Saturday, February 25, 2012

Region 42: additional children

Daria, born in May 2008 (the same as my daughter)

Michael, 1 1/2

Igor, also 1 1/2

Andrew S, 2

Nikita, turning 3 in May

Catherine, almost 3

Olga, 2

Zahar, almost 3 (same age as Catherine)

Veronica, 3 1/2 (also born in May 2008, like Daria and my Hannah)

Alana, 3

Daniel, turning 4 in April

No, it's not a lot to go on... a picture, an age, maybe a line about personality (Catherine is tranquil, Olga is mobile). There's no medical information, just a cute little face who needs a family. You don't know what you're getting into; you may not until you actually meet Alana, or bring Michael home. It is likely that all of these kids have a diagnosis of Down Syndrome.

Daria and Michael look to be in rough condition (maybe they are in a worse facility? Maybe they have complicating health conditions or problems eating?), but it looks like most of these little ones in "Region 42" are well-cared-for and healthy. It appears that all the children in 42 are additional children--so if there is full info on one child (a test case for the region), a family is committed, or the agency partner may have info available... or it may just not be possible to find out anything about Daria until you go to her country to meet her.

Region 42 is open to couples of at least 25 or single mothers. The mother may not be more than 45 years older than the child. If the parents are married, they must have been married a year. Fees under $25,000, which is pretty average in adoption and low for this country. All very standard, so this may be a pretty easy region. I don't know whether you could adopt more than one child at the same time.

I can't tell you what to expect... but I can tell you you would never regret making Igor or Zahar your son. You can't save them all... but you could save Daniel. I don't know if Andrew is healthy, but I know he's a child of God. I don't know whether Veronica needs surgery, but I know she needs a family. Your family isn't perfect, but it's better than a mental institution... and Nikita doesn't have a family at all.

Do click and see the rest of the sweet kids in this region if you are interested, this is only about half of them.

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