Monday, December 3, 2012

Spotlight on Celine 2H

Isn't Celine beautiful?  This picture is even a new one, updated in July 2012!!  What a sweet, sweet girl!

Celine is a 7 year old girl in Eastern Europe, and she desperately needs our help.  See, she's passed the Horrible Magic Number, and she's facing institutionalization VERY soon.  Like imminently.  Like... now.  We can't leave her there.  We just can't.

A family met her in July, and this is what they had to say:

In July we traveled to meet our daughter for the first time. While we were there we were able to meet Celine. She came up to us and gave me a hug and stroked the side of my face. She had 2 braids with big bows on the ends and she looks to have thinned out some. She looked very cute and healthy. When we were leaving she blew us kisses goodbye. The institution she is in is a very good one but the orphanage director is very excited to have children adopted from his orphanage. He has said that even though he loves the children he knows they would do so much better with a family.
She sounds like a beautiful, beautiful princess.  What a sweet, sweet spirit she seems to have!!

Here's the great part about adopting Celine--- SHE'S NEARLY FULLY FUNDED!!  Seriously!!  Celine has a grant of--

Wait for it...

$28,057.40!!  FOR REAL!!!  AND, she's on the Angel Tree, so her grant is STILL GROWING!!

Why is this sweet one still waiting???  Is there no one to love a child of 7???  Here is the Region Requirements for Celine:

  • 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. Please read carefully through   to determine your eligibility and financial preparedness to adopt internationally.   You can also inquire about adopting or donating for these children from that page. Requirements for Canadian families may vary, please read the Canadian Info page for more information.

Celine's Warrior, Leah, is a good one!  And she would LOVE your help praying for Celine, showing her off to your friends, and reaching her Angel Tree goal.  Come see her blog at Life's Beautiful Butterflies to contact her and find out more!

Now you know!  What will you do?

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