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 26, 2011

National Pre-teen Orphan Awareness Week!

Well, not so national. I have decided that every year, the last week of April is going to be National Pre-Teen Orphan Awareness week. You can also call it NPTOA Week.
Well, I guess I will get started. I went on Reece's Rainbow and found every kid that was born in the 1990's on there. That means that the kids I'm about to show you have spent a minimum of 11 years as an orphan. That is not right! These kids are supposed to be going through the stresses of entering middle school, not sitting in a mental institution. They should have started school when they were 6, not sit there, regressing in that setting. Well, enough harping you. Here are those kids!

Here is Emmitt. He turned 13 on January 26. He has Spina Bifida, and can not walk at all. He is so smart, yet he is stuck in a mental institution in a CRIB! instead of a loving family that could help him. Please consider saving Emmitt. He only has 1, 005 days before he ages out, and he would be stuck in that institution for the rest of his life. Please save him before he turns 16. Doesn't this boy deserve a family??? Go on his page and read the story one of the adopting families told about him.

This is Bobby. He will turn 13 on October 30. He has Down Syndrome. Please consider saving him! He has so much potential! Check out his page to learn more about handsome Bobby.

This handsome young man is Daniel. I know he doesn't look it, but he is 11 years old, and turns 12 on July 12. He is from China, and would make such a great addition to any family. Just look at that smile! Look at his page to see how many good traits he has! Daniel does have Down Syndrome, I believe.

Look at those bright green eyes! Doesn't that show you that Vlad would make a good son? He will turn 12 on September 22, and is drawing closer to the age limit to be adopted. And if he is not adopted, then his "HIV+ and orphan" status will follow him the rest of his life. Please consider Vlad!

You can see that Tim is just smiling at the camera. You can see in his eyes that he's not happy. That is because he wants a family, and expresses it a lot. But Tim is HIV+, no fault of his own, and he knows that most families don't want an HIV+ child. Please show this boy that someone does want him. Tim turns 12 in November. Give him the best birthday present ever: A Family!

Boy, Larisa is Pretty! Wouldn't you want this beautiful 12 year old girl? Most people would, but then they find out she is HIV+ and they give up. Please dont let Larisa spend one more birthday (December 12) alone.

Now here is a very talented boy who has been hidden from society because he is HIV+. Marat is almost 13 already (June 1998), and he will be lost in the world after he turns 16 and ages out of the system. Please help Marat reach his full potential in America or Canada.

Wow, now Tyler is a boy who looks older than he is! Tyler is actually 11, and turns 12 in October. He has Spina Bifida and can't walk.

I love Julie's red hair. I am not sure what needs Julie has, though she may have possible brain damage. She is 12, turned/ turning 13 this month. She only has 3 years left before she ages out of the system! Please help save Julie!
All of these pre-teens should have been in loving families by now. They have been in orphanages too long. Please help save them. Consider adopting an older brother or sister! Adopt two instead of one! Most of these pre-teens are available to large familes, and to single parents. Please help, for the sake of Pre-Teen Orphans. Go ahead and post this on your blogs, just make sure you credit my blog please.

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