Hello family & friends!  We have had a full summer and enjoyed it all tremendously!  Being so busy has left us little time to update you all on our adoptions.  Since summer is winding down and fall is near I thought it would be a good time to check in with you all.

Our U.S. Adoption

We have had our family profile book shown to many birth mom’s over the past month or so.  These mother’s have bravely chosen adoption for their babies and are working with our incredible agency, Embraced by Grace.  Our family has not yet been chosen and we wait for the mom, baby, and family that will become a part of family forever.  A great blessing in hearing that a mom has chosen a family within our agency is knowing that the child will grow up in a Christian home being shown and taught the love, truth, and glory of our Heavenly Father!  There is no greater joy!!  Please continue to pray for our agency, the birth families, and the adoptive families as God leads you to do so.

Our Haiti Adoption

There has been quite a few developments with this so I will post more detail in the coming days about it on the Haiti page.  So stay tuned! 

Garage Sale Wrap-Up

We just got the final donation total for the Garage Sale Fundraiser from Lifesong for Orphans.


This amount is just what was given, so this with the matching grant of $5000.00 from our local Defending the Fatherless Fund puts our Garage Sale Total at:


Can you believe it?!?!?!? God provided in countless ways.  My hope was to quickly stitch together some video, pictures, add some background music, with captions and quickly realized it’s not so easy to do when you have no idea what you are doing!  It was an amazing experience that truly needs to be seen to comprehend so hopefully I will be able to do it sometime in the near future.  For now I am still, yes still, writing and mailing thank you cards so if you haven’t gotten yours yet it is probably on the way.  Also, to those who came and supported in so many ways  & who we don’t even know; praying, shopping, donating, cleaning, sorting, ministering, and on and on…

Thank You for caring so much!!!


So that is a very quick update and we look forward to a slower pace and more updates to come.  Blessings to you all and thank you for your ongoing prayers!

Love, The Rankins