Friday, December 9, 2011

Forever Family Friday

Well, it's been quite a long break. I hope everyone enjoyed the pictures and stories of our visits with Joseph and Samuel. As much as I'd like to just stay in this happy place, it's really not about me.

It's about the fatherless children who are waiting to be chosen. There are so many of them. I want to share some boys with you that many won't even consider. I'm not judging, we were there at the beginning of our adoption journey. We were sure we'd be bringing home a little boy, under the age of 4 years old. Everything you read tells you that who a child will be is determined by the time they're 5 years old and that you can't ever catch up on those first 5 years, if the early childhood education is missed. After spending a week with our Joseph, I can honestly say, "They're wrong." Those experts have obviously never been where we've been or held the precious child who is 6, 7, 8, 9 years old and still waiting to be loved, chosen, accepted.

Children are children. Age is really just a number. They want to belong to someone. So, here are the boys who wait, because they are boys, because they are "older" children. Under each boys photo you can click on their name to learn more about them on Reece's Rainbow. Please, join me in praying and advocating for these precious littles who just simply need families...

Oleg lost his family this week and is facing transfer to the institution. He has a grant over $7,000 and can be adopted with Shane (pictured below). They look like they belong together to me.

Shane also has a decent grant ($2500) and needs a family, now!

Samuel is 11 years old and only has $11 in his grant. Is he your son? If not, maybe you want to help Samuel by sharing his story and donating to his grant.

Andrue, who was taken home by his birth family until he was nine months old. At nine months old, he was abandoned at the hospital, when it was determined that he had down syndrome. My heart is breaking, is yours? Andrue has been waiting, in an orphanage, for over six years for a family to choose him.

Mitko is doing so well according to his report. He's only missing one thing...a family!

Please, take a few minutes and pray. Ask God to show you if one of these boys or another from the Older Boys page on Reece's Rainbow is your son. They're just children who need families. It's really not as hard as we make it. They need a home and we have homes. Let's be Jesus to these children. 

Pray, Adopt, Advocate, Support...

Hidden in Christ,

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