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, January 1, 2012


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!

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