Monday, January 28, 2013

.meet the Unroe family.

We are starting our Hannah James Partnership partnership program again.  I am soooo excited!  (You seriously have no idea - taking a month off from these families is hard, even when I am super busy).

This months family is AMAZING.  All the families that I get to partner with are..... but the Unroe family is AMAZING and Inspiring and I hope that we can raise a lot for them.  Because they are so generous and giving of themselves and I can't think of a more deserving family to get to help support.  The Unroe's are currently adopting 3 children and they already have 18 at home!  (YES 21 children)!  Please take the time to get to know them & pay special attention to the numbers in this post..... because it will lead you to pray for many orphans around the world.

Note: In addition to the sales from Hannah James this month I want to go ABOVE and BEYOND for this family.  If you have any extra money you can donate it would be helpful.  $1.00, $5, $10, anything.  They need $5,500 for when they submit their dossier (which will hopefully be soon).  If you can contribute in anyway please donate below.



"We already have 18 children at home (5 adopted from Eastern Europe, 12 adopted from USA foster care, and 1 biological child) and can't wait to show these 3 what a family, love, good food, and lots of attention can do to change their lives."  Amanda Unroe

When did your family start the adoption process?
We felt God call us to go back in August, with first paperwork ready for the new agency in September.

Where are you in the process? 
 Our homestudy is complete and soon sent off to USCIS.

Where are you adopting from?
Eastern Europe

Why did you choose to adopt from that area?
We just got back in July from adopting from there and the youngest child we brought home was 5 and under 12 lbs.  We felt God sending us back to his exact orphanage a short time later.

What age & gender are the children you are adopting?
We are adopting a 9 year old boy (who only weighs 18 lbs), a 6 year old boy, and a 3 year old girl.

 What are some other fundraisers you have done or are doing?
We have done several auctions, a giveaway, and a fundraiser to help us pick a middle name.

What is your blog?

Why do you blog?
My hope is to encourage other families to adopt children with special needs by seeing that they are doing well and are thriving in a family.  I also try to feature waiting children from time to time.

Where do you live?
Ohio

What are some of your families favorite activities?
We enjoy church, having friends over, playing outside, movie nights, game nights, trips to the zoo, and homeschooling.

A favorite place to visit?
We went to Great Wolf Lodge before our last 5 came home and it was a blast.  We also enjoy the zoo.

Favorite foods?
We love Mexican food!

Anything else about the adoption?
All three of the children we are in process to adopt are in a baby orphanage that is well known for the extreme neglect and starvation that the children have suffered under the previous director.  Our little boy who came home from there in July (we adopted 5 in July but the other 4 were from different places) went from less than 12 lbs to 28 lbs in the 6 months he has been home.  We already have 18 children at home (5 adopted from Eastern Europe, 12 adopted from USA foster care, and 1 biological child) and can't wait to show these 3 what a family, love, good food, and lots of attention can do to change their lives.

Throughout February 45% of Hannah James profits will go to the Unroe family to help them bring 3 home!  100% of donations made via the button above or below will also go toward them.
As always thank you for the support!


1 comment:

K*Bomb said...

How inspirational! :)