide a home for children like their sweet Carter. That is where their connection with Reece’s Rainbow started and their adoption journey began. Since 2012 the Wingfield’s have adopted children from multiple countries with different needs and abilities. They are excited to be on this journey and over the years have received so much needed support and prayers from friends and family. They feel, though, that they are not done and have room in their home and in their hearts for one more special child.

When Jared and Debbie began the process of adoption again they came across “Bo” and absolutely fell in love with him. He has the kindest and sweetest smile and they know he will be the perfect addition to their family. Due to his urgent medical needs, the Wingfield’s are working quickly to get him home and get him the specialized care that he requires. They know that the greatest healer of all, though, is the love of a family. Jared and Debbie appreciate any and all the thoughts, prayers, and support they can receive.

“We think sometimes that poverty is being hungry, naked, and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty”– Mother Teresa

“It is our duty to love the unloved, help the helpless, and bring hope back to the hopeless” -Anthony Douglas.

5/18/2018 — TRAVEL APPROVAL RECEIVED

$4,568.70 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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HARPER GRACE for the Price Family — GA

Evan and Hope are high school sweethearts who have been together for 13 years and married for 7. Evan has been with the same company in sales since college and Hope is an Athletic Trainer at a local High School.

Hope always told Evan that she had dreamed of adopting a little girl from China since she was a young girl herself, but they never actually thought it would happen. Fast forward to 2013 and they were faced with the fact that they would not have biological children. They immediately knew that God was telling them Adoption was where He was taking them. Fast forward another 2 years and in May of 2015 they brought home their little girl Chandler through domestic adoption.

Hope found Reece’s Rainbow in 2016 and told Evan about the organization. She was always showing him children she saw listed and researched different countries and their adoption process. She told Evan she thought God was trying to tell her that this was the route they should take for their next child. Evan didn’t feel the same way to begin with. He had many worries and reservations about international adoption, but eventually he couldn’t deny God’s calling either and agreed that this was His plan. Hope came across Harper Grace’s file and immediately knew this was he child. It just so happens Chandler’s middle name is Grace as well so the Price’s knew it was meant to be.

The Price’s are so excited to bring this precious little girl home and watch her grow and thrive. Chandler is so excited to have a sister and tells everyone all about her and where she lives now.

5/18/2018 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE

$1,928.84 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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DAVY for the Peters family — WA

Joe and Ronda fell in love while in high school where they met one night during a high school football game. A couple of years after graduation they were married and soon started their sweet family. They have been married and best friends for 23 years and have four beautiful children. Ronda has been a stay at home mom enjoying raising their children and Joe has worked for the phone company for the last 21 years. They enjoy their family time getting outdoors and hiking together. Family is very important to them, always putting their kids first and being involved in all their activities. Though the years as their family was growing they experienced the loss of two babies due to miscarriage which then started the conversations of adoption. They then had two rainbow babies three years apart, their youngest being born with Down syndrome. The beautiful experience of love and joy from their son being born with an extra chromosome inspired more conversations of adoption and in particular a child with Down syndrome. Ronda came across a photo of Davy from a fellow mom of two children with Down syndrome, one that they had adopted, who was advocating for Davy on Instagram. Ronda said she read the words “Be sure to show Davy’s picture and pray for him and for a family to adopt him…… Maybe that family is you?” Ronda felt a wave of emotions come over her and as she looked at Davy’s photo she knew in her heart that she was his mommy. Joe and Ronda soon after started the adoption process knowing Davy would complete their loving family. They are very excited to be on this journey and are trusting in the Lord as he leads them through this adoption. Joe and Ronda would love the support of prayers and the generosity of donations to raise funds to help bring their son Davy home.

3/23/2018 — COMPLETED HOME STUDY; AWAITING USCIS APPROVAL

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AJ for the Kurtz family — NY

Hi everyone! This may be one of the most humbling things Alex and I have had to do. We are asking for your help to bring our sweet boy home. Baby AJ is 1 year old and he is a beautiful boy with down syndrome. Due to his medical needs, the sooner we can get him home, the sooner we can provide him with resources he is now lacking. As you may know, this adoption will cost 20-30 thousand dollars.

A (not so) quick background:  Those that know me, know that adoption has always been a calling of mine. It had nothing to do with my baby making ability, my desire to have my own children or anything else of that nature. It has always just been something in my heart that I knew I would pursue. Children are constantly on my mind. Alex and I have talked all about having babies, adopting babies and everything in between. Luckily, my husband is the kindest man I have ever known. He has always stood by my passions even when they sounded like pure madness. When I expressed my feelings on adopting to him very early in our relationship, he was with me 100 percent. We prolonged adding to our family when I was diagnosed with lupus. Afterwards, I had no idea when the right time for anything was. I prayed to God every night and asked him to guide me in the right path.  I prayed that I would somehow know what I was supposed to do, and that I would be accepting of that regardless of what it was.

Why ?: So everyone has reasons for what they choose to do, especially in adoption. While I knew I would adopt, it wasn’t until a few years ago that I knew I was supposed to adopt a special needs child. I wont get into the details (research if you would like) but our country is very fortunate to have the resources, medical advances and programs that we do. I knew that if we adopted a beautiful child with needs, we could offer them so much. Who wouldn’t want to change a child’s life like that? Why wouldn’t I chose a child who needed me just a little bit more? To me, when I learned of hardships other countries face in dealing with special needs children, its a no brainer.

How did I know it was THIS baby:  We have researched this process forever. Alex and I have visited the idea and revisited the idea numerous times. We just never felt like it was the right time. I felt like I was too sick. I didn’t know when I wanted be pregnant. We had to many medical bills and student loans. Funny fact, you will NEVER have the timing right for something like this.

We were at dinner one night and I ran into a woman I knew from my old job. The last time I saw her, she was in the process of adopting a beautiful baby boy. Alex and I went out to dinner one night and she was there with her lovely family. I looked up and there she is holding this precious little man, with his little blue glasses and denim overalls. My heart sank and I just grabbed him to snuggle. I remember tearing up in the moment. I told her again to keep us updated as she knew we were interested in adopting. She told me she was fundraising for another little boy who was a year old with Down syndrome. We chatted and she told me again about the little boy. I didn’t think much about it, but we exchanged numbers so I could see his photo. As soon as my phone went off and I saw him, again I teared right up. Alex said “no…I know that look Caitlin”. But he was smiling just as big. Needless to say…that is how we were introduced to this baby boy. I went home and continued to pray. I prayed hard and I prayed a lot. By the end of the week, he was already ours.

International adoptions are insanely expensive. I decided that day, that I would do whatever I had to do to bring this baby home to be with his family. After talking with many strong and amazing women, I learned that adopting a special needs child can be made easier by the number of grants out there. I learned that adoption has been possible for many because of grants and fundraising. I figured if they could do it, why couldn’t we. So this is where we are at. In the whirlwind of a process called adoption. Fighting and praying for our beautiful baby boy every single day.

5/2/2018 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE; COMPILING DOSSIER

$3,375.48 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.

5/18/2018 — AWAITING USCIS APPROVAL

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MOLLY for the Hilton Family — UT

Cassidy and Amanda have always had a special place in their hearts for adoptive families, and have discussed “what could be” since they were dating. they’ve always marveled at the idea of providing love, structure, safety and opportunity for a child whose story may not have involved these precious and sacred things.

When they were pregnant with Jane (3yo, their youngest) they decided that due to Amanda’s consistent health related pregnancy difficulties, and the evident worsening circumstances with Jane’s complications, they were done having babies — they were at peace with this! However, the lord had other ideas.. Just minutes after Jane was born, as the NICU team was trying to stabilize her, Amanda had the strongest impression that their family simply was not complete. She even partially expressed these thoughts to Cassidy, literally as Jane was trying to find her first breaths.

Since that day, they’ve wrestled with the idea of expanding their family. How? …Amanda’s body cannot hold up? What? …these promptings and impressions would come and go, but their persistence was ever so consistent. Who? …they’ve always slightly toyed with the idea of adopting an infant … When? …they’re getting older, and lives are hectic! At long last, they decided this past year that they needed to ponder deeply, pray with great intent, and finally come to a final decision..

In going through this process over several months, they experienced some of the most unforseen experiences they ever could have imagined. The process began with a half hearted decision to be finished having babies, but it became clear that they needed to put much more effort into finding answers, as they were still emotionally unsettled. As they continued to navigate the pursuit of answers, they were seemingly being blessed with new knowledge and new people in their lives which allowed for broadened perspective and realities.

Cassidy and Amanda are in the process of adopting the most precious little girl. She currently resides (in wait) in an orphanage. She is 3 years old, and she has Down Syndrome. She was born in June of 2014, and matter of factly, the same month they lost (what would have been) their third child. They “committed” to her the week of Thanksgiving, and received Pre-Approval to move forward with the adoption on December 1st. they already have a connection with her that is undeniable and quite prominent in their home.  They have a goal to bring her home to her forever family before Christmas of 2018 and appreciate everyone’s support from the bottom of their hearts!

“I don’t care what your problem is, where you came from, what your background is, what your beliefs are, man LOVE conquers all.” -Dabo Sweeney

3/5/2018 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$10,495.76 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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LUCILLE for the Johnston family — NC

The Johnston family is excited to be adopting for the third time, working quickly to bring home a little girl in need of a family.

God graciously introduced them to the blessing of special needs when their son Isaac was born in 2010, and it was through his birth and young life that they learned about the plight of orphans with special needs.

They have since welcomed their daughter Providence (with Down syndrome) home in 2014, and most recently, their son Slavik (who spent 15 years in an institution) who came home this past September. They are both doing well and enjoying the friendships that naturally come with large families.

The Johnstons are uniquely blessed with a community of friends and family who celebrate and value life and are grateful for others they continue to meet through organizations like Reece’s Rainbow.

4/2/2018 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE

$5,970.35 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Lucille has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

 

LOMAN for the Harvey family — SC

The Harveys are a family of six from SC. Angie is a teacher assistant in the local elementary school in a kindergarten class. Chris is a captain in the local fire department that he has been a part of for 21 years. They have four children ages 13, 10, 5, and 4. They adopted their youngest two from Asia in 2014 and 2015.

Angie was adopted domestically into a wonderful family when she was two days old. Adoption has always been a huge part of her life. She knew as a small child that she would one day adopt. Soon after her parents passed away from cancer, she felt the calling stronger than ever. They quickly started the paperwork process to be matched with a child from Asia. It took two years from start to finish for the adoption. From the moment they laid eyes on their daughter, their lives were forever changed. Their hearts beat for the orphan and they wanted to be involved in orphan care some way or another. After being home for eight months with their newly adopted daughter, they saw the face of their youngest son in an email. They were not looking to adopt again but felt after learning more about this child that it was not a coincidence that they came across his picture. They immediately started the process to adopt him and brought him home 16 months after their first adoption. They spent the next year bonding as a new family of six.

Chris and Angie felt like their family was complete at this point. They looked into ways to be involved in orphan care. Angie followed another family on social media that was hosting a child from Asia for one month in their home. She and Chris got information on hosting and decided it was something they wanted to pursue. The only thing that was holding them back was the cost. They had used all the extra funds they had to adopt their two children from Asia. They worked hard to make things to sell in fundraisers to provide the funds to host. They went into hosting wanting to host a girl with Down syndrome. Once Angie saw the listing of the children that were available, she fell in love with a four year old BOY with Down syndrome. He came to their home in December 2016 and stayed for one month. Their intent on hosting was to advocate for him fiercely and find a family for him. They found a local family and couldn’t have been more excited. Shortly after the family applied to adopt him, his country did not allow them to move forward with the process. This left Chris and Angie devastated. They had fallen in love with this child and could not imagine him being without a family. After many tears, and seven months of prayer, Chris and Angie decided to make him their son. They started the process with no funds to do so. God has provided a way for the funds to be available every step of the way. They are getting closer to travel and larger sums will be due quickly. They are trusting that the Lord will see them through this and their son will come home and travel will not be held up due to lack of funds.

Chris and Angie are grateful for the support they have received this far and appreciate any donations that they receive. They are determined once this adoption is complete, that they will pay it forward to other adoptive families for years to come.

3/1/2018 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$3,145.53 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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3 Siblings for the Adamson Family

John and Traci Adamson are the parents of 9 children, 3 of whom were adopted through Reece’s Rainbow between 2009 and 2010. They learned about “Slava,” a young boy with Down Syndrome, in 2008, and that discovery of their son (now named Sean) would forever change their lives. Originally intending to adopt “Lacy” (also with Down Syndrome) at the same time and from the same orphanage, they were to discover that she was not available while in country to adopt Sean. Not to be deterred, the Adamson kids set their sights on getting her, too, and shortly after Sean got home, the fundraising and paperwork began again. The next year, they returned to the country to adopt “Lacy” (now Lily), and also brought home Joshua (formerly Taras, suffering a deletion of part of his 14th chromosome)!

These children changed their lives forever, as they saw them thrive with the love of a family and knowing what would have happened to them if they had gone to an institution. God gave them greater understanding of the value of every life and had special hearts for orphans with disabilities who are unvalued by much of the world but are precious in His sight.

After 8 years of advocating for other orphans and families, the Adamsons unexpectedly began another adoption journey. Their daughter Naomi (who shared often with her parents about waiting children) told them of an older orphan sibling pair who urgently needed a host family, because their original hosts had fallen through. The Adamsons’ hearts went out to them, and they prayerfully as a family decided that they could welcome a 14-year-old boy (V) and his 10-year-old sister (V) into their home for Christmas time. They were excited to share the love of Christ with them and it was the best Christmas ever.

These kids fit right into their family and thrived in their busy home full of love. Their family prayerfully and unanimously decided that God would have them bring V and V home forever, along with their little sister (L) whom these kids have never seen and likely has greater special needs due to in-utero stress (they have developmental delays & challenges from life in an orphanage).

The Adamsons can not wait for the older 2 to come to visit them again in the summer with the hosting program and are praying that soon after that they will be able to travel and begin the process of giving all 3 the gift of a forever family who loves them greatly.

5/18/2018 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE
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$3,424.25 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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A Family for GRACELYN

Gracelyn is a beautiful little girl who has Down syndrome, West syndrome and Cerebral Palsy.  She has a wonderful family working to bring her home.  They are experienced adopters, and can not wait for her to join her family!

 

5/18/2018 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$899.25 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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SYDNEY and REAGAN for the Eby family — MI

The Eby family has been involved with adoption for more than 11 years. So you would think they’d know that saying they were done growing their family through adoption wasn’t a wise thing to do. After Kaitlyn and Kathryn came home in 2015, they felt ready to settle in and enjoy the family they had been given. Laura was still advocating for children and through those groups saw two little girls. Twins. One an typical two year old, the other her very delayed sister.

But… Laura thought, they were done. She watched as family after family asked to see the girls’ files hoping one of the families would choose them. Curious after a while, Laura asked to see the files. Beautiful little girls. One with significant needs, needs they already had experience with.

But they were done building their family.

Sydney has complex needs. Her file says esotropia and agenesis of the corpus callosum. She had a seizure when she was younger and was put on seizure meds. She has significant delays and feeding issues.

Reagan is healthy and doing well.

Keeping these girls together is very important.  But…

The files were asked for and returned again and again. Laura finally told Ron about these little girls and found him surprisingly open to adding them to their family.

But… they were done building their family.

“If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans”

After careful thought and consideration they decided (what they really already knew) that Sydney and Reagan were their daughters.

The Eby family is happy and excited to announce that WE will be Sydney and Reagan’s family!

And then, we are done building our family……. 😉

4/30/2018 — AWAITING USCIS APPROVAL

$1,109.70 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ZADOCK for the Clark family — UT

Nicole and Jeremy are excited to announce the adoption of their fourth son from Bulgaria! Alex (7) came home from Bulgaria in July 2014. Then, in August 2016, they brought Jon (6) and David (5) home. Soon they will get to add their youngest (4) to the pack. Nicole stays home with the boys while Jeremy works as a Middle School teacher, swim coach and CrossFit coach.

The Clarks are adopting, not because it’s an especially convenient time or because they are looking for more to fill their plate. They’re adopting because when they happened to see this little guy’s profile on an adoption site, and recognized him from their son David’s orphanage, they simply couldn’t turn away. Adoption, when it’s a little bit of a stretch, is such a vivid picture of the way God loves and rescues his children. Nicole and Jeremy are humbled to get to show off God’s lavish love in their own small way.

Of course, they cannot do it alone! They are so grateful for the support they’ve received in the past and even now through the love and generosity of others. As they prepare their home and hearts for their fourth, consider giving to help get him here as soon as possible!

5/18/2018 — AWAITING USCIS APPROVAL

$3,265.95 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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GABRIEL for the Kladder family — MI

Ben and Holly are not new to the adoption world, nor to special needs adoption, having adopted all four of their children (now ages 15, 11, 7, and 6), three of whom were once waiting children with special medical needs. Ellie came home from S. Korea in 2006 and Bereket came home from Ethiopia in 2008. Ezra was adopted as an infant domestically in 2011, and XuBin came home from China in 2014. When they arrived home from China in 2014, they both assumed that their family was complete. Holly had been the “pusher” when it came to adding children to the family and she made a vow to God and to Ben that she wasn’t going to push anymore. It wasn’t fair to Ben for Holly to always be leading the charge toward another child and it wasn’t fair to Holly either, as she wasn’t allowing herself to trust God to lead Ben through His spirit, to trust Him with His timing, and ultimately to trust in His plans for their family. She kept her promise.

Holly began advocating for Gabriel, a little boy who had captured her heart back in 2013. She advocated through social media and in person whenever she conversed with someone who she thought might be interested. She told God that she didn’t need to be Gabriel’s mother, she just needed someone to be. Someone needed to love this little boy that she loved. She prayed that his family would find him. She began donating a small monthly amount to his Reeces Rainbow account so that when his adoptive family found him, they would have a grant to use toward their adoption.

Life went on. They were happily raising 4 kids and working full time. Their hearts and hands were full.

Imagine Holly’s shock when Ben told her one day in November that he was 100% positive that they were supposed to adopt Gabriel! The message was clear: they were his family and this little love was waiting for them this whole time. Ben and Holly look forward to welcoming Gabriel into their family in August or September 2018.

5/4/2018 — DOSSIER SUBMITTED 4/17

$2,642.70 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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INGA for the Duncan family — TN

146066781485749-7Jody and Michelle Duncan have been married for almost 24 years and have four beautiful daughters, ages 19 to 7.  For several years they have had a burden for orphan care.  After walking with their friends through an adoption journey, they learned of the staggering number of orphans in the world and the dire state in which so many of these children live.  As Christians they felt the scriptures that instruct believers to care for the orphan were spoken in a very personal way to them, but they often made excuses of why they could not adopt.  These included the fact that they could not afford it, were busy with their own children, and not equipped to deal with the special needs an adopted child would have.

On two different occasions the family hosted orphans in their home for the Christmas holidays.  The Duncans were open to adopt the hosted children but for various reasons those children could not be adopted. However, after the last hosting experience, they were ready to finally act and move forward with being obedient to what God was calling them to do. The Duncans desire to adopt an older child because these children have a small chance of being chosen.  After praying as a family, they chose to seek to adopt an eleven year old girl from Eastern Europe. Inga has been in the orphanage for about three years.  Her mother past away when Inga was two and her father had his parental rights removed for his improper care of Inga. Sadly, Inga has health concerns that further minimize her chances for being adopted.  Because they live very near St. Jude’s Children’s hospital in Memphis, TN, a hospital with a special division for the care of children who suffer from Inga’s illness, they felt it would be a great place for Inga to live.  Currently, their letter of intent to adopt Inga has been approved; their dossier is in country and awaiting ministry approval.

The Duncans are not wealthy nor do they have many financial assets.  However, they do have a longing to offer a home to a child who has none.  Psalm 68:5-6 tells us that God is a Father to the Fatherless and that He sets the lonely in families. Even though they have been blessed with four biological daughters, they know that there is room in their hearts to love and care for another child.  They want to be a family to Inga and by God’s grace offer her a safe, secure life with the opportunity to grow up and experience joy and love.  Will you help them be that family to Inga?

5/18/2018 — DOSSIER SUBMITTED; AWAITING TRAVEL DATES

$494.70 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Inga has received a $7,500 Older Child Grant.

Augustine for the Creyer family — PA

Meet the Creyers! Casey and Michael met online in December of 2013. They were shocked to find out that they only lived a mile from each other in their small town. Michael was Casey’s restoration in faith, as she had just gotten out of an emotionally abusive relationship. They were married in front of their friends and family in April of 2016, and closed on their first home a month later.

They struggled to conceive for a year, after Casey’s diagnosis of PCOS. Adoption was always part of the plan, because Casey’s brother was adopted, and she wanted to adopt too. She discussed her plans with Michael, and because of her relationship with her brother, he was on board too. The plan was to continue to try to conceive, but begin to look at local agencies and try to get some paperwork out of the way. They went to a local agency for an information seminar, where the presenter was advocating for this little guy in Albania. Once the presentation was over, they asked to see the little guy she was advocating for. It was love at first sight. Both Casey and Michael fell in love with this little boy with Down syndrome, and knew that he was supposed to be their son. They then jumped right into the adoption process. They had no plans on adopting a child with special needs, but after seeing him it didn’t matter. He was their boy. Michael was a little hesitant and nervous, but knew they could do it. Casey was a special education teacher and had a lot of tricks up her sleeves.

While they were trying to get their home study finished, they were told there was another family interested in Augustine. They were crushed. Luckily, the agency was letting both families write a letter of intent to express their interest, and plead their case. It was the longest 2 weeks ever, but they eventually got the call that they had been chosen! Casey cried happy tears, and Michael wore the biggest smile. Now, they are working on immigration and getting their dossier together to go and bring their son home!

5/18/2018 — DOSSIER SUBMITTED

$525.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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