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MOLLY for the Hilton Family — UT

Cassidy and Amanda have always had a special place in their hearts for adoptive families, and have discussed “what could be” since they were dating. they’ve always marveled at the idea of providing love, structure, safety and opportunity for a child whose story may not have involved these precious and sacred things.

When they were pregnant with Jane (3yo, their youngest) they decided that due to Amanda’s consistent health related pregnancy difficulties, and the evident worsening circumstances with Jane’s complications, they were done having babies — they were at peace with this! However, the lord had other ideas.. Just minutes after Jane was born, as the NICU team was trying to stabilize her, Amanda had the strongest impression that their family simply was not complete. She even partially expressed these thoughts to Cassidy, literally as Jane was trying to find her first breaths.

Since that day, they’ve wrestled with the idea of expanding their family. How? …Amanda’s body cannot hold up? What? …these promptings and impressions would come and go, but their persistence was ever so consistent. Who? …they’ve always slightly toyed with the idea of adopting an infant … When? …they’re getting older, and lives are hectic! At long last, they decided this past year that they needed to ponder deeply, pray with great intent, and finally come to a final decision..

In going through this process over several months, they experienced some of the most unforseen experiences they ever could have imagined. The process began with a half hearted decision to be finished having babies, but it became clear that they needed to put much more effort into finding answers, as they were still emotionally unsettled. As they continued to navigate the pursuit of answers, they were seemingly being blessed with new knowledge and new people in their lives which allowed for broadened perspective and realities.

Cassidy and Amanda are in the process of adopting the most precious little girl. She currently resides (in wait) in an orphanage. She is 3 years old, and she has Down Syndrome. She was born in June of 2014, and matter of factly, the same month they lost (what would have been) their third child. They “committed” to her the week of Thanksgiving, and received Pre-Approval to move forward with the adoption on December 1st. they already have a connection with her that is undeniable and quite prominent in their home.  They have a goal to bring her home to her forever family before Christmas of 2018 and appreciate everyone’s support from the bottom of their hearts!

“I don’t care what your problem is, where you came from, what your background is, what your beliefs are, man LOVE conquers all.” -Dabo Sweeney

11/24/2018 — TA RECEIVED; TRAVELING 11/28

$11,594.89 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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ELLIE and FLORENCE for the Wilde Family — UT

 photo fwbutton150.pngShannon first discovered international adoption – and Reece’s Rainbow – in 2008 after a heartbreaking miscarriage. She instantly knew adopting internationally was something she wanted to do, but Troy wasn’t so sure. After serving as missionaries in Haiti (Troy) and Paraguay (Shannon), they knew first -hand the difference that good medical care, good nutrition and love made in the lives of children – but Troy felt they were busy enough with their 4 children and worried about the cost and risks involved. Two more miscarriages and finally their surprise baby boy followed over the next 8 years, but the dream of adopting a child in need never left Shannon’s heart – and the reluctance to adopt never left Troy’s!

In the fall of 2016, Troy saw the photo of a newly listed little girl, Carrie, and felt something in his heart he’d never felt before. They hurried to get all the paperwork together to adopt her, but were heartbroken when she went into foster care the same week they received the final document. Loving Carrie opened Troy’s heart to adoption, and they decided to wait and watch for another little one to touch their hearts in the same way Carrie had.

10/29/2018 — COURT PASSED

$4,112.71 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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SCARLETT for the Valenzuela family — UT


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ARMENIA

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

LEANDRA and ANDY for the Averett family — UT

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

Dottie & Gordy (Leandra & Andy) 2015

Dottie & Gordy (Leandra & Andy) 2015

MERRY and JACK for the Simmerman family — UT

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

 

FIONA for Kent and Christine — UT

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2015

LATVIA

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

ADAM and ALVIN for the Mitchell family — UT

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Matthias 2014

Matthias 2014

BULGARIA

 

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

ADALIA for the Richards family — UT

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

VICTORIA for the Bonner family — UT

Jaymi (Victoria) 2014

Jaymi (Victoria) 2014

RUSSIA

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

 

 

HAZEL for the Fillmore family — UT

RUSSIA

 

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

 

ALICE and MARA for Kevin and Kelly — UT

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

 

MELISSA for the Call family — UT

 

Julia (Melissa) 2013

Julia (Melissa) 2013

Ukraine

Follow the Call family’s adoption journey on their blog

 asiblingforsillylily.blogspot.com

 

KAREEN for the Cox family–UT

 

Mia (Kareen) 2015

Mia (Kareen) 2015

Ukraine

 

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

kareensjourneyhome.blogspot.com