I must apologize for such a long blog silence, but as many of you may already know it, we have been gone on an adoption trip of our own. For those of you who didn't know it, we just returned from adopting Elizabeth!! That's right, she was one of our Forever Home girls! We are thrilled that it is now finalized and look forward to taking her on a family trip to the US in mid-September. We MUST take her onto US soil to complete her US citizenship. She's excited about a trip to the US and has lots of questions about what America is like.
Now that we are back, I'll be catching up on some blogs:) I hope I don't overload you all with catch up blogs, but I know so many people are waiting to see pictures of their special kiddos and have probably been greatly disappointed at such a long blog silence. So sorry:( I intended to get them finished and scheduled to post while I was gone, however, I just didn't have enough time to do that and get everything in place for our travels with the adoption. I hope you understand, but stay tuned for pictures soon!
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
Click on the pictures below to find out more about our Forever Home girls.
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.