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Hi! We are the Carlsons and we are delighted to be adding to our crew.

Our daughter Qing joined our family in 2014 at age 5 and what a blessing she has been!  She is a true ray of sunshine to all who meet her. During her adoption process we became aware of her waiting friend Xin Lei. My heart skipped a beat the first time I saw his picture and I knew God wanted him in our family.  We had the opportunity to meet Xin Lei while in China in 2014 and we are so excited to be heading back this February 2016 to bring him home!

We covet your prayers as Xin Lei leaves his orphanage home of 10 years and transitions into our family. We are so thankful for the Half the Sky nanny training program that produces nurturing caretakers for the many children that wait for their forever families. Xin Lei has been well cared for and loved by his Half the Sky nannies and will no doubt be greatly missed.

We appreciate your support in our call to adoption and special needs children. In addition to our adoption expenses of $30,000, we will have construction costs of $45,000 to add an elevator and modify our home to accommodate the mobility needs of both Qing and Xin Lei's use of wheelchairs and walkers.

Thank you for considering partnering with us in growing our family as God has called us in Isaiah 1:17.

"Learn to do right. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Take up the cause of the orphan. Defend the rights of the widow."


Tara and John, thank you for your obedience and faith!

God Bless


May God continue to use and bless your family

Heather and Josh Wauchope

Greg Boice

Beverly Dawahare

Ed & Brenda Brand

Excited for Xin Lei and because the Carlson family is following God's will. May the Lord bless you always!!!

Paul Stahara

Jackie Fedrow

It is my honor to support this amazing family. Best wishes...sending prayers your way my friend!

william espinosa

god bless

The Ruschman family

It is so exciting that God has called you to adopt special needs kids ! prayers for you and your growing family.

John & Angela Raske

XOXO to the Carlsons from the Raskes. Welcome home, Xin Lei! We are cheering you on in prayer!

Nate Feller

Susan Wolff

So happy for you and your growing family!!

Marci Allen

Friend of a friend who loves adoption. Blessings to your sweet family.


Your story spoke to my heart. I don't know you though a friend and previous neighbor of Angela Raske. Welcome home.

Deborah Lingle

Enjoy your growing family! Love & miss you!