Our Journey To Charlie & Levi...

After 17yrs of marriage and "8" amazing children, God has continued to keep the fire for adoption burning in our hearts. Crazy?... Maybe?!?! But....Doesn't God call all of us to do CRAZY things for him? Isn't that what it means to Live for Christ? To make a difference ONE orphan at a time. So after months of praying that this little guy would find a forever family, he FINALLY has!! OUR FAMILY!! Join us as we pray, cry, fill out mounds of paperwork & fundraise to bring our son home. We give God all the glory for choosing to adopt us & for giving us the opportunity to Choose Charlie...And because we could not get Zhora(Levi) off our minds and God obviously placed him in our hearts... We're bringing him home too!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Moving Forward...

For those of you wondering if the situation with adoptions in Russia has affected our adoption of Charlie, it HAS NOT!!! However, it has affected many of the reece's rainbow families. Please PRAY for these families as the U.S. and Russia are in the middle of meetings regarding the matter. Yesterday's meeting went well & the next meeting will be on May 12th. The following was basically what was accomplished in the meetings..."Today we have created a working group to draft an intergovernmental agreement(treaty) between Russia and the U.S. - said Pavel Astakhov".... Please continue to pray that this will be expedited so that the families adopting can proceed with bringing home their sweet little ones.

On another note, we continue to fundraise for our fees to adopt Charlie. We are excited to be almost half way to our goal!! Yay! With only 6-8 wks left until our 1st trip to adopt our son we are praying diligently that God will continue to bless every bit of this journey & we have faith that God will get us to our goal! Thank you to every person that has been apart of this so far, we are so thankful for every one of you!

And...We officially have all of our documents ready to be notarized & apostilled!!! Yay!!

Check Back for our Next Fundraiser Event...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

ALL FOR CHARLIE at OneTrueMedia.com

Our 1st Fundraiser ROCKED!!!!

As Tate the Great would say, "Holy Shmoly!!!!" We couldn't be more amazed at the outpouring of support we had with our Rummage Sale/Bake Sale. We are so thankful for each and everyone of you that donated items and helped spread the word. We had total strangers dropping off loads of stuff & we were blown away!!! Thank you to every person that donated their time volunteering to set up, take money, bake items & tear down, you guys were ALL awesome! A Special thank you to Hannah Haynie who did'nt let a single person get out that door without selling them a cookie or brownie:) Yay! As I added the money to our fundraiser thermometer on the sidebar, I realized how much closer we are getting. Yay! Almost half way there! Woo Hoo!!! We are blessed to have such amazing friends and family!!! Please continue to pray for Charlie and that God will continue to bless every bit of this entire process.... We Love YOU!!! ~Sid, Wendy & Kiddos :)

The Rummage sale total without the Change was........$2733

Sunday, April 18, 2010


SAT. Is Charlie's Rummage Sale/Bake Sale
We Continue to take DONATIONS
Please Call for DONATIONS to be picked up OR
drop off This Friday April 23rd
SALE Begins Sat. 8:00am
Items we are still in need of:
*Wire Hangers
*Individually Wrapped Baked Items
*People willing to voulunteer there time

Saturday, April 17, 2010


We have a fingerprint appt.. Yay!!!! May 4th.....We are SO close!!!! We just have to travel 2 hrs to Lubbock and be there at 8:00am and then 2 hrs back. For those of you that do not know our government fingerprint appt. is the last step in this paperwork process other than waiting for the I-171H (Our Golden document) Then we fed-ex everything and WAIT for a court date!!! PRAY! PRAY! PRAY!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Adoption Fundraiser RUMMAGE SALE

We are now taking DONATIONS for...
Charlie's Adoption Fundraiser
Sale will open at 8:00am
April 24th
Golf Course Road Church of Christ Gym
*Please contact us and we will be happy to pick up items.
Also items can be dropped off at the church gym Fri. April 23rd from 2:00 - 9:00pm*
*We are also looking for bible study groups, families, friends, businesses that are interested in donating Baked items & Drinks for our kids to sell on the day of the sale.*
*I will be picking up items in Lubbock on Thurs. April 22nd*
Help us bring Charlie home by Donating items!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

One Step Closer...

It has been less than 3 months since we committed to adopt Charlie, and the time is drawing closer every day to that day when we will walk through the doors of an orphanage in eastern Europe and hug our little boy for the first time!! It is crazy how quickly we have gotten to this point! This week we are finishing up the last few documents for our dossier. Yay! We are getting so close to having the paperwork completed!!! We finally recieved our delivery confirmation that the USCIS had received our application, home study & fees. So in just a matter of weeks we should recieve that little piece of "GOLD" that gives us permission to bring Charlie home!!! Then we will make a quick trip(10hrs round-trip) to Austin to get everything apostilled by the State of Texas & send it the same day to Charlie's country!!! Wahoo!!! Then...We will WAIT! God has been so good, and things have gone so smooth, minus a few redos. lol Please continue to pray for the remainder of the paperwork to come to an end & most of all that God will provide the remainder of the money needed to bring our son home. We are praying and having faith that we will have every penny needed before we leave. FYI: We could be leaving in 8 to 12 weeks!!!!!! BRING IT GOD!!!!