Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Endings and New Beginnings

Leann and Chris are the official parents of "Anthony": Anton John (sometimes called AJ) Putz. This picture of Leann and AJ was taken while visiting, prior to court. They are on their way to Iowa soon.

I am so grateful to Leann and Chris for adopting and loving this little boy. In the bit that I have gotten to know them, they truly seem God-sent for this child, and clearly love him to pieces. Thank you God, for all the strings you have pulled to make this happen. Score a big win for the culture of life!

Our own adoption journey continues...getting can see more about our work to adopt Alex at (and email us or leave a message here if you want to be added to the private blog. We're adding anyone we know who wants to read along). We also have a page on facebook, and we could direct you to that.

News continues for Reagan (formerly Tori)...she is doing great! You can see a picture of her and all her siblings as "A Torch for Teagan" (below). Oh by the way, that page is about her family adopting AGAIN...two boys with Down Syndrome...they are an amazing family. I encourage you to help them out!

Please, continued prayers for AJ's family: transition always comes with its own challenges! But today is a good, great, amazing day in God's kingdom!

Monday, July 18, 2011

And Anthony's new family has a blog!

Please head over there and offer your prayers and support.
They apparently received the GREAT news that Anthony has not yet been transferred, and is still in the "baby house".  This is excellent, and let's pray he stays there until the Putz' pick him up!

We'll be winding down here, since Anthony's story is going to be continued on their blog.  But I will at least post a note if we get our own adoption up off the ground (soon, very soon)....

Thank you, everyone.  And please help a family or a child listed at Reece's Rainbow.  So easy to do, and it can literally mean the difference between life and death for a child.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Anthony is getting adopted!!!!!!!!!

I don't know by whom (not us), but he's on the "My family found me page."....more as I hear about it!

This is brilliant news for Anthony and I thank you for your prayers and advocating on his behalf.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Today's the Feast Day of St Anthony of Padua

...not that everyone who reads this is Catholic, but Anthony was a powerful man for God during the medieval period, a preacher who brought many of the corrupt and powerful to repentance and who lived a life of radical poverty and dependance on God as a early Franciscan.

Catholics like to say he is the patron of those seeking lost things.  It's kind of a goofy connection for such a beautiful witness to God, but we Catholics like to be goofy sometimes.  But our little Anthony needs a powerful man for God to find him his lost family.  They are out there.  Will you pray that Anthony be found today?  And spread the word?

Time is running out.  Thank you, everyone.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Update about being stuck

OK, it's been three weeks.  Let's unstick this project.  Someone please go get Anthony.  Please. 

If you can't do that, please pray and spread the word.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Anthony is FULLY FUNDED!!!

Anthony in summer 2009.
Click and see that great big number--$20,000.19!

...So that means anyone wishing to adopt need only pay for initial start up costs...and in the USA, that is reimbursed through an adoption tax credit the year after the adoption is finalized!  This is, in the end, a free  adoption!

So what now?

1) We give thanks!  Thanks to all who contributed funds and thanks be to God!
2) We pray!  hard!  Anthony's family is out there and the financial hurdle is gone.  We pray for that family to know Anthony is their child and to step forward!
3) We spread the word!  In any and every way you can!  Link to this post or to his profile at Reece's Rainbow:   

Anthony is almost six years old.  It is a blessing (and amazing) he is still at a "baby house,"  but that could change at any time.  I have heard where he would get transferred to, and it would be devastating for him, and quite possibly a virtual death sentence--at minimum a living death sentence.  Time really is of the essence here, and there is little time to waste.

Anthony does seem to have significant disabilities for sure, but he deserves the love and attention of a family.  He will no doubt do better in a family environment.  We don't know how much better.  It is a leap of faith, but ... the path has been cleared for someone to do just that.

I am going away for work until Wednesday May 4th.  I am asking everyone who reads this to post it on facebook, twitter, your blog, email your friends, whatever!  Who knows where this family is?  We need to find them in every way we can!

Any of you compelled to advocate, share your experience of adopting, or CP, or whatever seems relevant--please, please do so!  And thank you!

Let's prayerfully spread the word far and wide and let's get Anthony the family he needs and deserves!

Peace, Susan