Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Diamond Heart Ring Giveaway

Bring ‘Lana’ home giveaway! Make a donation to my FSP for a chance to win this beautiful brand new diamond heart ring from Kay Jewelers. Comes with a lifetime warranty for sizing and cleanings. Total value of over $110!! For a $10 donation you will get 4 entries, for $20 you will get 10. 1 free entry for sharing this post, or 2 free entries if someone mentions your name when sending me their receipt for a $20 donation. Drawing will take place after $200 of donation entries are received. rice.paytheransom.org

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Current ways to help & the process . . .

There are different ways to help with the adoption.

Pray - prayer has power. Pray for the process; there's the home study, waiting, USCIS approval, waiting, the dossier, waiting, travel, and then waiting again for final travel. Also, pray for Lana and all orphaned children throughout the world.

Donate - Donations can be made with the link on the right-hand side of this page. Donations made via PayPal will incur a 3% reduction in the donation to cover those Paypal fees. Donations made via check are given at 100%.

Checks should be made payable to and mailed to:

Reece’s Rainbow

PO Box 146
Combined Locks, WI 54113
(Please indicate my adoption in the memo)

I am also starting fund raisers. My first one is flowers! This will run until April 22. There is a $6.00 flat rate for shipping. Orders will start shipping out in Mid-April (just in time for planting season).


This is where I am in the process of many steps. Working on the home study!

Home Study - A home study is an integral part of the adoption process. In fact, approval to adopt typically hinges on it. It's a detailed, written report on your family. It's typically prepared by a social worker and compiled through interviews and visits to the home. A home study can take months to complete. It consists of a family background; your neighborhood, community and its schools; your physical health; financial statements; criminal clearances; references; the interviews and home inspection.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

And So It Begins . . .

I was introduced to adoption – especially international adoption, and Reece’s Rainbow, when my daughter decided to adopt a little girl with Down syndrome from Eastern Europe. My daughter and granddaughter returned home in December 2015. While following her adoption and the year since, I have helped as many families as I could, financially and prayerfully. I have also advocated for many children in need of families. Reading story after story about the life altering effects of adoption – for the child and parents – has been an inspiration to me.
After reading about the conditions children who have aged out face, and knowing those children would never know the love of a family, I knew I needed to do more. For the last few months I have been contemplating and praying on what more I could do to help these children. So I am excited to announce that I am going to bring ‘Lana’ home before she ages out and loses the chance to live happily ever after knowing the love and joy of having a family! 💙
I raised my daughter as a single parent and know the struggles it involves and the additional work it requires, but decided that now is a good time to adopt an older child who is also from the same country where my granddaughter is from. Like my granddaughter, Lana rocks that awesome extra chromosome!
Any prayers and support, financially or emotionally, are greatly appreciated during this adoption process!