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Hello! We are the Carter Family! We have 4 boys and a beautiful little girl. In 2017, we felt the Lord calling us to adoption and began praying for the direction and timing that God would have for us. In 2020, when our daughter turned 2, we knew that God was giving us the green light to move forward. We jumped all in! We originally submitted an application in Asia and were matched. Sadly, this direction did not work out and we began praying, once again, where the Lord wanted us to go. We felt called to Eastern Europe where we have applied to be matched with a little girl that was listed as a waiting child.

Most of our funds will transfer over, but there are additional expenses. We are praying for God to move mountains to get this little girl home and make her a Carter for forever! Please help us get her home to her forever family!

4/28/2022 —  TRIP ONE VIRTUAL DATES SCHEDULED

$2,246.42 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Debbie has also received a $2000 country specific grant.

Meet the Newsoms! The Newsom family is originally from Texas but moved to East Tennessee a little over two years ago. They love living in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains and exploring this beautiful part of the United States. Husband & father, Cass Newsom, was in the military for 8 years in both the Marine Corps and the Texas Army National Guard. Wife and mother, Kristin Newsom, was a public school teacher for five years before becoming a stay at home/homeschool mom. They have three biological daughters aged seven, four, and one.

They always talked about fostering or adopting. After watching many friends foster and adopt, they decided that international adoption was best for their family. At the same time, they came across two sisters listed on Reece’s Rainbow. While still contemplating and researching the decision to commit, Kristin came across a post by Keshia Melton containing the girls pictures. It was just the encouragement they needed!

Cass went on several mission trips as a teen when he was first introduced to special needs orphans. Kristin worked with middle school and high school students in both rural and inner city areas. Her last year of teaching, she switched to special education. Through challenges within their own household, they saw parenting through a different perspective.

These experiences have afforded them the ability to work with children from different backgrounds with unique needs. They believe that every child has value and is made and loved by God. While they do not know the extent of their challenges & capabilities, they do know that they need a family to love and take care of them!

1/22/2022 — DOSSIER SUBMITTED

$14,676.79 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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I remember thinking, “Will I ever return to China?” as our plane departed from our adoption trip in 2017.

We adopted our two sons on that trip, and I longed for home in the USA, but I absolutely wanted to return to China one day.

In January of 2020 we once again met the requirements to adopt from China. We sent in our application and started our home study as soon as possible. We desired to adopt a little girl with down syndrome and we were matched one day after our home study was registered with our adoption agency! Oh, the joy at opening that file and seeing her beautiful face!

But, as we all know the world hasn’t been the same since then, and adoptions from China are on hold for now. We can’t wait to travel to China and adopt her, and the updates we get every once in a while make us love her all the more and dream of the day she will be our daughter.

The orphan crisis hasn’t ended and children still wait for families all over the world. Our family has opened our hearts again to another adoption. This time in Eastern Europe, in Bulgaria. We are overjoyed at the privilege of adding another child to our family. We ask for God to guide us and to bring us together. Hope is what we cling to! We thank you for your prayers for both these children in different parts of the world.

6/2/2022 — MATCHED & TRIP ONE in JUNE

$2,899.90 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Gianna (2)

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

 

 

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Andrew (Bowen) 2014

Andrew (Bowen) 2014

Katerina 2014

Katerina 2014

UKRAINE

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1st day of school 2014

1st day of school 2014

RUSSIA

 

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Thea (Calista) 2015

Thea (Calista) 2015

UKRAINE

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

Ukraine

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Anna Gray (Gracie) 2015

Anna Gray (Gracie) 2015

Ukraine

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James (Dillon) 2013

James (Dillon) 2013

RUSSIA

 

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Follow the Reynolds family's adoption journey on their blog at www.ezraandkelly.blogspot.com

 

Caden (David) 2013

Caden (David) 2013

UKRAINE

 

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

 

 

UKRAINE