We are home with Amos, Daisy, Lee and Violet! Meanwhile we have jumped in again for one last very special girl. If you would like to help with that, you can make a non-tax-deductible donation HERE that we can access immediately. You can also make a tax-deductible donation HERE that we can use once we receive travel dates. Or by donating HERE you can help provide her and other children at her orphanage the care and nutrition they desperately need. See all of our current fundraisers HERE. We are thankful for any support you can offer!

Monday, March 3, 2014


First, thank you to our matching grant donor and everyone who helped us meet the match! That has been deposited into our account! Hooray! We will have a new total for what we need after our auction ends tonight, so I will post that as soon as I can.

Now, Salome.  Her birthday is so close.  Her grant has grown. $20,000! Her adoption is paid for if a family will just come forward. Money has been raised for her USCIS fees, but that form and fees need to go in NOW. TODAY. It is so easy to fill out and mail in. There is also a donor who will help with some of the other fees.

She needs a family. She is in a bedridden ward at an institution and she will remain in a bedridden ward at an institution for the rest of her life if she isn't adopted. No one has ever given her a chance, but she has so much potential. She LOVES attention. She has the most beautiful laugh I have ever heard. I could go on and on about how special she is. But people need to see that for themselves, and they need to see her as her daughter.

Next, what are we up to?  Our auction ends tonight! Come check things out and put in a last minute bid. We will also be holding week-long auctions after that, so you can still come back for more items.

How are the boys? We have confirmation (twice!) that Orion and Theo are okay.  Orion was even up late asking to play a game.  Hmmm...sounds like a teenage boy to me, wanting to play video games all night and then sleep in late the next morning!  

We aren't able to get updates on Barton, but we believe he is safe because his area is even further north. We still intend to travel no matter what.  I am so thankful that my husband and I are on the same page here.

Finally, from March 1-21 there is a challenge at Reece's Rainbow. For every $1000 raised for their Voice of Hope fund, $2100 will be deposited into the accounts for waiting children who were nominated and voted on. A few of them either used to live at Theo and Orion's orphanage or they still do.  One of them is Evan.


Evan is very, very special to us.  If we were able to adopt another child, we would choose him without hesitation. Deciding whether to commit to Barton or Evan was the most difficult decision our family has ever made. I am hoping that a family will come for Evan. His grant now is only $75. This has the potential to raise it to $2175! Please check out the challenge and consider donating. Each donation to the Voice of Hope fund is like a doubled donation to one of these 21 children! Evan is all the way at the end of the month, so we need to make sure all of the children before him (and after!) get their donation too!


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