newcoms

 

These are the families who have taken a leap of faith and committed to adopt one or more of our orphaned children most recently.

We are thrilled to have them, and so grateful for this life-saving step to rescue our angels!
Your continued financial support will give them the strength and courage to continue this journey!

 

Well, here we are again! We are the Miller Family— Christian, Megan, Bentley, Sawyer, Flynn, Charleston, Lottie, Elsie, Portman, and Gaines. We are a large family, blended with bio and adopted children. Lottie (Perla) and Elsie (Rae Ann) were adopted from Ukraine in 2021 and advocated for here on Reese’s Rainbow. Our girls have been home for almost a year and a half, and we are going back to Eastern Europe to bring home our sweet little boy!!

We have been married for 14 years, and have built a live on the foundation of being parents. Christian is the bread and butter— as a paramedic and serves in the South Carolina National Guard. I (Megan) stay at home with all of our kids, homeschool, and shuttle kids to therapy and sports, while feeding my jars of sourdough bread! We love to go camping in our camper, play on our farm, homestead, woodwork, and spend every minute that we can together as a family. We have enjoyed watching Lottie and Elsie grow in new experiences, and our bio children’s hearts grow with love for their sisters.

Bringing our girls home was the greatest experience, especially given all that Ukraine is currently going through. We thought we could be content, but boy were we wrong! Our hearts were in Ukraine, and we were called to adopt again. Months have gone by following one adoption route, only to be halted by a senseless war that has no end in sight. We figured we would hold out for Ukraine to open up adoptions, but God had other plans.

Just as the girls were sent to us in a facebook message, so was this sweet little boy. We immediately felt such a connection, as we did with our daughters. After reaching out, and waiting to see if we were the family the organization would choose, we were the chosen family! We could not have been more elated!

We were not expecting it to be this soon, but we also knew that we have so much more to give this child joining our family. A completely different country to experience, and a sweet little boy with Down Syndrome needing the unconditional love of our family. Not only are we going to bring this sweet boy home, but he is so similar to our girls they will grow together in so many ways! They say adoption takes a village and after our last two years that is the absolute truth!

I always tell people we are the ‘step out on faith type of people’ and we hold that near to my heart. Adoption was something that Christian and I were never on the same page about. Over the course of one summer, God broke him, and he told me he wanted to adopt. We sought to adopt a special needs child domestically, but soon found out that our hearts would be captured overseas, and still continue to this day. Thank you so much for your prayers, your advocating, your emotional and financial support! Without wonderful donors, none of these children would be in loving families thriving today!

1/9/2023 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$183.46 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Lewis and Amber are high school sweethearts who have been married for 16 years and blessed with 7 wonderful children. They are the 7th generation of farmers working an apple orchard in northeastern Pennsylvania. Their days are delightfully full in their farm store, bakery and butcher shop and also homeschooling their little tribe. As teens they had the opportunity to work in an orphanage on a mission’s trip in Romania. From that point on, they hoped adoption would be part of their future. Roughly 5 years ago, Amber discovered Reece’s Rainbow and learned about the challenges that special needs children face in finding loving homes. In May 2022, after much prayer and preparation, they felt it was the right time to begin the amazing and sometimes daunting process of international adoption. Lewis and Amber, Lena, Griffith, Sutton, Judson, Cricket, Ginny, and Wiley are thrilled to be welcoming two little boys into their forever family this coming spring!

12/28/2022 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE

$130.82 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Hi, we’re Melanie and Ryan Janus! We live in Colorado, where Ryan works as a musician for the Air Force, and Melanie is a CNA, and we have five beautiful kids ranging in age from 15 to 24, the youngest with Down syndrome. We love road trips, hiking, board games, movies and homemade pizza. We especially love music; between the seven of us, we play a total of over 20 different instruments! Ours is a noisy, fun, loving household.

We’ve been considering adoption for quite a while now, specifically an older Down syndrome child. Until recently, however, the timing and circumstances never seemed quite right. After prayerful consideration, we decided the time is now. If we wait for circumstances to be perfect, we’ll be waiting forever because they never will be. The boy we hope to adopt is a teenager and will be aging out soon, so the clock is ticking for us.

We knew this was going to be tough, but we’ve seen many little miracles happen for us along this journey. The mountain of paperwork is one hurdle, and we’ve been doing our best to get it done quickly. Another hurdle is money. Adoptions are expensive, international adoptions even more so. So if you’re feeling generous, please consider helping us bring our son home as quickly as possible!

12/2/2022 — COMPILING DOSSIER

$1,015.39 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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The Marsh family is so excited to ONCE AGAIN be growing their family through adoption!

Shannon and Jay both have a long history in special needs adoption. Shannon previously adopted her two daughters as a single mom. Both Chelsea and Sony were previously advocated for by Reece’s Rainbow. Jay himself was adopted by his step-father and has a sister with special needs who was also adopted. When Shannon and Jay started dating, Shannon had no idea that Jay himself had a history of adoption. As the relationship grew, it became very clear Jay’s heart and experiences with special needs adoption aligned with Shannon’s, something that was even written into his wedding vows. Now as husband wife, they are thrilled to be able to adopt together and grow their family.

The Marshes are currently parents to Alex, Sony, and Chelsea and have just completed the adoption of two teen boys from Eastern Europe. The family was adopting three teens, but the girl they were adopting became unavailable for adoption at the very end of the adoption process.  Just after the boys passed court and legally became the Marshes sons, the family was made aware of a precious girl about to age out. The Marshes had already been prepared to bring home a teen daughter and had a lot of necessary paperwork in place to be able to jump very quickly. And so they did. They are overjoyed to announce they are working on bringing a daughter home to their family.

This leap of faith required moving some mountains in a matter of literal days to ensure the child would be safe from aging out of adoption. Now it’s all hands on deck to do all they can to bring her home as soon as possible. The Marshes are kicking off her adoption while preparing to travel to bring their new sons home. The Marshes could use any help possible to make this all happen swiftly for this sweet girl.  Older child adoption has been at the heart of the family and everyone is excited about their new sister coming home.

12/9/2022 — DOSSIER EN ROUTE; AWAITING I800 APPROVAL

$3,681.90 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Marnie has received a $5000 Older Child Grant from Reece’s Rainbow!

Hello! We are Paul and Hannah, and we are adopting a second time. We adopted Theo (Ravi on RR) from Ukraine last year and also have a 3 year-old son. We live in the DC area, which is almost exactly halfway between the two very different places we were born and raised! Paul grew up in a rural area of California, and Hannah was raised in Dorset, in the South of England. We’ve been married ten years and have lived in California, North Carolina, and Maryland. We share a love for music and traveling, and love spending time with our kids and two dogs.

It has been a year of challenges and miracles with our precious Theo. He has a rare, unknown genetic condition and lots of health issues, but he is resilient, thriving at school and adjusting to his new feeding tube. He has changed so much, in so many ways. He has the sweetest personality, is super laid back and often very silly. It’s been a really busy year, but we feel the time is right to adopt a boy from India.

We have always been drawn to the India program, particularly because Hannah is Indian. Over the past few years, we loved reading about a specific boy. Hannah had seen his RR profile shared on an India adoption Facebook group and thought he was the cutest little guy. We then felt a strong tug towards the Ukraine program and adopted Theo. A few months after returning from Ukraine, we saw that the little boy in the India program was still available for adoption and were excited to get the process started and grow our family again. We were recently matched with him and are preparing our dossier. To think that all these years later we are going to be his family is wonderful. Thank you for reading our story – perhaps we will connect along the way!

11/5/2022 — COMPILING DOSSIER & OFFICIALLY MATCHED

$245.50 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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