Monday, December 27, 2010

Colorado Siblings need a Family

As 2010 ends these siblings are waiting to be matched with their forever family.
Please pray and share their information with your friends and family. For more information about these children please contact The Adoption Exchange at: 303-755-4756 :)

This sibling group of three is waiting for an understanding family to welcome them into their home! Tyler, who likes to be called "JT," is the oldest brother and has big plans for his permanent home! Being part of family who lives on a farm or can create the opportunity to be around horses or other farm animals would be his ideal situation. If not riding horses, he would love a family who likes to ride motor scooters and spend time outdoors. Playing basketball or riding his bicycle are two other ways he soaks up sunshine. Shopping for clothes at the mall with friends or family is fun for him, and he gets along nicely with younger and older children alike. In the fifth grade, JT does well in school and benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). In the last few years, he’s been on a streak of making impressive, positive strides in his life. Middle sister Aubrey is a bright and active child who continues to believe that there is a perfect, permanent home waiting for her. The swing set is where she has the most fun, unless she’s playing in her fort or with her little brother. As a full-time kindergartner, Aubrey does well in school and is very intelligent. She benefits from speech therapy, which will need to continue after placement. Last but not least is Keegan, the baby of the group, who is happy, playful, active and ready to bond with a new family. His favorite outdoor playmate is his sister Aubrey, but in a pinch he can entertain himself with a ball. Even though he can be a little shy around strangers, he will warm up quickly to play with other children and maybe even include you in his games. Not quite old enough for school yet, Keegan is quite content just to explore his world. JT and Aubrey attend counseling, which will need to continue after placement. Their case worker would prefer to place them in a two-parent home with a family who is committed, patient and loving; however, all family types will be considered. We only accept inquiries on the entire sibling group, who will be placed together. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services. For Colorado children, both homestudied and non-homestudied Colorado families are encouraged to inquire; only homestudied families from other states should do so.
If you are looking to fill your home with fun and adventure, Tayrome and Tayshawn will be the perfect addition to your family! Tayrome is a fun-loving guy who is active and athletic. Curious and inquisitive, he has never been introduced to an activity that he did not enjoy. Playing sports, fishing and gardening are favored activities and he loves animals. Tayrome is in the sixth grade and is doing well. Tayshawn, like his brother, is active and athletic and likes lots of hugs! His curious and inquisitive nature makes him fun to be around, as he is up for any new activity. This dynamic guy especially likes to spend his time playing sports, fishing, and gardening. Animals are of interest as well, and he enjoys taking things apart to see how they work. A fourth grader, he would thrive with parents who will support him academically. Most boys are afraid of eating anything green, but these awesome kids like to eat their veggies! They are nice, well-mannered and soft-spoken guys who like to figure out how things work and to be involved in adult conversation. Both boys get along well with their peers and have lots of friends. Currently Tayrome and Tayshawn benefit from counseling, which may need to continue after placement. They have a younger sister with whom they will need to maintain contact. Tayrome and Tayshawn need a forever family who is loving, helpful, structured and affectionate. Their caseworker prefers a two-parent family without a lot of other children, so that they will receive extra attention; however, all family types will be considered. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services. For Colorado children, both homestudied and non-homestudied Colorado families are encouraged to inquire; only homestudied families from other states should do so.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Merry Christmas to you and your families. I am sure your home is teeming with excitement like ours is. Company arrives tomorrow. We have baked, we have cleaned, we have shopped and wrapped, and listened to every Christmas CD in the house - we are ready.
This morning I was looking at Manger Scenes on the internet trying to decide on one to use for this post. Zinnia came and sat on my lap and was looking at them with me. When I clicked on the Fisher Price Manger Scene she said "That's it - that's for baby Jesus and it sings Away in the Manger". Zinnia ( 7 year old) being Zinnia had to get up immediately, pulling me by my hand leading me to the living room where we have this on display and push the angel so that the star could light up and we could sing Away in the Manger with the music.
It is such a blessing to watch the Miracle of Christmas unfold in our children's hearts and minds.
So how could I not use this picture? It is about God's amazing gift to us - His Son Jesus!!
Praying for all of you this season. :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Heart Gallery Colorado

All of these children are waiting to be adopted. Their pictures are featured in Colorado's Heart Gallery newly released in November 2010.
This Christmas they don't have a forever family. You can have a part in changing that for them in 2011. I want to challenge you to commit to praying and advocating for them this season and into the new year. You can help by sharing this video link with all of our friends and family. Your email, twitter, or facebook post could connect them with their forever family. :)
If you would like more information about children waiting in Colorado to be adopted, please go to:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

9 year old Haitian Girl in the US needs a Family

Haitian Girl Available Through ReNEWed Hope Program

A nine-year old girl from Haiti, who has been living with her adoptive family and is now in therapeutic foster care is available for adoption. She is a sweet, intelligent, and artistic child who is well mannered and helpful.

Because of her background, she needs a home with no younger children and a family who will provide her with counseling and support.

An Evangelical family who is willing to home school is preferred. The family should understand attachment and adoption-related issues.

The placement cannot be made until after January 15, 2011.

For further information regarding this child or about our ReNEWed Hope program for children who come from other adoptive families, please contact:

Laura Beauvais-Godwin
Nightlight Christian Adoptions

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Books

Here are a couple of our favorite Christmas Books!! :)
One Small Miracle
One Small Miracle written by Lance Wubbels is about a young girl that needs a family. It speaks to the importance of acceptance and love in a child's life and how "One Person" who takes a chance and steps out of their comfort zone can make the difference in the life of a child and find their life and heart changed in the process.

The only thing that Timmy has of value to him is a shoebox of important things. In fact, it is the only thing that he has that he can call his own as he goes from one foster home to another. He takes this shoe box with him everywhere, but will never share with anyone what is inside. What will it take for Timmy to share the contents of his shoebox?

Haiti Update

Thank you to all of you who have been such a great support to Welcome Child's Orphan Ministry. I wanted to share an update with you.
We have an amazing team at Timberline Church that has been preparing to travel to Haiti for the last 4 months. They were set to leave this week and minister to the children and the staff at Son of God Orphanage. Because of all the unrest in Haiti that was brought on by the elections the decision was made yesterday to postpone this trip.
We are anxious to get back to Son of God Orphanage to show them in person how much we love them.
Please join us in praying for all the kids and staff at Son of God Orphanage. They have had some cases of cholera with 26 of the kids being hospitalized last week. 23 of them have been released and are back at the orphanage. The child that our family sponsors, Louis Kenson is one that is still in the hospital. This is a picture of me with him in Haiti when we were there in August.
Your prayers will make a difference in the lives of these children.
Thank you! :)

    Friday, December 10, 2010

    Kevonda needs a family!

    Kevonda is waiting for a family here in CO. She is in the 5th grade. She was born in June 2000. She love gymnastics, dancing and music. She is missing something very important in her life and that is a forever family. Someone who will be there are her good days and on her bad days. Someone who will love her!!! Could that be you or someone that you know? Please share her picture with others and commit to praying for her.
    If you would like more information about Kevonda, please contact the Adoption Exchange at 303-755-4756. :)
    Here is a brief profile that was written by her case worker:
    Bring someone into your life who will make a difference in this world! Kevonda is a great leader/teacher in the making. She excels at gymnastics, and enjoys music and dancing. Kevonda is in fifth grade where she benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). She thrives on structure and participates in counseling, which may need to continue following placement. The caseworker prefers a two-parent or single-female family; however, all family types will be considered. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services. For Colorado children, both homestudied and non-homestudied Colorado families are encouraged to inquire; only homestudied families from other states should do so.

    Sunday, December 5, 2010

    Free Family Days in Denver!!!

    Mark you calendar for these free family days in 2011!! :)

    Go to the Denver Zoo website

    Go to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science website

    2300 Steele Street
    (303) 376-4800

    2001 Colorado Boulevard
    (303) 322-7009

    January 8
    January 24
    February 6
    February 19
    October 12
    October 20
    November 6
    November 12

    December 6

    January 9
    January 31
    February 14
    February 27
    Apri 17
    August 22
    August 28
    September 18
    September 26
    October 31
    November 13
    December 5

    Go to the Denver Botanic Gardens website

    1007 York Street, Denver
    (720) 865-3500

    January 17
    February 21
    March 20
    April 22
    July 19
    August 29
    September 26
    October 10

    Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
    8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton
    (303) 973-3705

    November 5
    December 3

    January 7
    February 4
    March 4
    April 22
    June 3
    July 1
    August 5
    November 4

    Go to the Denver Botanic Gardens website

    Go to the Denver Art Museum website

    1101 13th Street
    Denver, CO 80204
    (303) 893-4000

    100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
    (720) 865-5000

    SCFD 10 for $10. Each Tuesday at 10am, the DCPA will sell a limited number of $10 tickets. Ten seats for each show in the coming week will qualify (up to 25 shows per week). Good for all Denver Center Theatre Company plays and select touring shows. Use code SCFD. Maximum: 4 tickets per person.

    January 1
    February 5
    March 5
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    April 24
    May 7
    June 4
    July 2
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    September 3
    September 10
    October 1
    November 5
    December 3