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!
Monday, April 25, 2011
Happy 5th birthday Daphne
Do you remember your fifth birthday? What did you do? Did you have a sleepover with some of your best friends? Did you go see a movie? Maybe you had a party. With ice cream cake and five flaming candles. But what was the most memorable part? I bet it wasn't the presents. You probably don't remember what you got. I bet that the most memorable part was being there with your family and friends, knowing that they were there to celebrate you
Daphne won't spend her fifth birthday that way. She doesn't have any family to sing her happy birthday. She won't have a big cake and a bunch of presents. Most likely, she will spend it the wayshe has spent her last four birthdays, alone in an orphanage. She probably doesn't even know it's her birthday. Isn't that sad? Remember as a child , you would count down the days until your birthday in like 2 or 3 months adavance? Daphne wouldn't do that. How sad is that? To not know when your birthday was?
I hope this will be her last birthday Alone please help raise awareness about orphanage 25. These are normal little kids, they just happen to not have parents and the ones we sponsor just happen to have some difficulties that seem to draw people away from them. All little kids are special, just some specialness, like special needs, have come off negative. And to top it off, Daphne and the other kids at 25, they live in Europe where their only voice for adoption and to yet saved is YOU! yes you, our like one follower. Yes YOU who just happened across this blog. YOU DON'T HAVE TO ADOPT TO HELP AN ORPHAN! you can help in many ways . Raise money and send it to the kids funds. Get involved in our service opportunities. Start your own organization for another orphanage on reece's rainbow. Please email me or spud for more information! We will get back to you as soon as we humanly can.
So happy birthday little Daphne. I pray that you know that there is someone on the other side of the world praying that you will be home by your next birthday.