Who We Are
Reece’s Rainbow advocates and finds families for orphans internationally with Down syndrome and other special needs by raising funds for adoption grants and promoting awareness through an online community, media communications, and other events.
Core Values and Beliefs
An all faith, caring, inclusive, and altruistic community dedicated to global social change by serving orphans, advocates, and adoptive families, and promotes the acceptance of children with Down syndrome and other special needs.
Our Founding Story
In 2004, Kim Wood, a nurse at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, GA asked to use Reece’s name for their new hospital service project. Andrea & Rich Roberts were the new parents of a son, Reece, with Down syndrome and the outreach project was named ’Reece’s Rainbow’.
In 2006, through that program, Andrea started what is now Reece’s Rainbow Down Syndrome Adoption Grant Foundation expanding to promote the international adoption of children with Down syndrome; which quickly grew to include ALL special needs. By raising money to offer adoption grants on waiting children, we are able to give adoptive families the extra financial help they need to bring a child with Down syndrome or other special needs home from a miserable existence in overseas orphanages
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From these humble beginnings, Reece’s Rainbow has been powered by the grace of God, full-time volunteers who came alongside RR from the very beginning, and thousands of passionate advocates.
We believe with great confidence that if we had a full grant for every child on our website, there would BE no children on our website. There are hundreds of families in the US and Canada who would give their left arm to bring one or more of these children home. The money is the ONLY thing standing in their way.
In February 2017, our founder retired to start a new endeavour but the board and our Executive Leadership and all of us at Reece’s Rainbow are carrying on the mission and purpose of Reece’s Rainbow with exciting plans to broaden and expand our growth and reach.
Our Sponsorship Program provides a unique opportunity for anonymous donors to contribute to the adoption journey of our families. These children are viewed as outcasts with no ability to learn or be functional members of society. They languish in mental institutions, hidden away from the world in shame.
Even if you are not able to adopt a child at this time, you truly can change the course of a child’s life by helping adoptive families afford the costs of international adoption. $20, $50, $1000….whatever you have goes into a grant, held for ANY family adopting a child with Down syndrome or other special needs. Click here to learn the many ways you can help!
Families interested in adopting should visit our New Family page for more information on our country programs, our waiting children, the costs, and the process in general.
If you have questions or would like to discuss adopting or donating, please do not hesitate to contact our Executive Director, Michelle Zoromski email@example.com.
Thank you VERY much for your financial support, your prayers, and for sharing our organization with everyone you know.
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Statement of Faith
Reece’s Rainbow was founded and created on Christian faith and principles.
The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is rooted in Christian faith and service, and consistent with the CAFO Core Principles and Statement of Faith.
There are no faith-based restrictions on our adoption grants; qualified and approved adoptive families of all beliefs are welcome.
Code of Ethics
Respect for the families we work with and serve.
Respect for the children we list, and the agencies we work with.
Integrity in our actions. Responsibility for our decisions and their consequences.
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We are committed to:
Acting honestly, truthfully and with integrity in all our transactions and dealings;
Avoiding conflicts of interest;
Appropriately handling actual or apparent conflicts of interest in our relationships;
Treating our adopting families fairly, and with respect;
Treating every child listed on our website with dignity and respect;
Treating our employees with respect, fairness and good faith;
Being a good corporate citizen and complying with both the spirit and the letter of the law;
Acting responsibly toward the adoption community that we serve;
Being responsible, transparent and accountable for all of our actions; and
Improving the accountability, transparency, ethical conduct and effectiveness of the nonprofit field.
Our Executive Leadership
Michelle is the proud mother of six children, including three daughters with Down syndrome. Michelle and her husband, Brian, had identical twin daughters with Down syndrome in 2007; they were heartbroken when one of their beautiful girls was stillborn. They later adopted their third daughter with Down syndrome from Ukraine, through Reece’s Rainbow, in 2010.
After bringing Lilya home in 2010, Michelle began working with Reece’s Rainbow as the Grants and Donations Manager. When the Reece’s Rainbow founder left in 2017, Michelle took over the Executive Director role.
Michelle maintains responsibility and oversight of donation documentation, and grant disbursements. She ensures the accounting for all of our children’s grants is accurate and up to date. She also manages much of our public imprint – the website – by setting up the new children and the new families profiles.
Lucille has personally transformed the face of Reece’s Rainbow in cyberspace! Her dedication to RR and her expertise in web and graphic design and internet marketing makes her an amazing fit to manage and lead this team. Lu is responsible for designing our website and all of our graphic designs, logos, and marketing materials, the design and layout of our information pages, site graphics and headers, writing code to make things work the way she wants them to, creating and managing our fundraising campaigns, maintaining our Reece’s Rainbow blog, designing child blog buttons for new adopting families and advocacy warriors, our facebook page and twitter, on top of being an amazing Christian and an inspiration to this organization! Questions about the use of Reece’s Rainbow graphics, the blog, facebook or twitter, please email Lucille.
Beth is our family liaison and the first person you will speak to when enquiring about our waiting children. She is the proud mother of eight, three of whom have Down syndrome and were adopted from Taiwan. She brings her own experience with adoption into this role any will help any prospective families with any of our international programs. Her calm, friendly and caring personality will bring assurance to any new families seeking to adopt.
Brian Zoromski, Michelle’s husband, is the technical guru behind the website. He writes code and makes sure our server is running well.
Reece’s Rainbow was started by Andrea Roberts after the birth and unexpected diagnosis of Down syndrome of her husband’s and her first son, Reece. After getting involved with an orphan aid organization supporting children in Ukraine, she learned what Reece’s fate might have been had he born in a different country.
Andrea served as Executive Director of Reece’s Rainbow from 2006 until she stepped down in early 2017.