'Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me.' Matthew 18:5
Thursday, March 29, 2012
WILL YOU HELP??
A wonderful lady at covenantbuilders.blogspot.com has started a fundraiser called The Mulligan Stew Giveaway. They are working tirelessly to raise money for 6 families who are adopting children with special needs from one of the worst orphanages in EE. These children are in need of major medical attention and the families are working to raise the ransom to get them out. Knowing that the need for money only increases when you reach the States and get to the medical care, this woman is yelling for these children who don't have a voice. She is trying to help these families who have committed to taking on the challenges ahead, some for the rest of their lives.
So, here's the challenge. An anonymous donor will donate an extra $500 to two very special girls accounts if they can get over their goal in the next 3 days. These girls are 15 and due to be deemed "unadoptable" within months. Once they turn 16 they will NEVER see the outside of the mental institution they are in. There will never be hope of getting out and living normal lives. There is nowhere in their society for these precious children. Their names are "Laurel" and "Harmony" below you will find a picture of Laurel. We are not allowed to share the picture of Harmony but you can go to the blog: www.covenantbuilders.blogspot.com and see her picture there. I challenge you to go and read the write ups on the kids and see the pictures. Go and donate $5 or $10 to one of these girls accounts. Having been through this before we know how much every bit counts. These girls deserve a life outside of those walls. They deserve good medical care. They deserve to have a voice!!
Girl, born August 1996
Laurel has arthrogryposis — and look at that beautiful smile!
She’s already 15 years old, and has less than 6 months (from January 2012) to be adopted, or she loses all hope for a future.
Laurel is blessed to be in a very good older child orphanage for those with mostly physical disabilities. Her orphanage has been supported by many humanitarian aid groups, and offers child sponsorship programs and trips for these children. Laurel does face transfer to an adult mental institution SOON, and at 16 she will no longer legally be able to be adopted at all. We simply can not let this happen to her.
Our facilitation team has met Laurel…she is very smart and friendly, and she SO wants a family of her own. Laurel is in a region which often waives the 10 day waiting period!
An additional $3000 grant is available to help with Laurel’s adoption (above and beyond her RR funds)
Larger families and older parents welcome. Must be home study approved to commit.