Adoption Stories

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A local non-profit is throwing a huge blowout to help bring a special needs girl home to Kentucky. The Rawe family of Campbell County is adopting a baby with Down Syndrome from Eastern Europe and the journey to get her to her new home won’t be easy. The Rawes knew that their family wasn’t complete and after suffering a series of miscarriages, they turned to the website Reece’s Rainbow. It was there that they learned some staggering statistics. Thousands of children across Europe and Asia are put up for adoption because they’re born with Down Syndrome. It was on that site that they found their little girl.


“It was kind of like, ‘oh, I think she’s ours’,” said Jackie Rawe.


Then the daunting cost of getting the little girl here began to set in. That is where Brack Duncan and Josh come in. The pair founded the non-profit Buddies of the Bluegrass, to raise money for Kentucky families adopting children with special needs. It just so happens that Brack was already thinking of throwing an event for Josh.

They are putting on an event with Kentucky musicians to raise the $20,000 to bring the Rawe’s little girl home. The event will include an ‘America’s Next Top Model’ alum.

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