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

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!!)

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