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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!

1/24/2018 — COMPILING DOSSIER

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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.

12/19/2017 — AWAITING USCIS APPROVAL
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at writteninyourbook.blogspot.com

$8,201.90 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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WINSTON for the Lang family — PA

The Lang Family is excited to be adopting again. Peter and Daphne have been married for 25 years and have 1 biological child, 1 adopted child from Taiwan and two children adopted from China. They are stepping out of faith and following the Lord on a new journey.  This time the Lord led them to Winston a thirteen year old boy waiting in Asia who is going to age out soon!! He is so full of joy and wants a family of his own. We are on a race against the clock and pray many will rally around us and make this precious boys dream come true.

1/3/2018 — TRAVELING JANUARY 25
Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at provinceoflove.blogspot.com

$12,820.22 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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BELLA and BRANSON for the DiAntonio family — PA

 photo fwbutton150.pngbella_dec-2016Bernie and Marabeth met in 2009 while working together at a helicopter plant. Eighteen months later they were married in a small ceremony surrounded by their five children, Meghan, Nicole, Brian, Joe and Shane. A little bit later Michael, who is blessed with Down Syndrome, came along. Shortly after that came the youngest, Maggie. Adoption was never something they knew much about until 2012 when a family from their church adopted a child through Reece’s Rainbow. After learning, through the other family’s journey, more about orphan situation and seeing the kids listed on Reece’s Rainbow, Marabeth was deeply moved and envisioned someday adopting a child with Down Syndrome. However, at the time she was pregnant, with a one year-old, and there were several seemingly impossible obstacles to overcome.

Still, she prayed over the next few years for God to either open the doors for them to adopt a child with Down Syndrome or else to give her a more practical vision for their lives. Then on November 18th, 2017 she felt an unusual urgency to pray about adopting a child again and this time she asked God to show her the next day in a specific way if they were meant to adopt or else she would drop the idea. Well, the next day mountains started moving out of the way for them as they started seriously investigating the adoption process. On December 27th, 2016 they saw Bella on a friend’s Facebook page and felt would she be a great fit in their family. Her siblings are all very excited to meet her, especially her younger sister Maggie who has been very busy making a giant stack of drawings to give Bella when she gets home, as well as big plans to share bedrooms and ballet classes. Bernie and Marabeth are also anxious to get her home and help her to learn to live as a beloved daughter in their family. They truly appreciate any and all support, prayers and well-wishes as they go through this process to bring their daughter home.

9/18/17—TRIP ONE SEPT 22

$8,876.50 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Bella has received a $27 Waiting Child Grant.

 

MARLA for the Kronenberger family — PA

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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

Jase (Jais) 2014

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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.