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, April 12, 2011

Actual News!

Almost better than that post back in November. I wanted to announce that the Boroughs' have a date!!!!!!!!!!!! They said they will be in Sullivan (Sam)'s country by the end of THIS MONTH!!!!!! ISN"T THAT AMAZING?!?!? Some families wait months and months after they commit to get a travel date. This is the most amazing thing that has happened!!! Even more amazing would be one of the other kids still at Orphanage 25 to find homes. Please help us find homes for those amazing kids! They have been pushed away from society because they are different. And to celebrate this occasion, I have a challenge for you:

  • Put a picture of one of the kids on this blog from (25) that has not been adopted yet as your wallpaper on your phone, your picture on your facebook, or put their picture where anyone could see it.

  • If someone asks who they are, explain to them who they are, and tell them what happens to orphans with special needs in that child's country (I'm not allowed to actually say where it is openly).

  • Then comment or email me with your story of what happen. Spud and I are doing it. You should too! I will be looking forward to hearing from you.

Please do it, if not for us, for those kids. You are their only hope. They have no voice without you.

~I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!- Matthew 25:40~

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