A Christmas Miracle for Evelyn

Monday, December 29, 2014

Victory for Nikolajs

Nikolajs' name means...

Victory of the People...


But he needs an army to make the victory possible!

You see, Nikolajs

 lives in an orphanage...

And while orphanages are meant to care for children who's family cannot care for them due to death, illness, family circumstances or sadly, abandonment due to the child's special needs...

Orphanages can never fully give a child the degree of love and nurture that a family can...

It's just not the same...

Caregivers are spread thin between so many children...

They just can't give them the same one on one attention that families can.

Sweet Nikolajs looks like he needs a good dose of Mama-love to put a smile on his face...

But before that can happen...

His Mama has to FIND him!

And that's where the army comes in!

Sweet Nikolajs needs an army of people to share his need and his picture on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, and by word of mouth...


You never know - one of your friends or acquaintances could be his Mom or Dad!

They may have an empty place in their family that only he can fill...

But they don't know it yet!

They may never have heard of Nikolajs and his need for love and a family...

They may not know what a blessing they are missing without him...

Sure there will be challenges...

Every warrior has them before the victory's won...

But that will make the victory that much sweeter!

One of those challenges will be finances for the adoption costs...

Thankfully Nikolajs is listed on Reece's Rainbow...

And has the privilege of being one of the children featured on their angel tree fundraiser this year...

During angel tree, warriors work hard to try raise $1,000 to add to adoption grants to help with the adoption expenses for the featured children...

So far Nikolajs has received $501.88 in angel tree donations...


So he has a ways to reach his goal...

ARMY...

Where are you?

It's time to rally for Nikolajs' Victory!

Victory #1 - Meet $1,000 Angel Tree goal
Victory #2 - Find Nikolajs' Family
Victory #3 - Get him HOME where he belongs!

Can you be part of Nikolajs' army and help him meet his victory goals?

You can help by sharing...
You can help by giving a tax-deductible donation to his adoption fund...
Donatill receive a special Christmas ornament with Nikolajs' picture on it!



But even $5 will help boost him towards his goal!

You can read more about Nikolajs' or donate to his grant fund by clicking on his name in this post or by clicking HERE!

Won't you join Nikolajs' Army today?

You will have the privilege of being part of his victory!

And while your at it...

Don't forget my little Peter...


He has $510.50 toward his  Angel Tree goal so far...

And still needs help to reach his $1,000!

He needs a family too...

Army...

Peter needs you too!


By the way...
Peter's Party is coming on Thursday!


And there is still room for more guests!

Nikolajs will be there...


Has your favorite Reece's Rainbow child arrived yet?

For a $5 donation to Peter's grant fund...

The child of your choice will:

1. Have a place on my blog sidebar (space permitting) for 6 months
2.  Be included in a blog post
3. Be included in Peter's New Year's Party Blog post on January 1
4. Receive 5 entries in the drawing below!
** Those who donate $35 or more to Peter's adoption grant fund will also receive a Christmas ornament with Peter's picture on it from Reece's Rainbow! **

Donations are tax deductible and help Peter reach his $1,000 Angel Tree Goal!

Drawing for:
 A $25 donation to the child's grant fund and a blogpost all their own!

ONE entry for each share
[Share this blogpost and/or  any of Peter's previous party posts (HERE & HERE & HERE).]

THREE Entries for writing a blogpost for Peter
Each child who is invited to the party with a $5 donation will automatically receive FIVE entries.
(One entry per dollar.)

To enter - Comment on this blog or e-mail Pam at savinghissparrows@gmail.com

AND be sure to tell me:

----Which Child(ren) you invited to the party with a donation ($5 each child)

----How many shares and which child to enter into the drawing for your share(s).

----If you write a blogpost for Peter please give me the link so I can read and share it - (also tell me which child you want to receive the 3 entries for writing your blogpost for Peter)!


CLICK HERE to donate to Peter...
or to read about him (is he your son?)

CLICK HERE to visit the Angel Tree!

Thanks so much for helping Peter!


Victory is possible with your help!

Please be part of our Army!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Two more amazing party guests - Best Friends who hope to be Forever Brothers!

Two more guests have arrived for Peter's Party!


And they are lovely boys indeed!

Marty and Gary are foster brothers and best friends!


They are both waiting for a family of their own...

And would love to be adopted together!

Gary is a very polite boy who loves to sing and is good with children...


He wants to be a teacher when he grows up.

Gary will be 12 in February.

Marty is good with computers, knows a lot of English words, and wants to be a teacher when he grows up!


Marty is already 13...

So his time is running out...

According to the rules of his country he must be adopted before his 14th birthday (next November)...

Or he will be ineligible for adoption...

Recently the agency interviewed the boys again about the possibility of adoption...

And this is what Marty said...

“This is the third time you have come here to meet with us… Why don’t we have a family yet?” 

Poor sweet boy!

No child should have to wait and hope for a family...

Family is a basic right!

But while Marty desperately wants a family...

Listen to what else he said...

“but if you can’t find me a family it will be OK because in the future I will be able to help other children find forever homes.” 

Sweet, sweet boy!

Do you have room for these sweet boys in your home?


They would make amazing sons!

To help with their adoption costs...

Each boy has a $3,000 agency grant...

And no required orphanage donation!

You can read more about these sweet boys by clicking on their names:

MARTY and GARY

You can read more about the adoption process HERE.

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I would like to thank Gary's and Marty's advocate for introducing these sweet boys to me and for donating to Peter to help him reach his angel tree goal...

To bring these lovely children to his party!

Please consider sharing to help MARTY and GARY  and Peter find their families and to help Peter reach his angel tree goal!


The party's not full yet...

There's still room for more!

For a $5 donation to Peter's grant fund...

The child of your choice will:

1. Have a place on my blog sidebar (space permitting) for 6 months
2.  Be included in a blog post
3. Be included in Peter's New Year's Party Blog post on January 1
4. Receive 5 entries in the drawing below!
** Those who donate $35 or more to Peter's adoption grant fund will also receive a Christmas ornament with Peter's picture on it from Reece's Rainbow! **

Donations are tax deductible and help Peter reach his $1,000 Angel Tree Goal!

Drawing for:
 A $25 donation to the child's grant fund and a blogpost all their own!

ONE entry for each share
[Share this blogpost and/or  any of Peter's previous party posts (HERE & HERE).]

THREE Entries for writing a blogpost for Peter
Each child who is invited to the party with a $5 donation will automatically receive FIVE entries.

To enter - Comment on this blog or e-mail Pam at savinghissparrows@gmail.com

AND be sure to tell me:

----Which Child(ren) you invited to the party with a donation ($5 each child)

----How many shares and which child to enter into the drawing for your share(s).

----If you write a blogpost for Peter please give me the link so I can read and share it - (also tell me which child you want to receive the 3 entries for writing your blogpost for Peter)!


CLICK HERE to donate to Peter...
or to read about him (is he your son?)

CLICK HERE to visit the Angel Tree!

Thanks so much for helping Peter!

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Need a last minute stocking stuffer...

Or a fun way teach your kids the joy of helping others?

Angel Tree Dollars are a great choice!

You can buy angel tree dollars...

Give them to your friends and loved ones for Christmas...

And your child,  family member or friend gets to go to Angel Tree...

And choose what child they want the donation to go to!

Perhaps they can make their chosen angel tree child their prayer child for the year...

And pray them home to their forever family!

Click HERE to read about and/or purchase Angel Tree Dollars!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Peter's First Party Guests!


Peter's guests have begun to arrive!


So far we have EIGHT to introduce...

The first to arrive was dear little Boden...


What a cutie he is!

He loves to snuggle!

Sadly he was abandoned at 3 years old...

And is still waiting for a family to make him their forever son!
(He's 7 now - don't let him grow up without a family of his own!)

He also needs help meeting his $1,000 Angel Tree goal!
($63 has been raised so far!)
His advocate has a Facebook page for him called Pennies for Boden - check it out HERE!
She is selling Children's (and adult) books to raise money for him - maybe you can find a Christmas present for someone on your list and help Boden at the same time!

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Next to arrive is sweet little Crystal...


Though her country does not allow her picture to be displayed publicly...

She is a REAL little girl...

With pretty dark brown hair and eyes...

Who needs a real Mom or Dad like you!

Crystal also needs help reaching her $1,000 Angel Tree goal!
($121.50 has been raised so far.)

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Lovely Laura was next to arrive...


She's said to be sweet, joyful, affectionate...

And she loves to laugh!

She is in a bilingual orphanage so she can understand some English!

What a lovely daughter she will be...

If she just gets the chance!

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Then there is Kambry...


She's gentle and shy...

Waiting for a family of her very own...

To tell her what a treasure she is!

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Adelaide, what a sweet little Miss!


She does well in her school work, and loves to help...

She'd make her Mom and Dad so proud...

But they haven't found her yet...

Is she yours?

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Neal - what a darling...


Just listen to what he tells his caregivers every morning when he wakes up...

"I know my Mama is coming."

He's counting on you...

Won't you make his dream come true?

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Lovely Gertie is already 12...


But don't let that frighten you!

She likes to draw, memorize songs and poems...

And studies hard in school!

She needs a family to cheer her on...

And tell her how special she is!

After all big girls need Mom's too!

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Abigail is said to be a social butterfly...


Who is always smiling and joyful!

Oh just imagine what a treasure you'd have...

If you make this sweet girl your own!

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Thanks so much to those who donated to Peter to help him reach his angel tree goal...

And brought these lovely children to his party!

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

You can learn more about the adoption process HERE.

Please consider sharing to help these kids find their families and to help Peter reach his goal!


The party's not full yet...

There's still room for more!

For a $5 donation to Peter's grant fund...

The child of your choice will:

1. Have a place on my blog sidebar (space permitting) for 6 months
2.  Be included in a blog post
3. Be included in Peter's New Year's Party Blog post on January 1
4. Receive 5 entries in the drawing below!
** Those who donate $35 or more to Peter's adoption grant fund will also receive a Christmas ornament with Peter's picture on it from Reece's Rainbow! **

Donations are tax deductible and help Peter reach his $1,000 Angel Tree Goal!

Drawing for:
 A $25 donation to the child's grant fund and a blogpost all their own!

ONE entry for each share
[Share this Blogpost and/or Yesterday's blogpost (Find it HERE).]

THREE Entries for writing a blogpost for Peter
Each child who is invited to the party with a $5 donation will automatically receive FIVE entries.

To enter - Comment on this blog or e-mail Pam at savinghissparrows@gmail.com

AND be sure to tell me:

----Which Child(ren) you invited to the party with a donation ($5 each child)

----How many shares and which child to enter into the drawing for your share(s).

----If you write a blogpost for Peter please give me the link so I can read and share it - (also tell me which child you want to receive the 3 entries for writing your blogpost for Peter)!


CLICK HERE to Donate to Peter...
or to read about him (is he your son?)

CLICK HERE to visit the Angel Tree!

Thanks so much for helping Peter!















Monday, December 8, 2014

A Party for Peter... And your child is invited!


Peter is a special boy...

As I've said before...

He's waiting for a family to claim him as their own...

While he waits this Christmas time he has the special chance...

To be upon the angel tree...


And climb it to the top!

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We hope that during this special time...

$1,000 or more will soon be raised...

To help with his adoption costs!

Right now he's a little over 1/10th of the way there...

With $115 raised so far!

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To help him climb up toward his goal...

A virtual party has been planned...

On this little blog...

For New Year's Day of 2015!

To celebrate sweet Peter's life and show him to the world...

We hope that somewhere a Mom or Dad will see this special boy...

And know at last they've found their son...

And cross the sea to make him theirs...

And bring him home where he belongs...

To be loved and cherished always!

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It's almost time to party for Peter...

Just a few short weeks to go...

But first we need to have some guests...

And that's where you come in!


Do you have a special child that's on your heart today?

It might be a child on the angel tree...

Or any other special waiting child you'd like to be seen and noticed...

You can invite them to Peter's party with just a little gift...

For a $5 donation to Peter's fund...

I will include your child in a blog post on this blog...

AND...

Place your child on my blog sidebar (space permitting)...

 For at least 6 months (till July 1, 2015 maybe longer)...

AND...

Of course your child will be included in Peter's special party post as well!

(By the way... for $10 you can bring 2 children, $15 = 3 children etc.)

Anyone who donates $35 or more to Peter's fund can also receive a special Christmas ornament from Reece's Rainbow with Peter's picture on it!

To invite your child(ten) head on over to the Angel Tree...

Scroll down until you find Peter(Asia) and donate...


Or you can go directly to Peter's Profile to make your donation HERE so you don't have to search for him in the list!

(Donations are tax deductible!)

Then leave a comment on this blog (let me know if you don't want me to publish comments with donation amounts in them) or  e-mail Pam at savinghissparrows@gmail.com and tell me how much you donated and which child(ren) you are inviting to Peter's Party!

Would you like to bring a child, but don't have a child in mind yet?

Visit the Angel Tree HERE and choose one or more to bring!

or visit Reece's Rainbow and browse their waiting children HERE!

You can learn more about the international adoption process HERE.

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DON'T STOP READING YET!!!!!!

Can't afford to donate right now?

You can still help by sharing!

If you share this post (even if you can't donate)...

Tell me where you shared...

AND

Tell me one child you want entered into a drawing...
(One entry per share)

For a blogpost all their own...

AND

A $25 donation to their grant fund!

All children invited to the party via a donation will receive 5 entries.

BONUS - If you write a blog post for Peter your child will get 3 entries to the drawing!


Peter

(You must give me the link to your blogpost about him so I can read and share it!)

You can let me know by commenting on this blog or e-mailing Pam at savinghissparrows@gmail.com

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Re-cap

Each share = 1 entry for your child

Write a blog post for Peter = 3 entries for your child.

Each child  invited to the party via a donation to Peter will receive 5 entries.

Prize: $25 donation to the child's fund and special blogpost featuring them!


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Thanks for helping Peter in whatever way you can!