Rowyn and Zekiel’s family found them!

Family Story:

rowyn2George and Tracey have been married for almost 22 years and have been blessed with 14 children with 13 biological and 1 adopted. They range in age from 21 down to 1.They have always felt that urge to adopt one day, but that day did not come for many years. Then in August of 2005 they were blessed with twins, one of whom was born with a skin condition called epidermolysis bullosa or EB for short. With this condition their daughter lacks a protein which is like the glue that holds a persons skin on thus needing special bandaging on a daily basis. This is how their journey as special needs parents began. It was difficult at times but has taught them so much. It has certainly made them much better parents as they learned how to take care of her unique special needs and to embrace the challenges before them.Then at the end of December 2009 they began to feel God guiding their family twards adoption. They just knew they were meant to adopt a special needs child since other countries do not embrace these differences. They began to educate themselves on the many different conditions and special needs that a child may have. While looking at the Reeces Rainbow website, In April they came across the picture of a beautiful little boy in Ukraine that had achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, and fell in love. They struggled but worked diligently to bring him home and in November 2010 he joined their family. They felt truly blessed yet again with such a wonderful little boy, whom they named Kullen. He has taught them all so much as well as what the love of a family can do for a child. He went from a very scared, small, bedridden little boy that would have ended up in a mental intuition to a very happy, active, well adjusted, loving son who has so many amazing possibilities in his future now.After bringing Kullen home and witnessing the amazing changes in him they just knew we were meant to bring another child into their family through the blessing of adoption. They just did not know God had bigger plans for their family by showing them they were meant to bring home 2 children and not 1 as they thought. They struggled with this idea for sometime but with God’s help he has shown them that this is “his plan” for their family. So they will be adopting 2 little ones from China, a boy and a girl. They both have achondroplasia dwarfism. There are many medical issues associated with this condition which is why orphan children with achondroplasia are often overlooked. Achondroplasia is a serious lifelong medical condition that requires many surgeries throughout childhood.

sharpfamily-croppedThey certainly have the room in their home and most importantly the love in their hearts to make them a part of their BIG family. They just need some help funding the expensive International adopting process. Please consider donating to this wonderful families journey to bring their children home!   Their current need: $26000