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SARAH JANE for the Cantrell family — AL

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at ilovemylifeasawifeandmommy.blogspot.com

 

AMOS, DAISY, LEE and VIOLET for the Bloom family — AL

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Ukraine

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at handsfullofblooms.blogspot.com

JUDE for the Jupin family — AL

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Michael (Jude) 2014

Michael (Jude) 2014

Ukraine

 

Follow the Jupin family’s adoption journey on their blog at jupinfamily.blogspot.com

THEODORE +1 for the Dailey family — AL

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at  bddailey.blogspot.com

 

RAELYNN for the Yost family — AL

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Reni (Raelynn) 2014

Reni (Raelynn) 2014

Bulgaria


Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at deardanila.blogspot.com

KAIA for the Heaton family — AL

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Follow the Heaton family’s adoption journey on their blog at waitingforourlovelylittlegirl.blogspot.com

 

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PACEY for the Williams family — AL

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at lindsay-williams.blogspot.com

 

AIDEN and NAVID for the Killen family — AL

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2015

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UKRAINE

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at ourfamilyhisway.blogspot.com

 

LIANNE and DARREN for the Tucker family — AL

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at bringingangelhome.blogspot.com

 

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EVERETT, OLSON and COLLEEN for the Enskat family — AL

Alina (Colleen) 2013

Alina (Colleen) 2013

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.ahousethatlovebuilt.blogspot.com

MAYA GRACE for the Campbell family — AL


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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at noodlemama3.blogspot.com

 

HARRISON for the Dailey family — AL

Pasha (Harrison) 2014

Pasha (Harrison) 2014

UKRAINE

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at  bddailey.blogspot.com

ANGEL & MILO for the Dahlen family–AL

The Dahlen family lives in Birmingham, AL.  Michael is a mechanical engineer, and Brandy homeschools the children, teaches at a local university, and also volunteers her time working with exchange students, including students from Russia and Ukraine.  The couple has lived outside of the country and love to travel and learn about different cultures.  Their biological children are Nathan (13), Anna Faith (7), Samuel (5), Abigail (forever 2), and Eli (7 months).  Abigail was hit by a car and killed 7 months ago.  This tragedy was unexpected and very painful to the family, but as a family, the Dahlen’s have refused to allow Abigail’s tragic death to prevent preceding with their calling to adopt.  Michael and Brandy have both felt called to adopt since they were married.  Both have read and followed the blogs on Reece’s Rainbow for a long time and have dreamed of their own opportunity to adopt.  After thoroughly praying over a sweet little Eastern European girl, they finally decided to listen to that call and pursue adoption.  The children are thrilled to welcome a sister.  Although this sister will not replace the one they lost, they feel this adoption journey will be a beautiful legacy left by Abigail–a legacy of Hope and of love, not of destruction.    The Dahlen family lives in Birmingham, AL.  Michael is a mechanical engineer, and Brandy homeschools the children, teaches at a local university, and also volunteers her time working with exchange students, including students from Russia and Ukraine.  The couple has lived outside of the country and love to travel and learn about different cultures.  Their biological children are Nathan (13), Anna Faith (7), Samuel (5), Abigail (forever 2), and Eli (7 months).  Abigail was hit by a car and killed 7 months ago.  This tragedy was unexpected and very painful to the family, but as a family, the Dahlen’s have refused to allow Abigail’s tragic death to prevent preceding with their calling to adopt.  Michael and Brandy have both felt called to adopt since they were married.  Both have read and followed the blogs on Reece’s Rainbow for a long time and have dreamed of their own opportunity to adopt.  After thoroughly praying over a sweet little Eastern European girl, they finally decided to listen to that call and pursue adoption.  The children are thrilled to welcome a sister.  Although this sister will not replace the one they lost, they feel this adoption journey will be a beautiful legacy left by Abigail–a legacy of Hope and of love, not of destruction.    
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 Follow the Dahlen family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.hopeinthegrief.blogspot.com

 

 

 

PRISCILLA for the Thumann family–AL

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Follow the adoption journey of the Thumann family on their blog at

abeautytorescue.blogspot.com

 

JOVAN for the Bedford Family — AL

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Our second adoption was a quick and easy process. Our timeline was less than 4 months from the date we committed to adopt until we were home from Serbia with our son.  Grifyn is an absolute delight! He is charming and very smart. In just a few short weeks home, he is saying words in Elnglish, using sign language and following simple requests with verbal cues. He has bonded beautifully with our family. We are already seeing the advantages of having 2 children with Down Syndrome and we are so very thankful that our boys will grow up together.

Our family will be forever grateful to the ministry of Reece’s Rainbow for helping us to find Grifyn and Xander. We are so very blessed to be their parents and we are looking forward to watching them grow and reach their full potential.

NAUM (Xander) for the Bedford Family — AL

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Xander 2015

Xander 2015

UKRAINE

The question that we always get asked about our adoption is “Why would you choose a child with Down syndrome?” My simple answer is always this: “We prayed, God answered and we obeyed.” And our family has been blessed beyond measure through our obedience. We have a perfect little boy with a sparkle in his eye that reminds me each time I look at him that there is no price to be put on the life of a child. Our adoption journey took just 2 days shy of 8 months from the day we found Reece’s Rainbow. At times it seemed like an emotional rollercoaster, but the ride was well worth the end result: our forever child. I consider it an honor to say that I am the mother of this precious gift from God. We are looking forward to the challenges and rewards of extra chromosomes!

GINA and LOUISA for the Andrews Family — AL

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Our adoption journey this time was very eventful. We arrived in Bogota, Colombia on May 27th and received our newest girls on Monday.   Their names are Lilyanna Hope and Gabriella Joy.  Our meeting was fantastic and they adjusted very well. The Lord sent us two very precious girls and we know they are meant to be a part of our family. We have now been home for 3 weeks and are still adjusting. We have been running to DR’s appointments and just spending time as a family. Our stay in Colombia lasted one month and then we returned to Alabama.  We feel it is such a honor to be the parents to children with Down Syndrome, and we just love watching them grow and develop each and every day. It is like watching a caterpillar in a cocoon and turning into this beautiful butterfly. they are all unique and have many hidden dreams just ready to share with the world. You may read about our family in the July 31st edition of Woman’s Day Magazine that will hit newsstands on July 24th.

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at andrewscrew.blogspot.com