Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday ~ Langley

There are so many people that advocate and love Langley within the Reece's Rainbow community and taking I'm sure you can see why with one quick look at his photos. He is perfect. Langley is 4 1/2 years old and Down syndrome. He is described as being friendly, emotional, affectionate, active, social, and easy going. He can also eat well independently and plays well with others.

From one of our adoptive families who met him in December 2011: " I saw him today. After days of scanning faces, I walked into Bella's group and SAW HIM!! He is a doll. He is so cute! He looks healthy and is walking. I had a banana for Bella (which they wouldn't let me give it to her) and he took it. He bit right through the peeling. If they would have let me, I would have given it to him. Oh sweet need a mama!!!"
Friendly, emotional, affectionate boy. Active, social, friendly. Easy going. Eats well independently. Plays well with toys and likes to help others.

Langley already has over $4,000 in his grant to help fund his adoption. Donate to Langley

Here is some information about adopting in his region:

  • 3 trips
  • 1st trip, Both parents for 7 days
  • Wait 2-3 months for court
  • Both parents travel for 2nd trip for court hearing, 10 days
  • This region does not waive the 30 day wait
  • Only one parent has to make third trip of 2 weeks
  • No more than 6 children at home
  • Applicants should be no more than 45 years older than the child
  • Total program and travel fees under $35k
  • Married couples and single mothers may apply
  • No criminal background
  • No history of mental health concerns (depression, bipolar, or other mental health issues)
  • Saturday, April 21, 2012


    There is a sweet young girl named Sarah who is in DIRE need of a family to commit to her. If a family doesn't commit to her in the next week or two her file will go back. It will just show her country that she in fact isn't wanted or valued. We all know this isn't the case. Her family just hasn't found her yet but time is not on our side. She is in such a HORRIBLE horrific place, her family needs to find her now. They need to save her. Look at her, look at how alone she is, look at how hurt she is, look at her tears. No child should have to live like this.

    Look at how happy she can be. She would be an amazing addition to any family.
    If you are considering to commit to her, if you feel in any way she is yours please contact Reece's Rainbow. You have no idea the amount of support you would receive in raising funds if that's what is needed to get this process going. Sarah's Reece's Rainbow Profile

    More photos and information on Sarah

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Teamwork Tuesday ~ Trey

    Trey has just turned 2 a couple months ago and is sitting at an orphanage waiting for a family to choose him. He was born at 36 weeks gestation, but it developing cognitively very well. He is said to be very attentive, affectionate and smiling.

    His full medical records are available but here is what's mentioned under his profile:
    From his medical records: The child had the following conditions: bronchial pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis, bronchiectasis, obstructive bronchitis. The boy is on constant base therapy with Pulmicort and Fenoterol+Ipratropium bromide.
    Present diagnoses: Down Syndrome, open oval window, additional chord of the left ventricle of heart, hypostatura, perinatal hypoxic-ishemic affection of central nervous system, both-sided cryptorchism, congenital malformation of lungs (under question), bronchiectasis (under question).

    Medically he is in urgent need of care, that he can't get where he is. Even if you aren't his family you can still make a difference by donating to his grant and passing his page around. You never know, the page you pass around might unite him to his family!

    Here's information on adopting within his region:
    3 trips are required

  • Both parents for first trip, about one week
  • 2-3 month wait for the judge to appoint the court hearing
  • Both parents travel for 2nd trip, approximately 7 days
  • After the 30 day waiting period imposed by the judge only one parent need to travel for the 3rd   trip to pick-up the child, the length of this trip is 13 to 17 days depending upon the orphanage, district and the day of the week that you pick up the child. After which a minimum of 3 to 4 days is required in Moscow to obtain the child's visa and register at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Applicants should be no more than 45 years older than the child
  • Single heterosexual women may adopt; approvals on a case by case basis
  • This region prefers families with no more than 4 at home.
  • Total program and travel fees approx $35-40k
  • Fee includes a $1000 orphanage donation
  • One or two children can be adopted at the same time; approvals on a case by case basis
  • Judges pay close attention to a family's income level
  • No criminal background
  • No history of mental health concerns (depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, or other mental health issues)
  • We have an AMAZING agency partner serving the children in this region. They are a US licensed and Hague and Russia-accredited agency with a strong track record of outstanding customer service and attention to detail. This is a great program with easy travel and very accommodating, especially for single mothers! These children are located in a major city, with no cross-country travel to remote regions required.

    Donate to Trey's Grant. He already has over 4k, let's get him higher.

    Friday, April 13, 2012

    Love Multiplied Giveaway

    My sweet friend Colleen is hosting a HUGE giveaway to help bring precious Lyla home to her family. They need to raise $9574.00 more to be fully funded. There are hundrends of dollars worth of items up for grabs including a Ipad 3 32G! There are only 2 days left of this giveaway so go enter for a chance at one of these amazing prizes! You can help bring home a little girl who has waited too long to come home.

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    Teamwork Tuesday ~ Evelyn

    Oh my goodness, look at that sweet face! Evelyn will be turning four soon and is facing the institution. I don't think it will be hard for a family to commit to her, they just need to see her first. So the more her profile is shared the better her chances are. Who wouldn't want to bring home that precious face?

    Here are some requirements on adopting in her region:
  • 1st trip, Both parents for 5-7 days
  • Wait 2-3 months for court
  • Both parents travel for 2nd trip, one can leave after 4 days, the other waits 10-25 days longer
  • This particular region *often* waives the 10 days, but parents must be prepared to make a 3rd    trip, with the new 30 day wait after court
  • Two unrelated children may be adopted on a case by case basis
  • No family size restrictions
  • Mother must not be more than 48 years older than child
  • Fee includes a $500 orphanage donation
  • Married couples and single mothers may apply
  • Total approx cost $30k

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Finally moved in

    It's been a very hectic few weeks from moving to Presley being in the hospital, it has been eventful to say the least. We closed on our house and have moved in finally! This house is beyond perfect for us and with the wrap around porch I can pretend I'm still in the south. I'll be posting more photos since my family has been bugging me to when we are more settled in.

    Sunday, April 1, 2012

    A Chance for Chandler Giveaway!

    No child should ever have to live their life as an orphan or see the walls of a mental institution. Every orphan deserves a chance at life and luckily Chandler has that chance now that his family has found him. The Marble family is committed to bringing home their son who is in Eastern Europe right now but they need help getting him home. If we don't step up and help bring Chandler home he faces what many special needs orphans face in that part of the world, being institutionalized where he would be confined to a crib until his dying day.  We can't let that happen! This amazingly adorable little boy needs to be home with his forever family as soon as possible so he can enjoy his new life.

    The Marbles are an amazing military family of 8. Michelle is an Air Force Veteran and her husband David is Active Duty Air Force who is currently deployed. What I find amazing is that they have 6 children, the youngest having Down syndrome and Congenital Heart Disease and have decided to adopt another beautiful little boy with Down syndrome all while David is deployed. I think that alone shows what an amazingly selfless family they are. They live their lives serving our country and even in the most stressful of times they are commited to serving our God.

    This Giveaway will run from April 1st until May 1st. Winners will be chosen from a random online generator and will be posted within the first week of May.
    $5= 2 chances
    $10= 5 chances
    $50= 25 chances
    $100= 50 chances

    For every share on Facebook/Twitter/Blog post= 1 chance

    To donate please donate to either the ChipIn or the Reece's Rainbow FSP link both located on the top left corner of this blog. I'd like to note that all donations made through the Reece's Rainbow donation box set up for Chandler will be tax-deductable. All donations made through the ChipIn are not tax-deductable but these are the funds that will be available for the family prior to travel.

    Please leave a comment below with your entries and what your first choice item is.

    Any necklace of the winner's choice.

    Matryoshka Nesting Doll Earrings

    Cute Candy Earrings

    Air Force Deployment Countdown Blocks

    Any Stencil of winner's choice up to $50.00
    Cutting Edge Stencils

    Orb of Sky Necklace
    Woodbury Wares

    Hand Crochet Owl Hat
    Donated by Tara H.

    Donated by Kristi A.
    Scentsy Warmer and Home Sweet Home Bars

    Zebra Boots up to size 15 months
    Peachy Keen Hair

    Headband of winner's choice
    Peachy Keen Hair

    Necklace of winner's choice

    All 3 items Donated by Priscilla M.
    Love Conquers All
    Fabric Covered Bow Holder

    A flower hairbow/headband combo in pink, green, yellow, orange, or purple

     Handmade Tutu

    Fairys Tiptoe Dress 3months- 6 years.

    2 oz Salve in any scent of winners choice
    Cupcake Kisses

    Matryoshka Peasan Dress (12m -4t)Valeriya
    Matryoshka Skirt
    $50.00 Gift Certificate to Silpada Design
    Donated by Tanya Robinson

    “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”
    - Mother Teresa

    "I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver"
    -Maya Angelou