Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday: R.J. 15H

Sometimes, there are kids who just get overlooked.  Sometimes, it's even we advocates who overlook.  I think R.J. is one of those kids.  I don't remember ever seeing his picture before.  I don't remember ever going to his profile.  I so regret that.  Just look at him!

Look what a handsome boy he is!!  R.J. is 3 years old, and he's already facing transfer to an adult mental institution.  My heart breaks at that idea.  We don't know a lot about him, and he doesn't have a donate button, usually that's because Reece's Rainbow is waiting on more information for him.  But we do know that he is a handsome three year old boy with Down Syndrome, in a Region that is not too difficult to adopt from.  Here are the Region requirements:

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). Up to 7 children at home may be permitted on a case-by-case basis if income is adequate and some of the children at home are older (teenagers)
  • 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

Pray for R.J. today, and share this post.  Pray that we are able to get more information and start raising funds for his family, before they even find him.  And pray, most importantly, that his family comes for him.  

Now you know.  What will you do? 
This is Millie.

Millie is 8 years old.  She has Down Syndrome, and she's in an orphanage.  Millie is our Teamwork Tuesday child this week. 

Millie's picture breaks my heart.  She looks like she's been crying.  Oh, sweet Millie!! 

Millie is described as being able to walk and run. She is not yet talking. She enjoys listening to music and playing with toys that make sound. She enjoys going outside.

She has Down Syndrome, strabismus, and excema around her nose.  Nothing overly serious.  No heart problems that we know of.  No blood born disease.  Just... Down Syndrome, strabismus, and excema. 

But, she's a sweet girl.  Let's help Millie get home, shall we?

Pray over Millie!  Let's cover her life--her caregivers, her Forever Family, everyone that comes in contact with her--in prayer.  Prayerfully consider making a donation to Millie's grant, and, if you're considering adoption, won't you consider Millie??

And let's get her out and show her face.  Let's get Millie seen!  Facebook, Twitter 

Now we know.  Now, we act! 

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