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BRONSON and SOPHIE for the Polson family — MN

Samantha and Caleb have been a happy couple for the last 13 years. They met at an outdoor festival in Minnesota, and have been together ever since. After all these years, they still respect and love one another deeply. They have a large extended family that includes 10 wonderful nieces and nephews that they love to spoil and spend time with!

It has been a dream of Samantha’s since she was a little girl to adopt. No one was surprised when they announced their plans to close family to bring home two children from Eastern Europe. Everyone is waiting in anticipation for the arrival of Bronson and Sophie! Caleb and Samantha cannot wait to add to their family, and look forward to the many adventures and challenges that go along with international, special needs adoption!

11/13/2017 — TRAVEL DATE RECEIVED; APPT 11/23

$1,612.89 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Bronson has received a $2261.80 Waiting Child Grant.
Sophie has received a $4.50 Waiting Child Grant.

TANNER for the MacDonald family — MN

Laurie was raised in a large family, in a small town near the shores of Lake Superior in northeastern Minnesota. There were eight children in the family including Laurie and her identical twin sister. With many cousins growing up in nearby towns, crowds were always expected during holidays or weekend getaways at the family cabin. Eventually, children grew up and moved away to school or jobs as far away as Alaska and Indonesia. Nieces and nephews joined the family and Laurie settled in central Minnesota. While working at a group home there she became licensed to do foster care and soon a four year old boy moved into her home. Three years later Laurie adopted him. When her son was eight years old the little family moved to Minneapolis and Laurie attended school, graduated and moved back to the northeastern part of the state. She began working as a Educational Sign Language Interpreter in the public school system and has been doing that for the past 28 years.

While browsing on line one day, Laurie came upon Reece’s Rainbow and was immediately drawn in, looking at children’s photos and reading family adoption stories. Children with a variety of needs were of special interest ever since high school when Laurie developed a friendship with student who had Down syndrome. Laurie was also involved in the Special Olympics, both while working at group homes and while raising her own son. The picture of one child on the Reece’s Rainbow site caused Laurie to return to the site again and again. She began advocating for that child, posting information about Reece’s Rainbow on social media and donating to families. That did not seem as though it were enough and after eight years that child who had caused her to return to the site so many times, was aging out. This meant he would lead a life without a great deal of learning and opportunity. Sooooo … Laurie is stepping into the world of adoption once again after 30 years! Let’s see where this journey takes her!

10/27/2017 — USCIS APPROVED

$561.50 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Tanner has received a $15,000 Older Child Grant.

HARRISON and HENRY for the Baerbock family — MN

Matt and Sara have been married for 15 years and have 7 children, 2 of them adopted from Ukraine. Shortly after their 5th child was born, they saw a photo on the Reece’s Rainbow website of a young girl who looked like she could be their daughter. They began the adoption process, and God richly blessed their journey and unique way of adding to their family. They also brought home a young son that year. The transition has gone well overall and both kids are absolutely amazing! They are so loving, and the family cannot imagine life without them. Looking back, it feels like they have always been with them. Their other children have been very supportive and also want to adopt someday.

Fast forward to 2017. Matt and Sara have never stopped thinking about adoption and whether adopting again would be right for them. Would they still be supported if adding to their family again? After all, even 7 children is far past the national average in America. Would others understand the great need that is out there? After a recent road trip with much time to think, they saw two boys newly listed on the Reece’s Rainbow website and decided to follow their hearts and step forward in faith once again. It truly felt like their family was not yet complete and that adoption would grow their family yet again.

One evening, their oldest daughter also asked for the Reece’s Rainbow website address and began looking through photos of waiting girls. She brought a few to Mom and Dad’s attention, and soon 3 of the girls were looking at profiles together. As a result, the family also hopes to bring home an older daughter if it is God’s will. Altogether, it would even out the kids – 5 girls and 5 boys.

In addition to road trips across the US and Canada, the Baerbock family enjoys nature walks, family movie nights, and trips to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and State Fair. They are also involved in their church through Sunday School and the church council. The girls enjoy track and gymnastics, and one daughter has even made it onto the local gymnastics team!

The family would be honored and humbled by your support and encouragement to help bring their children home. Please pray for them that all may go smoothly. You can follow their journey at their blog: www.postzero.com/adoption_journey

11/29/17 — DOSSIER SUBMITTED

$1,817.53 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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COLLEEN, JAXON, and STELLAN for the Van Veldhuizen family — MN

colleenjaxson stellanA family of five, following God’s call to become eight, we are pursuing the adoption of a sibling trio, ages 14, 16, and 18. We hosted the oldest and youngest in our home during the summer of 2016. We loved them, but let life and excuses get in the way of pursuing them further. After 6 months of working in both of our hearts, we had a heart-to-heart with one another and realized we need to be obedient to God and become V8. We hope to bring home our teens mid-late 2017.

We live in a small town in southwest Minnesota. We have a 4-year old son and 2-year old twin girls. Our 4-year old asks regularly when the teenagers can come back because he believes we need to be their family. Our response: God’s will; God’s time.

11/21/2017 — TRAVEL APPROVAL RECEIVED; DEC 5 APPT

$432.18 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Jaxon has received a $8,855.14 Older Child Grant.

SALLY, LUCY and PATTY for the Adair family — MN

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

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KIT for the Sanborn family — MN

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

ELOISE and PHILIP for the Baerbock family — MN

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at  postzero.com/adoption_journey/

ELVIS for the Hopkins family — MN

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

A child for the Wangerin family — MN

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

 

ALEX for the Windley-Daoust family — MN

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Follow the Windley-Daoust family’s adoption journey on their blog wdadoption.blogspot.com

TEDDY, VAL & STEWARD for the Archer family — MN

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

ETHAN for the Lindquist family — MN


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

EMMETT & ERIC for the Archer family–MN

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Follow the Archer family’s adoption journey on their blog at http://theroaddownhome.blogspot.com