Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday: Kaleigh 26HA!!

This week, I have the distinct pleasure of introducing you to.... Princess Kaleigh!!

Kaleigh is a beautiful young lady, going on 5 years old.  Have I mentioned how much I despise that number for my Angels?  That's the age when they're typically transferred out of their baby houses, and into adult mental institutions.  :(  Kaleigh is right there, and, already on her Reece's Rainbow profile are the dreaded words:  Sweet Kaleigh is facing an institution this year. :(  

Unfortunately, that's pretty much all that's on her profile.  We don't know a lot about her.  We do know that she's described as calm, and that Kaleigh has Down Syndrome.  That's pretty much it.  We do know more about Kaleigh's Region.  Here's the info:

  • 3 trips
  • 1st trip, Both parents for 7 days
  • Wait 2-3 months for court
  • Both parents travel for 2nd trip for court hearing, 10 days
  • This region does not waive the 30 day wait
  • Only one parent has to make 3rd trip of 7 days
  • Applicants should be no more than 45 years older than the child
  • No family size restrictions
  • Married couples only
  • Total program and travel fees under $35K
For more information about any of these children, and to determine your family’s eligibility and financial preparedness to adopt internationally, please CLICK HERE. This is a GREAT region to adopt from with a wonderful agency partner.  We’ve had many successful adoptions here!

BUT... Kaleigh is on the Angel Tree!!  And Kaleigh has a Warrior!!  Someone who is advocating and fundraising and praying for this sweet, sweet princess!!   One of Kaleigh's fundraisers is with Just Love Coffee, and you can click that link to go, order some amazing, fair trade, organic, AWESOME coffee ('cause, there's just never enough good coffee...), and help raise her grant at the same time!!!

Kaleigh has over $650 in her Grant, with over $500 coming JUST from the Angel Tree!!  But we need to raise that.  She's still $500 from Goal.  So, this week, I'm asking you to pray for Kaleigh.  Prayerfully consider donating to her fund.  And ask yourself, "Is this my baby?  Is my baby girl spending Christmas alone?  Will she spend her birthday alone?  Does she even know when her birthday is?  Is this my princess, to love and cherish, and adore?"  If the answer is yes, contact Reece's Rainbow to find out how you can adopt Kaleigh.  If the answer is no, commit to helping us find Kaleigh's family.

Now you know, what will you do?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Spotlight on... Asher 8W!!!

This little man is SO handsome!!  Isn't he???  His name is Asher, and he's only 3 years old.  Asher has Down Syndrome, and lives in an orphanage in Eastern Europe.   From Asher's Reece's Rainbow page:

Asher is a very sweet, calm, inqusitive boy!  Several photos available.  Single moms welcome!
An additional agency grant of $10,000 may be available to those who *qualify*.
That's it. That's all we've got. But that's NOT all there is to Asher. He's so much more than a short write up and a few pictures.  Asher is  a real, live little boy, who desperately needs a Mama to come and get him.  These are the Region Requirements for Asher:

Our agency partner in this region requires families to be homestudy ready before they can make a formal commitment.   Additional info about each child is available when the home study is complete.   This is a wonderful region, with many successful special needs adoptions, and an agency partner that is *committed* to serving our children.   Sizeable fee reductions are available through the agency directly for the adoption of any child with Down syndrome specifically.  
  • 2-3 trips — trip 1 is one week. Trip 2 is one week (if the 30 day waiting period is not waived), then trip 3 is one week. If on trip 2 the waiting period is waived it is 2 weeks (one parent may go home after first week
  • This particular region *often* waives the 30 day wait for special needs, but parents must be prepared to make a 3rd trip
  • Two unrelated children may be adopted on a case by case basis
  • No family size restrictions
  • Mother must not be more than 48 years older than child
  • Fee includes a $500 orphanage donation
  • Married couples and single mothers may apply
  • Total approx cost $30k

Asher has a wonderful warrior, Katy.  Katy is working SO hard on raising funds for Asher's Angel Tree fund with her Etsy shop, Katydidit Crafts, and she's already raised over $200!!  Please help Katy out.  I know her goal is to get Asher to his Angel Tree goal of $1,000, but her DREAM is to see him on the My Family Found Me page.  Can we help?  Please pray over Asher today.  Share this post, and make sure the world sees him, and never, ever forgets.  Prayerfully consider donating to Asher, or... miracle of miracles... are YOU his Mama??

Change his life forever this Christmas.

Now you know, what will you do?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Spotlight on Celine 2H

Isn't Celine beautiful?  This picture is even a new one, updated in July 2012!!  What a sweet, sweet girl!

Celine is a 7 year old girl in Eastern Europe, and she desperately needs our help.  See, she's passed the Horrible Magic Number, and she's facing institutionalization VERY soon.  Like imminently.  Like... now.  We can't leave her there.  We just can't.

A family met her in July, and this is what they had to say:

In July we traveled to meet our daughter for the first time. While we were there we were able to meet Celine. She came up to us and gave me a hug and stroked the side of my face. She had 2 braids with big bows on the ends and she looks to have thinned out some. She looked very cute and healthy. When we were leaving she blew us kisses goodbye. The institution she is in is a very good one but the orphanage director is very excited to have children adopted from his orphanage. He has said that even though he loves the children he knows they would do so much better with a family.
She sounds like a beautiful, beautiful princess.  What a sweet, sweet spirit she seems to have!!

Here's the great part about adopting Celine--- SHE'S NEARLY FULLY FUNDED!!  Seriously!!  Celine has a grant of--

Wait for it...

$28,057.40!!  FOR REAL!!!  AND, she's on the Angel Tree, so her grant is STILL GROWING!!

Why is this sweet one still waiting???  Is there no one to love a child of 7???  Here is the Region Requirements for Celine:

  • 3 trips are required
  • Both parents for first trip, about one week
  • 2-3 month wait for the judge to appoint the court hearing
  • Both parents travel for 2nd trip, approximately 7 days
  • After the 30 day waiting period imposed by the judge only one parent need to travel for the 3rd trip to pick-up the child, the length of this trip is 13 to 17 days depending upon the orphanage, district and the day of the week that you pick up the child. �After which a minimum of 3 to 4 days is required in Moscow to obtain the child's visa and register at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Applicants should be no more than 45 years older than the child
  • Single heterosexual women may adopt; approvals on a case by case basis
  • This region prefers families with no more than 4 at home.
  • Total program and travel fees- approx $35-40k
  • Fee includes a $1000 orphanage donation
  • One or two children can be adopted at the same time; approvals on a case by case basis
  • Judges pay close attention to a family's income level
  • No criminal background
  • No history of mental health concerns (depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, or other mental health issues)
We have an AMAZING agency partner serving the children in this region.  They are a US licensed and Hague and Russia-accredited agency with a strong track record of outstanding customer service and attention to detail.  This is a great program with easy travel and very accommodating, especially for single mothers! These children are located in a major city, with no cross-country travel to remote regions required. Please read carefully through   to determine your eligibility and financial preparedness to adopt internationally.   You can also inquire about adopting or donating for these children from that page. Requirements for Canadian families may vary, please read the Canadian Info page for more information.

Celine's Warrior, Leah, is a good one!  And she would LOVE your help praying for Celine, showing her off to your friends, and reaching her Angel Tree goal.  Come see her blog at Life's Beautiful Butterflies to contact her and find out more!

Now you know!  What will you do?

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas for Carter GIVEAWAY!!


Here it is, folks, the moment you've all been waiting for!  Our first ever Christmas for Carter Giveaway!! (And, prayerfully, our last one... we want to see him adopted by next year!!)

OK, first I'm going to show you the AWESOMELY AMAZING prizes, and then I'm going to let you know how to enter.  Remember, this is for Carter!!  It's to get him HOME!!

First up, we've got a Samsung Galaxy 2 7.0 inch tablet!  This is a $250value!  From Samsung:

Loaded with Samsung Media Hub, you can have thousands of movies and TV shows to carry with you. Use TouchWiz to personalize and cutomize your touchscreen and choose from over 450,000 apps and access your favorite content, movies and TV shows. With Adobe Flash player you have access to more videos, websites and games. Instantly enjoy the latest movies or TV shows. Access up to 50GB of your favorite content in Dropbox, free for the first year.

I got this for Christmas last year, and I LOVE it!! My big kids are each getting one this year, and we bought an extra, just for one lucky Carter Supporter!!  Also included is a 2 year extended warranty  which covers pretty much everything except loss and theft!  This warranty is completely transferrable to the winner!

Next, we have a LeapPad 2 Princess Bundle (recommended ages 3-9 years old)!  The Bundle comes with the brand new, just released, hottest toy of the year LeapPad 2, all decked out for your Princess!  Also included is a Princess decorated protective case, and 2 sheets of Princess Stickers!  My 2 little Twincesses are each getting one of these, and I'm so excited!!  You can see my thoughts of the LeapPad 2 here.

From The Critical Thinking Co., we've got an e-book bundle!  This wonderful company helps bring critical thinking into every subject, and can help increase your children's thinking ability, grades, and test scores.  They're offering 2 ebooks, Crypto Mind Benders:  Famous Quotations and Crypto Mind Benders:  Classic Jokes, both of which develops algebraic thinking and teaches basic programming operations.  Each e-book retails at $10.99, which makes this a $21.98 value!

Family Time Fitness is offering one of their PLATINUM packages for you!!  Perfect for homeschooled (or any!) kids 4-13, this package includes their Core 1 and 2, their Basketball Module, and 16 workbooks!  This will take your kids right through their Middle School Physical Education Credits, and it's SO much fun!!  You can read a review I did of Family Time Fitness Here.  This is a $137 value!!!  

T-Rex Apothecary and Sew, Sew, Sew Your Boat is offering a $15 gift certificate to their Store!  These are AWESOME creams and lotions, let me tell you!!  They're our absolute favorite for our 3 year old's eczema.  Seriously this is the best. stuff. ever!!

Super Star Speech:  Speech Therapy Materials for Children is offering one of their books for you!
Super Star Speech: Expanded Edition will teach you how to help your child improve his/her articulation (speech sound) skills at home. This newly expanded edition includes the content from ALL of the individual Super Star Speech books combined into one integrated 256 page book:
Super Star Speech: Speech Therapy Made Simple
Super Star R and L
Super Star S, Z, and Sh
Super Star Ch, J, and Th
Super Star Speech Supplement
This volume includes an articulation test, instructions for teaching every speech sound, practice pages and drills for every sound, over 600 picture cards, and dozens of practice games. You will find this to be a huge resource for helping your child correct his or her speech errors.

E-Book Version available at Currclick. $29.95  

A Seacret Nail Care Collection, valued at $49.95, donated by the beautiful Nicole Dolisi!  From Seacret:
Concerned about the way your nails look and feel? Tired of using unnatural chemicals? Special, easy way to care for your nails, including a custom-designed buffing block, nail file and our own nourishing cuticle oil, and lotion. SEACRET's Nail Care Collection was designed specifically for professional nail care, smooth and perfect polish for natural healthy-looking, shiny nails. Get ready to be amazed by this unique product!

This package contains the following items:Body LotionCuticle OilNail FileBuffing Block

OK, now for the rules: 

This is a Giveaway Tools giveaway.  There is one mandatory easy entry for everyone!!  Yea you!!  You can win one of these awesome gifts for free!  For optional entries you can:

Like our sponsors Facebook Pages

And, for the most entries... Donate to Carter!!  

$10 will get you 10 entries
$20 will get you 15 entries
$35 will get you 25 entries AND a beautiful Christmas ornament for your tree with Carter's picture on it from Reece's Rainbow!!
$50 will get you 75 entries
$100 will get you 100 entries!! 

When you enter, you MUST click all of the lower levels for donations that you did, in order to get all of your entries.  So, if you donate $35, please click the $10, $20, and $35 entries.  If you donate $100, please click all of the entries ($10, $20, $35, $50, and $100) to ensure that you get the correct number of entries.  If you have questions, please email me at BEFORE entering.

If you win one of our prizes because of a donation entry, you WILL be asked to forward me your Reece's Rainbow receipt, so PLEASE keep them!  All other entries will be checked.  

*****UPDATE!!!!!!  Carter, Kate, and Anna have 

all jumped the $1,000 wall!!!  Owen is over

$500!!!  That means that ANY donation to ANY

of our Angels will enter you into the giveaway!!!  

If you donate to KRISTIE, CARTER 14G





That's 4 lives you can change-- 4 lives you can SAVE-- with one giveaway!!  So be generous!  (Links will open up as we open the giveaway.)    

Please take a moment to stop by our Sponsors' pages and thank them!  They so richly deserve it!  



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