A Beautiful Post by my wife about Winona’s Death, Moving Forward and the miracle of Kai’s Adoption.

Today is a bittersweet day for me. A year ago we were plowing through the adoption paperwork and checklists to bring Winona Mae home. We had a crib, stroller and had just bought paint for her room and had planned to paint over the weekend! Things were moving forward and we couldn't wait to hold…

The Night Before we leave for China

Tonight was absolutely AMAZING! I asked my Church to pray for my family and they did! So humbling! Our adoption journey has been amazing! It's been stressful! It's been incredible!  It's been anxiety filled! It's been up and its been down! It's been miracle after miracle! It's been amazing to see God work and move!…

A little of Kai’s story…And how we’re going to get him as soon as we get our Travel Dates

This is as much as we know about Kai's story. What I do know is this...his story is about to inter twine with our stories and I can't wait for our new story.  Kai was abandoned At 6pm on June 19, 2014, the Police received a call by a citizen who said there was an…

I can’t even process how ROUGH the month started but how AMAZING it finishing!

What a month!  I'm telling you, this week started out ROUGH! I wonder how many people can relate? I actually wrote this BLOG POST talking about just being tired of pain! I know I'm not alone. I know people have rough weeks all the time, but this one, for whatever reason, just started out rough. I take…

Want to help us Bring Kai home? Sponsor a Puzzle Piece. Super easy! HUGE IMPACT!

Hey there! Maybe you've heard or maybe you haven't, but the Raitz family is adopting an almost 3 year old boy from China! We are naming him Kai David Raitz and we couldn't be more excited! This process started 10 years ago when God started to lay adoption on our hearts. Last fall, Tracie and I decided to start…

We’re praying for 25 people to Help us Bring home Kai. Would you pray with us?

If you haven't heard yet, the Raitz family is adopting a little boy from China named Kai. You can read more about it here. We're beyond EXCITED and HUMBLED! We pray everyday for the moment we'll be able to bring him home! That's why we're praying for 25 people to each give $100 towards Kai's…

An update on our Adoption Process. Meet Kai!!

Well, to be quite honest, the month of February was a tough month for the Raitz family. It feels like we have been coming out of a daze. As you may or may not know, we started our adoption process a few months ago and we fell in love with a little girl from China…

The sweetest text from my dad about Winona

Last week I received literally hundreds of texts, emails, cards, messages and calls from all the over the world about the news that Winona (the baby we were working towards adopting) had passed away in China. They all meant the world! Every single one.  Here's one that I'll cherish forever and its from my dad…