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The Hickey Family is back again! We’re so excited to be called back on this journey for a very special someone. While we weren’t expecting to be back quite so soon, God had other plans for our family.

In October 2019, our family was blessed with our first child, Sofija, through international adoption. We had an instant connection and feeling of comfort when we met her, it was truly meant to be. Sofija is our absolute greatest blessing!

While in the process for Sofija, we became aware that Sofija had a best friend who had become like a brother to her. In March 2018, we received our last and final update prior to traveling to bring Sof home, and we were sent several photos where our daughter was accompanied by a little boy. We could instantly see the bond between the two children. We responded with excitement about the update on our daughter while simultaneously inquiring about the darling little boy. At the time, our hopes were that some day when he too was adopted, we would be able to keep the two children in contact. However, when we arrived in-country, we were made aware that while few families had inquired, no family ever committed to this worthy little guy.

We had the pleasure of spending time with him while we bonded with our daughter and we felt an instant connection; both between him and our Sof, as well as, between him and each of us. We learned that he and our daughter had been roommates since they were first born and have been nearly inseparable since. It was heartbreaking for us to leave him behind but we assured his team that we would come back, should he still be waiting when we are ready to adopt again. Fast forward to Sofija being home for a few months, and we received a very unexpected message from our team in-country that they not only wanted us to come back for this little boy, but they wanted us to reunite the two children as soon as possible. While completing back-to-back adoptions seemed logistically and financially impossible, we have continued to witness God open doors for us to bring our son home. God moved mountains for us to bring Sofija home and while these mountains seem much bigger this time around, we trust that He will continue to be faithful.

We are incredibly thankful for any help, both spiritual and financial, that you can provide!

7/3/2020 — USCIS APPROVED

The Hickey family has a $5000 matching grant from RODS Racing!  When their FSP reaches $6173, they’ll receive an additional $5000!

$20,110.22 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.

Roderick and Melissa have been happily married for eight years and reside in a small town in Illinois with their five wonderful children Adeson (12), Emery (11), Jacob (9), Ella Grace (7) and Casey(5). Four of their five children were adopted internationally, two from China and two from Ethiopia. Rod and Melissa have been committed to adoption, and both they and their extended families have been foster parents, adoptive parents, and advocates for humanitarian and children’s rights. They are also parents to Melissa’s seven children from her first marriage of 17 years Brandon (34), Ryan (deceased), Alex (25), Matthew (23), Sara (20), Emily (17) and Antonio (17), Alex, and Antonio were also adopted, one at age eight and one at age four from Russia and Guatemala. They believe their family is their calling and feel blessed to have had the blessing of family and friends throughout their life journey.

The cost and process of international adoption, while intimidating they believe is far worth the journey. Rod and Melissa believe that completing their family through adoption is the right thing for them and are very excited about bringing home their new son who they found through Reece’s Rainbow, whom they will call Noah. If you can help them support their adoption journey, their family would be grateful.

You can also follow their journey at https://www.facebook.com/rockwellhopkinsfamily/

6/16/2020 — AWAITING TRAVEL DATES

The Rockwell-Hopkins family met their $5000 matching grant from RODS Racing!  

$10,427.00 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.

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Follow the Ballard family’s adoption journey on their blog at www.tobelongandbeloved.wordpress.com

 

 

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at hiseyeisonthesparrow3.blogspot.com and willpaint4babies.wordpress.com

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Ukraine

 

Follow the adoption journey of the Clark family on their blog at gethimhome.blogspot.com

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Ukraine

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

 

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

Mila (Shelley) 2015

Mila (Shelley) 2015

UKRAINE

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

 

 

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

 

UKRAINE

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

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Sara (Charlotte) 2015

Sara (Charlotte) 2015

COLOMBIA

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

 

Joshua (Patrick) 2014

Joshua (Patrick) 2014

Ukraine

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

 

 

 

Elisha (Taylah) 2015

Elisha (Taylah) 2015

Russia

 

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

 

 

 

Lucy (Melanie) 2014

Lucy (Melanie) 2014

Ukraine

Follow the adoption journey of the Sader family on their blog at www.the21stchromosomeablessingindesguise.blogspot.com

 

The Oberhauser Family
Vanya from Ukraine