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!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Another Prince and Princess
If you didn't know, 1 is a mental institution. The worst one. More on that is coming.
On top is Dmitriy. He is 5 years old, will turn 6 on December 26. He is blind (only has one eye, and it is blind). This picture is already old, from October 2009. I have another picture of each of them.
And right above is Victoria. She is already eight years old, and will turn 9 on December 12. She has arthrogryposis. It is so sad that a boy has longer hair than her, but this picture is a year old, maybe in the next picture she will have long hair.
I'm going to be sposoring all three, fighting for their lives.
An older picture of Victoria, where you can see how arthrogryposis has affected her legs and feet.
A 'baby' picture of Dmitriy.