Psalm 68:5-6

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.

God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

I am Stepanie Nance. My family adopted two little boys with Down Syndrome from Ukraine in 2010. I hope to educate and to inspire you. I hope to make you laugh and to make you cry.

Come along for the ride. It's a wild one!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Getting ready for a giveaway! Must raise $1000.

I started quilting 10 years ago so that I would have somewhere to take my four year old son to play on Wednesday mornings. The quilting group at church had a nursery so I decided to give it a try!

The women of all ages that I met there have become some of my very best friends. They have been a great source of teaching and encouragement. And, I have gained confidence and learned new skills.

Even so, this was a new challenge for me. While I've put stitches in many beautiful quilts, this is the first that I will have done from start to finish. It is a panel, so no piecing was involved, but putting the whole thing together was new to me.

So far, so good!

It's not perfectly square, but close!

I'll be finishing this by next week and setting up a chip-in. When we get our home study completed and checked we will need nearly $1000 to move on to the next step. Getting our home study approved quickly by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is critical in rescuing our boys. Alec turns 4 in June and is at risk of being transferred to an institution for the rest of his short (likely) life.


  1. yey I chiped in hope it shows up soon


  2. Having problems chipping-in - my ppal acct wants an email, not a website to send $$ to.
    Help. Barbara

  3. Barbara, I'm not sure the chip in is working right. I'm not sure how to tell, either. Does it say



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