Friday, April 5, 2013

The Bruno Family

The Bruno Family is adopting a beautiful girl.  

I noticed Rose as soon as she was posted on Reece's Rainbow.  Look at that adorable face!  I instantly fell in love.  (There were a few days when I was trying to figure out if I could handle two at once.)  I was thrilled when a family came forward for her.  I've been even more excited as I've gotten to know her future mom via facebook.  Rose has a beautiful family working very hard to bring her home.

Here is what their Reece's Rainbow profile has to say about the Brunos:

After dating for 9 years, Katie and Paul were married in Birmingham, Alabama on July 26, 2003. Katie’s occupation is a stay at home mother to their two sons. Paul is the owner of a classic car restoration business.
Soon after they married they wanted to have children, but Katie was diagnosed with an uterine anomaly and was told not to have children. At this point they began their domestic home study. Soon after they had completed their home study, they became pregnant with their first son, Paul Vincent, born on April 13, 2006 at 4 pounds, 7 ounces. He just celebrated his sixth birthday. Three years later, they welcomed their second miracle baby boy, Christopher, born May 24, 2009 at 3 pounds, 2 ounces. He will soon celebrate his third birthday.
This past Christmas, they learned that they were pregnant, only to suffer a devastating miscarriage shortly after. They know that God has a plan for their family and they feel a strong connection to Rose. They both feel called to adopt her and feel confident that she will receive all of the love and services (as a child with special needs) that she desires! 

Katie and Paul have been working tirelessly to complete all the mountains of paperwork and meet all the requirements required.  Yesterday, they were informed that they would need to complete even more paperwork.  How frustrating!  They want nothing more than to bring their little girl home to her two brothers who ask daily when she will be there.

Can we encourage this wonderful family?  Even if you can't make a donation, head over to their blog and leave an ENCOURAGING comment.  Adoption is hard.  It's exhausting.  Encouragement and support are crucial---even when they come from complete strangers.

If you love adoption blogs like I do, you can follow their journey  here.    
If you feel led to donate to this amazing family, you can make a tax-deductible donation here.   

If you want to purchase a hand-knit item to help with adoption costs, you can do that on my Scarves and Skirts for Sara's Friends page.  (50% of the price of the item will go to the Bruno family.)

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