We are adopting two adorable girls who have a little something extra, Down Syndrome!
We are excited to add them to our family.
We will use this blog to update family and friends on our adoption progress and fundraising efforts.
Just joining us? Click on the 2011 posts in the archive to find out why we are adopting the girls.

Alisa is on borrowed time!

At age 4, children with special needs residing in orphanages in EE are typically transferred to institutions.  The stats I recieved from the national Down Syndrome support group in our girls' country is that 78% with significant special needs die within a year of this transfer due to the care being so poor.  Alisa is 5, she should have been transferred by now. We are doing our very best to get the paperwork done at rapid pace.  Unfortunately, a lot of it is out of our hands.  Please pray with us that God will move paperwork mountains for us and protect little Alisa until we can get to her.  Please pray that the needed funds will find their way to us.  Please help spread the word about the other children on the brink of institutionalization or the sweet ones already transferred.

Do you wonder what these insitituions in EE are like?  Check out this investigative report (do not watch with small children in the room).



  1. I have been WAITING for Alice's family to show up on 'new commitments'!! I have done a few blog posts about her...




    So excited to follow you in your journey...can't wait to see this beautiful girl in her mama's arms!!

  2. Thank you for sharing! I read them and cried. Thank you for praying for my daughter and loving on her before I could "see" her.

  3. I was so excited to see when your girls moved to the MFFM page!! :) They are both so sweet and I just can't wait to see them thrive!! :) We're adopting "Emilie" and "Abigail" from Region 9! :)

  4. I saw Alice on Reece's Rainbow about a week before you guys committed to her, and was irresistibly drawn to her. That whole week, I prayed and cried that God would send her a family soon, and I was ECSTATIC when she moved to the My Family Found Me page! I'm so excited to be able to follow your adoption journey. I pray that God blesses every aspect of it.