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!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

It's A Party!

I am stealing this idea from a fellow blogger, Pam ( 
Frank is going to be 13 in May! That's so close! I want to do something "big" for his birthday. So I thought, I could have a "party" for him like Pam did for Emmit! I am stealing her "rules", I will do the same.

For every $5 donation to Frank's adoption fund...

You can bring a child of your choice to the party!

1 for $5...

2 for $10...

3 for $15...


Your child(ren) will have a place on my sidebar at least through May (since I don't know his actual birthday, we're celebrating all month!)

(Space permitting of course - let's fill that sidebar up!)

I will also mention your child in one of my blog posts with a link to your child's profile or your family's family sponsorship page if you are adopting.

I will also share them on my Facebook page, and add them to an album on the page, so people can see!

If you'd like me to include a link to your blog or your fundraiser as well just let me know...

By commenting on this post...

Or sending me a FB message! 

Starting now! I'll keep this post going, with who has joined. I've got lots of places, come join and celebrate Frank! Hopefully this will be his last birthday alone!

UPDATE: $5 challenge!

You can do a lot with just $5. I'm having a $5 fundraiser. Instead of spending in on that coffee, consider spending it to help Frank!
This is all part of Frank's birthday celebration!
With $5, you can do one of the following:
- Purchase a handmade friendship bracelet
- Purchase a set of hair bows
- Invite a child to Frank's party! The child of your choice will be featured in a blog post, my blog sidebar, and a special birthday party album on my FB page!

I have some incentives for you to come join!

If you do one of the following:
a) buy a set of hair bows and invite a child
b) buy a bracelet and invite a child
c) buy a wallet
d) invite two children
You can invite another child! The only rule is you have to purchase a wallet or invite another child, and you can invite another!

If you share on your blog, you can invite a child! Only once please.

Plus, if you give more then $25, I will make you a personalized photo/ music video!

So why not join? Come join the party!

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