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, June 7, 2011

It's Called Kindergarden

In 8 days, Sergey turns five- years-old. If he was here in America, he would be entering Kindergarden this fall. He would getto be with "big kids", and be learning. Most kindergarden classrooms have a turtle. Sergey would get to play with the turtle, learn about it, learn how it's shell is like it's shield. He would get to interact with other kids his age, most likely with others that also have a "special power" or learning disability. He would be going to therapy 2-3 times a week, getting his muscles working so he could possibly learn how to walk. Sergey would have a loving family, maybe some siblings. He would be an awesome little brother, maybe an older brother.
He can't go to kindergarden, can't learn about the turtle shells, can't learn how how to count, learn his alphabet. It is NOT because he has cerebral palsy. It is because he is an orphan in Ukraine. If he found a family in America or Canada, he would have the potential to learn all that, to do all that.
But no one has come for Sergey. He has been sitting in a bed in an orphanage in Eastern Europe; one of the 109 there. He has no opportunity for learning therapy, or even to thrive. But that's not even the worst place for him to be. But due to his age and disability, he will be taken there. A MENTAL INSTITUTION. Most children transfered to one DIE within the first year, just from lack of attention or anything. Does Sergey deserve that? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!!! NO child deserves that. I can not even begin to explain what would happen if he were transfered. Start the paperwork now, save him please! Let him go to kindergarden like any other 5 year old boy.
God bless.
if you can't adopt, please donate. And prayclike crazy. God has his plan for this little boy, pray for him.
and anthony as he will be transfered anyday.
May the Lord bless the rest of your evening.

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