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MARIO for the Lankford family — TX

Bryan and Dana have searched for their son for five years, and they’ve [finally!] found him in Eastern Europe! The Lankfords began their journey in 2014 when they became dual licensed, foster to adopt parents in Dallas, Texas. They have loved on and provided stability to more than 20 children since opening their hearts and home, but the child they waited for eluded them.

During Thanksgiving 2017, Bryan and Dana saw a smiling, hopeful face on an international adoption website. They inquired and, less than a year later and after a whirlwind of paperwork and travel, they were overjoyed to become the proud parents of a happy, healthy, well-adjusted 16 year old Eastern European beauty who is the light of their lives. Yet there was an empty chair at the table.. the son who remained missing. They continued to search both domestically and internationally for him.

Mario is a 15-year-old Eastern European boy diagnosed with Epilepsy who will age out and become unadoptable in November, 2019. Mario has been listed on the international adoption register for the past six years. Six years of being passed over in favor of younger, healthier children; housed in an uncaring Bulgarian orphanage and then foster home in a remote, small town where his hopes and dreams fade alongside his chance of finding a loving family to call his own. Videos and photos show the light leaving his face as the years pass. Bryan and Dana have stepped forward for this precious child, confident that funds for his adoption can be raised before Mario ages out of the system and he loses his last chance for wholeness. Your donations are working miracles! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

4/15/2019 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

$68.50 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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JEWEL for the Pinkerton family — TX

Heath and Whitney Pinkerton have been happily married for over 11 years. Whitney’s first pregnancy she lost a baby to what doctors said, “was a freak thing.” The appointment that is exciting for most, finding out if your baby is a boy or a girl, she found out hers was a little girl with many birth defects and days later the diagnosis of an extra chromosome 7, which is incompatible with life. It was heart breaking, but after time of healing it’s not one she refers to as, “a freak thing”, but one God knew about long before she even came to be and was not taken back by surprise. It was a point in her life of suffering that led Whitney to Christ. One that she is thankful for today. James 1:2-4 says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

After going through the heart ache of losing a baby her plans were always to adopt, thinking she may never be able to have a healthy child of her own, and in fear of it happening again. By the grace of God, Heath and Whitney have been blessed with 3 children of their own, but adoption has never lost its place in their heart. Whitney was a mother without a baby to love when she left the hospital after delivering her first. Realizing there are so many babies without a mother or family to love them. This led them to begin their adoption process. They caught the eyes of one little girl in a picture that just so happened to also have an extra chromosome (21). They knew she was it! She was their daughter! God has made the way each step, and they trust Him as they continue to follow Him.

1 Thessalonians 5:24 says, The one who calls you is faithful, and He will do it.

The Pinkerton’s will be forever grateful for your prayer’s, donations, and support to them as they continue their adoption process.

4/16/2019 — LOA RECEIVED

$11,339.94 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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JUSTINA and EZRA for the Buckles family — TX

Ryan and Jerene always knew adoption was going to be part of the plan. Jerene has five adopted siblings. The moment her parents brought home her baby brother she knew she wanted to adopt when she became a mommy. Ryan used to dream of helping orphans even as a little boy. Some little boys dream of fighting fires or flying rockets. Ryan dreamt of running orphanages and helping the fatherless.

The Buckles family has adopted three of their seven kiddos. They long to adopt again. This time they want to adopt two children who are aging out because they believe every child deserves the love of a family. They feel confident they will be a good fit for the most vulnerable orphans, those who are about to have no chance for family.

All the Buckles children are overjoyed to add a new brother or sister, or both to the family! They pray every night for their new siblings and for the people it is going to take to bring them home! The Buckles are beyond blessed to have the outpouring of support from families like yours to help them turn orphans into sons and daughters.

2/4/2019 — USCIS APPROVED

$12,656.31 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Justina has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

MONA for The Williamson Family — TX

Tony and Ashley Williamson have always wanted a big family, there just wasn’t a specific plan on how that would happen. Their son Hayden is 20, their daughter Lauren is 18. Along the way, they have had other children in and out of the home based on needs in their community. Friends of their children, kids in desperate need of love after temporary tragedy occurred with their own families, family members in need, you name it, they have done it. After years of a friend who had adopted a special needs child from Russia had sent photos advocating, without any time, raising the family they had in their home at the time, the photos weren’t really given any thought other than donations. The Williamsons felt like all of the kids had grown up and were thriving, and maybe this was it. Maybe they had completed their family.

Then late one night, the same friend who had been advocating for orphans for years, called Ashley in the middle of the night and said, “this baby came out of your womb!!! Check the profile I am about to send you, and tell me she isn’t yours!” Ashley hung up the phone laughing and shaking her head, and then opened the text she was sent. As she clicked on the Reece’s Rainbow link, all of the air in her chest had seem to disappear, her eyes filled with tears, this beautiful baby girl with the sweetest, biggest, almond shaped eyes, with the darkest pigtails, jumped off the screen, slid down the giant lump in her throat, and sat down right inside of her heart. At 1am, she sat with tears in her eyes in her bed, without a single doubt that this is her daughter, Ashley started furiously sending emails and started the process, all before she even woke her husband. The next morning, Tony had received an email being that she gave both parent’s contact information. He was a little confused being Ashley had yet to mention a word to him, so he asked her about it. She was so protective and so sure in that moment, that he was caught off guard. This was a Monday morning. He told her that he felt like their family was complete, and thought she needed to rethink this. Ashley knew this was meant to be. All week every text Tony had sent Ashley, all she replied with was photos of this precious baby girl. Friday after a very busy day at work, she didn’t have time to respond. That evening, when they both arrived home from work, Tony said to her, “you didn’t send any photos of her to me today?” Ashley asked, “Do you want photos of her?” Tony relied, “I think I do!” Tears is joy filled Ashley’s eyes and she exclaimed, “We are having a girl!” Tony and Ashley have never looked back. While they do not discount her having Down syndrome, they are up for any challenge, including her congenital heart defect that will also require immediate surgery but know in their hearts she is a child of God and not only worthy of this family, but fee they are blessed with the addition of her, the little girl that hung the moon.

1/21/2019 — TRAVELING SOON

$15,810.10 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ROSE for the Hadsell family — TX

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Please visit their blog to learn more about their family, and their adoption journey! https://OurRoseInBloom.blogspot.com

 

CHARLIE for the Sanders family — TX

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

MAX & SAWYER for the Jones family — TX

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

NELS for the Sherley family — TX

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

EDEN and WYATT for the Offer family — TX

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

 

A Child for the Cloward family — TX

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

WESLEY for the Vinson family — TX

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Liam (Wesley) 2014

CHINA

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

FELIX, GRETA, and ROMEO for the Barnett family — TX

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at obedient2hiscommand.blogspot.com

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GEORGINA for the Wingfield family — TX

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at georgina-onmymind.blogspot.com

JACKSON for the Simmons family — TX

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

BOBBY for the Decker family — TX

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CHINA

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

BERKELEY +1 for the Williams family — TX

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

ZACH and PIPPA for the Haydon family — TX

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GABRIEL and BETSY for the Elkins family — TX

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

BRIA and SAFIYA for the Johnson family — TX

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

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DECKER for the McFall family — TX

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

MATTHEW for the Richey family — TX

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Nate (Matthew) 2015

Nate (Matthew) 2015

Bulgaria

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

NICHOLAS for the Whitmire family — TX

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

 

ASA and RUBY for the Gomes family — TX

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Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at thegomesfamily.wordpress.com

STEVEN and BRADYN for the Blackmon family — TX

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

LEONID and CALLEN for the Williams family — TX

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

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JOSEPH and ELI for the Patton family — TX

CHINA

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog at adventure4eli.blogspot.com

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VINCENT and TAO for the Jones family — TX

Ethan (Tao) 2014

Ethan (Tao) 2014

CHINA

 

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

JULIETTE for the McDonald family — TX

Abby (Juliette) 2013

Abby (Juliette) 2013

LITHUANIA

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

MICKEY and SHAWN for the Beck family — TX

BULGARIA

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

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CARISSA for the Matthews family — TX

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

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GRACIE for the Meeks family — TX

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

 

 

LUCAS and LANCE for the Prichard family — TX

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

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OLEG and SHANE for the Patterson family — TX

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Follow the Patterson family’s adoption journey on their blog AllArePreciousInHisSight.blogspot.com

KYLEN for the Rector family — TX

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Follow the Rector family’s adoption journey on their blog  therectorblog.blogspot.com

 

WHITNEY for Tiffany and Justin — TX

UKRAINE

Follow the family’s adoption journey on their blog  anothertexasfamily.com

ELVIRA for the Ochs family — TX

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Elvira 2015

RUSSIA

 

Follow the Ochs family’s adoption journey on their blog aplantingforhisglory.blogspot.com