Wednesday, August 24, 2011


                                                                       This is Dmitry.

Dmitry H. 25C

Brothers and sisters do not
Date of Birth: November 2004
Gender: Male
Eyes: Gray
Hair: blond
Character: quiet, affectionate boy, easily comes into contact with adults and children. Interested in classes, complete instructions after the joint action.  Considered higher functioning and doing well!

Dmitry is six years old.  He is adorable, isn't he?  Quiet, affectionate, clever, and cute as a button.  He is waiting for his family to find him.  He is listed in the "Down Syndrome Older Boys" section on Reece's Rainbow.  Older?  Only in the adoption world would a tiny little love like this be labeled an older child!  I have been praying for this little boy for quite awhile now.  Anybody who has met my Josiah will know why Dmitry caught my eye.  They could be twins! 

But while my Josiah goes to sleep with tickles from daddy and a bedtime story and snuggles from mommy every night, Dmitry goes to sleep every night in an orphanage on the other side of the world.  No mommy.  No daddy.  No family to cherish him and laugh at his goofy antics.  
Funny thing:  Josiah just walked in, saw Dmitry's picture on the screen and said, "Huh?  Mom, is that me?  That boy looks just like me, except maybe a tiny bit different."  So it's not just me that sees it, right?    
If I could just add Dmitry to our tab, I would in a heartbeat.  Unfortunately, he is in a different country than our Gideon, so that is not possible.  But I know that somewhere out there, he must have a family.  How could this precious boy, who reminds me so much of my son, grow up without ever knowing the love of a family?  
You can find his profile at

I am praying for the day that I see Dmitry in his mommy's arms.  As cute as his serious little expression is, I would love so much to see a smile lighting up Dmitry's face!
Wouldn't you?


Tidepool said...

Thank you for writing about Dmitry. He has been on my heart for a long time. This sweet, rosy-cheeked boy is one of my favorite RR kids, he looks like he would make the best cuddle buddy.

Tink said...

You mentioned "adding" a child to your tab. I sponsor a little boy named Sergey. I am begging that you please help me save my hansome young man. He is one of the "more disabled" children, but he has so much potential, I just know it. If I was able, I would totally adopt him, but I'm not old enough. He is 5 years old, and has multiple disabilities. Please help me save him. He is on my blog, . Please at least post a link.
God provides.
God loves.
We serve an awesome God!
Jesus loves you.

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful family! How wonderful of you to advocate for these other children...there are just so many! I wanted to send you an email and ask which homestudy agency you used, but I couldn't find where I could message you. I live in Washington, and my husband and I are wanting to adopt a little girl from RR. It seems every agency we pick is on the bad list. I would so love to hear your thoughts on this! Blessings, Lauren

rachelleevensen said...

Hi Lauren, congratulations on your decision to adopt! How exciting! I can tell you which agency we are using for our homestudy, but can't tell you yet whether I would recommend them, as we are still waiting on them to finish up our homestudy. If it gets done soon, I will tell you they are great. If we have to wait too much longer . . . Well, we'll see. They have been great so far. Just starting to worry about the timeline they are giving me. Email me at if you see this reply to your reply, and I'd love to chat with you more!