Posts

In 2013, when Nick and Val said yes to adopting a young boy from Eastern Europe that was being hosted in the US, they never dreamed answering God’s call would impact their lives so much. What they didn’t know was that little boy already had a family pursuing him. After much prayer they decided to continue the adoption journey in Ethiopia. After three successful and life changing adoptions of four children from Ethiopia, they felt the tugging on their heart by the Holy Spirit to adopt again.

The tug they were feeling was to adopt a waiting child. They saw a little girl on Reece’s Rainbow that took their breath away. They started the process to adopt her. Then covid hit, the process with their sweet little girl in China is now on hold.

Val saw a little boy in March from Eastern Europe and her heart skipped a beat. She felt the Lord say to her, “this is your son.”  Nick and Val called their agency and asked if they could do concurrent adoptions. Their agency said it was possible but would be hard.  Months later God preformed a miracle. They are in the process to bring their sweet son home.

Val and Nick’s heart for adoption started with a sweet little boy from Eastern Europe and now they are heading to that same country to bring their son home. This is only a story God could write❤️!

10/12/2021 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$242.50 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

Make the most of your gift, consider sending a check! Online donations to children with committed families incur a 3% PayPal transaction fee.

Meet the Boyer family! Shane (dad) works in the manufacturing industry. April (mom) stays at home and homeschools their five children. They live on a small homestead in Ohio.  Shane and April began the process to foster-adopt early on in their marriage and soon found out they were expecting their second child, so they decided to put the process on hold until their children were older.

Fast forward to 2020 and Shane and April were blessed by the birth of their fifth child who also has Down syndrome. Aside from the pandemic, 2020 was a rough year for them as they navigated their daughter’s numerous medical needs. However, Shane and April believe God used 2020 to prepare them for even more.

Shane and April believe ALL children are a gift from The Lord and know God is leading them to international special needs adoption. These children are normally put in orphanages, group homes or institutions and do not have access to proper care. Shane and April have been busy planning and looking for ways to earn the funds needed, such as chopping and selling firewood and crocheting handmade items as well as applying for grants to help with the costs. They appreciate your prayers and support. You can follow their journey on their blog at www.boyerfamilyfarm.com. Thank you and may God bless you!

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. – James 1:27 NIV

9/1/2021 — DOSSIER COMPLETE

$7,865.39 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

Make the most of your gift, consider sending a check! Online donations to children with committed families incur a 3% PayPal transaction fee.

Tim (James) and Jennifer Hayden have been married for almost 5 years. Tim has 2 adult children from a previous marriage, and Jennifer has 4 children ranging in age from 14 to 20 years old. Jennifer is an RN who has worked with children with special needs since high school, and Tim has a natural gift with people that have extra challenges. One of Jennifer’s daughters was adopted from Uzbekistan 10 years ago and has taught this family a great deal about the world of special needs parenting. In fact, it was during her involvement in the Special Olympics that Tim and Jennifer fell in love with children and adults with Down Syndrome.

With all their children growing up, Tim and Jennifer felt that God was telling their hearts that they weren’t quite done with parenting. Out of a wish to give a child a family that needs one and also the desire to have the experience of raising a child together, they believe adoption is the best way to accomplish this. With Jennifer’s past experience with international adoption, and many friends in their church family coming from Asian heritage, adopting from China seemed a natural fit. After years of following Reece’s Rainbow’s ministry, they fell in love with LOUIS several months ago and prayed for him to be their son if it was God’s will. After many months of preparation, they have now been pre-approved for his adoption!

3/16/2021 — AWAITING TRAVEL DATES

$339.50 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

Make the most of your gift, consider sending a check! Online donations to children with committed families incur a 3% PayPal transaction fee.

Louis has received a Waiting Child Grant of $15,100.00.

aubreywolfenbarger-2017China


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

Annabelle March2014ajoeyChina

Follow the family’s adoption journey at  www.jarrettfamilyadoption.blogspot.com

Caleb update12109045_10206384523989307_7305876780918715237_n-2015CHINA

Follow the Maas family adoption journey on their blog at www.maasfamilyof4.blogspot.com

Evan and Raymond_Sept2014

Bulgaria

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at sunshinedaysandpeacefulnights.blogspot.comallison-benjon

OSamOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABulgaria

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

Seth

Simon (Seth) 2015

Simon (Seth) 2015

China

 

 

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

 

Theo 2013 (1)Orionbarton-1evan-2

bloom-2016Follow the Bloom family’s adoption journey on their blog at handsfullofblooms.blogspot.com

LillieJocelynBULGARIA

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

lentz-jocelyn-newlentz-lillie2014

Thad_smCarson_Aug2012PresleyBULGARIA

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

CHINA

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

lanz-girls

 

2015

2015

CHINA

 

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

 

LITHUANIA 

2014

2014

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

 

 

BULGARIA

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

 

Ryan 2015

Ryan 2015

UKRAINE

 

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

BULGARIA

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

 

 

     

 BULGARIA

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

 

     

danielfromlynn14-sepiajoeystolz-2UKRAINE

We began our adoption journey to Joey back in 2004 when we decided we wanted to adopt one or two, up to three children, from Ukraine. Through prayer, we decided we wanted an older girl (age range 10-14) with a younger brother (age range 5-9), preferably for the younger brother to have Down syndrome. We have 5 bio children, the youngest of whom has Down syndrome and autism. We felt we could handle another child with Down syndrome, since we knew what we were in for, and figured that probably not many other people were standing in line waiting for them.

We found, through another family who had adopted just a few months previously, a wonderful brother and sister pair who fit our “wish list” perfectly, except the little boy did not have Down syndrome. He had some other correctable medical problems, and in April 2004, James and Catie joined our family. Their adjustment was smooth, and we were enjoying them so much, but still felt that God could possibly be calling us to adopt another child with Down syndrome.

We heard about Daniil, saw a couple of pictures, and I was smitten. Jim was not quite as anxious as I was, since Daniil was much younger than we had originally planned, so we waited and prayed for guidance. Life goes on, but every few months I was drawn back to those pictures, then every few weeks, and soon, I was  studying them daily, and felt sure God was calling us to Daniil. Through the fall and early winter of 2006 we prayed for guidance, and that if it were not God’s will for us to have Daniil, that He provide another family for him. Through a series of events in February 2006, we came to be sure it was us, and we began our paperwork in earnest, finishing it just in time for the NAC to close down, as it was being turned into the SDA!

Updating paperwork as needed, and anxiously awaiting for the SDA to reopen, we finally got paperwork submitted in February, and got a May 2007 appointment. On June 11, 2007, Daniil became Alexander Joseph Stolz, (“Joey”) and came home with us at the end of June. He was 6 years 10 months old, and such a joy. He now has 3 brothers and 4 sisters, and a mom and dad, and lots of extended family who love him.

DONATE

WAYS TO HELP

CONTACT

Reece's Rainbow
PO Box 146
Combined Locks, WI 54113
CLICK HERE to contact us.
Your questions will be directed to the appropriate team member.
Reece's Rainbow logo