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.

Look How Close!

Look how close we are getting to having the money we need to bring home the girls!!  We have dropped below the $10K mark for what we need!  Miracles, miracles, miracles!

When we startedlooking at adopting two little girls from EE we were looking at over $75K in costs!  The Lord said we had two little girls with Down Syndrome in Siberia and we were terrified of how we would ever come up with that kind of money when we basically had nothing left from medical bills, Jonathan's adoption, our remodel and the wheelchair elevator.  We were not planning this adoption.  It took us by total surprise, so we were scared of overcoming that huge financial hurdle.  But we had faith that like all of our other adoptions, the Lord would provide the way.  We said yes, not knowing how but knowing with God all things are possible.

Then the miracles started pooring in!  Here is how they happened:

We signed up with WACAP (our adoption agency) and they said that they would do one of the girls' adoption for FREE.  Right off the bat, $30,000 disappeared.  They then gave us a $10,000 grant for the other girl's adoption.

Through the amazing collective efforts of lots of people fundraising and donating to Alisa and Maria's adoption funds on Reeces Rainbow, we were given a grant of $20,000. 

Kevin was given a bonus of $5,000.

The federal government accidently sent us two SSI checks for Jonathan after his adoption was finalized.  We tried to send them back but they said, no it is ok, our fault!  Resulting in $1,000.

The state of utah reimbursed us $2,000 for Jonathan's attorney fees.  

Through additional scrimping, searching and fundraising, we now only need $9,780!!  All of this has happened in less then one month.  You cannot tell me that God does not have His hand in this adoption when we went from over $75,000 needed to $9,780 needed in LESS THEN ONE MONTH!

I KNOW we can do it.  But I also KNOW that this will not be possible alone.  God uses His faithful to bring about His work through inspiration and good works.  I am so grateful to all those who have already been our angels on earth.  I recognize the miracle happening before my eyes.  Do you?  Please be a part of the miracle.  You do not have to adopt to save an orphan, you can help support others in their adoption journey.  It is too much to handle by oneself.  But with God and angels on earth all things are possible.


  1. Oh my gosh!! That's soo amazing! Now somebody try and tell me we don't have one BIG God!

  2. Thank you. I needed to hear this today. The money is the only thing holding me back from the adoption I know we are called to. I just need to leap forward with faith!

  3. What an amazing story! I saw your blog via someone posting on facebook, and of course I had to look for at least 2 reasons. First, because the name of your blog caught my eye. :)) Second, because you are an RR family adopting 2 girlies with DS. Love that! Our agency is WACAP as well, and we are adopting 2 girls with DS, although we are adopting from China this time.
    Our blog: www.bringinghomeourgirls.blogspot.com

  4. That's amazing! We're about to take a HUGE step of faith in regards to the finances needed for our adoption. I'm not ready to share, yet, but soon. Please, don't allow the finances to be what holds you back, Rachel! God has enough money to cover the costs of you going where He sends you :)

  5. I love it! We're on our 5th adoption process and twice before money practically fell out of the sky...once $26,000 and the other $19,000. God is SO awesome! I loved reading this post because we are need of about $20,000 more or so, and I can never have enough reminders of how faithful our God is.