Monday, July 29, 2013

Ruben and JoAnn are married 20 years and are no strangers to International Adoption. They have a large quiver full of 11 children, biological and adopted, five of which have Down Syndrome. They had a desire to adopt early in their marriage but the idea was put on the back burner while they had their six biological children. Their fifth daughter Amelia was born with Down Syndrome. Adoption was reintroduced to the Torres family through friends in their church. In 2005 after searching the adoption websites, the child that grabbed their hearts was a little girl from Russia named Yulia. She was 2 ½ and had Down Syndrome. It became clear to the Torres family that God was preparing them for a calling to care for special needs children. A couple of years later in 2009 they found Reeces Rainbow and adopted 3 little girls with Down syndrome, Masha, Milena & Luda, from the same orphanage in Ukraine. In 2010, they returned to Ukraine to adopt a teenage boy, Marco.
Please help the Torres family through prayers and donations bring home another 14 year old girl with Down Syndrome &  Alopecia who will soon age out of the system. Stephie will end up in an institution if not adopted soon.  The Torres family believes that adoption is true religion as stated in James 1 :27
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

1 comment:

  1. Would LOVE to help your family fundraise!

    I have an etsy store and 50% of the sale prices go to families adopting through RR! All someone has to do is enter your families name/blog/sponsorship page or child information on the message at check out and I will be donating the money to each family each month! This way you don't have to deal with anything!

    Spread the message to people!

    My blog is:

    My store is at:

    Any people who purchase from me that don't specify will just be donated to a family I feel called to give to. I have followed your family during your first adoptions and am excited to continue and also help bring funds for this adoption!


    Susan Sass