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, April 28, 2013

A Confession

I've got to confess something...
I'm in love. With this little boy. His name is Frank, and he's stolen my heart, and I can't stand to see him waiting for a family. He's a sweet, kind, silly, smart boy. But for some reason I can't understand, he's been put into a mental institution. He's been there a while. Yet he's remained smart, and bright, and kind.
But years surrounded by rocking, stimming men takes a toll on a young mind. And if he isn't saved soon, he will regress into a rocking, mindless body. He needs someone to come save him, to let him be a kid. He's almost 13 years old. But he still needs a daddy to wrestle with, a mom to comfort him. Brothers to play Nerd fights with. Sisters to make forts with. Siblings to explore with. He'd be a blessing to any family. Yes, he has a mental delay. What would you expect from a child who has spent years in a mental institution? But he hasn't lost his spirit. He's still a joyful little kid. He's bring that joy to a family. But if he isn't saved soon, he'll lose that spirit. He's strong, but no one can resist forever. Please, I am begging. Come save him. He has almost $12,000 available for his adoption. The total adoption would only cost $18,000- $20,000. He's already 2/3 of the way to fully funded. I promise, as his Guardian Angel and past Angel Tree Warrior, I will do everything in my power to raise the rest of the money needed to bring him home. Money won't be an issue.
So look around? Could your table seat one more? Could you  share a little more of your life and give him a family? Could your kids use another playmate? He just needs someone to take that step, and save him. Before it's too late. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for advocating for our little man! We're working on adopting Stellan and it's completely God and completely the result of so many praying for him. We cannot wait! And thank you again!


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