Monday, July 28, 2014

Meet the Graney Family!

Happy Monday!

I know, everyone dreads Monday, and the start of their work weeks, but here at Give1Save1, we LOVE Monday's, because we get to introduce you to our new family!

Meet Jesse, Justine, and Payton Graney.  

I'll let them tell you a little about themselves:

"We have one biological daughter named Peyton. She was a surprise at the very start of our marriage. And we know now how much of a miracle she is.When we started to try to conceive our second child we had fertility problems we were never aware of. After many treatments and surgeries we were finally told we would no longer be able to have any more biological children. This was hard news, but we have always known that someday we would be adoptive parents so making the decision to adopt was an easy one! And here we are! On one of the most exciting experiences of our lives:)"

They are currently waiting to be matched with a little boy here in the United States.  Let's roll out the carpet, welcome them as our family of the week.

Head on over to their YouCaring page and donate a dollar.  I'm giving up an iced coffee and donating to them instead, would you join me?

You can follow their process in the Facebook group, Bring Baby Graney Home

Have a Happy Monday!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Introducing the Anderson Family

Meet Amber and Micheal Anderson and their children Seth, Evie, and Gillian!

The Andersons are adopting Xing, age 11, and WeiQiang, age 6, from China. Xing had a brain injury either during birth or shortly after. He has hydrocephalus (post operative), brain differences to his right hemisphere, and left side paralysis. WeiQiang has a genetic blood disorder, Beta Thalassemia Major.

Michael & Amber have been married just shy of 14 years. They decided they would have a large family, probably six children, and then, when those children were grown, they would start a new wave of children through adoption. As it turned out, after 3 bio children, biology made that initial plan impossible. Instead of mourning, they moved up their adoption plans! They are certified foster & adoptive parents through their state, but were unable to secure a permanent placement.

They never intended to seek international adoption, but after discovering a special needs adoption site called Reece’s Rainbow completely by chance, they began to research the terrible conditions in foreign orphanages and their hearts were softened that international adoption wasn’t for ‘someday’ when they had more money but that, as MLK said, “The time is always right to do what is right.”
Follow the Andersons at:

Support our Family of the Week! 
Make a $1 (or more) Tax Deductable Donation on Reece's Rainbow:

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Bartelt Family

TA. TA.TA!!!
The Bartelt Family already has TA.

TA stands for travel approval.
 It's the very last step before booking tickets and 
going to get your baby.

Which also means it is crunch time for funding. 
So, let's all pull together and send them off without
any extra worries about funding. 
They won't need that.
They need to be bonding and attaching 
without added and unnecessary stress.
We can do this, right?

Visit their family blog here.

Watch their sweet video here.

Wanna Help Us Build Our Family? from Todd Bartelt on Vimeo.

You can give a tax deductible donation at Reece's Rainbow:

we just heard the word that they have a matching grant.
So, you can also write a check in any amount to Hand in Hand and it will be doubled! I know, I know it's a few extra steps and
the cost of a stamp. 
But, really? We can do this!
A few instructions for Hand in Hand.
1. Do not write the Bartelt on the check. Write the Check to "Hand in Hand Christian Adoptions". Write the Bartelts' name on the back of the envelope you mail in for them.
2. The name really, really needs to be visible.
3. Mail it to this address:
Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc.

Todd & Nancy Bartelt

18318 Mimosa Court

Gardner, KS 66030

I'm excited to see what the Lord does for them this week through all of you!

Be Blessed,

Monday, July 7, 2014

Welcome the Peduzzi Family

Meet Ryan and Melissa Peduzzi and their 4 year-old son, Hudson, from Russia. 

Ryan and Melissa are adopting again! This time from Serbia! Their dossier is registered in Serbia and are waiting to be matched with two children. You can follow their adoption journey at their blog here:

You can help the Peduzzi family adopt! Give $1 or more, and share their story on social media!

The Peduzzis have a Rafflecopter giveaway for a necklace from the adoption shop!

a Rafflecopter giveaway