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CORIN for the West family — FL

Chris and Tia have been married for 8 years. They are over the moon excited to adopt a beautiful baby boy from Eastern Europe. They already have an amazing 15-year-old daughter named Morgan.

Morgan plays soccer at the High School she attends and is involved in several clubs in the school. This past summer Morgan Volunteered at a Non-Profit Hospital which happens to be where Chris and Tia both work. Chris is the Communications/Technology Manager and Tia works in Patient Financial Service.

A Few months ago, Tia learned about Reece’s Rainbow from another RR family. The more Chris and Tia learned the more their hearts were breaking for all the children. The minute they saw Corin’s sweet face everything changed for both of them. They both knew that was their son and they had to bring him home.

Chris, Tia and Morgan cannot wait for this baby boy to be in their family to shower him with LOVE.

11/11/2017 — AWAITING USCIS APPROVAL
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$519.40 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Corin has received a $4.50 Waiting Child Grant.

ELORA for the Joy family — FL

Kevin and Marta have been married for 15 and are blessed with 3 amazing kids – Greyson (16), Kasia (13) and our youngest, Mila (3) who was adopted from China about a year ago. God had opened their hearts during their 1st adoption process to Down Syndrome and Mila became part of their family in 2016.

They had been sponsoring multiple children with heart defects, one of whom was Elora and they fell absolutely in love. They hoped there was a chance she would someday be theirs. Despite the doctors saying Elora was too old and that she was inoperable — thousands prayed and fought for this girl! Elora’s surgery was a great success.

The next hurdle would be getting her orphanage to write her file. Elora’s agency fought for a year to get her file to be written. They waited and waited and finally their family sent in a photo of with Mila to show the orphanage that children with Down Syndrome are loved, wanted and cherished dearly. After 9 months of pleading and prayer they received a phone call — Elora’s file has indeed been prepared! They are so very excited to welcome Elora Meredith Joy home!

They are beyond excited and are doing everything they can to be prepared to welcome a beautiful new life into their home. If you’re reading this, then you’re likely thinking about helping them bring their Elora home. For that, they are forever grateful and want to thank you for partnering with them in this amazing new adventure! They don’t take your support for granted, no matter how big or small the donation. Thank you in advance!

9/29/2017 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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EMMA for the Vincent family — FL

Jarret and April have been married for 10 years with three biological children. Their youngest daughter, Amelia, who is two, has Down syndrome. Here’s their story:

We received Amelia’s suspected diagnosis of Down syndrome the day she was born. Basically a doctor walked in and said, “You know your daughter probably has Down syndrome, right?” We did not. Afterwards, we were bombarded with questions, hypothetical scenarios with what her future might look like, social workers, specialists, and a lengthy heart test. To say that our joy over having a beautiful and precious newborn was replaced with instant fear would be an understatement.

Fast forward two years and all that uncertainty and fear has been replaced with absolute joy. Our daughter is one of God’s greatest blessings to our family, bringing us laughter, love, frustration, and all the typical emotions a two-year old brings. Those painful days of medical terms and fear of the future are replaced with love and hope. During the early days of Amelia’s birth, I saw God’s hand in so many things. We emerged stronger and more faithful, and I know God has a plan for Amelia’s life.

So how does this relate to today? One day, I clicked on a link to help a friend who was raising money to adopt a little boy with special needs. At the site, I also saw a picture of a little girl who is one-years old and has Down syndrome. She was adorable. She reminded me of my daughter. However, this little girl’s life is vastly different from Amelia’s world. She lives in an orphanage in Eastern Europe, given up for adoption because she has Down syndrome. Her name is Emma. My heart ached for her.

I thought of Emma over the next weeks and months. I wondered what her daily life was like. I thought of Amelia and all of the support our family gives her. I wondered if Emma gets any support. I wondered if she has ever been outside of the orphanage. Who feeds her? Plays with her? Bathes her? I knew that she should not be growing up in an orphanage and someone should do something.

More time passed, and I prayed that “the someone” who should do something would. I felt God’s nudges that “the someone” might be us. I thought of the objections I had to this plan. First, we don’t have money saved for an international adoption, and it’s a long and complex timeline. I watched Emma’s profile. I was sure she would be adopted soon. I struggled. I wanted God to take this off my heart, and he did not.

So, here we are, in the middle of the process to try and adopt Emma. To be honest, we are scared, nervous, and excited. We are asking for your prayers for Emma and our family, and if led, we invite you to make a tax-deductible monetary gift to Emma’s Reece’s Rainbow account to help us bring her home as soon as possible. Together, we can change her life. We know God is asking us to trust in him. We hope you will join us on this journey, because if not us, then who, and if not now, then when?

Please note: Donating from a FB application on your iPhone may not work. A workaround is to open a new page (outside of Facebook or Facebook Messenger) and type in: vincent.paytheransom.org from your phone or computer. Thank you so much for your love and support for Emma!

11/30/2017 — FINAL TRIP, JANUARY 2018

$7,529.78 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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MAE for the McCarthy family — FL

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After four sons, Bobby and Michele McCarthy are excited to announce, the Lord is bringing them their FIRST DAUGHTER!!! They have been married for 17 years. Their boys are ages 15,14,9, and 8. Their youngest son was adopted in May 2016. He has complex CHD including HLHS. Through his adoption, the Lord grew their faith even more. They knew God planted in their heart the desire to continue adopting. And this time, the Lord brought them their very first girl! After wrestling with God about adopting a child with Down syndrome, He changed their hearts. God made it clear that “Mae” is their chosen daughter. She is 6 years old. All their sons are supportive and encouraged them to adopt “Mae” even when Michele and Bobby were scared themselves. With fear and then surrender, they said “YES!” They are incredibly grateful for your prayers and support. They are thrilled to welcome their first daughter full of spunk and spice and who just might help keep their boys in line!

To learn a little more about this family, please read Michele’s “He Is A Gift” post on No Hands But Ours about their first adoption.

11/21/2017 — TA RECEIVED

$3,207.57 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Mae has received a $759.40 Waiting Child Grant.

HAINES for the Holloway family — FL

 photo fwbutton150.pngThe small seed of adoption was planted in the Holloway family during an annual dinner for a local ministry in 2010 and soon blossomed into a growing awareness that God was not done creating their family yet.  Married for five years and raising their three children in the panhandle of Florida, Lenny and Roberta started the process to adopt a child with special needs from China in 2011 but listening to God’s prompting, changed their path to domestic infant adoption.  Their family was thrilled to welcome baby Zoe into their family in Spring 2013 and they continue an open adoption relationship with her birth parents.  But Lenny and Roberta knew in their hearts their family wasn’t yet complete.  Roberta would sit in the nursery, rocking Zoe in the early hours of the morning and knew God was calling them to adopt again.  Roberta says, “At that time, my only prayer was OK, but not yet.”  In the fall of 2015 they knew it was time again, but felt drawn to teenagers who were running out of time to find a family.  Lenny says, “With both of us working in local law enforcement we have seen how important family, good role models, and a support system are and what a positive impact in can make, even if it’s later in life.” They completed the process to adopt from state foster care, but again felt God calling them in a different direction.  They became aware of a teenage boy who needed a family through friends who had adopted a sibling group of 3 from the same orphanage in Eastern Europe.  They saw his picture, knew he was supposed to be a part of their family and started the process in February 2017 to bring him home.  They are flying through the paperwork and praying to welcome him home this year.

11/14/2017 — COURT on 12/20

$4,454.39 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Haines has received a $3872.15 Older Child Grant.

ESTEBAN for the Boyer family — FL

esteban1Dennis & Cindy have been married 38 years and have raised 8 biological children ages 36 to 19 and 7 beautiful grandchildren. They started their journey of adoption 4 years ago with their little girl Adalyn in Russia, just 5 days after they returned home the ban became law. For a year with the other Russians parent they tried to bring her home and through the journey were open to children God would bring before them. They still Believe, Trust and Stand on Faith and Hope for the orphanage Gates in Russia to reopen for their little girl and all the other orphans that are caught in the ban. On Jan. 7, 2014 they stepped out to adopt their two little ones, Abraham and Sarah, biological siblings from Ukraine. Then the war broke out and Abraham and Sarah were in an orphanage in one of the 3 cities where the war was, but they still continued.

On May 7 their dossier was submitted and on June 7 they got travel dates. But joy soon turned to wait, it was unsafe to travel to their children because of the war. But they stood Believing in Faith against everything that was reported , because God continued to speak to Cindy, guiding her in each step, with clear messages of Hope and Promises. In July they found out Russia came in and tried to kidnap their children and the other 60 children in the orphanage but they were stopped. The next day the children were evacuated North to a safe region. For 6 weeks they heard nothing. Then in August God gave Cindy a date Sept. 27 and He also told her they would be home by CHRISTmas. On September 26 Cindy missed Nancy’s phone call and didn’t know it till 3 hours later. When she called Nancy, she was told the team thinks they have found a way be prepared to travel anytime. Cindy knew something was going to happen soon because of the 27 but it was still the 26, then Nancy told her it was the 27th in Ukraine!  If Cindy had gotten the phone call 3 hours earlier it would not of been. Our Father is Amazing…

On Oct. 4 Cindy got the call to book her flight. She booked it for Oct. 11 and had 1 week to raise the rest of the funds because she couldn’t say anything until now and she couldn’t fundraise before because no one believed she would travel because of the war. Long story short God did provide all the funds on her 2nd trip. On her first trip she found out that their little girl had open heart surgery a week before, and was still in the hospital. After being in country 10 days their 21 year old son was in an air crash with 4 fractures in his back. She flew home for 7 days and then returned knowing her son would recover but healing would take some time.

On December 4, 2014, just like God said, Abraham and Sarah came home with their mommy and daddy. It has been a year filled with Miracles,Blessings and also some of the most difficult times they have ever gone through. Helping little ones heal from being in a war, with bombing, is heartbreaking; seeing their little girl who was neither walking or talking, who is now running and never stops talking. Hearing their little son now leading and Praying over his little sister in Prayer.

Now God is calling us to step out again for our little boy. God gave Cindy the name Ayden Samuel awhile ago and now we know who our little Ayden Samuel is. Once again God keeps speaking and confirming. So they are stepping out in Faith again, Trusting their Father in the journey. Little Ayden had a family committed who sadly had to release him and Cindy has been in contact with his first momma. God has a perfect plan for each of our lives and our children, His children and His timing is Perfect. We can’t always understand nor do we always have answers but in all of this we can Trust Him as He leads and guides us. They are Blessed that Ayden has large fsp, but they will still need to raise the rest of the funds. So they are stepping with joy into another journey to bring another little boy into their family and will be so humbly grateful to any help given for their little boy.

10/13/17 — COURT DATE SCHEDULED

The Boyer family has a $2,800 matching grant!  When their FSP reads $7182 they will receive another $2,800!

$10,561.23 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Esteban has received a $10,006.95 Waiting Child Grant.

LAUREL for the Doling family — FL

 

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at facebook.com/pages/This-Is-Our-Mandate

 

KENDALL and GIDEON for the Sotolongo family — FL

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

ERNIE and LETTIE for the Quinn family — FL

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

 

BRAVE and SAIGE for the Wetherington family — FL

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Ever (Saige) 2015

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at journeyoftheheart5.blogspot.com

HAMILTON + 1 for the Williams family — FL

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Hamilton & Cadman 2015

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at trustyourgut.weebly.com

NICK and KADE for the Cogan family — FL

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

 

DUNHAM and EDGAR for the Quinn family — FL

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog quinn-2-2016at walknfaithquinnfamily.blogspot.com

 

CALLIE for the Maples family — FL

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

NEVADA for the Sotolongo family — FL

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Elijah (Nevada) 2014

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

 

ELLIETTE and HENRY for the Wetherington family — FL

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at journeyoftheheart5.blogspot.com

Stori (Elliette) 2014

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Anchor (Henry) 2014

Anchor (Henry) 2014

TUCKER for the Brook family — FL

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Kolya (Tucker) 2015

Kolya (Tucker) 2015

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

 

DELANEY and ASHLYN for the McKee family — FL

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at loveisonthemove-hope.blogspot.com

KORY for the House family — FL

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

Genesis’s blog, letters to Kole – www.dearsunshineboy.blogspot.com

STERLING for the Hinz family — FL

 

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

 

DIMA for the Monier family – FL

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

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MonierFam5?feature=mhee

 

GAVIN & TRISTAN for the House family–FL

 

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

DARIA and DANIIL (Emma and Micah) for the Cornish Family

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It’s hard to believe that we went from 2 to 4 just a little while ago as everything has adjusted better and smoother than we could have ever imagined!  Emma and Micah are a perfect fit from God for our family and we know the miracles that brought them to us are the first of many to come for our family.  Both children are learning to sit, express their wants, and know that their needs willbe fulfilled.  Kristopher and Brianna love their new “babies” and   have taken to them so well.  A little too well sometimes!  We are absolutely in love and cannot imagine life without all four of our little blessings.   I am in awe of each of their accomplishments and wait expectantly for what God has for our future together.

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

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