Sunday, December 25, 2011


I'm sure so many of you know about this amazing news, but just in case there are some who don't...this is from Kecia (Mia's Mama!)

 Last Feb. just after we had committed to adopt Mia we received a call from Andrea at Reece's Rainbow saying that she had been contacted by ABC world news and they wanted to do a story about Reece's Rainbow and wanted to follow a family in the process from start to finish. ABC decided to follow our journey to Mia.

They came with us to Ukraine which was quite an adventure for them, and we were glad to have a few more English friends for a few days. We had lots of fun stories that we couldn't share at the time because we couldn't say they were with us. they were there with us when we met Mia for the first time and stayed with us for a few days there. Then when we got home with Mia they came to our home for a few days to film Mia in her new family and do a follow up.

we had to keep this a secret for the last 10 months but now the story is supposed to air TOMORROW NIGHT MONDAY DEC 26 ON ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH DIANE SAWYER. I believe it is on at 5:30 mst so set your dvr and spread the word!

If you're new here and you have no idea who Mia or Kecia are, you can go back and read this post- Mia (Kareen) is one of the first orphans we advocated for last December...and now she's home with her forever family!

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I'm so excited to see what comes of this special Monday night- what a wonderful chance for people to hear about orphans on Reece's Rainbow!!!


cathy said...

YOU are a miracle worker

that is amazing

THANK YOU PATTI for everything you have done & are doing for these orphans

Please don't ever doubt yourself---does not matter which child the donated money goes to, as long as it helps a child.

Bless you, Dear friend


Mrs. K said...

Looking forward to the show. But I will probably have to go out and purchase a case of tissues. I am so proud of you Sweetheart.

angie said...

It is so great to see the media recognizing this opportunity for parents and children. Patti- did you happen to see the article on the front page of the Oregonian yesterday (Christmas Day)? It is about a family that has adopted two DS babies locally in the past year or so. I was shocked to see that people are leaving their DS babies behind in the hospital right here in the US to become wards of the state. The article was really good- if you can, make sure you read it. :)

cara said...

Cannot wait to see this tonight Patti!!!! SO EXCITING that this is going on national news. This is ALL worth it. Hopefully this coverage gets more and more attention for these precious kiddos. They are ALL worth it. Even if it is just one, he or she is worth it. But because of your blog, many are being rescued. It is ALL worth it. And I do not think that I just speak for myself when I say that your readers are ALWAYS excited to donate and to participate in and spread the word about your giveaways and raising money for these kiddos.

Unknown said...

beside myself with joy and thankfulness! wonderful wonderful wonderful! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

To Love Endlessly said...

this was so exciting to watch tonight. Brought me to tears to see all those video clips. Hoping it reaches out and touches others hearts!

Noah's Dad said...

I saw this on the news! What a wonderful story!

Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone offer advice or encouragement to this family that is currently traveling and encountering some unexpected interactions/lack thereof with their new son?


Kelly Marin said...

Wow that is amazing, Patti your heart must be so full.

Race Bannon said...

...and they knew she had adapted to America when they heard her say, "Does this watermelon costume make my butt look big?"