Monday, July 29, 2013

New Week: Welcome the Collicott Family

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend! Welcome our featured family of the week - the Collicott familyDoug and Lynda have been together almost 26 years, and are the parents to 6 children. The older two girls, Cassandra and Samantha, are out of the home with one married, one off to college, and the last 4 are at home. At home are Katrina 14, Erikka 9, Andrei 8 (just adopted Feb 2013), and Riana 4. The Collicotts are now adopting 2 year old Brett from Bulgaria. Doug and Lynda are very thankful that, despite being deaf, they lead a very enriched life with their children. Their 5 bio daughters can hear, which made for some interesting times. However, Andrei is deaf, and Brett, the little boy they are now adopting, is also deaf. God truly places the lonely in families, and He knew what He was doing by placing Andrei and Brett in their family. Now their communication will flourish through sign language and they will actually understand that they have a mommy and a daddy who loves them. You can follow the Collicotts' adoption journey at their blog. I can't wait for you to watch the Collicotts video! You are going to love this amazing family!

Lynda shared this with me about their adoption journey:

"I (Lynda) was adopted domestically and have always wanted to adopt because of having such great parents. Thankfully Doug is very supportive of this. We just brought home our 8 year old deaf son from Bulgaria 2 months ago and have been called again to adopt a 2 1/2 year old deaf boy from Bulgaria. Andrei is picking up sign language so quickly, he is like a sponge soaking it all up. We are so thankful that we are able to adopt again!"

-Lynda Collicott

How You Can Help

1. PRAY for Doug and Lynda and their children as they adopt their son. Pray for their son Brett! Pray for the adoption process!

2. SHARE their video and this blog post via Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. Please help us spread the word!  The Collicotts are traveling in August for their first trip. Funding a second adoption so soon after bringing home Andrei this past February is very daunting! The Collicotts need $8,000 to be fully funded! Any financial help, no matter the amount, would greatly be appreciated!

3. GIVE $1 (or more if you feel led.) You can give your tax deductible donation at Reece's Rainbow. Just click below to donate.

Click here to check out the world map that will take you to the other Give1Save1 pages: US, Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia.

Adopting and want to be a family of the week? Send me an email at giveonesaveone (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll send you an email explaining how to apply!

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