Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Looking for an Angel?

Adoption has been on my mind a lot lately. There are days that I read about and see pictures of children that literally make my heart hurt. I don't have answers. I don't know why the Christian church as a whole can't band together and help this crisis out. Don't be fooled.... it IS a crisis. Children in these overseas orphanages are being abused, starved and neglected. However, we as Americans are murdering millions of innocent unborn. It's enough to make you lose heart! But, God tells us that he will make things right one day. One day, every knee shall be and every mouth confess that HE IS LORD. Come quickly Lord Jesus!!!
Below are a few children that have stolen my heart. The first is Wendy. She was in Laurel's orphanage and we saw her several times. She will need a special family who will love her and see past her "disabilities". She needs someone who will see her for the treasure she is. She is very quickly aging out of the baby house.(if she hasn't already). She will be moved to the institution where she will be bedridden for life! Don't let that happen to Wendy!
Girl, Born June 25, 2006

Wendy is a beautiful girl with sandy blonde hair and blue eyes.    She was born quite premature  (not sure which gestational week, but it is listed as "4th stage").  She has CP and is completely blind, with congenital cataracts in both eyes, optic sub-atrophy, and microcephaly.
Despite all of these odds stacked against her, she is an orphanage favorite and is well loved.  She will really blossom in a loving family, and learning to use her other senses will open up the world around her.    Wendy is already 4 1/2 now, and is facing the institution soon.  She needs a family right away!  

$100.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!
  You can visit (other angels 0-5) for more information


Girl, Born September 21, 2007


Tamara is a sweet, intelligent little girl who needs a forever family.  She was born with Crouzon Syndrome.  She is very physically able and is a favorite in the orphanage.  She is described as an affectionate and helpful girl.   She is facing transfer to the institution soon :(
From her medical records:  Multiple congenital abnormality of brain. Q04.8, Secondary cardiopathy. I51.8, Exotropia. H50.1, Syndactylia. Q70.9, hemangioma of regions of head. D18.0, Iron deficiency anemia unspecified. D50.9, Congenital absence of toes. Q72.3

From a therapy team that visisted with her in 2012:   Tamara is an absolute doll!   Our TEAM has gotten to meet and work with  Tamara the past several years and have loved every minute with her.   Tamara is able to walk independently and talks in complete sentences.  She told our group (in Russian) that she was a princess!  We couldn’t agree more!   Tamara ‘s caregivers asked us to help her with a few of her sounds in Russian, which leads us to believe her language and communication skills are very good since they were concerned with the production of just a few sounds.   Tamara was able to hold toys with her hands, and complete a wooden animal puzzle with our therapists.  She loved sitting in the floor playing and was a very good imitator of just about anything!  Tamara is quickly approaching the age that will mean her time in the orphanage is coming to an end and will be facing a transfer to an institution.  We are praying that  Tamara  never makes that move to an institution and will be set in a family that loves her.  Join us in praying for Tamara.

From an adoptive family who visited with her in September 2011:  “We saw her there our first day at the orphanage and we just LOVED her!!  We would have taken her in a heartbeat!  Tamara walks just as well as our 3yo and was sooooo sweet and kept coming up to us and smiling and wanted to touch Zeph (Wallace).  She kept wandering towards us and her caretakers had to tell her to leave us alone!  Heartbreaking, so glad she is cleared and ready for her family.  Do not want to see her sent to an institution!”
LOTS MORE photos available.  Married couples only.   Large families and older parents welcome, travel required.   Tamara can be adopted with several other children in this same orphanage, if a family is approved.

$3190.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 I just LOVE this little girl!! Are YOU her rescuer??

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