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GABRIELLA for the Owens family — AL

I wanted to introduce myself and my family to this new community we have been recommended to join!

I am Amy, my husband is Benjamin, and we have two little girls. Lily has been home from Asia since October 2013 and she is 4 years old and our other little girl, Gabriella, is waiting for us in Asia, we are praying her home by February or March 2018. Both our little girls have a very rare genetic condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or more commonly known as brittle bones. Their bones may break but their spirits are unbreakable!

Since May 2015, we have been trying to get Gabriella’s file but through various reasons, outside of our control, we could never get her file. Lots of hope, waiting, praying, and heartbreak. But now, joy, blessings, miracles, and answered prayers. We have been given this incredible privilege after over two years of trying and waiting to officially pursue Gabriella and make her our daughter! Our family is so thankful for this wonderful gift of adoption.

We welcome you to follow along on our journey to reach Gabriella!

11/9/2017 — DOSSIER SUBMITTED
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at faithandroses.wordpress.com

$440.60 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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LOGAN for the Pirkle family — AL

Taylor and Sarah Pirkle have been married for 6 years. Together they have 6 biological children, yours, mine and ours. Caden-13, Blake-12, Kati-10, Alyssa-9, Tatum-5 and Brooks-3. Taylor is an IT specialist with a medical company while Sarah is a nurse at a home health agency. Their children are active in school and extracurricular activities. Most Friday nights this family can be found at the High School football game cheering on their oldest son in the band and their second son will join him next football season. Their oldest daughter is a competitive dancer, their second daughter is a cheerleader and youngest daughter has shown an interest in dance and gymnastics. Their youngest child is all boy!

Their story to adoption started with a tragedy but will end with a special child gaining a family. Sarah had heard of adopting special needs children through her friend Christy. Unfortunately, Christy and her family experienced a devastating tragedy when their son Auggie passed away suddenly. One day, Sarah was on line checking on Christy and her family when she came across a picture of a child with cerebral palsy. This picture changed her life. It was instant love! But it was not meant to be at that time. Another family wanted this child. So they waited. The child became available again. There was hope! But God had other plans, another family was interested in this child. Finally, God said “NOW”. Through a miraculous chain of events they were able to commit to their child! Their story is just beginning… This loving couple with their children are excited to add a new member to their “herd”.

10/31/2017 — HOMESTUDY NEARLY COMPLETE

$3,253.40 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ETHAN for the Parsley family — AL

Jason and Alex Parsley have been happily married for 13 years and have a beautiful family of 5 (now going on 6!). They have 3 biological children: Lily, their oldest daughter, of 12 years old; Laila, their 2nd daughter, at 10 years old, and Jed, their son, who is now 6 years old. Jason and Alex have both been very active in ministry for many years and are very passionate about loving people. Over the last 3 years a stirring began in their hearts for the Orphan Crisis and they began seeking to make a difference . Alex and Lily were led to a mission trip in Asia last year to work with orphans when they met Ethan. They loved him from the moment they saw his sweet little face and he stole a very special place in their hearts. The Parsley family spent almost a year praying over him, praying that he would have the loving family he needed, and asking the Lord to lead them to the child He has for them. After months of searching for his file, accepting that they might not, and praying over many other children, God lead them right back to Ethan. And they are so ready to have this sweet little angel in their arms. The Parsleys are doing everything they can to be good stewards of what they have and raise funds creatively as well. However, they still need help, and would be honored if you would support them in bringing Ethan home.

You can follow their adoption journey at www.spiritorchard.com for regular updates. Thank you in advance for your considerations, support, and donations.

5/22/2017 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE

$13,591.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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TYLER and NOAH for the Waller family — AL

Tyler (2)Jason and Rebekah Waller have been married for almost 14 years and have 4 beautiful children.  Adoption was only something they had discussed briefly as a “maybe one day” or “we might eventually” kind of notion.  One day, after following a Reece’s Rainbow link a friend had posted on facebook, Rebekah came face to face with Tyler.  She immediately felt a connection, but knew she couldn’t make that decision alone. After weeks of crying, praying, and constantly thinking about this precious boy, Jason agreed that they should contact someone for more info.

It’s been tough, but they can already see the great rewards.  Their kids (especially the oldest) are super excited!  Please pray for the process and for sweet Tyler.

6/1/2017 — AWAITING COURT DATE

$4,245.49 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

Make the most of your gift, consider sending a check! Online donations to children with committed families incur a 3% PayPal transaction fee.

The Waller family has also received an Older Child Grant of $10,000 for Tyler.

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

JUDE for the Jupin family — AL

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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

 

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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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

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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

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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

 

 

 

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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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