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Because every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down Syndrome...

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The 2014 Angel Tree is HERE!
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The months of November and December Child of the Month donations will go towards the 2014 Christmas Angel Tree!
Angel Tree Dollars!
Angel Tree Dollars have been wildly popular every year we have had them and we hope this year is no exception! They are a GREAT way to share the Angel Tree and Reece's Rainbow with the people in your life!

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On Saturday, November 1, 2014 by Lu, Poppies Blooming in , ,

The O’Brien family is hoping to adopt a little boy from India. They are not allowed to share his name publicly, so they refer to him as “little brother.” Paula O’Brien and her husband have been married for 10 years. They have a 6-year-old daughter they brought home from Kazakhstan 5 years ago. She really wants to be a big sister. Paula says “she's very aware of the fact that she's one of the only kids she knows that doesn't have at least one sibling. She takes this very personally. We have made a list of all the things we'll have to teach/introduce "little brother" to when he gets home. We know it will be a tough transition for all involved, but are quite looking forward to it!”

Ever since the O’Brien family brought home their daughter in 2009, they have been hoping to adopt another child. They have struggled as two countries they were hoping to adopt from have closed to adoption, and they lost the referral of another boy in a third country. Despite their hardships, they refuse to give up on adopting this little boy from India. Paula says “We will do whatever it takes to get him home.”

The child they hope to adopt is 4-years-old and he has a severe form of scoliosis that has yet to be treated. They were hoping to travel by the end of the year, but they say that is looking less and less likely as the days go by. When people ask why they are trying to adopt a child with special needs, they say “Why not? Every child deserves the love of a family no matter what their need.”

The O’Brien’s advice to those who want to adopt is “NEVER, EVER give up! With all that we've been through, it wouldn’t have been hard at any point to throw our hands in the air and say "I give up." But we're talking about the life of a child. How can you walk away from that?

Has it been hard? Heck yes! Have tears been shed? More than I'd like to admit! Will we give up? NEVER!”

The O'Brien family still need a Family Warrior.  If you are interested in becoming their family warrior, please visit our Family Warrior Program page to learn about the warrior program and to sign up!

You can donate to the O'Brien family at

You can follow the O'Brien Family adoption journey on their blog:

Even if you are not in a position to adopt, Reece's Rainbow provides a very personal, meaningful, and powerful way to change the course of a child's life!

Prayer Warrior 

The Reece's Rainbow Prayer Warrior Ministry was created with three goals in mind:
  1. To lift the daily needs of each waiting child up in prayer
  2. To lift Reece's Rainbow up in prayer
  3. To lift the families whom God is preparing for each waiting child up in prayer

Guardian Angel

The Guardian Angel Project effort is to increase awareness and raise additional grant donations for our "Other Angels", those children with other special needs (not Down syndrome) who are also waiting for their forever families to find them.   There many “Other Angels” on our website in need of grant donations and adoptive families. 

Family Warrior


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The Family Warrior Program is the newest member of the Warrior Family!

For any questions about ANY of the Warrior Programs, 
please Contact Laurie Rhoades, our Warrior Ministry Coordinator.
On Friday, October 31, 2014 by Lu, Poppies Blooming in