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Aden and Jamie Hirtle’s story began in 2000 when they met at a college in Rexburg, Idaho. Aden is originally from Nova Scotia, Canada and Jamie is from Utah so this meeting felt like divine intervention. They became good friends and remained friends for 8 years, despite Aden’s move back to Canada in 2004. In 2008, they were reunited, began dating and were married in 2009. They lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for 7 years and then moved to Utah in 2015 and have been there ever since. In their 12 years of marriage they have welcomed 4 biological daughters.

In May 2020, Jamie randomly happened upon a social media account, which advocates for children in Eastern Europe with special needs who are available for international adoption. This page pulled at her heart as she had lived in Russia (a nearby country to the children on this account) where she had taught young children and had even visited an orphanage while there.

On this social media account, she was stopped in her tracks when she saw a picture of a boy who looked like her own children. This is the moment that changed everything. After much prayer and research, Aden and Jamie decided to start the adoption process for this little boy.

In November 2020, they submitted their dossier and began the wait for a travel date. But adopting this sweet boy was not meant to be. He became unavailable for adoption at the end of November. This boy put the Hirtles on an adoption path that they wouldn’t have been on otherwise. Aden and Jamie decided to continue with the adoption and are now hoping to adopt a little girl. If all works out, this little sweetheart is going to have 4 older sisters who will love her and dote on her, let alone a mom and dad who will love her fiercely and who will take care of her medical needs.
Jamie and Aden have fundraised (and continue to fundraise), cut back on expenses, applied for many, many grants and have worked extra shifts to get the funds for this adoption. They still have a ways to go financially so any donations would be a great blessing to get them to the child intended for them.

1/12/2021 — APPT in EARLY FEB

$4,487.40 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Hello! We are Madisen and Allen Crapo. We are so excited to finally be in this place and would love to share a small part of our story with you. When we were dating and things began to become serious, I (Madisen) brought up the possibility of adopting a child with DS in the future. I was nervous to hear his response, but he was equally as excited and on board. We always knew adoption would be part of our lives, though we didn’t know what a large part it would play. As teenagers, we were blessed with a beautiful little girl, who we chose to bless another family with. We were not prepared financially or emotionally at the time for a child and are so blessed with our new family. We were thrown into the adoption community, and we have learned so much.

Through our new found friends, we found Reece’s Rainbow. The plan was eventually, when everything was perfect, to adopt from an Eastern European country whose children we felt a strong pull to. God had other plans, and a few years ago placed a sweet boy in our hearts. We became determined to start the process much sooner than planned. We had to wade our way through school and starting careers while trying to wait patiently. We are so grateful that we saw his picture, while available, to give us that extra push to have faith. Though we know there is no guarantee of receiving his referral, we have already seen countless miracles in our process that confirm to us we are on the right path. Our daughter (5) is so nurturing and we are excited to see her welcome her new brother and become officially outnumbered (our son is 2). We are incredibly thankful for any help, both spiritual and financial, that you can provide!

3/4/2020 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE

$1,019.40 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Rusty and Kristin Kruse are the parents of seven children, ranging in age from 31 years old to seven years old. Rusty and Kristin met in the Army at Ft. Hood, Texas in 1994. They were married later the same year.They have lived in many different areas of the US.

Rusty recently retired from the Army and now works as a civilian on a military post. Kristin is working on a college degree in Biblical Studies. They are at a very stable, very blessed point in their lives, and have decided that they would like to share their love with a little boy in Eastern Europe who has no family of his own.

Kristin has been a prayer warrior for many children on Reece’s Rainbow for years, and has a deep love for orphaned little ones. She is so grateful to God for blessing her and her family with another child.

Rusty and Kristin ask for your prayers as they work to bring this adoption to completion, as well as prayers for the well-being of the tiny boy they are hoping to adopt. “Behold, children are a gift from the LORD…” Psalm 127:3

1/19/2021 — APPT in FEB

$250.35 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Twenty years ago, Elijah and Tiffany Jackson fell in love. Two years later, they got married and built a home on the century-old family farm. They started a family, having two wonderful little boys fairly close together. Five years later they were blessed with a little girl with Down syndrome, and oh, how her brothers loved her!! It didn’t take any of them very long to realize Down syndrome was not something to fear or avoid, but something to celebrate and cherish! The thought had come to them while their little girl was still a baby that they should think about adopting a child with Down syndrome, so they checked Reece’s Rainbow here and there, but didn’t know how to take the first steps of such a big journey! So, for a time, the idea was forgotten. 10 years later, Heavenly Father made it very obvious that it was still in His plan for the Jackson’s to add to their family through adoption! With the help of a good friend, they got right to work. They are so excited and ready to have little sister in their home and to be in their family forever!

9/29/2020 — TA RECEIVED in JANUARY; AWAITING TRAVEL

Matching Grant through RODS Racing has been met!

$10,885.64 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Leandra (1)Andy (2)China

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

Dottie & Gordy (Leandra & Andy) 2015

Dottie & Gordy (Leandra & Andy) 2015

Merry (3)simmerman-merryCHINA

 

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

 

Alvin

Matthias 2014

Matthias 2014

BULGARIA

 

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

Jaymi (Victoria) 2014

Jaymi (Victoria) 2014

RUSSIA

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

 

 

RUSSIA

 

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

 

grove-2016-1 grove-2016-2RUSSIA

 

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

 

 

Julia (Melissa) 2013

Julia (Melissa) 2013

Ukraine

Follow the Call family’s adoption journey on their blog

 asiblingforsillylily.blogspot.com

 

 

Mia (Kareen) 2019

Mia (Kareen) 2019 (right)

Ukraine

 

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

kareensjourneyhome.blogspot.com