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!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!!! WE'RE POSSIBLY (PROBABLY) SENDING DMITRIY HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So the other day, Tink was looking on the "RR New Commitments" page. she saw a girl She recognized named Genesis.

she clicked on The Family's blog link and read the 'was then' top post, "In the Middle Of A Miracle" she found out that not only does Dmitriy have the exact same extremely rare 'disease' i guess (they believe, it's called Peter's Anomaly), but they said they were thinking about adopting Dmitriy as well!

it would only be $5000 more. now $5000 sounds like a lot of money, but in God's eyes, that's less than a penny! Tink and i think Dmitriy and Genesis are related, so we've commited to raising that $5000 ourselves. thats rite, 2 young teenagers raising $5000 to bring a little blind kid home! we'll do all sorts of fundraisers (church offering [hopefully], selling knit items at our church...). We will try to make a documentary. PLEASE PRAY that this all works out! we hope to at least send the money to their family by Christmas!

"I can do ALL things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me!" Philipians 4:13

1 comment:

  1. That is awesome! So good to hear!
    Christine at Smiles and Trials


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