I am so excited to announce that we are officially a Reece’s Rainbow family!!! This is a bucket list item being accomplishment! Shortly after Carsten was born, we found out about Reece’s Rainbow, and we were in awe of what they do. They are a non profit that is dedicated to global social change by serving orphans, advocates, and adoptive families, and promotes the acceptance of children with Down syndrome and other special needs. I have spent countless hours over the years looking at their waiting children with Down syndrome. Wondering when we would be able to take action, and adopt a child with Down syndrome. Then we found Bo. He wasn’t one of the many children that was listed on their site, and yet we still found him! I emailed the good people at Reece’s Rainbow, and asked if we could be included in the Reece’s Rainbow family. They said yes! Bo has a live profile on their website (www.reecesrainbow.org/sponsorchristofferson) as of today with a paragraph about our journey!
During our path to adopt the girls, we had people ask how they could get involved and help orphans. Now I have a great answer! If it is in your heart, you can help sponsor our adoption of Bo. Many probably don’t realize that we will give over $5000 (depends on the exchange rate at the time of adoption) to Bo’s orphanage before we travel to help them in their operation of the orphanage. The total cost of adopting from China will end up between $25,000-$30,000. We have also purchased a 513 piece puzzle with Bo’s picture on it. If you would like to donate money to help us on our journey to Bo, we will write your name on a piece of the puzzle. We will then assemble the puzzle and place it in a double sided frame. We will then pull it off the wall, and look at all of the names of the people that were apart of bringing Bo home! I will put one name for every $10 donation, so you can put multiple names on the puzzle. If you click on the link at the top, “We Are a Reece’s Rainbow Family,” it will take you directly to our site. Or you can go to http://www.reecesrainbow.org/sponsorchristofferson. Another option to avoid the 3% PayPal fee would be to write a check to Reece’s Rainbow, and sent to PO Box 4024 Gaithersburg, MD 20885. Make a note on the check that it is for Bo Christofferson. Send me a note on what name(s) you would like to be on the puzzle pieces. We can’t thank you enough for all of your love, support, and prayers along this journey! Thank you all!! Also on behalf of Bo, “Xie xie!”