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CLARA for the Tomasetti family — PA

Adam and Emily met in college at Northern Arizona University. They started dating in March and were engaged by August. They got married and moved to Texas after that, where Adam graduated with his doctorate in chiropractic from Parker College of chiropractic. Much to their surprise and excitement they found out Emily was expecting right before they celebrated their first anniversary, Anna was born in March 2002 and Aryn Joy was born in March 2004. The foursome moved to Pennsylvania in May 2000 to start Adam’s chiropractic practice. Over the next five years they added three more children to their family. Alice in July 2006, Owen in February 2008 and Ethan in September 2009. The last three Tomasetti kiddos were very high-risk pregnancies, they decided not to add any more children to their family. For most of their married life they had talked and prayed about adopting. Having five biological kiddos in 7 1/2 years made the idea of adding anybody else to our crew feel overwhelming. Over the years, Emily has often looked through advocacy sites for adoption, praying and seeking the Lord, to see if any of those lovely faces belonged in their family.

On Sunday, March 4, during Elevation Church their prayers and conversations came together into an answer. Right before the service began Emily was prayerfully looking through Reece’s Rainbow’s waiting children page. During the worship set the band played “Break every chain”by Will Reagan. As the music played and they sang along, Adam prayed for Jesus to break the chains of the orphan. At that moment Emily saw the picture of Clara in her mind’s eye and started weeping. After church, Adam, Emily and the kids talked about why she was crying and before they were finished Aryn Joy ran over to the table to sketch the picture that she saw in her mind as they talked about Clara. It was just the confirmation they needed. Aryn had never seen her picture before. They are hoping to bring Clara home in the spring of 2019. It will be a Herculean effort to raise all the funds that are needed, but They know that God who has always been faithful, will continue to be. This is the sketch that Aryn Joy drew, above Clara’s picture from Reece’s Rainbow.

5/18/2018 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$164.90 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Augustine for the Creyer family — PA

Meet the Creyers! Casey and Michael met online in December of 2013. They were shocked to find out that they only lived a mile from each other in their small town. Michael was Casey’s restoration in faith, as she had just gotten out of an emotionally abusive relationship. They were married in front of their friends and family in April of 2016, and closed on their first home a month later.

They struggled to conceive for a year, after Casey’s diagnosis of PCOS. Adoption was always part of the plan, because Casey’s brother was adopted, and she wanted to adopt too. She discussed her plans with Michael, and because of her relationship with her brother, he was on board too. The plan was to continue to try to conceive, but begin to look at local agencies and try to get some paperwork out of the way. They went to a local agency for an information seminar, where the presenter was advocating for this little guy in Albania. Once the presentation was over, they asked to see the little guy she was advocating for. It was love at first sight. Both Casey and Michael fell in love with this little boy with Down syndrome, and knew that he was supposed to be their son. They then jumped right into the adoption process. They had no plans on adopting a child with special needs, but after seeing him it didn’t matter. He was their boy. Michael was a little hesitant and nervous, but knew they could do it. Casey was a special education teacher and had a lot of tricks up her sleeves.

While they were trying to get their home study finished, they were told there was another family interested in Augustine. They were crushed. Luckily, the agency was letting both families write a letter of intent to express their interest, and plead their case. It was the longest 2 weeks ever, but they eventually got the call that they had been chosen! Casey cried happy tears, and Michael wore the biggest smile. Now, they are working on immigration and getting their dossier together to go and bring their son home!

5/18/2018 — DOSSIER SUBMITTED

$525.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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MARIAN for the Higdon family — PA

Jonathan and Angela had been married for several years, and had four beautiful biological daughters when Angela came across an advocacy website for orphans with special needs. It was Reece’s Rainbow! After much prayer and talking with their daughters, the family decided to move forward to adopt Lily (listed on RR as “Flora”) from Eastern Europe. Lily has now been home for over a year and is doing wonderfully! She has cerebral palsy and having a family, along with good nutrition, medical care, and lots of therapy, she has come so far and continues to progress each day. The five sisters are a perfect team and you would never know Lily hasn’t been with the family from day one. About a year after Lily came home, the family felt like they had room at their table for one more…like maybe someone was missing. Marian is also in Eastern Europe and has been waiting for a family for seven years. The Higdons are incredibly excited to welcome her into their forever family and hope to bring her home in the Spring of 2018.

4/4/2018 — DOSSIER SUBMITTED; AWAITING TRAVEL DATES

$4,225.68 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ROMAN for the Kronenberger family — PA

Tim and JoLynne have been married for 9 years. They were high school sweethearts and married two years after graduation. They have four beautiful children- Dexter (6), Beatrix (5), Martina (3), and Simon (2). They adopted Martina from Bulgaria in November of 2016 and knew they weren’t done with adoption- or more accurately, they knew God wasn’t done growing their family in this special way. They weren’t planning on adopting again so soon, but that’s the thing about orphans- once you know their names and see their faces- you don’t forget. And recently, JoLynne and Timmy have realized they have room at their table for “one” more, they have room in their hearts for “one” more, and they are hoping their friends and family will support them as they work toward bring their “one” more home.

5/13/2018 — COURT MAY 22
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at writteninyourbook.blogspot.com

$17,812.65 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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MARLA for the Kronenberger family — PA

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Bulgaria

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

 

KOLBY and SADLER for the Quesenberry family — PA

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THERESA for the Humphreys Family — PA

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China

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

CADEN for the Young family — PA

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China

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at theyoungpages.com/jodis_blog12314206_10153611220011072_64828746499982925_o-2015

TALIA and CAITLYN for the Reed family — PA

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

BENJAMIN and JUNE for the Williams family — PA

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

ALONZO, SOPHIA, and SADIE for the Vargas family — PA

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Bulgaria

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

JEREMY and JAIS for the Speicher family — PA

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at  9willbejustfine.blogspot.com

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TWO BOYS for the Johnson family — PA

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

VYTAS and ZINNIA for the Seay family — PA

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

SAVANNAH and NATALEE for the Carpenter family — PA

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

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SAVANNAH for the Fitch family — PA

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

 

HARLENE for the Basile family — PA

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

 

KATHLEEN & GAYLE for the Kimble family — PA

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Follow the Kimble family’s adoption journey on their blog at missionforgod-kathleen.blogspot.com

LEESIA & NICK for the White family–PA

  

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

JACOB for the Mann Family — PA

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 We had an absolutely awesome time in Hong Kong.

Our social worker was an excellent tour guide and we saw many of the sights and learned about the history of the city.  It was a once in a lifetime experience for all of us, and that does not include the most wonderful part of the journey!!!!   Jacob took to our family immediately, he must have felt the love that we have had for him for so long.  The orphanage staff was wonderful to us and our family.  There was a very tearful goodbye when we took Jacob home.

The staff could not grieve for very long, because they had other children to care for that are still waiting for their forever families.  I do not think that I will ever have the right words to express how we all felt, all I can say is that he is the most precious gift our family has ever received.  He is funny and engaging and is already flirting with Emily and Erika’s friends.