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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Another little one for us!!!

I know this is new news to many of you and that it has been a while since we have posted.  A lot has been going on and we wanted to wait until it was official.  We are going to adopt another child from the same orphanage that Julia is in.  His name is Sergey (not sure if this is his real name yet) and he is 5 years old with cerebral palsy.  God has placed it on our hearts to bring him home too.  With all the paperwork, travel and money, I asked Andrea from Reece's Rainbow how much it would cost to adopt another child from the same orphanage.  Less than $5000 is the ransom for this little boy!!!  One child is around $24K, so this was incredible to us.  Most of the paperwork is the same and already done....a few more to duplicate.  Anyways, before even asking Andrea this, I had searched her site to look at the children who are in this same place.  I found this little boy and his happy smile captured my heart.  He will be 6 this Feb. 12 and would be moved to a mental institution at this point.  An American PT who visited him wrote he is well-behaved, patient, bonded well with caregivers, has good potential to walk with assistance, and was joking with everyone.  This kid has potential!!!  I will post pictures of him soon.  He's adorable! Some of you may think Steve and I have completely lost our minds, but truly....the God we serve is way bigger than all of this.  This is His plan as He has placed this on our hearts.  He is another soul that will come to know Jesus.  We are only a little nervous, but faithful that God will provide us with all that we need to accomplish this adoption and love and care for both of these children as well as our first four ; )  Please continue to keep us all in your prayers.  Thanks so much!!

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27

25 comments:

  1. Oh such good, joyous news!!!! Praise the Lord!!!!

    Now you have to change the name of your blog! :)

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  2. That's wonderful news! I don't think you're nuts at all!

    From a financial standpoint, it totally makes sense. Just $5K to ransom an additional child? How could you say no?!

    Further, when you expand the family -- whether it's with a new biological child or adopted child -- it's a disruption to the norm and it takes time to find a new "normal." This is the case whether it's one new child or 3 new children, so better to have 1 period of disruption rather than multiple! It simply makes life easier when you have fewer periods of adjustment.

    Plus, it always helps when 2 or more kids have a common background/language/etc. It provides them with a bit of comfort as you turn their world upside down when they arrive in a completely new and unfamiliar country!

    That actually leads me to ask the question: can Julia speak? I can't imagine she'd have a huge vocab, being locked in a room with minimal contact. But sometimes, they surprise you! So can she speak?

    Congrats!
    -Truewell

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  3. That is so exciting!!! Praying that they come home to you soon!

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  4. Yeah! I am lifting your family and the EE government up in lots of prayer! Praise God for parents and a family for two more children who will change many people's lives for the better!

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  5. That is amazing! You guys amaze me every day... Today, Robbie and I were discussing his Thanksgiving homework, to bring a picture of something or someone for whom he is thankful. He thought, for only a moment and said; "I'm thankful for God, because He is bringing Julia home to our family" Now he has double reason to be thankful! Gonna be crowded at your house... can't wait for all the cousins to meet and play!

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  6. I am so excited for you! We hold this boy very close in our hearts. You can count us in on helping you get him home and will make a donation soon. Please do e-mail me if you get a chance and maybe I can tell you a little bit more about him:) I hope you got the pictures/videos that I shared with Andrea. If not, let me know and I can send you some!! Congrats!
    pbjmom1@comcast.net

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  7. Congratulations!!!
    I am way to impatient to wait for pictures to be posted so I sneaked over to Reese's Rainbow for a peek. :) Cute. cute. Cute.
    I would much rather do what others may consider crazy for Jesus than live an apathetic Christian life.
    Praying for your family!

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  8. I don't think you've lost your minds at all!! I think you're sold out for Jesus. Who wants to live in a way that doesn't make people wonder??

    So excited for you!!!

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  9. I just read on another blog, "If the world thinks you are crazy, then you are probably doing the right thing." =) Praying for your family, all 8 of you! Congratulations!!

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  10. What exciting news!!!! I am so happy for all of you. I wish we were able to bring more then one child home (our province does not allow this:( ). Can't wait for you to be in country with your two new little ones in your arms, they are such beautiful little treasures!

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  11. You are definitely not nuts! I am so happy that another sweet child will have the chance to call you their family! Congratulations!

    Kayla
    http://bebrandnew.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh bless your hearts! How very exciting, I'm going to sneak over to Reeces Rainbow and take a peek at your son! I think you are amazing, not crazy at all!

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  13. OH PTL 2 LESS!!!! YES!!! Congrts! Thank you so much!!!!


    Be blessed
    Ashlee
    http://linnea-ourjourneytoadoption.blogspot.com/

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  14. Congrats, and God bless!! I have been praying that if God wants us to bring home another child in addition to Katya that HE makes it really plain to us. . . so your journey resonated with me.

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  15. This is sooo wonderful it brought tears to my eyes and I got goosebumps reading this post! Oh how I love the Lord's ways. I am only 24 and have been thinking about adopting through Reece's Rainbow for 2 years. I am sure that one day I will find a husband who will have the same desire as I do..
    Praying for your family! I sure hope that your adoption process will be quick so these two blessings can start blooming in your loving family!
    Sending my love from Germany!

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  16. oh wow! I got chills reading this. I will be praying for the process to go smoothly!

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  17. I'm so happy for Sergey & Julia! You all are such a blessing & inspiration to others. Thanks for sharing your journey!

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  18. Sergey is beautiful!! He and Julia even look like they could be siblings! Such precious and beautiful kids that soon will be your for eternity!!

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  19. Congratulations!! Thank you for saving this two beautiful children! Thanks God He showed you Sergey was your son, I can't imagine that sweet boy being alone in an institution! His life is so worthy!

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  20. I've been following your blog from Adeye and I think its beautiful that you are rescuing another child...GOD is so good!!! You will truly be blessed by this and what a great thing you are doing for God's kingdom!!!

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  21. I agree - your two Ukrainian beauties look like brother and sister already! Congratulations - following you from Adeye's blog and praying for your family. Godspeed those babies home.

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  22. i think sergey also looks like your bio son! too cool!

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  23. Congrats! That is so wonderful!

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  24. I have been following your blog after reading about Julia from Adeye's blog. I think this is the first time I actually posted though.

    I think this is awesome news. You are not crazy in anyway. You are going to rescue to little children who will bless your lives so much. They will finally have a Mommy and Daddy of their very own. I cannot wait for you to be able to get travel dates. I will pray that they are soon so you can get those 2 home. LOL!!

    Thanks for sharing your story so we can follow along with you.

    Love,
    Sheila

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  25. Wonderful! Praising God that TWO of His precious beloveds are getting a family!

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