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!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Presents For Orphans

This year, we hope to send Christmas presents to 8 U*rainian orphans. This stuff is what we have for them. Please comment on what you think would be good for each child.

We also have a dark, thicker twin sheet, a child spiderman blanket, and a child blue blanket.

Dmitriy is five years old, a month until he turns six. He is blind (only one eye, blind). He was recently transferred to (1).

Y is 14 years old. 3 feet and 3inches. She is Severely mentally delayed, cerebral palsy, double hemiplegia, dysarthria. She is at (1).

A is 18. He will be my pen pal. He was recently transferred from (1) to an adult building. He has a repaired cleft lip, injured hands, and no feet.

Sergey is five and a half. His records: congenital brain anomaly, spastic tetraparesis, simptomatic epilepsy, generalized tonic clonic seizures, cryptorchidism, adenoid vegetation, bending-movable contractures of the hip joints, deficiency anemia, mental delay. Pretty much some physical and mental delays. He lives at (25).

Noel is 7. She has severe CP and hydrocephaly. She lives at (25).

I is 13. He is 75cm. From his records: Mentally Delayed, Spina Bifida, lower paralysis, abnormal development of the left lung, right-sided inward turned foot

AJ, formally known as Anthony, is 6 years old. He has CP. He is at (25), and has a family coming for him!

Victoria is 8, almost nine. She has arthrogryposis. She is (1).

Please let us know your suggestions, preferably from the top picture.

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