Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday--Jenny and Jordan!!

We have another beautiful sibling set to bring you today!  Unfortunately, we only have one picture, though.

Jenny and Jordan are a sister/brother set.  Jenny is 8 years old, and is HIV+.  Jordan is 4 years old, and is reportedly healthy.  They CAN be adopted together, because Jenny is older!  I don't know about you, but I can't imagine being seperated from my sibling, never to see them again, at such a young age.

Jenny is such a beauty, isn't she?  I adore her long, blond hair.  She is reported to be very smart, and developing typically.

There is nothing scary about raising a child with HIV.  If you're not sure about taking an HIV+ child into your home, please check out Project Hopeful.  This is an amazing group of people who have made it their goal in life to educate and raise awareness for orphans with HIV.  Please please please check them out!!  Truth is Contagious!!

Jenny and Jordan only have $68 in their grant.  That's hardly a drop in the bucket, especially considering two adoptions.  Please prayerfully consider raising their grant by leaps and bounds!!  And consider Jenny and Jordan for your family.  How would you feel to watch your sibling go off to a new life, never to see them again?   Please pray over this sibling set, and SHARE SHARE SHARE!!  Let's get these two found and home TOGETHER!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday--KATE!!!!

My beautiful, beautiful Princess Kate is this week's Teamwork Tuesday focus!!  Yea!!!

I love this picture of her!!  Let me tell you about Kate:  She's an 11 year old girl.  She loves to play dress-up in beautiful clothes.  And she's drop dead gorgeous, in my book.  Kate's also HIV+.


Nah. . HIV is actually a very controllable need.  The biggest challenge to raising a child with HIV, from the reports I've heard, is overcoming the stigma.  Educating people.  Making sure the truth rises above the myths.

That's where Project Hopeful comes in.  Truth is Contagious, they believe, and they are working to educate the world on adopting and raising children with HIV.

Kate has been called mature and a wonderful friend.  Her smile shows a joy that is able to be found even in her hard circumstance.  Can you imagine how much bigger her smile would get, if she were to get her very own Mama and Papa?

I want more than anything to see my beautiful Princess Kate home!!  We've managed to raise her fund from $20 when I first started advocating for her in February, to over $600.  I'd love love LOVE to see her higher.  In my dreams, she's on the Moving Mountains page!

Let's get her there!  Let's get her found!  Let's get Kate home!!!  Join me!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday--Jessi!!

This week, we're honored to profile a fairly new program to Reece's Rainbow!  Please meet Jessi!

Isn't she just the most beautiful girl?  From Jessi's page:
Jessi is a beautiful 8 year old girl.  She has been living in a children’s home  since  May, 2008, and is HIV+.  Her orphan investigation has been completed and she is legally free for adoption.  Jessi has a number of siblings unavailable for adoption as they do not share a mother.
Jessi needs a family able to take on the unique challenges of an older child adoption and willing to help her reach her full potential.

Jessi has HIV.  This is not a death sentence.  HIV is actually one of the most easily controlled and lived with Special Needs.  If you're not certain about caring for a child with HIV, I would strongly recommend you head over to Project Hopeful, look around, and ask questions.  Truth is contagious, and they'll be more than happy to share their knowledge with you!  

To learn more about Jessi, here's what you need to know:

To review Jessi’s file, one must have a pre-application filled out with the agency.  Families have 5 business days to review a file.  At the time of commitment, applicants must be interviewed by the agency’s Adoption Coordinator to ensure a good match.

Jessi is a beautiful young lady who deserves a chance to live, grow, and thrive.  She only has $15 in her fund, but I know we can do better than that!!  Let's pray over Jessi, pray for her family to find her, and raise her fund significantly!!  Let's make sure that this new program is a success, starting with Jessi!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday--Arina P!!

What do you see when you look at Arina?  Look hard.  Take your time.  Don't worry.  I've got all day. 

I see a little girl lost.  Not really understanding why her life is the way it is, perhaps knowing, deep down, in that instinctual part of us that we all have, that it's not quite right.  This isn't quite the way it's supposed to be.  

She's so right. 

About Arina:

4ymr -13
Date of Birth: May 31, 2006
Gender: Female
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Dark
Nature: Calm
Diagnosis: Down syndrome
This beautiful Arina needs a mama to love her and help he ber all she can be. She has dark hair and dark eyes. She does not have a heart condition, but her medical records indicate she has some kind of bacterial *difference* in her kidneys. She is allergic to eggs, citrus fruit, and red vegetables. Her kidney dysfunction may be a reaction to eating these items. She will need to be seen by a specialist when she gets home. She is also farsighted and will need corrective glasses. But she is SO beautiful and so deserving of a family to call her own!

She has food allergies.  She needs glasses.  These aren't huge obstacles to overcome.  But they are obstacles that she'll never overcome without a family who cares enough to try.

From Arina's Region:

  • 4 trips :(
    1st trip, Both parents for 5-7 days
    Wait 2-3 months for court
    2nd trip, both parents for 5 days for court, both go home
    3rd and 4th trip are short, only one parent has to travel
    No more than 5 children at home, experience with Down syndrome preferred
    Both parents must be younger than 60 years
    Total program fees under $25,000, plus travel expenses
    Fee includes a $1000 orphanage donation
    Married couples and single mothers may apply

    Yes, it is one of the more expensive Regions, with 4 trips.  But you know what?  Arina's got a fund!!  And it's a pretty nifty one at that!!  Arina has $7,300 right now, waiting for her Forever Family for when they come to get her!!  Praise God for wonderful people!!

    Are you Arina's family?  Do you have room in your heart and home for a beautiful 6 year old Princess who needs to learn to eat well? 

    Do you know someone who does? 

    Let's get Arina home!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday--Brandi (53)!!

LOOK at that laugh, will you??  Just look at her!!  What a beautiful little princess!!

Brandi has just turned 5 years old.  She has cerebral palsy and microcephaly.  From her Reece's Rainbow profile page:

Girl, Born August 31, 2007
Little Brandi is much loved….she has CP and microcephaly, but is physically active and in need of a forever family.
From her medical records:  “lack of development of brain from birth” ,”specific problems of psychological development”, “loss of hearing in both ears”

I happen to know that there are DEFINITELY people reading this blog right now who have a heart for children with hearing loss.  I'll tell you, though, that doesn't stop Brandi!

I'd be willing to guess she likes music. ;-)  I see lots of impromptu concerts in her Mama and Daddy's futures.

Brandi has a small fund started... just a drop in the bucket, but it IS a drop.  

Help us get this little one home!!  Brandi is such a princess, and deserves to be with her king and queen!  Prayerfully consider donating to Brandi's grant. Pray that her family finds her soon, and share share share her page with everyone you know!!  

Let's help make sure Brandi can make music for the rest of her life!