A Christmas Miracle for Evelyn

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Privilege or Peril?

There are certain privileges that go with being the oldest child in the family...

Getting to stay up "late" when the little kids have to go to bed...

Tall enough to go on special rides at the fair all by yourself...

The thrill of getting a driver's license while little brother looks on and is green with envy...

So many privileges come first to the oldest child!

Of course their are added responsibilities too...

Like more difficult chores...

Or watching the younger kids while Mom is busy... 

But responsibility begins preparing a child for adulthood...

So it's generally a good thing.

But what of the oldest child in the orphanage?

Francesca will be 14 in February.

Is being the oldest a privilege or peril?

Perhaps the privileges actually belong to the babies there!

Babies are more likely to be chosen by adoptive parents...

They have a better chance to receive the life-changing hope and opportunity that comes with adoption into a loving family!

But the older kids have frightening perils in the not to distant future :(

Gerard - age 14

Because it is sometimes "scary" to adopt a teenager whom you have never met...

Nick - will be 15 in about two months

Because of scary stories some have heard...

Because most everyone wants a baby so they can watch them grow up and not miss those fun milestones...

Because the older kids have suffered more "damage" from orphanage life and might be harder to parent...

Julie - age 14

Because of these things the oldest kids often go un-chosen until it is too late :(

Henry - age 13
(Because he is in Asia - it may be impossible to adopt him after he turns 14!)

Beautiful children with so much potential...

Karen - age 16 - (because of her age her only chance for a family is to be adopted with her sister Chrystyna)

Chrystyna - age 10

Will be turned out on the street to fend for themselves sometime after they turn 16...

Their orphan status and limited education makes them mostly un-hireable...

Estelle - Age 14

They are in danger of being entangled in crime or prostitution as a means to try to SURVIVE...

And because they have NO ONE to guide and protect them as they transition to adulthood...

Can you see any of these beautiful kids there?

Larissa - age 14
Responsible, communicative, loves studying English


Vlad - age 13
Polite, obedient, optimistic, loves English, DREAMS of having a family!

They have SO MUCH potential!

But they need parents to help them reach it...

Parents to guide them on their journey to adulthood and help them arrive there safely!

Those who have physical disabilities like beautiful Aubree...

Aubree - age 13

Ceasar - age 13 - with no hope apart from adoption!

And this dear boy with the beautiful smile...

Sweet Casey - age 15 - with only 6 months till he ages out...

Will spend be sentenced to spend the REST OF THEIR LIVES in mental institutions...

Confined to bed...

"My" Emmitt - will be 15 next month

Or to sitting in bleak and hopeless rooms listening to the moans and groans of others...

With nothing to do but rock or beat their heads in boredom...

Their lives could be SO different...

If they only had families!

They need to be chosen...

They've already waited so long!

Their time is running out!

They need our voice!

It is time for them to be delivered from the perils they will soon face...

And be given the opportunity to experience the privileges that come from life in a family!

Please share to help their need be seen!

Maybe you or one of your friends could be the family one of these kids are waiting for!

Adoption is there best hope for success in life...

And a happy future!

To learn more about the adoption process click HERE!

You can read more about any of these children by clicking on their names in this post.

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My mom has a heart for the "oldest" orphans...

So while Emmitt's party was going on...


She went through some of the pages on Reece's Rainbow...

And selected children born before 2000...

To invited to the party!

This post was written for these special kids!

While looking through the names there was one additional little girl who was a little bit younger...

That Mom just couldn't leave out...

Because she has the same name as my sister!

Sweet Marjorie - age 10

She needs a family too!

Thanks Mom for bringing so many wonderful kids to the party!

And for your heart for the "oldest" kids...

Who've watched so many other's be chosen...

While they are left behind.

I hope their turn comes soon...

Before it is too late!

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In addition to Mom's kids I added sweet Casey to this post...

He was listed after she selected her guests or I'm sure she would have chosen him too!


His case is super urgent as he is already 15 and has only 6 months till he ages out...

So I added him to the party myself.

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Since I've been a bit behind on blogging for Emmitt's party guests...

One of Mom's girls was CHOSEN before I blogged about her!

Beautiful Olivia - age 13

Has been CHOSEN!

She is on the My Family Found Me page!

Who will be next?

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Please continue to pray for Emmitt!


His time of deliverance must come soon...

Or it will be too late :(

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Continue to pray for Victoria's family and the adoption process...

And if you are able consider a little gift to their family sponsorship fund!

She's been in the institution long enough!

You can read about Victoria's family or donate to their fund HERE.

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