~Welcome to the story of our journey to save another Eastern European princess with down syndrome and an older child! In 2010, we traveled half way around the world to adopt a twenty month old (now three years old) precious girl with down syndrome, Gabby. Now, less than two years later, we are on a mission to adopt another precious little girl that is in the same orphanage Gabby was in, Ava. Not only Ava, but yes....one more "Elaine". That means we are trying to adopt two more children!!!! If you are unaware of the situation in most, if not all Eastern European countries, please continue to read. In these countries children with down syndrome and special needs are most often placed in orphanages and if not adopted by the age of four or five (depending on circumstance), they are transferred to institutions where the likely-hood of them ever seeing outside of the institution walls remain slim to none. Many will live very short lives due to lack of appropriate care. Please don't allow this to happen to our sweet Ava! "Elaine" was fortunate enough to escape a very bad institution but nonetheless is in an institution and is an older child whose chances of coming home if we can't adopt her are not good. Having adopted and fully funding ourselves the previous adoption such a short time ago, we will need all of the help we can get to reunite these two angels and bring their big sister home. We utilized all extra resources with our first adoption and so fundraising is essential with this adoption. Whether it be from your prayers, helping to fundraise, buying from fundraisers, donations, etc...your help is much appreciated and is very much needed in order to make this dream a reality. Thank you so much for following our journey~

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Two 4 Tuesday!!!!! Please help reunite our girls!

~Two 4 Tuesday~

Two 4 Tuesday is something I have been doing for Ava's adoption fundraiser! Its really simple and when enough people do it, it helps tremendously!!!!

Basically, you contact by telephone, messaging, email, text, whatever a friend and see if they match your donation of just $2 making the total donation $4, hence two 4 Tuesday :) You can do this with any amount the $1, $10, whatever. We appreciate it all!

Please consider donating today! Her grant is at a stand still for the past little while and it would be really encouraging to see it move and get us that much closer to bringing her home! We have a long ways to go with fundraising and you can make a difference!!!

You can donate by:

clicking the donate or chip in button to donate. Remember donate button goes through Reece's Rainbow and is tax deductible. We do not receive this until it is time to go get her.

The chip in button goes directly to us to help toward current adoption costs and the costs of the stay in Ukraine to get her. Pay pal will however deduct 2.9% of your donation and .30 cent for their fees.



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