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, January 28, 2012


There is a boy on Reece's Rainbow that L2O has met. His name is Kirill. I wanted to share the link for many, many pictures of him.
Just go into those albums.
Aww, I missed his birthday. He turned eight, eight days ago. Happy late birthday Kirill.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Update on Maxim O

Well, was checking the Lost Boys pages, and i noticed that Maxim has had over $6,000 donated to his fund! Thanks!
And his info has been updated:
"Maxim is absolutely cleared for international adoption, however his physical condition IS delicate and unstable.  His "tumor" is interwoven in other internal organs, this is the concern for the surgery and for transport.  Families considering adopting Maxim will need to work with us and officials to make special arrangements for transportation.  This will incur additional costs, so families should be prepared for this.
Families must be homestudy approved to commit.
$6511.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!"

Please help Maxim find a family!!!



Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Emmitt!

Boy, Born January 26, 1998
Emmitt is a sweet boy. He is living in one of the mental institutions, and has been for many years, yet he remains sweet, intelligent, and kind. Ttwo of our adopting families met him while they were there, and are pleading for a family to save him. From his medical records: myelomeningocele (spina bifida) From one of our adoptive families: " Emmitt has a severe deformity of his legs. He cannot walk at all. He is very friendly, funny, and talkative. He desperately seeks out attention. He was talking to my husband, and holding Zack's hand, which he then put on top of his head for Zack to rub his hair. He is extremely intelligent, and just precious! I brought him paper and crayons, and he drew me a flower"
"We are seeking more official medical information about his condition, but hope someone out there will see this sweet young man and know his kind and loving spirit.
"$277.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

This is Emmitt. Today is his 14th birthday. He only has $277, and he's now a lost boy!! I will be adding him soon. Now he only has two years untill he ages out. Please help save him!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Eric Ludy - Depraved Indifference

Saw this video a while back, and found it again. Watch with an open heart and you will cry.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Teen's Videos Go Viral After Death

Wow. I watched this video at the end of last year. Now, I see this video again, and my heart aches for him. Watch this video and cry with me. I pray I'll see Ben when I die. I know I will.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Well, this little boy has been all over the internet, and he's gonna be a Lost Boy!

I have so much information about Valentin. He needs a family who will be able to help him recover from years in a laying down room in an institution, heavily medicated. He had a family, but they couldn't adopt him. The one of him in orange is his Reece's Rainbow page.. The others are from the family. More info and his poem coming.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Lost Boys

This new year, I have a new Project. It's called, 'The Lost Boys'. Ever seen Peter Pan? Well, I have my own lost boys. I got the name from the movie, and from a family who adopted from an institute. They spoke of the lost boys, here. I have selected six boys, ages 6-14. Four are in Russia, two are in EE-1 on RR. One in EE is in a mental institution. Only three of these boys have any money in their grant funds, and only two has over $100 (He has $111, $400). They have almost no chance at getting adopted. Boys are usually picked last for adoption. Most people prefer girls. As they get older, their chances get even slimmer, as most families want to adopt a younger child, possibly so the child doesn't know they were adopted. Having a disability makes these chances even slimmer.
Let's say that the chances beginning out were even.
A boy has 50% change of getting picked over a young girl
An older boy has a 25% change getting picked over the same girl
An older disabled boy has about 13% change getting picked over the same girl.
All these kids are worthy of adoption. They all need families. I will sponsoring them this entire year. I will post on birthdays, announce donations, and if they get adopted, I will follow the family through. At the end of 2012, I'll pick six or seven new boys.
My goal is to have all six of these boys by the end of 2012:
1st: Fully supported
2nd: commited family
3rd: Home
Please help me save these boys. Below you will find the profiles of each boy. I hope you fall in love with them too.
Sasha- Age 6- $0 :(
Valentin- Age 5- $440 :) Need more
Patrick- Age 8- $0 :(
Artem- Age 8- $38 :) but needs more!
Alexander- Age 9- $0 :(
Maxim- Age 14- -$110 :) but needs more!
About Vika- She will be on this blog, as a 'Lost Girl' untill she finds a family (which is soon if you donate!!)


Date of Birth : March 2003
Gender : Male
Eyes: Brown
Hair: brown
Character: active, sociable

From a missionary who visited with him recently: " Artyem is blind. He was born in March 2003. He is a very social boy and my name reminded him of some poem/song so he started singing it over and over to me. He likes to be held and a lot of contact. He gave me the impression of being smart as he felt my entire face, nose, ears, hair, everything to try to get a picture of what I looked like. I think he would learn English really fast. We were trying to color these things we were putting together (and even though he couldn't see it I was trying to help him so it just wouldn't be blank when put up with the other kids). He didn't want to color it but just put it together and I said you need to color it first. He started repeating in English to me over and over… need to color it first, you need to color it first."

$38.04 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Artem sounds so sweet! And He's eight, almost nine years old! Artem, unlike the others, has only about a 7% chance of adoption, because being blind seems like the "worst" disability to most people. Help him find a family!

This is Artem's letter to a Papa, written by me

Dear Papa,
I heard the craziness today. Was it you? My friends say it was a papa coming for one of the babies. I wish it was you.
I heard the craziness again. Is that you? My friends say it was the same papa, coming for another baby.
I really do want a mama papa. I am happy for those babies, but don't you want a boy of four? I promise I will be good!
I know that I am not a baby anymore, I am almost seven. I guess no one wants a boy of six. Wait, my friend just said you came for an older boy! Is it me? Oh, it's not. You picked a younger boy.
I need to tell you something Papa. I am blind. Is that why you won't adopt me? I can't see, but I learn English really fast! I promise to be a good boy if you adopt me. Well, I might be bad, but I'll try not to. I am really smart, and just because I can't use my eyes, it doesn't mean I can't see you with my hands. That's why I have them, right? I love to talk with my friends, and the visitors are cool! I like singing, i have lots of songs memorized! If you come get me, I'll sing them for you!
Please Papa. I'm scared. I heard that I'm gonna get transferred soon. The only other place I ever want to go is home with you! I love you already!


Boy, born October 1997

Rough Mental Delay, Spina Bifida, Hydrocephaly low Paraplegia

Maxim is one of the most engaging and lovable children you ever could meet. He picks up English very easily and with the help of a special program (Individual Orphan Caregiver) he has significantly expanded his vocabulary. He started to pronounce words and sounds more clearly and audibly and he can join words into sentences. As Maxim grows it is more difficult for him to get around and he is having other health issues. He was tested recently to see if he could get an operation in Ukraine to help him. There are no physicians in Ukraine that can help Maxim. Physicians have been contacted in the U.S. and we believe he can be helped. Children with Spina Bifida deserve to have a family and live their lives like anyone else. Please take Maxim into your home and love him. Maxim is a blessing to everyone that meets him and you could have this blessing in your arms.

Families must be homestudy approved to commit.

$111.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Maxim is 14 years old! He has less than two years before he ages out. PLEASE HELP HIM KNOW THE LOVE OF A FAMILY!

This is Maxim's present and future without a family.

The darkness, enveloping the room.

It’s only light, flickering in the distance.

The light slowly disappears, as sleep envelops everything.


The dreams of past, sweeping into the present.

It’s the day, which happened a year ago.

The fire that destroyed two lives, and changed another.


The food is disgusting, digestive problems into me.

It’s it my fault, that I was orphanated?

The hopes I’ve been hopping, hop away like a hare leaving nothing


The years by years, leave me empty.

It’s by that time; I knew I’d never be adopted.

The home is then taken, by another force of fate

The weeks went bye, I grew weaker.

It’s that way, how I died.

The eyes closed, and my suffering finally ended.


BOY, born March 8, 2005


Sasha is just darling…handsome, happy, active, and smart! He was born with a minor VSD (heart condition). Some of his facial features may indicate FAS, but this is not documented and is only a cautionary disclosure so families are prepared. It is just as possible that he does NOT have FAS.
If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition. Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively. This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much. There is no way to know this ahead of time.

Sasha has already been transferred to the older child internat. He can be adopted with NIKO.

Sasha also has a grant available through Project Hopeful.

$0.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Sasha's Prayer to the Lord

Father God, the caregivers tell me you are our Father and we can pray to you. They say that you are always there to listen and that you love us so much. Father, I really don’t know what its like to have a father. I don’t know what its like to have a mother too.
But watching television, I can see how fathers take good care of their children, how they embrace them, how they enjoy playing with them. The other day I also saw that a child also runs to his father when bad kids try to bully him. The father sent the bad kids away and the child was carried safely in his arms. Maybe it would be wonderful if I can have a father who can carry me like that in his arms. I would be able to see more things. I would be taller than the other kids! I would surely feel very special being carried off like that.

The caregivers here are kind, but they don’t carry me like that and their shoulders are not so broad and strong. And they attend to all of us kids, they never made me feel so special. That’s why I'm asking you Lord, can you give me my own father here on earth? Can I have someone who will love me and carry me in his strong shoulders? I don’t want toys anymore Lord.

I just want a father. And a mother too. The caregivers say that tomorrow, a father and a mother will visit here to pick out one of us to be their own child. I pray Lord that they would pick me though I'm afraid I might not be the one they will choose. I heart they want a handsome kid or one who’s really talented. I'm not so handsome Lord and I don’t even know how to sing. But I can embrace them like the kids I saw in tv. I can help in cleaning their house. I can kisss them when they arrive home from work and then I would bring their slippers.

Won’t you grant my prayers O God? Will you help me? I believe that you are a Good Father as the caregivers told me and I really thank you for hearing me out. Maybe I should sleep now so I won’t be so sleepy when my father and mother picks me up tomorrow.


Boy, Born October 11, 2003
Patrick is a sweet and able boy who is diagnosed with CP. He does have significant facial features of FAS, although this is not documented in his medical records. Patrick is able to walk and play on his own, and is very high functioning. He is the best friend of MICHAELA. Although they can not be adopted together, they both strongly desire a family of their own and are high encough functioning cognitively to recognize and fear the next transfer.

From our coordinator: Patrick is the very best friend of Michaela. They spend all the time together: playing together, helping each other. He is a smart, inquisitive, very friendly and kind boy. His dream is to have a family and loving parents. He knows he is facing a transfer to an institution for disabled children of older age, where he will not have a chance to develop his potential. The orphanage staff advocates for these two children with all their hearts.

From a family who met him in July 2011: He has strabismus and cerebral palsy. But, as you know, cerebral palsy is a spectrum disorder. He can walk, talk, and play just fine. When he walked, there was a slight halting to each step, but it did not slow him down one bit!! When he came up to us, he looked in my bag and saw "Chutes and Ladders." He kept pulling at it, and then he opened the game board and let out a squeal of delight. Then he went in my bag to find the pieces. I could tell he really wanted to play the board game, but we were in the hallway and there was no room, so I pulled out the box of playdoh. He managed to pull out one of the containers and open it himself (which is difficult for an adult to do!) I showed him how to work the playdoh, and he was so happy. He was able to play and shape playdoh just fine. He was so creative with the playdoh. I helped him make a duck from the stencil and then he pretended it was swimming through the air. He was telling a whole story about this pink duck in his language. I gave (our daughter) the camera, and they kept taking pictures of each other. He kept making funny faces for most of the pictures. When he was done playing with one thing, he carefully put it back where it came from. When it was time to go, he just said "bye-bye" and left. No fits or anything. Such a happy boy. He might not be the most active child, but I am confident he would be a great child for any family.


$0.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Patrick is a very handsome young 8 year old boy. I am seeing if I can find the blog of the family that met with him.

This is Patrick's life as a lost boy. It will continue this way untill someone saves him. Please do!

Life is so free, yet so restricted,
From all happiness I am evicted.

The earth is so full, yet so much more empty,
I sit in silence as all eyes watch me.

The world plays together, yet I am so alone,
We all have shelter but I have no home.
Everyone is cared for, yet I am so neglected,
They make fun of me, no sadness is detected.

Everyone is happy, yet I am so sad,
I wonder why they treat me so bad.
We are all well educated, yet I go to no school,
They are mean because they think it is cool.

Everyone is eating, yet I have no food,
I know they laugh, but why be so rude,
Everyone matters, yet I am called names,
They will call me a tramp, I know, they are all the same,

They hit me, hurt me, yet I feel no pain,
I know tomorrow they will do it again.
Outside on sunny days they'll drink their sugared tea,
But no one knows that the sun will never shine for me.


Boy, born April

Eyes: Brown

Hair: blond

Character: active, sociable

From a missionary who visited with him: "I would say his personality seemed happy, cheerful and sociable from the little contact I had with him. I did send an email to my friends that worked with his group to get their opinion since they spent several hours with him for a week. I know he has a brain tumor that is supposedly treatable in the U.S., but the treatment is expected to be lengthy. He has been treated some in Russia and was in the hospital in the spring for more treatment. He’s a very lovable kid and very smart. He remembers people and things that they say and he is very in tune with how sick he is. He understands and comprehends a lot for his age. He loves to dance and get one on one attention (what kid doesn’t?) He’s sensitive and his feelings get hurt easily. Alex is concerned about others. He always asks how you or someone in the group is doing. He is very outgoing, not shy at all. He loves to sing songs and recite poems for you, and he knows so many! Alex loves individual attention. You are special to him and he wants to feel that he is special to you also. Simply put, he is a loving little boy who is such a pleasure to spend time with. One more thing: I have lots of pictures of Alex and some videos of him singing and reciting poems. It would be SO WONDERFUL if he could get adopted and get proper treatment in the USA. Please contact Amy for more information

$0.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Alex is now eight years old. He is fighting a brain tumor, and needs a family so he can get the treatment he needs! Here is his Reece's Rainbow Page!

Alex's Hope, please make it a reality!
Each night before I go to bed
I fold my hands and bow my head
Praying for a family and the day she will come for me
I ask God to watch over my friends at the orphanage, 
The place that I call home
Wishing we find families and rooms of our very own.
I finish my prayers and climb into bed 
Hoping that God heard what I said.
My prayers usually turn out to be my dreams at night
Hoping she will be standing there when I wake to the morning light.
One very special morning, I will hear their call,
I jump out of bed and run down the hall!
Is it her, Is it her, is that why they’ve called my name?
Running I hear them shout “It’s her, it’s her, she finally came!”
Have all my prayers been answered, have all my dreams come true
There she is in front of me, Oh Mama! Oh Mama!! Is it really you?

“Yes, it is my darling, I’ve come to take you home,” 
“I will love, protect and cherish and you will never be alone.“
Mama looks at me so differently a look so new to me,
She touches me so gently, just as I dreamed it would be. 
As I look into her eyes I watch them fill with water, 
She embraces me and whispers, “I love you so my son”.
She takes my hand and I hold it tight, 
I will never let it go, I hold with all my might. 
Hand in hand we walk together, 
No one needs to speak; we know this is forever.
And through our journey when we finally meet each other, 
She will have found her dream and I will have found my mother. By~ Nancy Kaywork