Saving His Sparrows

Saving His Sparrows
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Friday, February 25, 2011

Meet Emmitt

Today I want to share a special young man with you. He is 13 years old, but look where he is in the picture -- in a crib! I'm not sure how old the picture is, but he is much too old for a crib! This young man needs a family. Even with a wheelchair, he could have much independence. He could be educated and be a productive citizen. He could be a loving son, brother, grandson... pray that his family finds him soon! He doesn't deserve to spend his life institutionalized! Often people want to adopt younger children, but there must be someone out there who loves young people and will give this lovely young man a chance! Would you join me in praying for Emmit -- and will you share his story with others?

Here is his picture and RR profile!

Emmitt

Boy, Born January 26, 1998

Emmitt is a sweet boy. He is living in one of the mental institutions, and has been for many years, yet he remains sweet, intelligent, and kind. Ttwo of our adopting families met him while they were there, and are pleading for a family to save him. From his medical records: myelomeningocele (spina bifida) From one of our adoptive families: ” Emmitt has a severe deformity of his legs. He cannot walk at all. He is very friendly, funny, and talkative. He desperately seeks out attention. He was talking to my husband, and holding Zack’s hand, which he then put on top of his head for Zack to rub his hair. He is extremely intelligent, and just precious! I brought him paper and crayons, and he drew me a flower :)

We are seeking more official medical information about his condition, but hope someone out there will see this sweet young man and know his kind and loving spirit.

This is part of Forget Me Not Friday's blog linkup! Do check it out!

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pray for Easton!

Isn't this little guy cute! He is 4 years old. He caught my attention a couple of months ago. Recently I learned he had a family -- great news, BUT, unfortunately the family that wants him is unable to adopt him because they are from a country with laws that make it very difficult if not impossible for them to adopt this little guy. Then I learned that he has been transferred to a mental institution. Notice in the description below (copied from Reece's Rainbow) that "he is considered very smart" and is even able to walk -- a mental institute is not what he needs -- he needs a family! Easton needs to be rescued -- will you pray for him?

Easton (19)

BOY, Born October 30, 2006

HELP! I HAVE ALREADY BEEN TRANSFERRED!!

Easton is a sweet little boy who was born wtih CP. He is quite high functioning, able to walk and play independently, even ride a rocking horse! He is considered very smart. He does have some strabismus, and will greatly benefit from having a loving family of his own.
From an adoptive family who visited with him in October 2010: " Easton is VERY active, he loves to laugh and he loves to play
with trucks. He seems almost silly but he loves attention. He and Alina are buddies, they seem to play well together and she gets really excited when she sees him. If you speak to him he listens intently and really studies your face. He's a cute cute cute little boy!"

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sad Birthday for Jonah

Sweet Jonah has a birthday today. Why should that be sad? Because now he is eligible for transfer to the mental institute. This precious child has NORMAL intelligence! He is only 4 years old! A mental institution is no place for him. Julia is a warrior for him. She adopted her son Aaron from the mental institute Jonah will be sent to if he is not adopted very soon. She knows that it is no place for a child like him and has written some heart stirring appeals for him. There is one about his birthday. Another is about the car ride to nowhere (the mental institute) he will soon have to take. Her blog is one of my favorites -- I hope you will check it out. While you are there maybe you could donate $5, or maybe more to sweet Jonah's fund -- at this time there is a limited amount of matching funds available to match your gift. Someone has donated a 200 piece puzzle for Jonah. Julia is writing the name of each donor on a puzzle piece so Jonah can see how many people donated to bring him home. You can see a picture of the puzzle here. To have your name added to his puzzle just leave a comment on Julia's blog to let her know you donated and what name she should put on the puzzle piece. By the way -- donations are tax deductible because the are all through Reece's Rainbow.

Below is a picture of Jonah! And here is a direct link to donate to his fund. Even if you can't donate -- please pray that a family chooses him soon so he can be home where he can have a HAPPY Birthday next year!

Jonah (23)

BOY, February 22, 2007

Look at this little love! So happy to finally have more info about him. Jonah has APERT syndrome. His fingers are fused and he has mild cranio-facial issues. He is considered very high functioning, intelligent, physically able, and the director really wants a family for him.

Jonah is facing the institution very soon (probably where Brady and Heath are, the Lost Boys), so I hope we can come together to fundraise and find a family for Jonah!

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Reason for this Blog

Hi friends,

I have a passion that has been growing for some time -- a passion for special needs children who are languishing in orphanages and mental institutions. Here's how it happened.

I have a fascination with physical disabilities and how they can be helped with various therapies. That is one reason I want to be a physical therapist -- to help improve the abilities & quality of life of the disabled.

For a number of years now, I've been reading web journals about special needs kids. This past summer I started reading adoption blogs. Through one of these blogs (about a special little girl named Sofia), I found a wonderful ministry called Reece's Rainbow. The ministry was started by Andrea Roberts, the mother of a special little boy with down's syndrome. She learned that in some parts of the world, children like her son were placed in orphanages and later transferred to mental institutions. In these sad places children languish and wither away from lack of love and stimulation. Andrea couldn't bear the thought, that children like her precious son Reece, were in such a terrible plight, so she began Reece's Rainbow to raise grant funds to help adoptive parents pay the expenses involved in international adoption.

The ministry advocates especially for children with down's syndrome, but also lists many children called "other angels" with other special needs such as blindness, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, etc. Some of the children have special needs that could be fixed or greatly improved with surgery and/or therapy. Many of these children can live productive and happy lives if they are only given a chance. Without that chance many children (even those who could be mobile by walking or wheel chair) will be bedridden for life. Some of these children are of normal intelligence, but are deprived of an education because they can't walk, or "look different."

I have been looking at pictures of waiting children and my heart is touched. I long to see them rescued. I want to do something to help them. I cannot adopt at this time, but I can speak for them through this blog. I can give a small donation from time to time, and I can pray. I hope you will join me and choose at least one child to pray for and help spread the word. There are many children to chose from. Check them out!