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, July 14, 2011

I lub u momy!

Hi momy, its me, Noel! We haven't met yet, but you love me! I'm riting this letter to u too tel u how bad dis plase is. I don't kno how old I am, I just kno dat I'm extremely lucky too b living here, at least dats what my caregiber says. I don't kno whats wrong wit her, but dis is not a very lucky plase too b. They make me sit around here on me bed while all the other kids go outside and run around. I just watch. It makes me feel as worthless as an unsharpened pencil. I want to go outside! What I c is pretty, I wanna be prt of it, but my cargibers says "no Noel, ur not strong enuf" it makes me sad. I just wanna fit in wit dee udder kids.
Mommy, do you kno what Crismas is? Is it good? Mommies and daddies that come to pick thier kid up and take them home always talk about Crismas and I'm always confused. Is it good? I really wanna kno!
Most of all I wanna go hom! I wanna meet my brother an siter, dady an naybor, gramama and papa, ebrybody! Pleez take me hom! I lub u momy!
Ur litl grl, Noel

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