The Robbins’ adoption journey actually began in August 1981 with the birth of their oldest son in Mexico and continued to meander through domestic adoption (bringing 5 more boys into their family) after the birth of their biological daughter (in May 1982). The most recent fork in the road came in January 2012 when they made contact with a local family adopting 2 girls from Russia. With that contact they were made aware of Reece’s Rainbow and the plight of children with special needs around the world. Sharon began stalking blogs, especially The Blessing of Verity and No Greater Joy Mom (and Dad). Her heart was moved to become a Prayer Warrior for 3 waiting children through Reece’s Rainbow. As she prayed for those children each day, she heard God begin to whisper that their adoption experience was not over. Initially, Dan and Sharon were led to Elaina (Alyssa on RR) but after a short time realized that Ethan (Beacan on RR) was the perfect “two-fer” and they committed to him also. Ethan and Elaina have lived their entire lives in this orphanage, experiencing both the bad and the better and Dan and Sharon recently learned that they already share a room on the 6th floor. While Ethan is almost 12 years old and Elaina almost 10, they are about the same size as the Robbins‘ 4 year old sons. Ethan, especially, is tiny at 23 lbs and not yet walking independently. This family is so excited to reach the ‘end of the road’ and have these two home and they are so thankful for all who continue to travel with them.