*We have re-opened our campaign by request. We do not expect more (you have given immeasurably, and we are so, SO thankful), but for those still wishing to give towards the rest of the adoption costs and the two surgeries Micah will need when he comes home, the fundraiser is open again. Thank you for loving our family!!!!*

We've been fighting for 7.5 years to bring our son, Micah (14, deaf), home from Ethiopia. We were told from day one that his case was impossible. That he would never be adopted. That he would never acquire any language or education. That he was hopeless.

We never believed any of it. So we fought for him. And we just got our court date for him--March 20th!!! This fundraiser will be used to cover the final adoption costs and bring him HOME!!!!

We are the Ruper family: Abe, Marissa, and our four amazing teenagers (also from Ethiopia!!!): Levi (19, deaf), Olivia (18), Natalie (15, deaf), and Zahria (13).

We have been fighting for SO long for Micah....we have exhausted all of our resources and your help would mean the world to us! This boy is so amazing, so kind and intelligent, and he has the heart of his favorite animal: a lion!!!! <3 Please help us bring him HOME!!!!
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Marissa Ruper-Zepeda 
Rochester, NY
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