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A CHILD for the Mitchell Family — TN

Carrie and Gary Mitchell are adopting again! In 2017 they brought home their daughter Preslava (4). In addition to Presley, they have two biological children, Constance (7) and Callie (5). All three girls are looking forward to bringing home their little brother!

Adoption has been a life-long passion of Carrie’s, and Gary got interested in loving orphans several years ago too. They were thrilled to adopt one child in 2017, but felt God wasn’t done using their home to take care of those who need a forever family. Carrie has felt especially drawn to waiting children and regularly looked at waiting kids online. When she saw her little boy online, Carrie immediately knew this was the one God had in mind for our family. And Gary knew it immediately too. Not only will all the girls have a little brother to be the “mother” too, Presley with have another sibling to share her Bulgarian roots with.

Gary and Carrie have been married for 16 years. Carrie is a stay at home mom who homeschools her girls, and loves every minute she gets to spend with her children. Gary has been a certified public accountant for eight years, ever since Gary and Carrie were honorably discharged from the Army National Guard. Constance wants to be an astronaut and loves softball and soccer, Callie loves dance, and Presley loves dogs.

We thank you for your support and prayers as we step out in faith and embark on this journey again!

6/13/2019 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$19.40 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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The Mitchell family has received a $2000 country-specific grant.

A CHILD for the McKenney Family — TN

The McKenney Family is pursuing a child with Down Syndrome in Eastern Europe. Adoption can be a long process, but they and their six children (5 biological, 1 adopted from foster care) are so excited to walk in obedience and add a beautiful gift from God to their family.

Now we know that international adoption cane be daunting, but God has a heart for adoption! As they’ve been praying through this and seeking God in this – they’ve been so inspired by all the times in Scripture that God calls out His people into obedience – into things that seem daunting, a little scary – things that seem too big for them. And we’ve been challenged and comforted by the words of Jesus in Mark 10:27: “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”

If you feel called to support them in this process, then the first and most important thing they ask you for is prayer. Pray for their family during this process, pray for this little one as they wait for one another, and pray that God would continue to provide financially. The reality is that international adoption is very expensive – so if you feel God is calling you to financially support them in this process, then they would welcome your support!

They thank you for your prayers and financial support as they pursue this beautiful child that the Lord has placed on their heart!

6/13/2019 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$97.00 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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RYDER for the Carmichael family — TN

We are Sean and Stephanie Carmichael. We have been married over 20 years and have two biological children. Danielle is 26 and Cody is 24. We added Cole and Caden to our family in 2010. Both are from Ukraine and both have Down syndrome. We then added Cooper (also has DS) to our crew in 2012 from Ukraine. We said we were done then. Then, Stephanie found out about a little boy with Down syndrome in a horrible place called Pleven in Bulgaria. She fought the urge to go get him and lost! He was added to the family in 2016. Shortly after arriving home, he was diagnosed with leukemia. He is in remission and will finish chemo treatment in April, 2019. Right before Cobi was diagnosed, we took custody of Stephanie’s cousin’s son, Landon, who is now 5. Collectively, the boys are known as the DS Mafia.

Stephanie has been following “Ryder” for several years. He has had a couple of families commit to adopt him and then the families backed out and he was left again. After watching him deteriorate in pictures, we decided to add Ryder to our family. This will be our 6th adoption. International adoption is very expensive, so we are trying to raise some of the funds from Ryder’s fans.

Ryder is 6 years old and lives in an orphanage in Eastern Europe. He will soon be transferred to an adult mental institution, which is hell on Earth.

6/24/2019 — DOSSIER SUBMITTED

The Carmichael family has a matching grant of $5000 from RODS Racing!  When their FSP total reaches $10,220 they’ll receive an additional $5000!

$15,313.68 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

Make the most of your gift, consider sending a check! Online donations to children with committed families incur a 3% PayPal transaction fee.

Ryder has received a $2,767.77 Waiting Child Grant.
Ryder has also received a $5,000 Older Child Grant.

A CHILD for the Duncan family — TN

Jody and Michelle Duncan have been married for almost 24 years and have four beautiful daughters, ages 19 to 7.  For several years they have had a burden for orphan care.  After walking with their friends through an adoption journey, they learned of the staggering number of orphans in the world and the dire state in which so many of these children live.  As Christians they felt the scriptures that instruct believers to care for the orphan were spoken in a very personal way to them, but they often made excuses of why they could not adopt.  These included the fact that they could not afford it, were busy with their own children, and not equipped to deal with the special needs an adopted child would have.

On two different occasions the family hosted orphans in their home for the Christmas holidays.  The Duncans were open to adopt the hosted children but for various reasons those children could not be adopted. However, after the last hosting experience, they were ready to finally act and move forward with being obedient to what God was calling them to do. The Duncans desire to adopt an older child because these children have a small chance of being chosen.

The Duncans are not wealthy nor do they have many financial assets.  However, they do have a longing to offer a home to a child who has none.  Psalm 68:5-6 tells us that God is a Father to the Fatherless and that He sets the lonely in families. Even though they have been blessed with four biological daughters, they know that there is room in their hearts to love and care for another child.

3/7/2019 — AWAITING TRAVEL DATES

$688.70 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Inga has received a $7,500 Older Child Grant.

PHILIP and ARTHUR for the Compton family — TN

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

PENNY (Stella) for the Gilbert Phillips family — TX

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

 

 

 

NOAH for the Carmichael family — TN

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

 

HALLIE and BROTHER for the Preciado family — TN

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

Preciado

GIANNA for the Gilbert Phillips family — TN

 

Gianna (2)

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

 

 

BOWEN and KATERINA for the Reynolds family — TN

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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

KAEL for the Saubers family — TN

Henry (Kael) 2013

Henry (Kael) 2013

LITHUANIA

 

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

YULIA and ELAINE for the Middleton family — TN

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

 

ALEXANDER for the Pardue family — TN

2013

2013

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

 

XENIA for the Morse family — TN

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

 

 

CALISTA for the Tappan family — TN

Thea (Calista) 2015

Thea (Calista) 2015

UKRAINE

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

ANDREY for the Carmichael family — TN

Ukraine

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

 

CHLOE for the Simpson family — TN

2015

2015

RUSSIA

 

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

GRACIE for the West family — TN

Anna Gray (Gracie) 2015

Anna Gray (Gracie) 2015

Ukraine

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

 

DILLON for the Walters family–TN

 

James (Dillon) 2013

James (Dillon) 2013

RUSSIA

 

Follow the Walters family’s adoption journey on their blog at

 wonderfullymadebyhim.blogspot.com

 

 

IVAN K for the Kramer family–TN

 

Samuel (Ivan) 2015

Samuel (Ivan) 2015

Russia

 

 

Follow the Kramer family’s journey on their blog at

 

thekramerfamilysite.blogspot.com

NICOLE for the Elliott family–TN

 Russia

 

Follow the Elliott family's adoption journey on their blog at www.elliottsfamilystory.blogspot.com

 

 

AURORA & LEIGHA for the Reynolds family–TN

 
 Ukraine
 
 

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

 

ANTON & DAVID for the Carmichael family–TN

Caden (David) 2013

Caden (David) 2013

UKRAINE

 

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