"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Connecting the Rainbow...

If you look to right on my side bar, you will see a new graphic for a brand-new Reece's Rainbow program called Connecting the Rainbow!

This exciting new program's main goal is to support and help parents in Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine, and Russia who have chosen to keep their child with Down syndrome home and raise them in their own family. Isn't this awesome!!!!

To find out more details, please click on the graphic to the right. AND, you can be big part of the process, too, by either donating financial support, toys, and therapy tools listed under the "wish list" section.

Also, I wanted to share that I am going to be the Parent Liaison for the Ukraine part of the program. I am so excited for this opportunity.

Take a peek at the website....as is stated there, the MAIN goal is that the services of Reece's Rainbow and adoptions of children with Ds will no longer be needed in these Eastern European countries. Please join us in helping take the steps to make that happen!


  1. I think this is a fantastic outreach to connect DS families! And I was very proud to read that you were the liaison for Ukraine. Excellent choice!

    Hope you're having a great Super Bowl party!

  2. This is so exciting! Please keep us updated as to what you will need and what you will be doing to support the families in Ukraine. I am so sorry to say that I have not heard of anyone in Ukraine taking their newborn angel with Ds home from the hospital. Would LOVE to connect with some of them. I will be in the Donetsk region this summer for a week or so with His Kids Too! (hiskidstoo.org). Please let me know if I can contact anyone while there. If not this trip, than maybe the next one.