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Meet the Palms!  Adam and Carolyn and their kids: Doug, Adam, Veronica, Matthew, Mary, Jack, Regina, Gabriel, and Gemma.

When Adam and Carolyn were married almost seventeen years ago, they knew God was calling them to raise a family, but did not know if they would be able to have biological children.  Even before they said, “I do,” they had discussed and joyfully agreed that adoption would be a beautiful way to grow a family.  And then Douglas was born exactly ten months after their wedding day, and Adam Blaise two years later.  The rapidly growing family was thrilled to learn that a third baby was on the way… only to suffer the heartbreak of miscarriage soon after.  Adam and Carolyn began discussing adoption again, and remained open to the possibility, even as God blessed them with three more biological children, Veronica, Matthew, and Mary.  When Mary was eight months old, Jack arrived!  He was six days old when they welcomed him into their family.  It was a private, domestic adoption, and completely unexpected… but Jack was born exactly five years after the due date of the baby they lost.

After adopting Jack, Adam and Carolyn often mused that it would be nice if he were not the only adopted one in the family (although that is a source of pride to him).  As his arrival was quickly followed by Regina, Gabriel, and then Gemma, the couple really didn’t have time to pursue it.  And then Gemma, only two weeks old, was hospitalized with RSV.  She was in ICU for a week, and Carolyn never left her side, while Adam remained at home with the other children.  During that time, a nurse checking on little Gemma remarked to Carolyn how sad it is that some tiny babies in that hospital have no one to stay with them and pray for their recovery; one little fellow with Down Syndrome was in the cardiac wing at that very moment.  His parents, appalled by his Down Syndrome diagnosis, had abused and neglected him; at only a few months old, he was fearful of all people.  He was in the hospital for heart surgery, and would not be returning to his parents.  That baby’s story got Carolyn thinking about adoption again.  Ironically, that very day, Adam was talking to his boss, who has an adult son with Down Syndrome, about the beauty of raising a child with special needs.  That day was also the funeral of an eight-year-old boy with Down Syndrome, adopted from Poland by friends of theirs, whose brief little life touched so many others.  Clearly, God was sending Adam and Carolyn a message.

First things first; Gemma needed to recover, which she did!  And the Palms needed a bigger house before the family grew any larger.  Now that Gemma is a happy, healthy one-year-old, and the family is settled in a more spacious abode, the time has come to fulfill the adoption dream again.  The Palms are blessed to have dear friends who recently adopted three children with Down Syndrome from Eastern Europe, and are helping them through the process.  Adam, Carolyn, and the kids are all eagerly preparing their hearts and home to welcome the newest family member!

9/14/2021 — APPT DATE in OCTOBER

$20,806.92 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Ross and Rachel were first introduced to international adoption, China specific, through Steven Curtis Chapman and his families’ journey of adoption. Ross and Rachel are both musicians and have always been inspired by Chapman and his music. What led them to their first consideration of international adoption was their struggle with infertility. At that time, they did not meet the adoption criteria so they continued to pray for the blessing of children. He answered, God blessed them with 2 wonderful children. Even as they had their first and second pregnancy, adoption was always something they desired to do.

Their son has Aspergers and Sensory Processing Disorder. They have had witnessed both trials and miracles through his disability. The valleys were tough, real tough…but the mountain views have been worth every moment of trial and hard work. Their son is now proactive and diligent in his academics making straight A’s, he is a respectful young man and has the kind of creativity one would only dream of having. Their daughter has the most beautiful pure heart of anyone they have ever known and has always friended the outcast due to her extreme passion for children with special needs. She has developed a new friendship with the little boy with trisomy 1 that Rachel babysat for 10 years through her high school/college years. With Ross and Rachel’s personal therapy experiences and with the heart of these two siblings, they thought it only appropriate to adopt a child with special needs. They are adopting Reeces Rainbow “Maura” who is 3 years old.

This family cannot wait to get their wildflower home! Due to all of her standing medical conditions, they are trying to set aside personal financial resources for post-adoption medical care while also fundraising and funding the adoption. They are looking forward to the day they hold her in their arms which is not too much longer away!

10/13/2021 — AWAITING TRAVEL APPROVAL SINCE 2020

The Anglen family has met their $5000 matching grant from RODS Racing!  

$10,307.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Samuel and Leslie Briscoe both hail from the great state of TN. They met while attending Tennessee Technological University, and they have now been married for six years. While dating, Sam expressed his desire to adopt a child due to his youngest sister being adopted from China. Through his own family’s experience, he had seen first hand the love and joy that comes through adoption, and he had always desired to give a child the same kind of love that his parents gave to his sister.

Four years after being married, the Briscoe’s were blessed with a beautiful biological daughter in August of 2017. Shortly thereafter, they felt impressed by God to start the adoption process for a child. They had not planned on adopting at this time, but the impression was so strong from God, that they knew there was a child waiting for them. They felt excited and nervous about the prospect of bringing a child into their family through adoption, but they could not deny that this is what the Lord wanted them to do.

At the time they began the process of adopting a child, they had not considered adopting a child with Down syndrome. On the second day of looking at referrals of waiting children, they were sent the file of a little boy with Down syndrome. Independently they both knew that the boy was their child. However, that did not make the decision easy. Even though there were times of uncertainty, the Lord gave them glimpses of the love that they would have for him as well as the joy that he would bring into their family. After several weeks of praying and fasting they accepted that all children are entitled to be reared by a father and a mother, and that he belonged in their family.

They are very excited to bring their little boy home, and they can’t wait to officially add him to their family. Their daughter loves to kiss pictures of the baby, and asks to watch his video. They would like to thank those who have taken the time to read their story, and they truly appreciate any and all assistance whether it is through prayer or financial support.

The Briscoe family has truly been humbled by this experience, but they know God will support and uplift them as they do his work.

4/5/2021 — TRAVELING in APRIL

$5,261.90 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Yule (2)Seff (2)

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

Keegan (1)

Ian (Keegan) 2015

Ian (Keegan) 2015

China

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

Oliver 2

China

 

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

 

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Johanna

Johanna 2015

Johanna 2015

CHINA


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

 

Ukraine

 

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

Anna 2015

Anna 2015

UKRAINE                                                                    Follow the Knapp family’s adoption journey on their blog at

sewntogetherbygrace.blogspot.com

Tanner 2015

Tanner 2015

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