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!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Update About Our Trip

Well, after much talking and emailing with Megan over at L2O, we have gotten in touch with their in-country coordinater, G! He has talked with N, the director of 25, and she is willing to have some Americans (us), come and talk to the kids, which was our initial goal, to teach them about Jesus. We also have gotten a "date", August 2012. And G said he would be able to be our guide/translator, which is a huge relief as we know NO R*ssian/ Uk*ainian (the language in the boys' county), and would be very lost. Hopefully we will get an actual date set up soon so we can plan for it! If you know of anyplace we could get R*ssian/ Uk*ainian bibles cheap, or donated, PLEASE LET US KNOW! We know you are out there...


  1. Yay!!!! Anthony's GETTING ADOPTED!!!! I guess your birthday letter worked!!!!

  2. Thanks Dana!!!! we found out!!!! Isn't it exciting!?!


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