Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Week to Win

The Abell family is a local family that have set out to adopt a little girl with Down syndrome who is now in a Russian institute. Russia requires an agency - and thus, adds to your expense quite a bit. The Abell's committed to adopting Olga (pictured below) on faith, not knowing that the agency assigned to Olga's file required a crazy amount of money. The agency fee itself was over $20K (yes, you read that right). This added to their overall cost, and folks - it was quite discouraging. But ... they stayed the course - for their little girl, half a world away.

That's committment.

Now - The Abell's have great news. They are able to switch agencies, thus shaving $20K off their adoption expenses and making it so that the money in their FSP (family sponsorship fund through Reece's Rainbow) will cover the cost of their first trip. (yes, Russia requires two trips)

That's reason to celebrate.

But ...

... the Abell's need to pay a fee to switch agencies. They have most of it, but need about $1500 more to make it happen. They need it within the week.

In order to help make this happen, another sweet friend has donated (along with many other donations) one cool little gadget: a Pandigital Media Player in a giveaway to help with fundraising efforts.

Hurry and go HERE to donate and enter for your chance to win this and several other prizes. Giveaway ends June 17th at midnight PST.

Let's have some fun, and help bring Olga home.

*be sure to leave a comment there at the giveaway in order to have your donation count towards entry*

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Hello from Reece’s Rainbow!

I have recently started serving Reece’s Rainbow as the Post-Adoption Care Coordinator. Some adopted children slide right into the family but most will have some struggles and some may have a very hard time. My role is to help keep families connected after they come home and to provide support and a listening ear as well as access to helpful resources. You are not alone!

If you are not already involved in the After the Rainbow yahoo group then please join us. It’s a great place to give and receive information and support! Also, if I can help you personally in any way, please feel free to contact me. My email address is

Blessings ,
Rachel Whitmire
Post-Adoption Care Coordinator
Reece’s Rainbow Down Syndrome Adoption Ministry


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