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!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

You will cry

after reading this post. I am sorry if it ruins your day. But it has to be told.

This is a page made by Reece's Rainbow people in memory of the orphans who have died alone. Those last two girls, Olga and Erra, they died of the flu. The mental institution didn't have the funds to get medicine to get better. Death is the fate to these children. Anthony has limited time before he is sent to a mental institution. Most children DIE within their first year there. Do you want him to be on this page too, another statistic? He needs a family, as do the rest of these kids (except Sullivan who's getting adopted). Don't be afraid if you don't have the finances. I know America is in kinda a bad economic situation right now, but it's getting better. GOD WILL PROVIDE!! He WILL provide for everything we need. Money is just a barrier set by the world. Fundraisers and things can totally help you crush it. Special needs is another thing that holds people back. Do't let it! SAVE these kids, PLEASE!

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