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11/9/2018 — TA RECEIVED

A Family for Finley and Fern

Let me tell you a story about a little boy known as Finley. He is four years old and he has spent every one of those years living in an orphanage in Eastern Europe. I remember the day his profile was first listed on Reece’s Rainbow. I was sure a baby so young would be adopted quickly. But he wasn’t. Over the years his baby photo with the little bonnet and the feeding tube snaking out of his nose was finally updated with the picture of a beautiful little boy who had learned to walk in spite of his special needs. And I thought, surely now a family will claim him. But no one did. Then one day he was joined in the orphanage by a baby brother, and I knew a family would be unable to resist such a darling duo. But they still waited. And then I heard the news that even though he was still just a little boy, he would soon be transferred to a very hard place, a very rough place, where no one cares about little boys and no one protects them. A place where if a little boy is disliked he likely won’t survive his first year there. And my heart was filled with fear for him. And even though it’s not the perfect time for our family to adopt, and even though we don’t have all of the funds to pay for another international adoption, I couldn’t stop thinking of a little boy who has waited and waited for it to be a good time for someone, anyone, to adopt him. A little boy who doesn’t have any more time to wait. And we had to move forward for this little boy because we couldn’t not. Because there is a little boy named Finley who has waited all of his life to be claimed by a family and we are finally coming. Can you please help us give Finley and Fern a family at last?

You can follow our family’s adoption on our YouTube channel Amerikrainian Tribe.
8/16/2018 — DOSSIER NEARLY COMPLETE

$6,711.64 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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VIJAY and ATHENS for the Pohl family — SD

Vijay

Athens

Ukraine

 

Follow along on the family’s journey on their blog:  rtkop.blogspot.com

TATE for the Wilkinson family — KS

The Wilkinsons have been in the process to adopt for a little over a year. Jeremy is enlisted in the US Army and Elizabeth works PRN as an occupational therapy assistant. Through the week, Elizabeth homeschools their children and Jeremy has formerly coached the girls’ soccer team and helped with their son’s football team. Through the process they have felt called to adopt a child with down syndrome. They have 2 daughters, ages 6 & 7, and a son who is 14. When things weren’t proceeding through domestic/foster care, they decided to look into international adoption. They received a profile on their little guy but decided to hold off until funds were available. Finally, they were able to move forward and found his file on Reece’s Rainbow! Their entire family is over-joyed at the thought of bringing him home as soon as possible!!

3/1/2018 — DOSSIER SUBMITTED

$5,363.75 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Tate has received a $3,995.28 Waiting Child Grant.

 

A CHILD for the Miller family — IN

Leon and Gloria grew up in an Amish home where adoption was rarely heard of. After getting married and being blessed with 3 children, they often talked about adoption but always said “maybe someday”, and never really pursued it any further.

After reading a family’s story on Facebook, Gloria came to know, pray for, and support the families of Reece’s Rainbow. It was there that her eyes were opened to the plight of so many orphans around the world. After lots of prayer and careful consideration they decided that now was the time to move forward with their “maybe someday”. They are all very excited to be able to provide a forever home for one little girl.

It is only through the help of family, friends, strangers, and a whole lot of prayers that will make this adoption possible. One of their favorite quotes is, “Do for one what you wish you could do for millions.”

You can follow along in their journey in their facebook group, A Journey of Hope.

7/30/2018 — TRIP ONE COMPLETE

$1,491.47 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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BRENNA for the Hourigan family — MD

Michael Patrick & Sarah Hourigan were high school sweethearts and have been married for 10 years. They have been blessed with four biological children: Weston (8), Nellie (6), Trevor (5) and Collin (almost 2). Pat works in Biotech Manufacturing and Sarah is a full-time homeschooling mother.

Pat & Sarah have always wanted to adopt and desire a large family. Sarah’s first experience in international adoption was as a teenager, when a close friend’s family brought home a baby girl from Asia. Sarah decided back then that adoption would be in her future and she particularly hoped to have a girl from Asia one day. Pat is a family man and truly enjoys young children. He has said that he hopes to always have little kids in his life.

While scrolling through Facebook one day, Sarah came across a video about a family who had adopted children with Down Syndrome. It piqued her interest and she found herself googling more about Down Syndrome adoption and feeling pulled strongly in that direction. She shared her feelings with Pat, who was supportive. In early June, it was Brenna’s precious face that sealed the deal. Sarah fell in love with her instantly, and Pat’s heart soon followed. There were many tears and desperate prayers and lots of joy as they began the process to welcome Brenna into their family.

God has already provided miraculously for the Hourigan’s adoption. They are trusting Him to provide and equip them for the rest of the journey.

5/1/2018 — TRAVELING in MAY

$7,062.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Brenna has received a $4.50 Waiting Child Grant.

 

MARIAN for the Higdon family — PA

Jonathan and Angela had been married for several years, and had four beautiful biological daughters when Angela came across an advocacy website for orphans with special needs. It was Reece’s Rainbow! After much prayer and talking with their daughters, the family decided to move forward to adopt Lily (listed on RR as “Flora”) from Eastern Europe. Lily has now been home for over a year and is doing wonderfully! She has cerebral palsy and having a family, along with good nutrition, medical care, and lots of therapy, she has come so far and continues to progress each day. The five sisters are a perfect team and you would never know Lily hasn’t been with the family from day one. About a year after Lily came home, the family felt like they had room at their table for one more…like maybe someone was missing. Marian is also in Eastern Europe and has been waiting for a family for seven years. The Higdons are incredibly excited to welcome her into their forever family and hope to bring her home in the Spring of 2018.

10/29/2018 — AWAITING COURT

$4,390.58 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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VANCE for the Fish family — CO

vance-2016The Fish’s have been married for 24 years. They were high school sweethearts and married 1 year after school. They have three beautiful children, one of whom has an extra “LOVE” chromosome (Down syndrome). Since becoming born again, they never truly obeyed James 1:27 until now. Their ministry work often takes them to the sidewalk of abortion buildings, where they offer to adopt those unwanted pre-born babies. It occurred to them that while doing this ministry, they had not taken serious the work they were doing. In order to obey God’s word, they needed to have a home study just in case a Mom & Dad wanted to chose life and have them adopt their baby. They are almost finished with their home study and no one has taken them up on the adoption offer. They have now found Vance. Vance was abandoned by his birth parents. He is about to age out of the system in his country. Since Vance has an extra “LOVE” chromosome, he will fit in perfectly in their family. Thank you for considering a donation to help them bring home Vance. The family covets your prayers for them and for Vance and is thankful for your monetary gifts!

11/1/18 — COURT on NOVEMBER 23

$2,825.69 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Vance has received a $15,000 Older Child Grant.

JENNA for the Mondano-Shevchenko family — NY

 photo fwbutton150.pngJennaDaria and Joe met in 2012, fell in love, and were married in 2014. Joe works as a paralegal for a city agency and Daria works as a vision teacher in a school for children with traumatic brain injuries and multiple disabilities. They have wanted children ever since they were first married. Sadly, while they were able to get pregnant, Daria suffered a miscarriage. Unfortunately while mourning the loss of their child, their doctor told them they would be unable to have another child. Feeling hopeless and lost; they were still overwhelmed with the desire to become parents. Daria and Joe soon looked into adoption.

Daria always advocated for international adoption. One day, while inquiring about the necessary paperwork, their agency asked her to check the profile of a little girl in Eastern Europe, who was waiting for her forever family. When Daria and Joe saw photos and video of “Jenna”, they fell in love with her almost instantly. They found their daughter. As an infant, “Jenna” was born very prematurely. Due to receiving life-saving oxygen, she has retinopathy of prematurity, resulting in almost total blindness. Due to a brain hemorrhage, “Jenna” has developmental delays, and a possibility of Cerebral Palsy. She also has hydrocephaly as a result, but this has been stabilized. Her mother soon abandoned her and “Jenna” was moved to an orphanage upon her improved health. That was over three years ago. She has never known what it’s like to be in a loving family. Nevertheless, she is learning to walk, and is a very curious little girl.

“Jenna” is described as lively and loving by those that meet her, and Daria and Joe think she will be the perfect addition to complete their family. Won’t you help Daria and Joe bring her home by making a donation? Daria and Joe want to bring their daughter home. Your generosity will change three lives, and will be truly appreciated.

11/8/2018 — COURT PASSED; HOPING TO BRING HER HOME in DEC

$8,778.61 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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NOLAN +1 for the Davis family — LA

Growing up as Military Brats, Gary and Denise traveled alot. During the summer of 1968 both their fathers were stationed in England where they quickly became childhood best friends. And as time passed they became both teenagers and child hood sweet hearts. In the year of 1974 they both graduated high school. Gary went into the military to served his country and Dee went to college to become a teacher of aesthetics. Twenty years had passed and they lost touch with one another. But through a Leap of Faith they met again in 1992 . Never did they forgot their first love to one another and without hesitating they married.

Since they both loved to travel they decided to traveled to Eastern Europe where they decided to visit Ukraine. This is where they grew to love Ukraine, the culture and it’s people. Both Gary and Dee were blessed to meet so many loving orphan children. Soon in their hearts they knew they wanted to adopt one of these precious children. And they began the long process of adopting. In 2000 and with paperwork in hand they traveled to Ukraine where they brought home their daughter Makayla and two years later their son Patrick.

Time passed quickly and through the help of Reece’s Rainbow the Davis family traveled to Bulgaria to adopt their daughter Sarah Christiana “Chrissie”. Then two years later back to Bulgaria to adopt Gennie and Jake. Both children very fragile and weak little Gennie passed shortly after arriving to the US of Cystic Fibrosis complications of heart failure. Knowing in their hearts they had love for other little ones they decided once again through Reece’s Rainbow their hearts where lead to adopt Katya and Poppy in 2015.

And once again through Reece’s Rainbow the Davis Family committed to Clyde July of 2017. But unfortunately Clyde became unavailable for adoption October 2018. Heart broken with the loss of being able to adopt Clyde and with their paperwork in country. The Davis family decided to adopt two more children. The Davis family will be receiving a travel date shortly and will be traveling during the holidays.

11/1/2018 — DOSSIER SUBMITTED
Follow along on the family’s adoption journey at: www.animalcrackersforclyde.blogspot.com

$5,060.14 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Clyde has received a $10,252.44 Waiting Child Grant — now gifted to the additional child the Davis family is adopting.
Nolan has a grant of $19,597.50 available towards the cost of his adoption!

ALFRED for the Vis family — Canada

Ukraine


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

NITA for the Horst family — NY

The Horst family is so excited to be adopting again!  They have prayed many years for this time and God has moved their hearts that now is the time. Harlan and April have 5 children; two which they adopted from foster care and three biological children.  They love spending time together as a family working on their farm and caring for the animals.  They also have a garden and grow a lot of their own food.  They enjoy fishing, going to the zoo, and visiting friends.  One thing they enjoy most about adoption is watching the change in a child when they have a loving family.

They would love your prayers and support as they work to raise the money needed to bring their new daughter home to her forever family.

9/6/2017 — COURT in OCT/NOV

$2,729.40 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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DIMA for the Wallace family — ID

Matt and Andrea live in North Idaho and have 8 biological children. For many years they knew they wanted to expand their family by adoption. They’ve always felt very strongly about helping children, especially those with special needs, and those that have suffered neglect and abuse. They firmly believe that every child deserves a home and family for them to reach their fullest potential. They’ve fostered in the past and have experience with special needs in their family. They weren’t sure how, or where they would adopt from, but waited for the opportunity to begin the process. Then, one day, a friend shared a video of an older boy with Cerebral Palsy living in an institution in a foreign country. Through a series of events they were able to find out more about him and get in contact with the agency that made his video. He’s been waiting in an institution for a long time and is getting close to the age where he won’t be able to be adopted. He is also unable to walk, but he is determined that he will in the future and he works really hard at taking steps and gaining strength. With the proper care and therapies available, he could have his dream of walking fulfilled. He also dreams of being able to drive a car someday! Matt, Andrea and their children hope to be able to welcome Dima into their family quickly before he ages out and becomes ineligible for adoption. Please help them bring Dima home!

10/29/2018 — COURT PASSED; FINAL TRIP NOVEMBER

$6,422.89 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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An Older Boy for the Keno family — Canada

John and Mary Ellen Keno have been married for 32 years and are blessed to have eight children — three birth daughters and five adopted children — over the past 31 years.  They are also blessed with four beautiful grandchildren and a great son-in-law.  God has been nudging them to adopt a teen boy with Down syndrome from Eastern Europe.  Their whole family is excited to welcome their son/brother/uncle home.

5/18/2018 — DOSSIER SUBMITTED; AWAITING OFFICIAL MATCH

$499.77 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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NATHAN for the Etter family — NJ

 photo fwbutton150.pngJustin and Tara have a heart for adoption. They recently spent over 18 months in the process of adopting little “Jenny” from Eastern Europe. Unfortunately for them (but fortunately for Jenny!) a local foster family with intentions of adopting her stepped forward at the last minute and she was no longer available for international adoption. While heartbroken, the Etters knew they had not yet reached the end of their adoption journey.

When Nathan’s file came into their hands, they prayed for God’s direction. They had been hoping for a little girl, and Nathan’s diagnosis wasn’t quite what they had prepared for. Regardless, they felt confident that God was telling them to pursue little Nathan, and now they already see him as part of their family and pray for him every night with their 3 year old biological daughter, Vivien who will be his artificial twin! Their “Journey to Jenny” ultimately led them to Nathan – and maybe that was God’s plan from the beginning!

8/30/2018 — UPDATING PAPERWORK
Please follow the family’s journey on their blog:  thejourneytojenny.blogspot.com

$5,562.07 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Jenny has received a $468 Waiting Child Grant.