Friday, April 27, 2012

A Lonely Road



Over the next few days I will be away at a Homeschool Book Fair in Frederick, Maryland for BiblioPlan.  Then on Monday Aaron and I will travel up to Shriners.

While I am gone I am going to leave on this blog some families who have decided that there is room at their table for more.  They are families who have ALL ADOPTED BEFORE... Yet they are going back.  All of these families have been called back RIGHT AFTER COMING HOME!  EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM HAS ADOPTED WITHIN THE LAST YEAR.  That means that though they can easily care for their treasures once they get home - they are not in a position to freely write checks to cover the adoption expenses.

THEY NEED OUR HELP....  THESE KIDS NEED OUT NOW... NOT WHEN THE FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE.

I'll be honest - When a family chooses to adopt a SECOND or THIRD time - the support they receive from those in their immediate world often drops off the map.  They are very often left completely alone to walk the adoption trail a second time.  THAT IS WHY WE NEED TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE.

Please please please - Follow the links.... Go support these families.  Many of them are walking a very lonely road.



If everyone reading this blog would help ONE FAMILY OR MORE think of how blessed they would be this weekend???  THEY WOULD FEEL SUPPORTED AND LOVED... THEY WOULD BE REMINDED THAT THEY ARE NOT ALONE... THEIR BURDENS WOULD BE EASED AS THEY GET READY TO CROSS THE OCEAN!!

PLEASE - CONSIDER HELPING ONE OR TWO OR MORE OF THE FAMILIES.... ALL OF THESE FAMILIES HAVE CROSSED THE OCEAN AT LEAST ONCE... SOME OF THEM ARE GETTING MULTIPLE KIDS... THEY NEED US!!

AND IF YOU CHOOSE TO DONATE... PLEASE LET ME KNOW.  JUST LEAVE A COMMENT TO LET ME KNOW YOU DONATED.   YOU MAY WIN ONE OF THE LEFTOVER PRIZES FROM THE MULLIGAN STEW!!!  HOW'S THAT FOR FUN INCENTIVE?? AND I MAY JUST FIND SOME OTHER PRIZES TO THROW INTO THE LEFTOVER POT TOO BUT THIS ISN'T ABOUT THE PRIZES... NOPE... WHICH IS WHY I AM NOT EVEN GOING TO LIST WHAT YOU COULD WIN....

This is about supporting these families.  This is about saying thank you to those who are choosing to cross the ocean again instead of sitting back and saying that they did their duty now let someone else go!  This is about taking a stand beside each family and letting them know they are not alone.  This is about making the lonely road not quite so lonely for a whole bunch of people!



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The Rogers family just barely got their bags unpacked from bringing home TWO RR treasures before they raised their hands to go back again... THEY ARE THE FAMILY GETTING BERNADETTE AND MASON!! How can we not support them??  We screamed LOUDLY for someone to cross the ocean and they RAISED THEIR HANDS HIGH!  Please drop some funds in their bucket to help them!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - They have so much left to raise!!  Plus, I am so excited to think that these two precious treasures are going to be living in MY STATE!!

 
 

See this precious little girl??? This is Mayah and her Mama and Papa set out to get her last year but the laws changed and when they crossed the ocean they could only bring her sister home.  But now the laws have changed again and even though they JUST CAME HOME they are going right back to get her!!  We can't stand by and let the Hogelands do this on their own!!! SUPPORT THEM IN THEIR ENDEAVOR TO BRING HOME MAYAH!!



And my Dear Spencer... the Jim family adopting him just came home from adopting Vika but they heeded the call to go back so back they will go!!  I will be forever grateful to them for adopting our sweet Spencer!!  Don't Spencer and Vika look like they belong together??? WE YELLED AND YELLED FOR SPENCER TO FIND A FAMILY... NOW LET'S FINISH THE JOB!!
 


RENEE and ALAN are adopting Maxwell...after just coming back from adopting Emma!!  If they can figure out how... they may try to bring home more than just Maxwell so PLEASE GO HELP THEM OUT!!  It is because of their yelling that a whole host of kids have families (Bernadette, Alexis, Sam, Duncan etc) so let's support their journey back across that ocean!!
   

Mark and Kristen Westbrook are adopting two very precious treasures.  Aren't they absolutely adorable??  They recently adopted two other treasures.... THAT'S FOUR BABES IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS!!!  
 



The Mickschl Family is adopting 16 year old Jonathan.  THIS IS PURE AND SIMPLE - A RESCUE... This boy would be ON THE STREETS in a matter of months if this family wasn't going to get him.  They are snatching him out of the fire and WE NEED TO HELP THEM!!  They adopted TWO OTHER CHILDREN... in two separate adoptions... THIS MAKES THREE ADOPTIONS in less than 2 years!!
Jonathan  


The Spitz family adopting Lyla.  THEY ARE STILL NOT FULLY FUNDED!! They too are on their THIRD adoption in less than two years. PLEASE PLEASE - LET'S FINISH WHAT WE STARTED FOR LYLA.

I Love You To The Moon and Back
 

The Brown family - They are adopting FOUR babes - three of them are in Plevin - which is a really bad place!!  They recently brought back a number of precious treasures and so they really need our help!!  They are hoping to travel SOON so please fill up their bucket!!

 


The Archer family - They are adopting three babes out of Plevin.  Tom has been there this week meeting the boys and they are in really sad condition!!! PLEASE PRAY AND PLEASE HELP TO GET THESE BOYS OUT.  The Archers brought home two other children last year from that same country.

  



The Hills Family considers themselves serial adopters and I would definitely agree!!  They are adopting Abbie and Piper after having just adopted so many others I can't keep track!!  They are  getting ready to go meet their girls for the first trip and definitely could use some help!!

 



Linda Duncan adopting Kolina - She is doing a back to back adoption - will be bringing Molly home first and then will go back and get Kolina.



The DUVALS are going to be doing a back to back adoption process too... They are bringing Judah home first and then will go back and get Alexis.... As you can imagine.... that is going to be a bit tough on the budget!!  WE YELLED LOUDLY FOR ALEXIS TO FIND A FAMILY.... SHE HAS... NOW LET'S SUPPORT THAT FAMILY!!!

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 The Boroughs family is near and dear to my heart.  Their hearts are totally turned toward the orphan.  They have already adopted THREE RR babes and they are now going back to get another treasure.  I can't share her picture on here but SHE IS PRECIOUS!!  Please help them!!!





The Saders brought home sweet Melanie less than a year ago and are headed back across the ocean to get Charity.  Oh to see Charity out of that crib and in the arms of her Mama will be sweet to see indeed!!





See the little boy on the far left... THAT IS KOLE... He isn't home yet but his two brothers are... The little on the far right is GABE... Last year we YELLED AND YELLED FOR GABE and the House family raised their hands and  chose Gabe and then chose Levi.... but they are NOT DONE.  They are going back for Kole.  PLEASE HELP THEM!!
Blessings & Brothers

THOSE ARE THE FAMILIES....

Will you help one??  Two??  Donate to a number of them??  Please?

Donate and let me know.... You just may win a cool MYSTERY prize.

HOW COOL IS THAT!!!











14 comments:

  1. I donated to the archer family

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  2. When I came to read your blog today, I didn't expect to see our family featured. Thank you! I have tears of gratitude. You are absolutely right in all that you posted. May God bless you and each of these families abundantly!

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  3. Donated to The Browns, and spread the news on my Blog's Facebook page, Big Little Days Blog, here: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Big-Little-Days-Blog/115233525163260

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  4. Why couldn't you have been in Frederick three weeks ago when *I* was there (or in the area). :)

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  5. Oh bless your beautiful heart Julia. Thank you so much! Like Michelle, reading your blog this morning, I did not expect to see our little family here. I've been praying for some affirmation these past couple days, and God gave me the affirmation I needed this morning through your blog. Thank you! I love your heart and your undying commitment to the TRUE "Least of These".....it's such a beautiful thing to see and witness. Thank you again for your commitment to my daughters and all of these beautiful children.

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  6. Oh thank you so much Julia. Bless your faithful committed heart to these children and all the families. I, like Michelle, came to read your blog this morning and did not expect to see my little family here. I am truly humbled and honored. I love your heart and undying love for the TRUE "Least of These". You are truly an inspiration. Thank you again for your help in bringing Lucy home and now our precious Charity.

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  7. What an encouragement to see our family listed!!! Even more to see all the other families that are going back to get more children. Thank you Julia you made our day!! God gives you such a platform to speak for all these forgotten children and you use it to your fullest. You are a blessing to so many!

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  8. Julia, thank you so much for what you are doing! You are an answer to prayer! Like Deanna and Michelle said above, I did not expect to see pics of our little girls or our family in this post. You are so amazing about helping so many children and families!! We have been praying for answers on how we are going to finish out this adoption, and with travel coming up soon, the pressure just really seems to be on. So thank you for including us!! What a blessing you are!

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  9. I know that A LOT of people read your blog, so I'm praying that these families will get the funding they desperately need :) thank u for advocating for them!

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  10. Great post, Julia. Thanks so much for bringing attention to these wonderful, obedient families who need our help to bring home their children.
    Sharing the link.
    Joy McClain

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  11. Sorry, I think my comment got lost in cyberspace. I just wanted to thank you so much for sharing these families' needs. AND I also want to thank these families for being willing and obedient. I am sharing the link.

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  12. Oh Julia, thank you!!!
    I cannot believe that we are going back in less than a years time from adopting Gabe and Levi! God has definitely orchestrated this adoption of Kole. I was so hoping to not have to ask for funds this time around. People were so supportive and giving last time and I just didn't want to exhaust anyone. Unfortunately the money we were counting on using isn't here. I have to trust that just as God has lead the way for us to even begin this journey to rescue Kole, then most definitely He will get us there!!
    Thank you so much for your compassion and advocating for these children who do not have a voice. Your yelling is very effective!! :) Love you

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  13. Bless you and thank you my friend! Beautiful post of all these families!

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  14. Tammy, ON, CanadaApril 28, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    Julia,
    It's really great to see these the willingness of these families to go back and go through the whole long and taxing process again. I feel like I know some of the families from having followed their blogs last year. Oh the joy when I noticed that the House family, the Sader family, the Jim family, the Schwenzer family, and Mickschl family. (After seeing Gabe's transformation, I was so very thrilled they are going back!!) And now you have introduced me to some new families which I am looking forward to checking out.

    Great post.

    Tammy, ON, Canada

    PS - I had already given to the Michschl family's non-deductible tonight before I read your post - they have been on my mind all week. I didn't know if I had done the right the thing, but your post kind of confirmed it (at least I am taking it as a confirmation!) Thanks for advocating. (Please don't post this - it is just for your info because I know it will encourage you to know people give.)

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