Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday - The other Angelina

Ooops!  We were meant to be posting about Angelina "3g".  So, here is another little girl by the same name, also in need of a family. 

Angelina 3G

fcj4, 3G
Girl, Born March 2008
Diagnosis: Down syndrome
This beautiful muffin, look how she has grown!   She does have a heart condition  and will need to seek a cardiologist and surgery once home.    She needs a family ASAP!
Additional photos available!  SINGLE MOMS and larger families welcome!
$4790.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Teamwork Tuesday - Angelina


This little beauty just turned five!

Girl, Born May 2007  
Miss Angelina also has spina bifida.  She has blonde hair and giant blue eyes! 
From her medical records:  Congenital dysfunction, myelocele of lumbosacral part of spinal cord (had surgery); internal hydrocephalus, flail legs with dysfunction of pelvis/hips, delay of psychological development.
More photos available

$1474.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday - Heather


Heather has been waiting for a family for such a long time - as little as she is, this girl is already eleven!  (She's been listed on Reece's Rainbow for over a year, which is why it says she is ten in her write-up). I know her family must be out there somewhere!

Girl, born September 2001
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

This tiny girl is ten years old!  So petite!

Heather doesn’t have any other health complications listed at all.

$173.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday - R.J.

R.J. 15H

Another sweet munchkin that does not have a donate button yet - that means that Reece's rainbow has not yet received enough information about himto start a grant for him.. However, the information can be obtained by the agency if an interested family asks.

Boy was born in December 2008
Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Look how handsome R.J. is!   Already 3 and facing transfer this year :(    Single moms welcome!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday - Brent


This little boy (he just turned 7) has been listed on Reece's Rainbow for a long time now, and had little or no money for much of it, but due to some caring people fundraising and advocating for him in the last few months,  he has a very substantial grant now!

Boy, Born June 21, 2005
PRAISE GOD for a new photo of Brent, SMILING, even though he has been sent to the institution.   Look how darling this little one is!   Brent is an orphanage favorite, and is blessed to be part of an orphan care program that provides him with a nanny and one-on-one stimulation.   He is considered lower functioning, but will truly blossom like a flower in a loving family environment.

From his medical records:   Severe mental retardation. Down syndrome. Displastic cardiopathy (О.О.О.) Converging strabismus. Post-tuberculosis neuro-sclerosis.          
 Please give Brent a chance!  We have worked so hard to raise grant funds for him, we can’t leave him behind!
$10209.35 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

My other Angel Child - Janie

Since Karina, who I am a prayer warrior for, is no longer available for international adoption, I thought it would be a good time to introduce the other child that I am a guardian angel for (I continue to pray for Karina, of course, and hope you will too, even if we can't advocate or fundraise for her).
 I first noticed Janie just over a year ago, in June 2011, at which time she had $0 in her fund. I was moved to send her a donation, and evidently other people were as well, because by the end of July her fund had grown to $1500!  In the past year, it has grown by another $1000 - but still no family.  I wish I had more information to relay - her picture is over a year old, and I have not heard of any other kids being adopted from the same orphanage as she is in, or for anyone for any other reason seeing her in person.  I'm not sure what she is sitting in - maybe a swing?  She is so cute with her big blue eyes and blonde hair.

Janie (26)

Janie  (26)
Girl, Born March 8, 2006
So glad to have an updated picture of Janie!  She is blessed to still be at the baby house, but she will remain bedridden for the rest of her life is she is transferred.
Janie is a beautiful little girl who struggles with the effects of FAS.    She also has CP and some effects of hydrocephaly.   She is not able to walk on her own, and will need the loving and patient care of a family to help her achieve her potential.
If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition.  Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.   This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.   There is no way to know this ahead of time.

$2564.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday - Millie

Millie #57-2

DOB: June 2004
Diagnosis: Down syndrome, strabismus, excema-primarily around the nose

Millie can walk and run. She is not yet talking. She enjoys listening to music and playing with toys that make sound. She enjoys going outside.

$113.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption! 
The picture on the left was taken this year (2012).

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sad news for Karina

Well,  my last post was good news - a matching grant for Karina.  Unfortunately, this one is bad news.  Reece's Rainbow has received an update on Karina. She has survived several surgeries -- but she does not currently qualify for adoption under the new special needs codes :( So as of now, she will not be available for adoption until age 5, in late 2014.  So, she is now "on hold," pending either her fifth birthday, or changes in the laws of her country.

Thank you to those you donated - she did receive about $60 in the few days that the matching grant was up, and that money (and the match for it) will be held for until she is available for adoption again.  In the meantime, all we can do is pray for Karina & her health, and for the special needs list in her country to be expanded so that she does not have to wait two and a half years for family.