Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Help for Anthony!

Anthony in summer 2009.
A serious post today.  Some of you have followed this journey at  There is more background there....

Anthony is FULLY FUNDED!

Click and see that great big number--$20,000.19!

...So that means anyone wishing to adopt need only pay for initial start up costs...and in the USA, that is reimbursed through an adoption tax credit the year after the adoption is finalized!  This is, in the end, a "free"  adoption!

So what now?

1) We give thanks!  Thanks to all who contributed funds and thanks be to God!
2) We pray!  hard!  Anthony's family is out there and the financial hurdle is gone.  We pray for that family to know Anthony is their child and to step forward!
3) We spread the word!  In any and every way you can!  Link to this post or to his profile at Reece's Rainbow:   

Anthony is almost six years old.  It is a blessing (and amazing) he is still at a "baby house,"  but that could change at any time.  I have heard where he would get transferred to, and it would be devastating for him, and quite possibly a virtual death sentence--at minimum a living death sentence.  Time really is of the essence here, and there is little time to waste.

Anthony does seem to have significant disabilities for sure, but he deserves the love and attention of a family.  He will no doubt do better in a family environment.  We don't know how much better.  It is a leap of faith, but ... the path has been cleared for someone to do just that.

I am asking everyone who reads this to post it on facebook, twitter, your blog, email your friends, whatever!  Who knows where this family is?  We need to find them in every way we can!

Any of you compelled to advocate, share your experience of adopting, or CP, or whatever seems relevant--please, please do so!  And thank you!

Let's prayerfully spread the word far and wide and let's get Anthony the family he needs and deserves!

Peace, IC


Judy-Lou said...

I worked as a Personal Care Assistant/ Para-educator for a young boy with severe CP during my first two years of college, and I can't begin to explain how amazing it was.

It wasn't always easy, there were challenges, there were stresses.

But there were also so many moments of incredible joy, and of love.
I really encourage any family thinking about adopting Anthony to pray about it and move forward. Do so Anthony's sake, because he deserves a loving home, and this should be reason enough. But also this can impact your own family in an incredible and wonderful way, I've seen it.


The Ironic Catholic said...

Thanks Judy-Lou! Anthony clearly has significant CP but it is hard to know how severe it is given the conditions he is living in. I'm grateful for your positive outlook and words....