Last year at this time we had an apartment full of children in Kyiv. We were waiting to get word that we had successfully booked tickets to travel home to America with our new family. The journey ahead was exciting, scary, and impossible to imagine. But it was right.
The past year has been unbelievable.
I have not publicly announced it on my blog but most of you know we are no longer in process to adopt the two little girls that we were in process for, Stacie and Reign. Those sweet girls are spending Christmas without a family. We really hoped for a different outcome for them. The little girl Reign has just over a year for a family to find her or her hope is lost forever. She will no longer be available to be adopted once she is 16. She is not listed on any adoption sites and her orphanage has NEVER had an adoption before. Pray for a miracle. Contact Maya's hope if you think you could be her family or want to help sponsor care at her orphanage.
Stacie has been chosen as part of this years Christmas Campaign on Reece's Rainbow. The goal is for her adoption grant to reach $1000 by January 1st. Right now she is just over 25% of the way there. Can you add just one more gift to your Christmas list? And give her the gift of a better chance in a family? You can do so by purchasing an ornament for your tree with her cute little smile? It is only $35. Or you can donate any amount to her fund as a token of your Christmas spirit. Donate here to STACIE'S ADOPTION GRANT FUND. All proceeds are tax deductible through Reece's rainbow. At the very least please share Stacie so that her family can find her.
I want to wish every child a Merry Christmas and every family hope, love, and comfort during this holiday season. Bless you all!
(In loving memory of Dryden. Merry Christmas to our Angel boy, every child deserves a family)