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MOMARAMA: 'Always room for one more'

This extraordinary American couple have traveled to Russia and Ukraine and saved children from life in an orphanage

Author: Janet Zimmerman, blogs.inlandsocal.com Published: 2012-02-22 11-30-00 Viewed, times: 1899
  
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Last May I wrote a story about John and Christine Reed and their 15 children, nine of them adopted.

This extraordinary couple from Beaumont have dedicated themselves to building a family accepting of differences. Some of their children have special needs, physical disabilities and suffer from fetal alcohol syndrome. They range in age from 16 to 5.

In the last five years, the Reeds have traveled to Russia and Ukraine and saved children from life in an orphanage. (Domestic adoption was out because the couple had more than two children to a bedroom, a violation of U.S. standards.)

The Reeds, driven by their faith, have said there's always room for one more, especially when it comes to children.

True to their word, they are adopting again - this time two boys from Ukraine. They are in the process of being fingerprinted and updating their home study.

"We love our family, we love children, we are passionate about orphans, and last time I looked there are still millions of them out there, and room in our house and hearts for them," Christine Reed said.

Check out the Reeds' adoption story online at becausehefirstadoptedus.blogspot.com, where Christine Reed also sells craft items made by her and her children to raise the $5,000 needed for the adoption.

You can see the whole family at smilesandtrials.blogspot.com.





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