Tuesday, November 30, 2010

We Are Going Back!

Not only going back to Eastern Europe to adopt a someone special we met there but also going back to South America to adopt TWO special someones! We thought if we could handle two different regions at once why the heck cant we do two different countries at once?!?! We are totally INSANE! This has been crazy difficult trying to coming up with the funds. It's not as easy this time around going out to get a second job. The kids need me at home. Not easy having garage sales this time since we just had 5 of them within the last year to raise funds for our last adoption in June plus there really is not a lot left to sell from our things as well as other folks stuff. Not as easy putting overtime in as we always seem to be running to a doctor/therapy appointment for one of the kids. And of course not easy asking for your help again. But here we are as a family sewing up a storm and crafting like crazy to sell things at craft sales, pick up odd jobs here and there and putting all our change in the piggy banks. All to bring home 3 special kids. Crazy? Maybe. But I have seen a small glimpse of the sadness and hopelessness in the eyes of many children and cannot get that out of my mind. I have witnessed that look fade away in the eyes of all my kids throughout the years. So it seems "crazy" for us not to bring more home.
The hard part of adoption, as most of you know, isn't the raising of the kids but the raising of the money to get them home. Adoption is expensive. We are adopting from two countries and the paperwork for one is done and just about paid for. The other, not quite. If you would like to help out by donating to our cause, there is info on the side of the post. If you have any fundraising ideas please let me know! Most importantly please keep all the orphans in the world in your thoughts and prayers. All they want is a family.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Thanks Julia!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Family in NEED!!!

My friend Leah is leaving in 12 days to go get her son Axel from Eastern Europe. One problem. She is short the last remaining funds needed! Please, please spread the word or better yet donate to their chip in. http://myianna.blogspot.com/ Every little bit counts and adds up! Axel is 10 years old and has Down syndrome. He has waited far to long for his family! I would hate for money to be the only thing that stands in the way of him getting home.......to Minnesota no less!!!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Brady and Heath

This is Brady and Heath. They live in an institution in Eastern Europe. They need for their forever family to go get them out and bring them home.
Brady has a special place in my heart for a few reasons. We already committed to Dani and Josh but knew we had room for one more. I knew I wanted one of the older children since time was limited for them in the baby house. It was either Luke or Brady. Luke was then moved on RR site to the older children category and was about 1/2 of year older than Brady so we chose Luke hoping and praying Brady would have that much more time for his forever family to find him. It did not work out that way though.
You can go to http://www.covenantbuilders.blogspot.com/ to read more about Heath and Brady from a family who visited these boys while they were adopting a sweet little boy themselves from this institute.
Please help spread the word! I KNOW their family is out there.

About Me

I married my high school sweetheart 26 years ago. Ken and I and have ten of the greatest kids from different parts of the world. We are hoping to bring a few more kiddos home! Throughout the years in our adoption journeys it has made us want to bring some kind of hope to these kids. This blog will hopefully allow us the opportunity to advocate for some of the orphans in the world. Join us in our journeys and the day to day happenings in raising 10 kids.....and counting.