~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~

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Hopefully YES we will be changing the name of our blog to

Journey To Reunite Two Angels & Give Them a Big Sister   (or at least something similar to the meaning of this)  :)

Many of you have ask me who the child we have in mind to commit to is! I understand you all wanting to know because I am just dying to be able to commit to HER now and show that precious older, already institutionalized face to the world and say, Mama is coming sweet ****** ! But I can't :( Why?

As you probably already know we are far from being funded for Ava's adoption. Have we come a LONG way? YES! But we also have a long way to go. That being the case, committing to an additional child right now would be so scary and risky because that adds an extra $2,000 for facilitation, an extra visa fee, an extra medical fee, extra plane ticket, extra food, extra train ticket...so probably an extra $5,000 in total.

Having said that, we are currently doing a fundraiser/giveaway that is a HUGE opportunity for us! If we meet our goal of $2,500 with this fundraiser, an extremely generous donor (Sue) has offered to match $1,000 of it meaning we would get an additional $1,000 for meeting our goal and for commiting to an older, already institutionalized child.  If we meet our goal I will immidiately commit to the additional child even though their expenses wouldn't be paid for, a large portion would be considering we would be getting the additional $1,000!

Soooo, PLEASE take the time to learn about this fundraiser/giveaway by clicking the link below
or by clicking the tab at the top of my blog! With this giveaway, you have the option of choosing your 1st place winning prize as either an ipad or $500 cash!  There are also second and third place winners and also free gifts with donations of $35 or more! I do not want and definitely do not need to miss out on this opportunity for such a help in funding.  The life of a child who has been waiting far too long is depending on this so please act now! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! We could never ever show our appreciation enough and we will hopefully have two smiling girls to thank you for bringing them home to their sister and family!!!! :)



  1. I corrected my mistake Sylvia--an ipad OR money! Whoo!

    I'm going to enter right now...

  2. I donated $30 through Paypal. Does this get you to $1000? It would be so exciting if it does!