Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday--Quinten!!

What a sweetie pie.  What a little prince!

This is Quinten.  He is only 2, and he is just such a little muffin!  He's described as a noisy, active child.  Having 6 noisy, active kids of my own, let me say, there is NO greater joy!!

His medical records say: 
Down Syndrome, delayed development, protein-calorie deficiency, non-malignant growth.

The protein-calorie deficiency caught my eye.  I hope he's eating now.  I truly, truly do.  I hope he's being given enough to eat.  When money's tight, food gets tight, and with a ton of little mouths to feed...  Well, you get the idea. 

Quinten's region has the following requirements for adoption:

3 trips are required

  • Both parents for first trip, about one week
  • 2-3 month wait for the judge to appoint the court hearing
  • Both parents travel for 2nd trip, approximately 7 days
  • After the 30 day waiting period imposed by the judge only one parent need to travel for the 3rd trip to pick-up the child, the length of this trip is 13 to 17 days depending upon the orphanage, district and the day of the week that you pick up the child. After which a minimum of 3 to 4 days is required in Moscow to obtain the child's visa and register at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Applicants should be no more than 45 years older than the child
  • Single heterosexual women may adopt; approvals on a case by case basis
  • This region prefers families with no more than 4 at home.
  • Total program and travel fees approx $35-40k
  • Fee includes a $1000 orphanage donation
  • One or two children can be adopted at the same time; approvals on a case by case basis
  • Judges pay close attention to a family's income level
  • No criminal background
  • No history of mental health concerns (depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, or other mental health issues)
  • We have an AMAZING agency partner serving the children in this region. They are a US licensed and Hague and Russia-accredited agency with a strong track record of outstanding customer service and attention to detail. This is a great program with easy travel and very accommodating, especially for single mothers! These children are located in a major city, with no cross-country travel to remote regions required.

    Canadians can adopt Quinten, it seems, but might have different requirements. Make sure to check out the Canadian Info page on Reece's Rainbow to find out more.

    Quinten, this 2 year old baby, this Little Prince, deserves so much more than what he's in store for.  Let's make sure he has the life he deserves.

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