Many of you who have been following the blog for a while know I have been advocating and fundraising for a child named Anthony, who is nearly 6 yrs old and has CP, living in Eastern Europe. Anthony is an orphan and needed a family desperately, before being transferred to a mental institution for adults.
Did you notice?
That was in PAST TENSE. A family stepped forward and is planning to adopt Anthony. He is now off the list! So altogether now: Alleluia!
This is the difference between life and death for this child. Children with special needs deserve life and families, and I am happy things are working out for Anthony. (p.s. keep praying--the adoption is far from complete!)
Perhaps this would be a good time to mention that Tori, the child with CP we advocated for last year, is home with her beautiful family in Texas and absolutely flourishing?
But there are more. And more and more and more.
One of the best ways to educate yourself--and help a family adopt, and save a child's life--is to check out what's happening at Reece's Rainbow, a ministry that advocates and enables special needs international adoption. This is the culture of life, everyone.
If it is easier to focus on a single child (and it often is):
Carlene is part of the 5/5/5 initiative at RR.
She has already been transferred, and needs a family asap. She is 5 years old, has Down Syndrome, but is the size of a two year old. Others who have met her (through adoptions from her previous orphanage) say she is adorable and friendly.
It is easy to help, by spreading the word, raising money, donating money. One child at a time....