Thursday, March 17, 2011

Gotcha Day Anniversary

Gotcha Day March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day spirit March 13, 2011
Our handsome son March 13, 2011

One year ago today, we picked Alex up from the baby house and became a family. I can hardly believe that it has been one year. It seems like it was just last week, but it feels as Alex has been our son all his life!
Thank you Lord for giving us our son and for curing him.

We love you Alex!
Mama and Daddy

Sunday, March 6, 2011

More children in need of a family

All of these precious little ones need a home. We do not know these children, but may be able to put you in contact with someone who has met them, if you are interested in adopting any of them.

I have posted their Reece's Rainbow link below their photos.

Such a handsome boy. He is a smiley one!


Isn't Willow precious? She reminds me of a little sunflower.


What a look. Bet he is a rascal!


So cute! He needs a Daddy to play ball with him!

What a beautiful little girl!


Poor Miley has a blurry photo. Her last Reece's Rainbow photo was not great either as she had a bad haircut. She is beautiful in our eyes.


Karina needs a home ASAP. She will not survive without medical attention! There is noticable increased medical needs since her last photo.


Isn't she a cutie? She has already been transferred from the baby house, but she is still available for adoption. The internat or institution is not a place she should have to endure.
Adopting may not be an option for you now, but you can still help. Please donate to the funds for these children. What an awesome lesson for your children or sunday school kiddos. Have a yard sale, bake sale or lemonade stand and donate the proceeds to an orphan. Make a donation in memory or honor or someone.
You can make a difference.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

One year as a family

One year ago today, in Nikolaev, Ukraine, we officially became a family of three. In our hearts, we became a family the day we met and fell in love with our son, but legally, the court date was 3-5-10. What an amazing day - presented by our God.

Our lives are forever changed. The Lord taught us so much, not only by allowing us to become parents, but also by our journey. Our faith brought us through the difficult times and ultimately to our son.

Our hearts are forever changed with a passion for the orphans of Ukraine. Tim tells of how he was never comfortable around those with disabilities, but God changed that in Ukraine.

Today we ask that you support the orphans. Please see our blog post about the three boys who lost their families. The two older boys were supposed to be adopted with sweet Vera - for whom we recently advocated. But, their family was unable to complete the process. Sweet Vera now has a home and these boys need one as well!

Love to all,

R & T & A

Orphans Desperately Needing Homes: Who are Sasha & Nikolai & Easton?

Orphans Desperately Needing Homes: Who are Sasha & Nikolai & Easton?: "Sasha's, Nikolai's, and Easton's stories are similiar and so is their fate if not adopted. They are NOT brothers, but they are all..."