About our Family!

Christmas 2008
Christmas 2010
Christmas 2011
Christmas 2013
(Can't wait to see Rita in the family Christmas picture!)
Paul and I got married on a mountain top in Colorado in July 1997. We bought a house, got a dog and then were pregnant all in the first three months LOL. Our oldest son Jack was born in May 1998. Grace was born in 2000. She was our entrance into the world of special needs. She was diagnosed with Noonan syndrome at one year old. Today she is 12 and doing great. Next we had our back to back boys 15 months apart.....Daniel and Michael. The last in our troop was Maggie. We realized that we were done having babies, but not done growing our family. We started doing training to become foster parents. It was at this time that we heard about an 18 year old without a family. Since we always have room for one more, Rose joined our family. We started fostering infants and toddlers in 2011. We tripped across Reeces Rainbow a few year ago. As I tell people "once you know about special needs orphans...you can't 'unknow'." So the plight of orphans with special needs has been heavy on our hearts for a long time. Our daughter Grace has had several bake sales to send money to some of the children on Reeces Rainbow with zero in their accounts. We started our home study at the end of the summer. We were just waiting for the right child for our family. We saw sweet Rita and fell in love. She is just a perfect fit for us!

Sweet Rita
Please consider contributing to our adoption fund for Rita by clicking on our family link to the right. All donations are tax-deductible. Now that we are firmly commited to pursuing her adoption, we need to raise enough to bring her home quickly. Because Rita is special needs (arthrogryposis) she is facing transfer soon. Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous family! :) Thank you for opening your home and hearts.