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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Mom's Special Girls | Reece's Rainbow Waiting Children

Do you ever look through the faces at Reece's Rainbow?

There are so many children there...

It's hard to see them all...

But some of them stand out to you...

Those special kids that grab your heart!

Today I want to share with you some very special kids...

That have grabbed my Mom's heart.

It isn't the darling babies...

Or the cute little toddlers...

That have especially grabbed her heart...

She has a special heart for the big kids...

The ones who are running out of time...

Mom doesn't have a blog to shout from...

She has no Facebook account to share them on...

But she has a very important way to help them...

She prays for them DAILY...

And prayer is powerful!

God can see each child where they are...

He knows what heartaches they have seen...

And knows who their families are...

Even if those families don't know it yet!

God can work out circumstances to help those families find their kids...

And give them courage to step out and get them before it is too late...

He's already provided a family for Emmitt and two other children Mom loved...

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Mom still prays for Emmitt and his family every day!

But four of Mom's special kids still wait...

All four are sweet girls!

Karen...


And her little sister Chrystyna...


Need a family soon!

Karen is already 17 and would normally not be available for adoption after age 16...

But because she has a younger sister...

She can still be adopted before she turns 18 in January...

IF her sister is adopted with her!

Might you have room for two more sweet daughters?

Please hurry!

Karen's time runs out in LESS than one year!

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Then there is Julie...


She's almost 15...

That means she has one year left...

One year to be chosen...

One year to find a family...

Oh who will say yes to her?

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And last (but not least!) is sweet Kristie...


She's about 12 years old...

Her story is sad...

Because her big sister was adopted without her :(

I wonder if she fears she will never be wanted?

Kristie has normal intelligence...

And her physical needs are relatively minor and do not prevent from taking care of herself!

Please consider Kristie!

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Would you like to help answer my Mama's prayers?

Can you spread the word about these special girls?

You never know...

One of your friends or acquaintances might the family they need!


And if there's a chance...

Even a tiny chance...

That one of these girls could be yours...

Please pray and consider them carefully!

If you hear God calling you to one of these girls...


Please say yes!

You can read more about these girls by clicking on their names in this post!


You can learn more about adoption HERE.

Thank you for caring and helping to answer my Mom's prayers for "her" girls!


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You can learn more about Reece's Rainbow or view other waiting children on their website at:  http://reecesrainbow.org/

Monday, March 25, 2013

Three Strikes does NOT mean he's out!!! | Reece's Rainbow Waiting Child

Three strikes...

In baseball that means your out...

But how could you possibly tell this sweet boy he's OUT?


How could you tell him...

That with all the strikes against him...

He can't have a family?

Look at those pleading eyes...


PLEASE...

Despite the strikes against me...

Don't give up on me yet!

What are the strikes, you ask?

First...


 I'm an older boy...

I'm already 13...

Some might count that against me...

But 13 year-old's still need Mom's and Dad's!

Second...


 I have cerebral palsy...

And some would say that sounds kind of scary...

I might need extra help...

But then - isn't that even more reason I need a family?

Third...



I have Down Syndrome...

But - is that really a strike?

They say kids with Down Syndrome are some of the sweetest, most loving people you'll ever meet!

Don't you have room for some extra love in your family?

Fourth...


(Yes, I'm past three strikes, but please don't give up on me - I NEED you!)

I live in a mental institute...

Now that might sound super scary for a potential family to consider...

But wait...

Before you say you could never handle a child from a mental institution...

Consider that though you have the choice to pass me by...

The choice to avoid the challenges of adopting a child who may have "institutional behaviors"...

I must live here every day...

I have no way to improve my life without help...

But if you give me a chance...

It WILL make a difference...

You will change my life for good!

The transformation will be amazing...

And you can make it possible!

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What is my personality like you ask?


A kind lady who visited my institution...

Said I was very GENTLE...

While I was enjoying her loving attention...

Other kids hit me because they were desperate to get some love too...

And I was in their way...

But despite the discomfort I didn't fight back...

I backed away meekly and waited for the other kids to get out of the way...

So I could come back for more love!


Gentle, gentle, gentle...

But how I long for love!

Three strikes and more against me...

But I haven't given up yet...

I still hope for love!

Please choose me...

And love me...

And make me your son!

I'm still waiting and hoping for you...


Please don't give up on me!

Your waiting son...

Emil

Oh...

And if you can't adopt me yourself...

(I know not everyone can!)

Please share my need with others!

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You can read more about Emil HERE.

You can learn more about the adoption process HERE.

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This is a Teamwork Tuesday post...


Where we join together to spread the story of one precious child!

This week is for Emil!


Together we can make a difference...

Will you join us?

Please share Emil today!

You can read other Teamwork Tuesday bloggers have written about Emil HERE and HERE and HERE.

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"My" boys...


Colin and Leo...

Are also waiting for love...

Please don't forget them!

You can read more about Colin and Leo by clicking on their names!


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You can learn more about Reece's Rainbow or view other waiting children on their website at:  http://reecesrainbow.org/

Monday, March 18, 2013

Colin's Turn!!! | Reece's Rainbow Waiting Child

It's Colin's Turn!!!


Sweet boy...

So long overlooked...

With the hopeless resigned look in your eyes...

Cheer up!

There IS hope for you!

It's your day to shine!

It's your day to be noticed...

You are the focus of Teamwork Tuesday!

I hope many people will see your face...


And I hope one of them will be your Mama!

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Colin has been waiting a long time for a Mama...

He has Cerebral Palsy affecting his legs...

But he is reported to be otherwise healthy...

Please consider Colin!

I'd love to see a smile on his sweet face and a light in his eyes!

You can read more about Colin by clicking his name in this post!

You can learn more about the adoption process HERE.

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This is a Teamwork Tuesday post...


Where we join together to spread the story of one precious child!

This week is for Colin!


Together we can make a difference...

Will you join us?

You can read what other Teamwork Tuesday bloggers have written about Colin at the link below!

http://swissmaman.blogspot.ch/2013/03/teamwork-tuesday-colin.html
http://trippingdifferently.com/2013/03/19/love-the-widows-and-orphans-of-the-world/


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My other sweet boy...


Leo...

Is waiting too...

Please don't forget him!

Your can read more about Leo HERE!


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You can learn more about Reece's Rainbow or view other waiting children on their website at:  http://reecesrainbow.org/

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$780 of the $4000 needed for the first phase has now been raised!

$220 is needed to be 1/4 of the way there!

This project will help make life more pleasant for the kids that live in Emmitt's institution!

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Emmitt is coming home...
(You can read about his family HERE!)

But anything we can do to help the kids he leaves behind would be such a blessing to them!

Hope you can help by donating or sharing!

Life2Orphans/Orphanage 67 Fundraiser


Donations are tax deductible in the US!

You can see PICTURES of the windows you're helping to replace (they NEED it!) on Debbie's blog HERE!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Beautiful Brandi | Reece's Rainbow Waiting Child

Beautiful Brandi just bubbles with joy!


Well, actually I've never met her....

So I can't say for sure...

But if you look at this picture...


She looks full of joy!

Sweet little Brandi has cerebral palsy and a hearing problem...

But she doesn't let her challenges kill her joy!

She probably has a caregiver that loves her...

Who fixed her hair and dressed her up pretty for her picture!

But she likely won't be able to stay with her long...

She's already 5 1/2 years old...


Which means her time in the baby orphanage is running out!


Each day brings her closer to a terrible fate...

A move to a mental institution...

That's right...

In her country most children with physical or mental disabilities are transferred to mental institutions at the young age of 4-6 years old...

Yikes...

Can you imagine this beautiful, sweet child there?



The terrible conditions in these institutions could very well lead her to depression and despair...

Her smile could disappear (wouldn't yours?)...

With nothing but moans and groans to listen to...

Nothing to do but rock, wave your hands, or bang your head...

It could drive the bravest to despair!

I hope sweet Brandi can stay in the baby house till a family can come for her...

Or that she will be transferred to a facility for high functioning children and receive some education...

But it may not be possible!

She needs a Mom and Dad ASAP...

To save her from her terrible fate...

To make sure she keeps that beautiful smile...



Imagine this beautiful sunshine sitting at your family table!

Could you be her Mama?

Or maybe help her find one by sharing her story with others?

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You can read Brandi's profile or donate to her grant fund HERE!

You can visit her Guardian Angel's (advocate) blog and see MORE PICTURES of her at the link below:
http://lifesbeautifulbutterflies.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-precious-beauty.html

You can read more posts for sweet Brandi at:
http://trippingdifferently.com/2013/03/12/what-the-future-holds/
http://onechildonevoice.blogspot.com/2013/05/spotlight-on-brandi.html

To learn more about how to adopt click on the link below:

http://reecesrainbow.org/new-family/newfamily

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This is a Teamwork Tuesday post...


Where we join together to spread the story of one precious child!

This week is for Brandi!


Together we can make a difference...

Will you join us?

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(This is an edited version of a post I originally wrote August 27 last year...

But sweet Brandi is still waiting :(

Please someone - go get her soon!)

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Colin and Leo have waited 10 years for a family...

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Please consider them too!


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You can learn more about Reece's Rainbow or view other waiting children on their website at:  http://reecesrainbow.org/

Monday, March 11, 2013

Your Faces WILL be seen! | Reece's Rainbow Waiting Children

My dear forgotten boys...

Colin and Leo...

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It's YOUR TURN now!

You've waited for years...

Your faces often overlooked...

In the sea of many faces...

That fill the pages of waiting kids on Reece's Rainbow!

But NOW...

It is YOUR TURN to be seen!

(At least right here on my little blog!)

Oh sweet boys...

I hope that somehow...

Some way...

Whether on this blog or not...

Your family will see your sweet faces...

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And know that you are theirs!

I pray that soon you will not only be seen...

But chosen!

Chosen to belong to a family of your very own!

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You can learn more about Colin and Leo by clicking on their names in this post!

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Colin and Leo may be adopted separately or together!
(They are not brothers - yet!)

You can learn more about the adoption process HERE.

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Yes, you may have noticed a change in my blog!

I'm shifting my focus to Colin and Leo...

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Because my dear sweet Emmitt now has a family and no longer needs advocacy to find one!

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You can read about his wonderful family on their Reece's Rainbow family sponsorship page HERE!

If you are able, you may also make a donation to help Emmitt's family with the adoption expenses so he can come home soon!
(Donations are tax-deductible in the US!)

Thank you SO MUCH for all your prayers and support of Emmitt!

They made a difference for him!

Soon he will be HOME!


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You can learn more about Reece's Rainbow or view other waiting children on their website at:  http://reecesrainbow.org/




Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Consider Me! | Reece's Ranbow Waiting Child

Big brown eyes and a lonely heart...


Longing for a Mama to call my own!

Please oh please don't pass me by!

I've been waiting for someone like you...

Won't you stop and take a look?

Stop and consider if there just might...

Be room in your heart and home...

For a little boy like me?

My cerebral palsy is only mild...

So I can even walk!

They say I am a delightful child...

I'd absolutely blossom with your love!

Please oh please consider me!


Your waiting son,



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You can find more posts about Kurt (and pictures too!) at his prayer warrior's blog HERE!

You can read Kurt's Reece's Rainbow profile or donate to his grant fund HERE.

You can learn more about how to adopt HERE.

Sharing and praying help Kurt too!


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This is a Teamwork Tuesday post...


Where we join together to spread the story of one precious child!

This week is for  Kurt!


Together we can make a difference...

Will you join us?

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I posted this for a Teamwork Tuesday last August...

But Kurt is still waiting :(

Teamwork Tuesday is featuring Kurt again today so I'm re-posting!

Pease consider Kurt!!!!

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UPDATE (March 6, 2013) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kurt is on the My Family Found Me Page!!!!!!!!!!!

He has a family coming!!!!!!