Frank's Freedom

Meet Frank. He’s 13 years old, and is curious, busy, fun happy and bright. He has a mental delay, but that doesn’t stop him from being friendly, engaging and kind. He’s also an orphan in Eastern Europe. This means he is in an institution. If he is not adopted by age 16, he will be thrown out on the street with nothing but the clothes on his back and his “disabled orphan” status. Let me tell you more about Frank.

He’s little, about the size of a 7 year old. And he’s smart. He is in a group with teenage boys ages 16-24. He does puzzles and he does his chores diligently. He is very kind to the younger children. Frank is friendly and engaging. He likes being with the boys, but is happy being alone too. He plays appropriately with toys and is “all boy”. He could very easily function in a family. Frank is curious, smart, fun and sweet. He likes to play in the dirt and jump on the trampoline. Frank is independent, a good eater, is happy and content. Frank is physically healthy. He walks, runs, feeds himself, speaks, does puzzles and interacts with others well. He's a sweet boy who seems rather unaffected by his surroundings. He has no future where he's at, and without help, he's never getting out. Institutions are a one way ticket to nowhere. And this little boy deserves a future. This little boy will be a blessing to any family.

The Baker family has committed to adopt Frank and another boy, Emmitt. But international adoption is pretty expensive. The adoption would cost about $30,000. Reece’s Rainbow is an organization that helps with this cost. They set up grants for children in 25 countries around the world, and any money that is donated to these funds is given to the families to help with adoption fees. With Reece's Rainbow's help, the Baker family only needs about $10,000 to bring home both boys!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's Sullivan's 5Th birthday today. Let him not spend another year in the orphanage. As he gets older, his chances of being adopted are getting smaller and smaller, and the chances of him being sent to a mental institution are getting bigger and bigger. He's lucky he hasn't been sent yet, as most orphans are sent on their 4Th birthday. I really want to get Sullivan home by his 6Th birthday. Or at least get a family on their way to save him. He needs saving! Imagine if he was your child (and he very well could be). Wouldn't you want someone to go save him from life in a mental institution, save him from an early death? That's whats going to happen to Sullivan if he's not adopted. Most children are sent at age 4 and die within the first year, due to neglect and lack of everything. This little boy needs a family! He's spent the first 5 years of his life without one, don't let him live another day without one! There are so many orphans in this world, and they all need families. In Europe, most special-needs orphans are sent to a mental institution for the rest of their life, which is shorter. The "Lucky" orphans who manage to stay out of a mental institution live in an orphanage. When they are sixteen, they are kicked out of the orphanage, onto the streets with nothing but the clothes on their backs and the "orphan" label and sometimes the "disabled" label. It's hard enough to get a job in America. If you were a teen with a disability in Europe or Russia, then it would be even harder. No one would want to hire a "disabled" person, or even an "orphan". Most orphans turn to drugs or suicide. No one deserves either option, and that's where Sullivan is headed if someone doesn't save him. I would adopt him if I could, but I can't. I'm adding some pages on the top with the requirements for his adoption. don't be afraid because of the price. Fundraising can do so much! Please save this little boy from certain death! Even if you can't adopt, please donate or at least spread the word.


  1. Happy Birthday. Hang in there, Sullivan!

  2. thanks C! This blog has had so many views! It's had 528 and its growing by the second! It makes me so happy!

  3. HI!
    My name is Cindy and I believe "C" posted on my blog about Sullivan. I have 2 sets of twins, ages almost 5 and almost 8 and 3 out of the the 4 have Chiari Malformation. All 3 kids have under gone the decompression surgery. Please email me is I can help in anyway
    Sullivian is such a beautiful little boy!! I would snatch him up in a heartbeat!!

  4. The best way you can help is to donate towards his adoption and/ or spread the news about him! The more people that know about him the better his chances are of getting adopted.


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