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Meilyn Joy for the Schneider Family — IL

Jenna and Drew met in college and have been happily married for over 15 years. After having 2 wonderful sons, Jenna suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage leaving them unsure of what God had in store for their family. They began to research adoption as a way to add to their family, but ended up being blessed with a 3rd son. However, once he was born, adoption never left their hearts. In fact, the tug only continued to get stronger. After receiving what they feel was sign after sign from God, they finally realized that His plan for them was to adopt all along, and that there was a specific child that He was leading them to. Jenna and Drew are both teachers, and children with special needs have always had a special place in their hearts. So when they saw the face of a perfect little girl living with Down Syndrome halfway around the world, they just knew she was their daughter. Everything that had taken place in their lives up until this point now made complete sense. Even though the timing was less than ideal for them financially, they immediately took the leap of faith and have been working as hard and fast as possible to get to her. They are willing to do everything in their power to bring their daughter home. She is beyond loved already and has 3 big brothers who are ready to love her, teach her, and protect her like no one else. Her oldest brother says, “We need to adopt her because she deserves to be loved, and we have a lot of love to give!” She has an incredibly wonderful and supportive extended family with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who are so excited to meet her and spend their lives showing her all the love she deserves. The Schneider’s would be forever grateful for any prayers, donations, and support that anyone can provide. They know that God has big plans for this little girl and they feel so blessed that they get to have front row seats to watch her story unfold.

11/25/2018 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE

$5,525.30 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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DORABELLE for the Hickey family — IL

Robert and Kelly Hickey are High School sweethearts who started dating at age 16 and have been inseparable ever since! They spent 8 years together prior to their marriage supporting one another as they developed their careers and built a home together. Robert is a hardworking, family man who works as a mechanic, lays concrete, and plows. He also spends much of his time working on their new home in which they will build their family in. Kelly is a passionate special educator who went on to pursue Behavior Analysis and spends her days working hard to advocate for those with disabilities. Although Kelly has her dream job, she knows her true purpose in life is Motherhood. While Robert and Kelly are still newly married, they have been highly anticipating the start of their new family. Since early on in their relationship, the couple had discussed growing their family through adoption, however, they didn’t know when would be the right time. The couple had decided they would start by pursuing foster care but one night as they were preparing to send the application, they had an overwhelming feeling that God was leading them to a specific adoption. Not long after, Kelly came across a photo of a beautiful little boy, and instantly knew that he was the one waiting for them. The couple worked tirelessly to bring their son home from an orphanage to the love and family that he deserved, but unfortunately did not make it in time. While the loss of their son was completely devastating, they knew they had to continue to pursue an adoption.

Robert and Kelly prayed for their son to guide them to another worthy child. After several months they were finally connected to a little girl who completely stole their hearts. The love was instant, just like it was for their little boy!

The Hickeys, along with their families and friends, are beyond excited to bring their daughter home! Their adoption journey has been long and difficult but with everyone’s support they know God will make this possible for their growing family. Robert and Kelly are incredibly appreciative of any financial, emotional, or spiritual support that you can provide.

1/7/2019 — USCIS APPROVED

$1,064.82 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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KASMIRA for the Ballard family — IL

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

 

 

SPARROW for the Warinner family — IL

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

JAMES and JOHN for the Doloski family — IL

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

TOBIAS for the Scheid family — IL

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

 

LORA and LOVEDAY for the Clark family — IL

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

TWO SISTERS for the Cowan family — IL

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

 

SUSAN, EDMOND and LUCY for the Dobrovits family — IL

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

SHELLEY for the Reffett family — IL

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

 

 

YASMINE for the Thomson family — IL

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

 

BRENT for the Twietmeyer family — IL

UKRAINE

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

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LIDDY for the Foreman family — IL

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at dandj-ouradoptionjourney.blogspot.com

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CHARLOTTE for the Keller family — IL

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

PATRICK for Michael and Jennifer — IL

 

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

 

 

 

TAYLAH for the White family — IL

Elisha (Taylah) 2015

Elisha (Taylah) 2015

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

 

 

MELANIE for the Sader family– IL

 

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Lucy (Melanie) 2014

Ukraine

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