Though the girls were to have the Easter egg hunt at New Day Foster Home on Friday, it up and decided to rain here though it rains very infrequently. Therefore, the egg hunt was postponed until the beginning of this week. They even got to pet some baby ducks and rabbits too:) It was great fun, however, I have to wonder if some of the very little rabbits survived the day! Elizabeth particularly LOVES animals of any kind. She was quite excited to spend some time holding the ducks and bunnies as did all our girls.
Hannah, though, thought the duck's quack was way too loud and annoying!
Spending some time petting the bunnies after hunting for eggs.
The mommy bunny needs some lovin' too!! Right Elizabeth?!!
Jenna and Serena look on as Shawna and Elise pet the cutest little bunny!
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.