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A Child for the Woertman family — NC

We are the Woertman family and we are having so much fun with our children that we decided we needed one more. We are hoping to adopt a little girl with Down Syndrome. We live in the great state of North Carolina. We have 5 adult children, 5 school aged children and four Grandchildren.

Fred just finished up his 25th year of teaching middle school. He is often called the “kid whisperer.” He really understands middle schoolers. Between having kids, Candy taught 13 years, but has now put her teaching career on hold while her kids are little. She is currently a Teacher’s Assistant at the elementary school that all five little ones attend.

We are excited to be on this adoption journey one more time. We are also hoping to be matched with the little girl that Candy has had on her heart for almost two years.

6/11/2019 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$48.50 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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A Girl for the Myatt Family — NC

The Myatt family has been involved in the hosting and adoption world since 2014. Due to changes in many countries, the Myatt’s have decided to adopt from Colombia. Adoption has been a dream of Stephanie’s since she was a young girl in 5th grade. Tommy and Stephanie have been married for 13 years and have 3 biological children: Dylan (15), Bryson (11) and Cohen (8).

Tommy is a Calibrations Engineer for a titanium company where he has worked for almost 13 years. Stephanie is a homeschool mom and also works for a non-profit agency. With baseball for Dylan, science for Bryson and football for Cohen, the family’s life is full, but they are so excited to welcome a sweet girl into their family now. They welcome all the pink and frilly things into their world!!

The Myatt’s have chosen to host their child this summer while finishing up adoption paperwork. Due to the way things work in Colombia this will streamline the process. They will have their dossier ready to submit to Colombia in July when the children arrive for hosting. They anticipate traveling in late fall. They are anxiously filling out paperwork and raising funds to bring their daughter home and would appreciate your love, prayers and support.

6/12/2019 — COMPILING DOSSIER

$4.85 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ANTONIO for the Rogers family — NC

Adam and Kimberly Rogers met as teenagers and became great friends who fell in love. We have been married for almost 17 years now. Adam is an associate pastor and a Kimberly is a stay at home mom. We have three daughters; Taleah, Haleigh, and Kaitlyn.  Kaitlyn was born just a couple weeks after our nephew Nathan was born. Little Nathan was born with Down syndrome and would set all our families on a new and exciting journey. We have seen the struggle and the beauty of adoption. We have grieved that these precious children are abandon because of Down syndrome. Kimberly has wanted to race to adopt one of these waiting children since she learned about special needs adoption, but Adam was a bit more hesitant.

Finally the day came that Kimberly had been praying for; the day Adam seen his son. It was a little boy with blonde hair and big blue almond shaped eyes.  It was also a child his sister had set out to adopt but he knew in his heart this child was meant to be his son. He made a phone call one evening and boldly declared this was meant to be his son. He proceeded to present a sensitive, heart felt request that he and Kimberly be allowed to pursue the adoption of this special little boy. It has been a beautiful experience full of love. This is our first adoption but we are surrounded by family who support us on taking this journey. We are SO incredibly excited that we will have our first son through adoption.

We know God had a specific time to give us a son as we had always prayed for a little boy. Our prayers have been answered and we are racing to bring him home as quickly as possible. We hope you will consider coming along side us and helping get this precious little boy home.

6/2/2019 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE

$20.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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SID for the Dabbs family — NC

Melanie and Luke Dabbs have been best friends since their senior year of high school. The two met at a church they were both attending in 2010, and have been inseparable ever since! After courting for 7 years, they were married in Raleigh, NC in April, 2017. They now live in Raleigh with their corgi-terrier mix, Kona. They both love superheroes, Disney movies, cosplaying, traveling, and board games. Melanie is a teacher of the Deaf and hard of hearing, and teaches at a middle school. Luke is a Real Estate photographer and just graduated from NC State University with a major in Spanish. Melanie and Luke love language, traveling, and different cultures, and are excited to get to know their adopted child’s home country and culture.

Since Melanie was a little girl, she has dreamed of growing her family through adoption. It was something she talked to Luke about before they were married, and they were both in agreement that they would adopt someday. However, with all of the country requirements, such as age and length of marriage, just out of reach, they were prepared to have to wait to start their adoption journey for several years. That’s when Melanie’s friend announced that she would be adopting from a small orphanage in a West African country. After asking some questions, Melanie realized that she and Luke also met the country requirements for adopting from this country! They looked at a picture of some of the children who also lived in that orphanage, and fell in love with a little boy named Sid.

Sid is an adorable 5-year-old boy who loves Spider-Man, cars, and turtles. Melanie and Luke have been able to talk to him twice a month, and the first time they spoke to him, he said, “I love you, Mom and Dad!”. That is a moment the two of them will never forget!
Sid was badly burned as a toddler, and currently does not have use of his hands. He needs several surgeries to loosen scar tissue and allow his body to grow properly, as well as give him back the use of his hands. He also needs a family to love him and hold him through his medical journey! Melanie and Luke are so excited to meet their little guy and bring him home!

While Melanie and Luke were in the middle of their home study to bring Sid home, the US State Department issued an update about adoptions from Sid’s country. They are now enforcing a 6-month residency for one or both parents to have guardianship of the child before being adopted. This change was completely unexpected for Luke and Melanie, but they are trusting that God will lead the way in this situation and provide for all of their needs. Melanie plans to stay in country for the 6-month guardianship period with their new son, but they need prayers, support, and financial help in order to make this adoption a reality.

3/22/2019 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE

$99.91 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Shannen for the Pearson family — NC

Mark and Nikki are high school sweethearts who have been married for 28 years and blessed with 7 biological children ranging in age from 4 to 22 years – Caleb, Ethan, Bethany, Zoe, Noah, Josiah and Micah and they are excited to be growing their family once again and welcoming Shannon – soon to be Joannah!

Several years ago God had placed adoption and specifically Down Syndrome on their hearts and they followed Reece’s Rainbow on Facebook. Then, one day in early September last year, while having her usual morning coffee and Facebook check in, Shannon’s picture showed up on Nikki’s Facebook feed and she just knew that she was to be their daughter. She showed the profile to Mark that evening who’s response was “Do whatever you need to do to bring her home!” With no idea what international adoption entailed she reached out to RR who put her in touch with the placing agency and so the journey to bring Joannah home began. They hadn’t even started a home study so were doing this whole process in reverse having fallen in love with a child first but God has worked and is continuing to work all the pieces together and they are excited to be on this journey together and with Him!

Family is everything to them and everyone is excited to bring Joannah home. Their hearts ache for this little girl, abandoned as a baby, without a family to call her own and they can’t wait to shower her with all the love and cuddles that she deserves and watch as the big plans that God has for her life unfold – How very blessed they feel to be a part of that!

Your prayers are very much appreciated, and your financial support would truly be a blessing as they jumped into this without thought to the financial cost of adoption – trusting that God would provide and knowing that they needed to bring their daughter home!

6/5/2019 — LOA RECEIVED

$67.90 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Shannen has received a $1,239.60 Waiting Child Grant.

GRIFFIN for the McCormick Family — NC

The McCormick adoption story began when Susan was very young. She saw movies like “Annie” and “Oliver!” and asked her parents if orphans were a reality. Ever since then, she wanted to give orphans a family who loves and cares for them.

Several years after she married Greg and had their first child, she spoke about adoption with him. He was open to it, but the family was still very young and not financially stable. Fast forward 19 years and 7 more pregnancies and Susan feels a strong calling to pursue adoption. Greg still doesn’t feel it’s the right time, but her grandfather sent some money unexpectedly and it was just enough to host an orphan for the summer. The family decided to host a 9 year old boy from Ukraine in the summer of 2017. The child was well accepted by the Mac kids and everyone was treating each other like siblings quickly. Greg saw that the family could handle bringing in a child and that adoption could actually work. In October 2017, the application to adopt a child in Poland was sent. Once the dossier was complete, Poland stopped accepting international couples. So the Mac Clan changed to a waiting older child in another Eastern European country. The dossier was submitted on November 13, 2018 and the official referral and invitation to travel was received on February 7, 2019.

6/12/2019 — FINAL TRIP in JUNE

FULLY FUNDED!!!

$9.70 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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*** Griffin has received a $2,000 EE# Grant! ***

POSEY and SCOUT for the Azevedo family — NC

Dennis and Tia Azevedo have been happily married for nearly 3 years now and have a your’s, mine and ours family – three beautiful children. Tia was one of those orphans they called “the crib babies of Romania”. By the grace of God, she was adopted by an American family and given a beautiful chance to live. Many were not!

Adoption has been a part of Tia’s life for several years as her family adopted internationally several times, so special needs and adoption is not a new thing for her. When Tia was very young, she thought everyone was adopted. As Tia grew, she realized how unique and special it was to be chosen and she wore it like a badge of honor

When Dennis and Tia married, they spoke of having a one or two biological children and then adopting. After the very terrible and almost life-threatening birth of their daughter Isabel who was born between 34/35 weeks gestation, they decided not to risk another pregnancy and they kept adoption on their radar. A few months after Isabel’s birth Tia had a hysterectomy because of some health issues pertaining to her pregnancy and delivery.

Tia started to look on Reece’s Rainbow daily, praying and then she fell across a sweet girl and shared her with Dennis and they immediately knew that she belonged in their family!

They are excited to start this journey of adopting their own sweet “orphan” who is soon to be called “daughter”.

Keep thy heart in all diligence for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23

5/30/2019 – USCIS APPROVED

$6,605.15 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Scout has received a $2,055.66 Waiting Child Grant.
Posey has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

HARPER and BRENT for the Kayser family — NC

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at thekaysers.blogspot.comkayser-brent2015

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BLAKE for the McBride family — NC

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

DANIEL and BO for the Dewberry family — NC

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at  andthisonematters.blogspot.comDewberry fam

NADIA and NANCY for the Collier family — NC

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

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ANTHONY, KRISTJAN and HANNAH for the Dewberry family — NC

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

IANTO and LANE for the Rowe family — NC

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

 

Oscar (Lane) 2014

Oscar (Lane) 2014

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KYLE and KALEB for the Anzaldua family — NC

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

 

DANNY and RILEY for the Wojcik family — NC

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

Rumyana (Riley) 2014

Rumyana (Riley) 2014

Doychin (Danny) 2014

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OLIVIA for the Binkley family — NC

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

SARAH and ALEIGH for the Roodhuyzen family — NC

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

 

STEVEN for the Dewberry family — NC

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

 

BRIGITA for the Etheridge family — NC

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

 

JEREMIAH for the Townsend family — NC

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

 

 

EMORY for the Handrich family — NC

 

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Follow the Handrich family’s adoption journey on their blog at beautifulthings2011.blogspot.com

 

LILIANA, WILL, BUTLER & PAM for the Brown family — NC

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

 

 

MASHA & CHRISTOPHER for the Rowe family — NC

  

Atticus (Christopher) 2014

Atticus (Christopher) 2014

UKRAINE

 

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

DANIL for the Maddex family–NC

  

Zeke (Danil) 2014

Zeke (Danil) 2014

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

 

QUINTON for the Miller family–NC

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Follow the Miller family’s adoption journey on their blog at

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NADIA for the Ferguson family–Raleigh, NC

 

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Follow the Ferguson family’s adoption journey on their blog at http://www.seeingtheupsideofdown.blogspot.com/

VALERIE for the Phillips family – NC

Varsha (Valerie) 2014

Varsha (Valerie) 2014

INDIA

 

Follow the adoption journey of the Phillips family on their blog at alwaystryingagain.blogspot.com

ARTYOM, NASTYA, & MAXIM for the Brown family–NC

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Follow the adoption journey of the Brown family on their blog at thesousabrownfamily.blogspot.com

 

ANASTASIA for the Williams family–NC

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Follow the adoption journey of the Williams family on their blog at steppingoutinfaith-williamsjourney.blogspot.com