Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday... Langley!!

A couple of months ago, I got this brainstorm that if we (Reece's Rainbow Warriors) all blogged together, about the same child, on the same day, maybe we could increase awareness of that child, get him out there, get him seen, and get him home.  And so, Teamwork Tuesday was born!  I've been off for a month or so due to a major move, but this week, I'm back.  And this week, we've got...



Langley is a sweet, gorgeous 5 year old boy with Down Syndrome.  Here's a bit about him from his Reece's Rainbow profile page:

Birthdate: October 2007
Gender: Male
Eyes: Blue
Hair: light brown
Nature: Quiet
From one of our adoptive families who met him in December 2011: " I saw him today. After days of scanning faces, I walked into Bella's groupa and SAW HIM!! He is a doll. He is so cute! He looks healthy and is walking. I had a banana for Bella (which they wouldn't let me give it to her) and he took it. He bit right through the peeling. If they would have let me, I would have given it to him. Oh sweet need a mama!!!"

Friendly, emotional, affectionate boy. Active, social, friendly. Easy going. Eats well independently. Plays well with toys and likes to help others.


He sounds like such a sweet, sweet boy!  Here is some information on Langley's region.  These are the requirements to adopt him:

  • 3 trips
  • 1st trip, Both parents for 7 days
  • Wait 2-3 months for court
  • Both parents travel for 2nd trip for court hearing, 10 days
  • This region does not waive the 30 day wait
  • Only one parent has to make third trip of 2 weeks
  • No more than 6 children at home
  • Applicants should be no more than 45 years older than the child
  • Total program and travel fees under $35k
  • Married couples and single mothers may apply
  • No criminal background
  • No history of mental health concerns (depression, bipolar, or other mental health issues)

  • Did you notice that number?  $35K?  That's approximately what his family will need to adopt him.
    So, here you are.  You've met Langley.  You've got a few choices. 

    You can share this blog post around.  Put it on Facebook, Twitter, your blog (or write your own about Langley), Google +... wherever it is that you and your people hang out.  Get him out there.  Show him to everyone. 

    You can donate to his fund.  There is over $4,000 in there now.  His family will need $31K more to be fully funded.  You might not be able to give a lot, just a few dollars, but a widow's mite is the difference between life or death to these kids.  I've seen miracles happen with $5 at a time.  Absolute miracles.

    If you're looking into adoption, you can inquire at Reece's Rainbow about Langley.  (This is my personal preference... I don't want to ever do another Teamwork Tuesday on him.  I want him home!)

    You could ignore this.  You could look at it, say, "Cute kid.  So sad."  And then close the page and forget you ever saw it.  You could do that.  Many, many people will do that. 

    Those are your choices.  What will YOU do?

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