A few years ago we moved into a quaint neighborhood in heart of the Salt Lake Valley. One of the anxieties of moving includes "meeting the neighbors". You never know what you're going to get! Quickly we became acquainted with our next door neighbors, the Cox Family. We remember our first impressions like yesterday, 6-girls! Wow, how do they do it? Let us be the first to tell you they do it gracefully with love. They all have hearts of gold. Included in this group of 6 are two very special girls, Bree and Mia. These two sweet angels have down syndrome. As a family, it takes some pretty incredible parents and siblings to meet the unique challenges this brings, and they face these challenges head on. No doubt about it, they all have touched our lives. They show us how much more we can conquer when we open our hearts and love, no matter what trial we are faced with.
The Cox family show Christlike compassion to all. Mia was their first adoption and her story
was simply a miracle. Thru this miracle, the Cox family was able to spread awareness for adoptive special needs children worldwide.
To know them is to love them. Here is a little more about their family...
Kris and Kecia Cox have been married for 16-years. They have 6-daughters. Their third daughter, Bree, was born with down syndrome and drew up a new set of blueprints for their life different then any they had ever anticipated. When she was 4 they were led to adopt another little 4 year old girl, Mia, with down syndrome from Ukraine in 2011. The Cox’s were very blessed through Mias adoption and feel her entire adoption journey was orchestrated by God, and was miraculous and life changing. To this day they are still humbled and grateful for all those who were part of Mia’s miracle. They recognize that they could not have brought Mia home without the love and support of so many - both friends, family, and even strangers - all working together to save a little girl.
Although the Cox family knew how important adoption was and knew first hand how hard it was to leave Mias’ orphanage and all the other children left behind, they never imagined they would be doing it again. And now almost 5-years later, here they are.
This time they have been led to a little boy with down syndrome. The Cox family has seen how the threads that weave the path to these children are nothing short of miraculous and can only be Gods hand and Gods will. And so, although it may sound crazy to go down this road again, sometimes crazy is still the right thing to do, and so you do it.
The Cox family is a houseful of girls and they cannot wait to give this little boy the love, the family, and the life that he deserves. He will have many “mothering sisters” ready to make up for the time he has been without love. This little prince is about to have a whole lot of princesses show him what happy endings are all about.
With special needs adoptions like this, the child does not have the luxury to wait long periods of time to collect the funds that are needed to bring these children out of the hard orphanage conditions. They need out as quickly as possible.
Needless to say we are rallying behind this family. They found a baby boy! He's perfect. He's only a few months old. He's another special needs miracle, BUT he's thousands of miles away. Many obstacles stand in their way: paperwork, governments, money, time, interviews. As friends, family and neighbors we don't want money to be a burden, especially this holiday season. It's not uncommon for adoptions like to this to cost upwards of $25k. Much of those costs are upfront and have already began to incur. So please help us make their holiday season and bring baby brother home!
Any amount helps! Here is what the money raised will go towards...
· Adoption Fees $9400 ($900 paid up front, balance paid in country)
· USCIS Fees $890 ($720 + $85 per adult in home)
· Home Study Fee $1750
· Documentation, Paperwork, & Background checks $1000
· Child's Visa, Passport, & Medical appts $1050
(This cost estimation does not include travel expenses to and from Europe plus lodging & living expenses for 1-month while there. Nor any additional customary expediting fees.)
On behalf of this little boy waiting in eastern Europe, the Cox family thanks you for your support! If you're interested in more closely following the adoption experience Kecia has setup a blog: Finding Baby Brother?lt;/a>