Saving His Sparrows

Saving His Sparrows
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sparrow of the Week - Ryan

In keeping with my blog title, I'd like to start choosing a sparrow (child) to feature each week. God sees and cares for the little birds, not ONE can fall without his notice. His children are of much more value than the sparrows -- so I know he sees and loves them all. How His heart must hurt as his sees His children suffer and languish alone. I hope these blog posts can be an inspiration, and help to raise support, love, and families for these lonely ones.

Today I've chosen Ryan. He looks so sweet, yet so sad and forlorn:( I'd love to see him smile and blossom in a loving family, wouldn't you? Won't you join me in praying that his family finds him soon? If you are able, please consider donating to his adoption grant fund to ease the financial burden of his adoption!

To see before & after pictures of the difference adoption can make in a child's life check out this post about sweet Bohdan and the difference adoption has made in his life.

Here is some information about Ryan.


Boy, born January 2007

We finally have medical information for sweet Ryan!

Ryan has Noonan's syndrome; and he's diagnosed with organic lesion of the central nervous system as a result of genetic pathology. He has a severe delay of psychological and motor development.

Ryan has a drooping right eyelid, and is farsighted. He also has a congenital heart defect (atrial septal defect), and hypospadias (a birth defect in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside.)

From a volunteer who spent several months at this orphanage:

According to the workers, Ryan has a life-shortening illness which is preventing his organs from growing and developing as they should however I have had no way to confirm that. What I can say is that he is tiny and I would be surprised if weighs even 15 pounds. This tiny little boy captured my heart from the first time I saw him. He does not interact much but sometimes you can get him to smile. He is capable of pulling himself up at the side of the crib but he mostly stays sitting or lying down and is usually banging his head on the side of the crib. He resists being held but over time he warmed up to me, wanting me to hold him when he was sick and occasionally he would even make his way to the side of the crib when he saw me coming towards him. I also learned that he loves the "airplane game" (being lifted over my head as I was lying on my back) and I even got him laughing on several occasions. Heartbreakingly, Ryan receives no attention from the caregivers and, since being transferred to a new group, he spends most of his days alone in a tiny soft playpen, rocking back and forth. I don't know if what the workers said is true but I do now that, no matter how many days Ryan has left on this earth, he deserves more than the loneliness and neglect he is living right now. Oh how I pray for a family for this sweet angel boy.

More pictures available.

$390.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!


  1. Thanks Pam. You're right, he is so precious and he needs a family SOON. Thanks for advocating for him...

  2. how wonderful thanks for linking onto the forget me not friday linkup honey, it is lovely to meet somebody else with a heart for these angels xxxxx please come back and link up next friday as well. if you could also post my forget me not badge in your sidebar that will encourage more people into the linkup which means more poeple seeing the faces in the gallery and more chnace of his mummy finding him xxxx lovely to say hi xxx

  3. Thanks so much for praying and advocating for Ryan! He has been home now for over a year! has updates and pictures. Thanks again, Blessings! Thanks too for praying for Sutter, Isolde, many amazing kids. Thanks for helping us find our son!