Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Families in Need

Reece's Rainbow works hard to raise funds for the adoption grants for special needs orphans. There are many wonderful families willing and hoping to adopt a child with Down syndrome (or other special needs), but the main obstacle between them and the orphans is that thing called money.  Many families are just good ole middle class folks without hefty bank accounts who have stepped out in faith to adopt a child (or two or three or four).  Sometimes these children have grant money from the generous giving of strangers, but it usually isn't enough to cover all the costs associated with adoption.  Along with all the hours of paper-chasing and stress of the entire adoption process (talk about an emotional roller coaster!), most families have to do an enormous amount of fundraising.  It is hard and very humbling asking for money. But without families willing to step out and humble themselves in asking for financial help, these children have very little hope.  Not everyone can adopt, but we can all help.  We can pray, give, and spread the word. Here are a few families who are so close yet still need to close that financial gap in order to be fully funded.  Can you help at all? A little does go a long way!  $1, $5, $50 or more all adds up and so encouraging to the families!

First let me introduce you to the Ray family.  Shelly and I went to high school together (Turlock High class of '95!) and she is so sweet!  Within a few weeks they will be sending their dossier to Micah's country, and should be traveling shortly after that.  They still need to raise funds for the travel expenses.  Would you please consider helping them?  Just look at Micah's face! Little does he know that he has a wonderful family coming for him!  You can make tax deductible donations to their family sponsorship page by clicking on this button:

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The Golden family has committed to bringing two very special little boys home (one in Micah's orphanage). But because they are in different orphanages, their adoption expenses are going to be unusually high. They can use all the help they can get at this point and are having a $5 challenge.  Can you donate just $5 to them?

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Last, but not least, is the Higbie family adopting Lera.  Poor sweet Lera has lost adoptive families before so it is critical that she not wait any longer. Here is their family blog: http://www.savinglera.blogspot.com/

Thank you for taking your time to read this!  Please pray for these families and all the other ones who still need financial help.  Please spread the word!   Thanks!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Marianne! This brought tears to my eyes. Love you!