Monday, November 29, 2010


I have been doing a whole lot of THIS today!

Praise God for all of these beautiful hearts that I have witnessed pouring out His love for the orphans! Every single donation, no matter how small, brings a family one step closer to paying the ransom ($20,000-$40,000) for their special little one! All of these children need a family of their own. They need rescuing out of institutions. They need YOUR help! 80% of the children that are transferred to a mental institution will not survive their first year there. With your help, your donation, these kiddos could be home with their new families by next Christmas! Let's help bring a smile to these faces!

Matvey (Older Other Angel)

Matvey is such a cute little boy, with blonde curls!   He is cognitively delayed, but does not seem to have any official diagnosis other than that.  He has amazing potential!!   He is already 3 1/2 and will be transferred to the institution after the summer.  Please give this little guy a chance to fulfill his potential!    One of our own adoptive families who visited with him in March 2008 shared this with us:  “  This little guy did NOT want to be photographed!  He was quite happy doing whatever he was doing before being brought into the room but having his picture taken was not high on his priority list.  He has deep mental delay (understand that this is according to Eastern European standards he was more aware and alert than a child with Down syndrome might be at the same age).  I can't tell you his eye color because he down-right refused to look at me, but those blonde curls sure were cute!

Jason (Older Other Angel)

Boy, Born April 10, 2003
HELP!  I have been transferred to a remote institution, with no hope of finding my family without you!

Julie (Older Girl w/ DS)

Girl, Born June 19, 2002

Lucy (Older Girl w/ DS)

Girl, Born on December 20, 2004
Miss Lucy is just precious! She is 5 years old and waiting for her family. She is healthy besides her strabismus, and is doing very well!! Lucy is described as playful and happy. She attends a school for children with special needs, and recieves multiple therapies and special education. She is improving every day and she is very smart. She will truly benefit from having a loving family of her own.

Adam (Older Boy w/ DS)

Boy, Born March 14, 2001
Adam is a darling little boy who clearly says “no thanks!” to the camera!    The photo we have is outdated, but he is doing well.   Adam has sandy blonde hair.  He is totally healthy and waiting for his forever family! He does have strabismus in both eyes.   He is walking and doing his best to keep up with his peers.  He has been integrated into a mainstream kindergarten for a year now!  Socially he is a bit isolated, his speech is not very good, and he will need lots of help.  But environment is so important, and the encouragement and models in a loving family will make a world of difference for this muffin! 

Braden (older Boy w/ DS)

Date of Birth: December 2004
Gender: Male
Eyes: Gray
Hair: light brown
Character: A boy with a desire to come into contact with an adult, but selectively. Likes to do individually. Flirts with an adult (smiles, laughs, pulls the clothes), loves to cuddle, affectionate. If the offense – covers his face with his hands, but quickly calmed down. It is very fastidious and capricious to the food.

Kiersten (Older Other Angel)

Girl, Born April 1, 2000
Isn't Kiersten beautiful?  She is  10 years old but is still very much a toddler.   She is not able to walk on her own.  There is nothing in her medical records to indicate why she is so delayed, and she does not show obvious facial features of any other common conditions.    
From her medical records: significant mental delay, congenital hypothyroidism

Natalia (Older Other Angel)

Girl, Born March 6, 2003
Natalia is a GORGEOUS little girl with brown hair and giant blue eyes.   She is 6 years old.   She is a very smart little girl, but her medical records show cognitive delay and some epileptic issues.   Her seizures are infrequent, and she does take medication to control it.   Her cognitive delay is likely a result of the seizures though.   She also has some strabismus (crossed/lazy eye), but this can be corrected in the US.  Natalia is able to speak, and when our missionary asked her if she would tell us something , she was trying to rehearse a little poem!  Natalia is not able to walk on her own.  She is carried everywhere.   We are uncertain as to WHY this is, but can only know in our hearts that her life will be greatly improved to have therapy and a family of her own.   She is a very nice little girl, happy and friendly and beautiful.   She will truly thrive in a family environment.

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