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Meet the Effhauser Family! Matthew and Sarah live with their five children on a little farm in rural Minnesota along with their two dogs, two barn cats and too many chickens to count. They are high school sweethearts and started their family soon after being married; their children now range from 13 to 2.

A few years into marriage, their eyes were opened to children with special needs living in orphanages around the world. They began supporting families in process and donating to life-saving surgeries for little ones. Soon they realized that maybe they were being called to adoption, someday. The conversations and prayers around adoption began and as they added more children to their family, worked their way through job changes and renovated their 1913 farmhouse, they kept gently hearing the Lord say “not yet”, even when their hearts wished He would say yes.

Trusting in His timing and discerning that the time to adopt was hopefully nearing, Sarah resigned from her teaching position to stay home with their youngest children in preparation to be home with their adopted child someday as well. The Effhauser family participated in the Miracle of Adoption Christmas Campaign and were thrilled to share a sweet boy with the world and the work of Reece’s Rainbow. Maybe advocacy was only what they were called to do?

Over the years, the couple had shared many pictures of waiting children with one another until one summer day they saw the face of a young boy, just a few months younger than the baby of their family and they knew, now was the time! The entire family can’t wait for their little brother to be home!

10/13/2020 — COMPILING DOSSIER

$248.50 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Beatrice’s hopeful family has loved orphans for many years, and is an experienced, international adoptive family. They were actively searching for a girl just like her with longing in their hearts, and were speechless when they saw her picture. They have been working hard to pursue her adoption ever since they gazed at her face. Beatrice’s family will lovingly shower her with sibling play, understanding love, gentleness, and unconditional patience. Her family loves nature walks, camping, reading and movies, making good music, and food and fellowship with other families in their homes. Since the moment Beatrice’s hopeful parents saw her photo, they not only melted together simultaneously in tears, but have worked as hard as humanly possible to wrap her in their arms. Their earnest hopes are only to facilitate God’s redemption in every part of her life! They cannot stop thinking of her and of all the ways God has already enabled them to adopt her.

Her family asks your prayers of protection for her and for them. They appreciate any help getting there!

9/25/2020 — AWAITING COURT

$1,202.76 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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*** Beatrice has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

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


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