YES, we are adopting a precious little girl from Russia by the name of Anastaysia. We found her on a website named Reece's Rainbow; a ministry that advocates for the orphans of Eastern Europe as well as other countries who because of their disability are not wanted by their birth families.
Our story is long, but I will make it short here. As many of you all know we have a little girl by the name of Ellis Anne. Ellis Anne is 2 years old and was born with Down Syndrome. She has had 2 major heart surgeries to save her life. To say the least, she has changed our lives. The first year of Ellis Anne's life was hard, but we would not change what God taught us during that time. Our family was complete with the birth of Ellis Anne, or so we thought. Then God laid it on our hearts suddenly to adopt a little girl who only needed a family to love her. Basically, we were told that He could not give us one reason that we should not adopt......so, we committed to adopt sweet little Anastaysia.
We don't know the first thing about adoption, but are learning. I am not a blogger, but I am learning about that too! I do know that before we committed to adopting Anastaysia, that I poured over the adoption blogs by the Reece's Rainbow families.....it was through these blogs that I was able to see the children's lives being changed. Children who were stuck in cribs. Children who never got a hug from anyone. Children who were drugged just so they would sleep the day away so that they would not require any care. Children who just needed a family to love them. How could we say, "no God, this is just not a good time....our lives are so busy right now, our plate is full, I can't care for any more kids, No God I just can't do it right now." Nope we could not do it...we could not say, "no", so we said "YES." We are VERY excited about adding another sweet girl to our family.
A quick update on our adoption: We have completed our home study and are now compiling our dossier.
Thanks so much for your prayers and support.
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