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, February 4, 2012

Tyler A Lost Boy

This is Tyler. This picture was taken less than a week ago. He's 13 years old, and really wants a family
This is his Reece's Rainbow page.
The part at the end is by this family:
They are in country right now, and have met Tyler, and others at his orphanage. They say:

From his caregivers:  The boy is very friendly, communicative. He is very artistically talented. He likes to dance and sing. He takes a part in the concerts. He wants be taken to the family.  Tyler normally wears glasses, and when he has his glasses on, his eye barely crosses at all.  He took them off for the pictures, but he wears them all the time. 


From an adoptive family who visited with him in February 2012:  "We have really enjoyed getting to know Tyler.  He is such an incredible kid!  You just have no idea how impressed we are with him.  He is very neat and organized, and takes good care of his things.  I thought at first he was quite serious, because when I met him, he was posing for his photograph.  Now, we've been able to chat with him using an interpreter.  He LOVES to read- carries a book with him and uses the library here a lot.  His favorite thing are fiction stories.  Here, they have a lot of fairy tales, and he enjoys those, but I can so easily see him flying through any of the popular Christian fiction series for boys.  He's very smart, and everyone here really likes him.  We've seen him with the younger kids, they all treat him like a big brother and he is so kind and gentle with them.   Like the others we've met here, he seems very emotionally healthy- it's just his legs that aren't working, not his heart, mind and soul.  He would just thrive in a family!  The hardest part about today came at the end.  He asked how long it will be before his family comes to get him from America.  I don't know what to say- he's been listed for nearly a year, and no one has asked about him.  He's so hopeful and trusting that he has a family and he doesn't have much time left.  I don't know why he has gotten passed over- he'd be an amazing son!"

He's gonna be a lost boy now ;) Please help him find a family. 

He is risen

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