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One Less Orphan: Mia's gotcha day

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Literally it is big NEWS.... Last Feb. just after we had committed to adopt Mia we received a call from Andrea at Reece's Rainbow saying that she had been contacted by ABC world news and they wanted to do a story about Reece's Rainbow and wanted to follow a family in the process from start to finish. ABC decided to follow our journey to Mia.

They came with us to Ukraine which was quite an adventure for them, and we were glad to have a few more English friends for a few days. We had lots of fun stories that we couldnt share at the time because we couldn't say they were with us. they were there with us when we met Mia for the first time and stayed with us for a few days there. Then when we got homemwith Mia they came to our home for a few days to film Mia in her new family and do a follow up.

we had to keep this a secret for the last 10 months but now the story is supposed to air TOMORROW NIGHT MONDAY DEC 26 ON ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH DIANE SAWYER. I beleive it is on at 5:30 mst so set your dvr and spread the word!

when we were first approached about doing this my first thought was "no I do not want a national camera crew following this crazy, nerve wracking journey with me" but when we thought of the potential for good that this could have for the other waiting children on Reece's rainbow we knew we had to do it. our hope is that it will bring. More national awareness to Reece's rainbow and that more of these children will find their forever families before it is too late!
So tune in tomorrow night with us! we can't wait to see what they put together!


  1. We are so excited for you guys! Can't wait to see everything!

    Noah's DAd

  2. I watched the story, it was amazing and made me tear up, I am hopeful more families will step forward and adopt, is it easy NO, is it essential to get the children out of there, YES.

  3. Congratulations on your story! It was very heartwarming. :) I'm so glad Reece's Rainbow was able to help you find Kareen (btw, she was named after me). I'm very proud... :)

    Kareen M.

  4. Congratulations! I found your blog after reading the ABC News article. When Mia's picture came up I was in tears. She was one of the children on RR I had been praying for near the begining of 2011! It is so good to find your blog and be able to read Mia's story of her journey home. Thank you for allowing news crews to follow you on your journey even though it added more stress to an already stressful situation. Your willingness to share the story of these children's lives is going to affect the hearts of thousands!