Valerie & Richard Rieben are adopting 4 children from Bulgaria

Ohio

adopting from
Bulgaria
fundraising goal
$30,000
adoption status
HomeStudy Complete
adoption agency
Global Adoption Services
Our Story
Donors (52)
Hello!

We are Richard and Valerie Rieben.

When we were married 14 years ago we never could've imagined the incredible adventures God had in store for us! In 2005, just 2.5 years after saying I do, we welcomed biological triplets Maren, Lukas and Jacob into our family. But the adventures didn't stop there! In 2007, our family grew by two when Joshua was adopted from Uzbekistan and Evan from Ukraine.

Life with five under five was so much fun that we decided to invite a few more to the party and in 2010 Alayna, Lilyana and Alexis joined us from Bulgaria. Realizing that we were still a few players short of a baseball team, we brought Benjamin and Thomas home from Bulgaria in 2012 bringing us to double digits!

They say that things are cheaper by the dozen and, with three seats left in our 15-passenger van, we decided to return to Bulgaria in 2014 to make Jesse, Eli and Gabe part of our family!

Our van may be full (though we hear that driving a bus is pretty hip), but our hearts and our home have room for more! We will soon be welcoming FOUR MORE amazing children into our family from Bulgaria (in case you've lost count, that's 17!): sisters who are 12 and 14 and two, 3 year-old boys with Muscular Dystrophy and Noonan Syndrome.

Won't you join us on our adventure by supporting us on this wild ride!?

Want to know more about our family? Click here to watch this video: www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4e4451304d7a63774d7a673d0d0a&blogview=true 
Anonymous gave $50
"I had the blessing and honor of moving into the ward where the Riebens attend church recently. Having the opportunity to witness this incredible family firsthand each week is like seeing the scriptures come to life right before my very eyes. They are God's pure love! I can't get through sacrament meeting without tearing up. Thank you - all of you! - for so beautifully emulating the Savior's love. "
February 17, 2017
Silvana
"God bless you and your family"
December 31, 2016
Brian Callan gave $300
"Hey Richard, Thanks for being an inspiration to our family. You truly "walk the walk" my friend. Hope this helps you continue the great work you are doing. Have a very Happy New Year! Thanks, Brian "
December 31, 2016
Alexis Christianson
December 30, 2016
Katherine Horn gave $60
"Thanks for the ornaments!"
December 13, 2016
Jolene Towers gave $250
"nativities, oreo truffles, buckeye's and extra donation. :) Love you guys! You continue to amaze me! "
December 11, 2016
Jolene gave $100
December 9, 2016
Dave and Stacey gave $100
December 8, 2016
Rebecca Warner gave $150
December 8, 2016
Arthur Rastetter gave $50
"What you two are doing is absolutely amazing. God Bless both of you and your entire family."
December 5, 2016
Iris and Howard Helis gave $100
"Chocolate! So glad to be in on this adoption adventure! Love your family!"
December 5, 2016
Tina Scheid gave $50
"Chocolate fundraiser. Yummmmmmmm"
December 4, 2016
Casandra Cowee
"Merry Christmas Rieben family! Good luck, and thank you!"
November 29, 2016
Melissa Quinn gave $50
"Love you Guys!! "
November 14, 2016
Amy Cartwright gave $28
November 7, 2016
Wylykanowitz Family
"In celebration of Adrian Ridoutt's 1st birthday. His parents asked for donations in lieu of gifts. Much love and support they send your way. Love, The W's"
November 6, 2016
Householder Family gave $100
"I learned of your family through my Sister in law Margarida. Your story is beautiful and we wish your family the best. "
November 5, 2016
Hillary Williamson gave $20
"We adopted our Daughter from Ukraine 2.5 years ago and now she can be a part of helping bring more kids home! "
November 4, 2016
Kerri Carlile gave $30
November 2, 2016
Laura Willis gave $20
October 28, 2016
Laura Willis gave $80
October 28, 2016
HJohnson gave $20
October 21, 2016
Sybil Adams gave $72
October 1, 2016
Gisele Stacy gave $50
"Hello! We ordered 2 of your nativity sets in navy and totally forgot to pay for them! Here is your payment :-) If it helps, we placed the order with Valerie through her Facebook page. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!"
September 27, 2016
Mary Moore gave $50
September 9, 2016
Stacey Christianson gave $28
September 8, 2016
Elizabeth Cole
September 1, 2016
Sarah Blowers
"Best wishes!"
August 31, 2016
Jill Spicer gave $140
"I'm so excited for you all! Your executive committee made a great fundraising decision!! "
August 31, 2016
Julie Beckstein gave $50
August 31, 2016
Amanda Bartel gave $28
August 31, 2016
Shannon gave $28
August 31, 2016
Marilyn Klaben gave $100
"Wishing your family good health and happy days!"
August 29, 2016
Susan Cutler gave $40
"Nativity Sets"
August 28, 2016
Stephanie Cronin gave $30
"Navy Nativity set"
August 28, 2016
Karin Meeuwsen gave $29
August 27, 2016
Denise Reker gave $50
"so excited for you guys!!"
August 27, 2016
Yvonne Villemure gave $50
"So excited for your family."
August 27, 2016
Barbara Quist gave $50
August 27, 2016
Cassie Woods gave $138
August 27, 2016
Debra Stauffer gave $50
"What a beautiful family!!!"
August 27, 2016
Molly Tanuvasa gave $28
August 27, 2016
Kati Lee Gates gave $30
"Happy Christmas."
August 27, 2016
Eleanor Paul gave $10
"Sorry it is so small an amount but it is all I have - but my love and admiration for your family is limitless!"
August 26, 2016
Melissa and Tim Sweeny
"What a wonderful and loving family! Can't wait to meet the new brothers and sisters!!"
August 24, 2016
Anonymous gave $100
"So much love in one home."
August 17, 2016
Phillip D Woosley gave $100
"God bless!"
August 17, 2016
Anonymous gave $200
August 17, 2016
Anonymous gave $500
August 16, 2016
Joseph and Elaine Bettman
"A very inspiring story.A Hebrew phrase we use,,Yesher Koach....go from strength to strength .Elaine and Joe Bettman"
August 16, 2016
Greg Bettinger gave $100
"So excited for the family!"
August 13, 2016
Kelly Mayr gave $20
August 12, 2016

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Recent Donations

Anonymous gave $50
"I had the blessing and honor of moving into the ward where the Riebens attend church recently. Having the opportunity to witness this incredible family firsthand each week is like seeing the scriptures come to life right before my very eyes. They are God's pure love! I can't get through sacrament meeting without tearing up. Thank you - all of you! - for so beautifully emulating the Savior's love. "
February 17, 2017
Silvana
"God bless you and your family"
December 31, 2016
Brian Callan gave $300
"Hey Richard, Thanks for being an inspiration to our family. You truly "walk the walk" my friend. Hope this helps you continue the great work you are doing. Have a very Happy New Year! Thanks, Brian "
December 31, 2016
Alexis Christianson
December 30, 2016
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