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NAHEEDA for the Breitenstein family — OR

We are adopting. In those three little words, there is so much meaning. They are the words that send our hearts soaring — it’s so surreal, has been SO long on our hearts, and the journey we’ve taken to this place looks nothing like we originally intended. But so it is with God. ⁣

His panoramic view has smashed our Polaroid at every turn. We can see only what is in front of us—the virtual snapshot of the life I’m living—and yet in his gracious goodness, He sees it all and is not shaken by the tidal wave of any one moment. His plan has been perfected in the waiting, and it is with great thankfulness and JOY that we find ourselves back here, in this space….waiting on His timing.

We are adopting from Eastern Europe. We plan to name this little girl Saylor – a name that means ‘rope’ or ‘tether’. Her name has become a metaphor for this entire adoption journey. Our hearts are tethered to a tiny baby living half a world away. We’re tethered by the promise of what is to come, by the permanence God has already spoken over our family and the intention with which He’s chosen us for one another.  God has anchored this little girl to our very souls and she is a part of us–even now. The need is great and the families are few, and we believe she is worthy. We desire to proclaim God’s gracious goodness and intention over her precious life. She is worthy of being wanted. We have chosen to pursue this little girl as our beloved daughter with deep, loving intention.

We have four kiddos, ages 7, 5, 3, and 1 – two boys and two girls. I am a public school kindergarten teacher and my husband works for our state government. We aren’t uniquely qualified in any way to pursue an international adoption, but we love Jesus with all we’ve got and our steadfast faith is in Him alone. We believe that He will light this path as we walk forward to bring our baby girl home!

We are stepping out in bold faith and brave love. International adoption is daunting, on so many fronts. The financial implications – especially for our big and blessed family of six – are substantial. We know this will stretch us, but we also know that God is so much bigger. We know He delights in bringing orphans into their forever families, and we raise our arms to Him knowing He will make a way for us in this season. He’ll light the path, and we’ll walk it in JOY as we bring our girl home.

I always tell my three year old, as he’s running around the house at lightning speed with his eyes on the floor, “LOOK UP! Look up, so you can see where you’re going”  Friends, will you look up with us? Will you fix your eyes on the One who adopted us ALL into His family as orphans, and will you help us bring this precious baby girl home?

4/18/2019 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE; COMPILING DOSSIER

$14.70 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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*** Naheeda has received a for a $2,000 Grant! ***

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MABEL for the Strasser family — OR

Nick and Joy will celebrate their 10 year anniversary this year. Their desire to grow their family through adoption started 3 years ago after their 4th child was born. They spent time researching different adoption agencies and became foster parents to over a dozen children from social services. During this time their hearts were struck by how compassionate their children were to those with special needs and the pull they had to grow their family in this way. Joy then reached out to an adoptive mom from her church who then introduced her to Reece’s Rainbow. She told Joy there was one little girl whom her heart has longed to find a family. It was the same girl Joy and Nick had already inquired about and felt so inexplicably drawn to. All the questions over the years of what God was wanting them to do were starting to be answered! Now they are waiting for their invitation to pick up their daughter and bring her home.

4/3/2019 — FIRST TRIP COMPLETE, AWAITING COURT

$15.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Mabel has received a $2000 country specific grant.

EUGENE for the McAuliffe family — OR

 photo fwbutton150.pngKristina has been a natural caregiver her whole life. She is a single mom to three wonderful boys. Her youngest son is blessed with Williams Syndrome. Kristina has been a licensed daycare provider for 15 years. During this time she has cared for many children with sever special needs. She’s taken care of children with Cerebral Palsey, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, ASD, and of course Williams Syndrome. Kristina has always welcomes these children with open arms when other daycares turn them away. Kristina loves being a daycare provider because she’s earning a living and home for her own children’s needs. It’s the best of both worlds. Kristina knows the love of adoption because her mom was adopted. Most of Kristina’s family has passed away. Losing them so young has left Kristina with a deep passion for family. Kristina always knew she wanted to adopt. After seeing a friend fundraising through Reece’s Rainbow she began asking questions. Her friend introduced her to the profiles on Reece’s Rainbow. Kristina spent weeks reading hundreds of profiles. She knew she wanted to adopt but how? She had little savings, she was single. She just felt it was impossible. God kept whispering you can do it. She prayed about making the best adoption decision for her family. Kristina has no idea how she’s going to raise the money for this adoption. She has already doubled her work hours. She knows it’s going to take hard work. She is truly jumping in on faith.

2/25/2019 — COURT MARCH 1; FINAL TRIP in SPRING

$22,871.49 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ULYSSES for the McCallister family — OR

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You can follow the family’s journey at macpackblog.wordpress.com

HOPE for the Horton family — OR

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

PHINEAS and LOVE for the Lee family — OR

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

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DONALD for the Claus family — OR

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

WILSON for the O’Donnell family — OR

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

COPELAND for the Buhman family — OR

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

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LINDEN and JAXON for the Nine family — OR

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

DAWSON for the Wylie family — OR

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

 

MARCUS for the Eriksen family — OR

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

MILENA for the Horton family — OR

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Follow the Horton family’s life journey at https://www.facebook.com/AFamilyForGaryandMarnie

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EMILIE and ABIGAIL for the Willis family — OR

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

 

MARY for the Gustafson family — OR

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