Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Always More, Always Beautiful

If there's one thing I've learned in my 8 months of orphan ministry, it's that there are always beautiful new adoptive families, and there are always new advocators joining the group.

In that second category, we've got two new entrants! First is the "Defending the Fatherless: God's Heart, Our Hands" crew. 3 girls- Ashley, Mackenzie, and Kaleigh, working for Orphans and fundraising too! A fantastic group indeed- Ashley is like the big sister in most of the Orphan Circles I'm a part of, and I've only recently gotten to meet Kaleigh. But more on both of them and their families in a little bit!

Second, (drum roll please) I could almost cry tears of joy, an Orphan Advocating GUY!!!!! YES!!!!!! A fellow teen guy, advocating for Orphans. His name? Gabe, writer of the Brother to the Fatherless blog. Gabe is Alyssa(of 4Girls 4Christ)'s cousin, and I am SO glad she brought him in! I am always inspired and amazed by the Women of God I get the chance to work with, but a fellow dude is awesome too. So go read his two fantastic posts and help give him an awesome start!

Now, Families! Ah, where to start...

Well, why don't I start where I left off with the Quinn and Anderson Families. These are Ashley and Kaleigh's families, and both of them are going for absolute cutie pies!

The Quinn's are adopting Donna from Reece's Rainbow, who they've renamed Autumn. Isn't she just PRECIOUS!?!?!?

You can follow the Quinn Family's Story here, and their Family Sponsorship page is here. At this point, they are anxiously awaiting a homestudy appointment, and we're so excited for them. Please consider financially helping them, and at the very least praying for them- We here at S4TS are SO honored to know them, and we too wait with excitement for them to bring home their precious Autumn!

Kaleigh's Family, the Anderson's, are adopting two precious little girls from Ecuador, South America. Just LOOK at them!!!

We here at S4TS have a soft spot for adorable little girls in South America- my life might have been tipped over the edge into orphan care by a little girl (or girls) in Ukraine, but I myself have a little sister from Guatemala, and Tori's heart was most definitely plunged into orphan care by her precious Carmensita, who you can see on the Our Orphan Loves page. We are praying over and for this family,  as their process is only just beginning! Their first home study appointment is- tomorrow (or today, depending on when you read this!)! So go over and check out their blog here ;)

Slightly farther along in the process, we have 4 (yes, FOUR!) fantastic families. Our steadfast Spitz Family has sent their dossier off to their beautiful Gavin's country! Praise the Lord! And the energetic Gibson Family, are AWAITING A TRAVEL DATE!!!!!! HALLELUJAH!


We also have two new and equally awesome families joining the mix- the Rogers and Whiteaker families!

The Whiteakers are adopting this little sweety- we're just over the moon for this little pumpkin!

This family is eagerly awaiting a finger-print appointment, and we so hope they get it soon! You can follow their journey here. Our thoughts and prayers are with them!

And last, but definitely not least, the Rogers Family, adopting Oscar and Christine from RR! you can follow their journey here. They're SO close- they too are awaiting a travel date!

                      Ah, adoption and the families therein are beautiful things, are they not?


  1. Thanks Caleb! You ROCK! I'm fingerprinting tomorrow, Wes's has to be moved because of his work, so hopefully he will next week. Then it's dossier-city for us!

  2. You definately are awesome!
    Also, way to go on the fellow Dude.

  3. YAY for another GUY! :) I'm still praying and hoping 'bout getting you another one, but we'll have to see. :)