Although we've suspected for some time that one of our girls was matched, it wasn't until this morning that we received the official notice! Jenna is now matched with a forever family!! We couldn't be more pleased and happy for her! We do not yet know how long it will be before she is united with them. You know how these things go. In the meantime, we'll just have to continue to love on her knowing our time is limited! It really doesn't matter, we've always known and hoped that our time with these girls are here in our home for a time as they find their forever families! For her it is the best news, for us........well...we'll surely miss her when she leaves!! We're just thankful for the time we've had to know and love her, help prepare her for the day she meets her forever family! Now that we know for sure, we've got some more work to do to help prepare her for that transition into her new family when the time comes. It's a day we look forward to yet......at the same time know how hard it will be to say goodbye!! I'm sure you can all imagine how hard it would be to part with a child you've loved and cared for so long!
We are the Rippee family! We manage and are house parents in a home for older orphaned girls in China. It's called the Forever Home, and it is a project of New Day Foster Home. Like all foreign workers at NDFH, we receive no salary for our work, so if you would like to support our family's living expenses, please click the button below to donate through PayPal. Donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about the Forever Home and ways you can directly support this work, please visit New Day Foster Home's website.
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Elise was adopted at the age of 3 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elise is home- schooled and really loves music, cooking, arts and crafts, and enjoys being the big, older sister to the Forever Home girls.
Shawna was adopted at the age of 1 year old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Shawna is home-schooled and is good at piano, arts and crafts, and thoroughly enjoys playing with the Forever Home girls.
Elizabeth was adopted at the age of 10 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elizabeth is home-schooled and loves the outdoors, computers, bike riding, and crafts.
THE FOREVER HOME GIRLS
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We provide this information to give our sponsors and supporters a general idea of the challenges our children face. For prospective adoptive parents, the information on the blog is not intended to be a substitute for a complete and up-to-date referral packet from your adoption agency. Please keep in mind that in our blog posts, we always try to focus on a child's strengths, accomplishments and positive developments, not in an attempt to gloss-over their often serious medical conditions, but in an effort to share a glimpse of their precious personalities.