~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, November 13, 2012


I know I have been absent for a while. To make a long story short....we had a brief mess up with paperwork and our process got postponed about 5 weeks or so. BUT the AWESOME news is we now have an official date given to us. we are leaving in less than 2 weeks!!!!!

We are still short $3,291.00!!!!!

We have been given a wonderful opporunity by ANONYMOUS ANGELS for $550! If we can get this amount by Friday donated then anonymous angels will match it! This will take care of a huge portion of our needs!

For all of you that has followed our story for the past 7 months, you know it has been a long journey. We are so close now and as I suspected, money is in the way! Its so frustrating for that to be the case.

If there was ever a time to show your support or donate, now is the time. These girls are so close to coming home!!!!!

please donate, please share, please pray.....

1 comment:

  1. Can you give us numbers (where you started when you began the matching grant, and where your FSP needs to end up)? Thanks! So exciting!!!