Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday-- Darryl!!

Let me introduce you to Darryl!  Darryl is a sweet, adorable little boy who has Down Syndrome.  He'll turn 5 very soon.  :(  If you've been reading my blog, you know what that means.  At the moment, though, he's in an orphanage in Eastern Europe.  And he has the BEST smile!!

Doesn't he just look like a TON of fun?  Darryl has brown eyes and brown hair, and he is described as friendly, sociable, physically active, and growing well. 

I just love that grin....

OK, nitty gritty.  Here is what the requirements of Darryl's region are:

3 trips
1st trip, Both parents for 5-7 days

  • 2-3 month wait for the judge to appoint the court hearing
  • Both parents travel for 2nd trip about 7 days, both parents leave after the court hearing
  • 30-day waiting period is NOT waived for special needs
  • Only one parent would need to return after the 30-day wait
  • Up to 5 young children in the home if the family income is sizeable (the adopted child being the 5th child)
  • Both parents must be younger than 60 years
  • Parents may NOT be currently on anti-depressants; prior history of anti-depressants may be permitted on a case-by-case basis
  • No criminal background (DWI's acceptable on a case by case basis)
  • Fee includes orphanage donation
  • Married couples and single heterosexual mothers may apply
  • Un-related children may not be adopted simultaneously
  • Total program and travel fees approx $35-40K

  • Seems easy straightforward enough.  Darryl doesn't have a grant available, but he still needs a loving family to come find him.  And what family in the world wouldn't be blessed with a smile like that??

    Please share Darryl on Facebook, Twitter... whereever you can!!  Get this post out there, so that Darryl can find his Forever Family!  Now you know, now let's get to work! 

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