Pray Them Home!

Remember this family? The family who was raising money to go to Ukraine and bring home their precious daughters, two beautiful orphans with Down Syndrome? An update is long overdue.

First of all, the baby’s little heart was operated on successfully at a hospital in Ukraine. Praise God! All the little bumps in the road leading up to the adoption have been smoothed, and these beautiful children are no longer orphans! As of September 8th, it’s official: Masha and Autumn (you knew them as Malory and Peach) have been adopted and will be coming home to America with their new family!

It has not been a quick process. They have been in Ukraine for over a month, away from their other three children. Now, just as everything is in line for them to (finally!) come home, baby Autumn has been hospitalized with a (hopefully mild) illness and they will have to wait until she is healthy again to come home.

God has moved mountains to get them this far! And I know He will bring them home soon. But it’s got to be tough for them right now…Let’s pray them the rest of the way home! Please pray that Autumn recovers quickly and completely, and that the rest of their journey to bring these precious babies home is totally uneventful.

And thank you, thank you for your prayers and help. Your prayers and donations have been a blessing and an important part of their story! Oh, what a joy to see….

Joyful laughter in her father’s arms

Peace and safety in her mother’s embrace.

And while we are at it…will you please join me in praying for the rest of the orphans? The ones who are not so lucky, whose time is running out. Please go and visit them at Reece’s Rainbow, look at their precious faces and pray that each one will find a loving family. These are God’s children, they are each as worthy of love and hope as your children or mine. Please pray that they will find life and love before it is too late.

3 thoughts on “Pray Them Home!

  • September 24, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Thank you, thank you for this update! I have followed them in the Ukraine off and on this month. I have some catching up to do.


    What an inspiration and what love!!

    Wow. Just amazing. I am floored and awed and humbled.


  • September 25, 2010 at 3:18 am

    I’m definitely praying for them, Erica! I’m in agreement with all of your prayers for this family, both posted and private….Amen!!

  • September 26, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Thank you so much for your love and prayers for us and for those deserving children who are still waiting for a mama and papa.


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