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Alo! We are the Reyes family and here is our story of how we stepped foot on the road to adopting from North America’s Caribbean location.

Timothy and Lanie met in the 2012 when both were in enlisted in the United States Army. Tim and Lanie were stationed in Fort, Lewis WA serving in the 66th MP Co. During their time of service they would deploy and grow to become the best of friends for roughly two years. They decided to step out in faith that the friendship established would not be ruined and became husband and wife in November of 2014. Tim and Lanie welcomed our first biological child Peyton (female) in July of 2015. Once their time of service was completed they would make the 2 day drive from WA to their current residence in TN. During the drive Timothy and Lanie had nothing but time to reflect and discuss the future. The topic presented being adoption!

Growing up Lanie knew adoption was always something she wanted to do and surprisingly Timothy had the same outlook, it was a win! The couple decided they would pursue adoption once they owned their own home and had finished having their own biological children both took place between 2019 and 2021. During those years they were faced with medical trials that would test their faith but also be the guide to them wanting to adopt a special needs child. In 2019 at 4 wks old their middle child (female) Valor was diagnosed with LSG, a rare form of Epilepsy that is hard to control. For two years they would watch their tiny baby face life head on with the strongest medical team guiding her. They would spend countless weeks in the hospital as well as time in the Pediatric ICU . All to repeat it again in 2022 with their final child (male) Emmanuel at two months old. Due to Covid complications Emmanuel sadly was diagnosed with Sever Gastroparesis. He is currently fed through a G/J tube. Since the placement of his tube he has been thriving! When many families would have said no the medical needs they have are enough Timothy and Lanie instead felt an even stronger calling from God to adopt a child with special needs.

August 26th 2022 Lanie joined a FB group because the family wanted to start gathering info on adoption. This is when God would place an angel in their path but also the child they would begin pursuing. This individual went out on a limb asking Lanie to view Reece’s Rainbow and the children in the Caribbean location. During the moments of scrolling there was a child Lanie kept returning to, she could not stop looking at her profile. The more Lanie looked the louder she could heard God calling her towards this child. Lanie presented this child to Timothy as their special needs are more than their current two and told him, “something in me is saying she is the one, a momma knows!” Not even 72 hours later God began opening doors calling the couple to run! Timothy and Lanie had originally planned on starting in May 2023 but God opened a door calling them to start September 2022 and the couple walked through it placing all their faith in Him following His lead. He has guided them spiritually, emotionally and financially proving this is His child for the Reyes family all they need to do is follow Him!

12/1/2022 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$48.50 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

2013

2013

Follow the Pardue family’s adoption journey on their blog at pardue-wearethebody.blogspot.com

 

1st day of school 2014

1st day of school 2014

RUSSIA

 

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at love–conquers–all.blogspot.com

 

 

Thea (Calista) 2015

Thea (Calista) 2015

UKRAINE

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

Ukraine

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

 

Anna Gray (Gracie) 2015

Anna Gray (Gracie) 2015

Ukraine

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

 

 

James (Dillon) 2013

James (Dillon) 2013

RUSSIA

 

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 wonderfullymadebyhim.blogspot.com

 

 

 
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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