Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Newly committed

Our family just committed to adopt Elvira from Reece's Rainbow, a non-profit that finds homes for special needs orphans. Our story about how we made the decision to adopt her is posted on our Reece's Rainbow profile. You can view it by going to this URL:
The past 2 weeks we have been frantically running around trying to get our home study and visas done so we can make our first visit in the beginning of November. Please pray that everything gets done in time. We are feeling a lot of urgency about getting to "Elvira" (not her real name) soon.

When I think about the word 'committed', I can't help but think of its multiple meanings. We are making a commitment that many people feel we should be committed for. After all, we will have 3 children 3 and under. And many of the Reece's Rainbow children, if not adopted, will be committed to an adult mental hospital and bedbound for the rest of their lives simply for being different. Many of them have conditions that could be cured here or easily worked with. Many of the children with Down's could lead productive lives here if they were nurtured by a family. So if some people think we need to be committed for making this commitment, then we will gladly pay that price because we know that Christ paid a much higher price for us and these children.


  1. Elvira is a baby I have been praying for by name for severl months now. I prayed she would find a home; I even prayed wondering if my husband And I were to provide that home. I am so happy you all found her. She will be so happy. Congratulations and good luck. I will say many more prayers for Elvira and her new family. Ginny

  2. Congratulations and welcome to the ride! We are adopting "Danny" from RR. I have a friend here in San Antonio who LOVES your sweet girl. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the process. Our son isn't from Russia, but so many of the steps are the same. Would love to talk sometime!


  3. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to following your journey!


  4. So excited for you! I have been burdened for this little girl and praying for her to have a family. We prayed about adopting her as well, but God has closed the doors for us adopting right now. What joy to see that she is being adopted!

  5. Marj, I think this is so amazing. You are a very special family and this little girl is so lucky to have such a loving, christian home to come home to! Let me know if I can help you prepare in any way. Prayers for you all!