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, August 2, 2011
A Plea For An Innocent Life
orphanage, in a laying down room, because he has some more needs than
the other kids. Ok, he's not "normal". Are you saying your child is?
All kids have "special needs". Timmy doesn't like spaggetti; Joy
sleeps with a blanket around her feet. We just call them "quirks" or
say "it makes them unique". Sergey is unique. But his "uniqueness" is
labeled as a "disability" and he is locked away in an orphanage.
I don't know Sergey's story, I don't really know anything about him.
But his parents were probably forced to give him up. What would you do
if your child couldn't walk and everyone was telling you to lock him
away, so you could have a "free" life? His history isn't what's
important, its right now. Let me take you to Sergey's world. Right
now, he is laying in the same bed he has been in for 5 years. He's
hungry, because they don't have enough food at the orphanage for
everybody to eat a lot. The sounds of the babies crying is keeping him
awake. He has to go potty, but doesn't want to go in his diaper. He
knows it will be wet and uncomfortable if he does.
This little boy is so handsome, he needs a family, so he can reach
his full potential. I remember there was a family that adopted a child
from Eastern Europe. He was a little older than Sergey I think. He had
been labeled as a "Cannot Walk" child. Once he was home, and the
family spent some time on him, he was able to walk. It was that no one
had spent time to teach him and help him how to walk. I believe Sergey
is much the same. He needs a family to spend the time to help him
learn. And if he is in a wheelchair, that is better than a bed for the
rest of his life. Transfer to a mental institution is the worse thing
that could happen to Sergey. Most children transfered DIE within their
first year there. Two children have already been adopted and saved
from Orphanage 25 and that fate. Another is in the process. I know
about all those new laws in Uk*aine, how adoption of children under 5
is limited to certain special needs. Sergey's over that age, so he's
adoptable. He's available to large families, or first time parents, or
anyone in between. Yes, its far. Yes, its expensive. Yes, theres a lot
of "What if's". But wouldn't it be worth it to know you SAVED A LIFE?
Sergey was put here for a reason. I found him for a reason. You're
reading this FOR A REASON. What's that reason? His family is out
there. They just need to go get him. Please spread the word about him.
Tell his family where their son is. The handsome Prince Sergey awaits.
It's all for Jesus.