Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Beloved by God

Do you remember this line?

"She kept asking 'And Tania? And Tania?' She would sob when we would leave her with the groupa."

Tatiana won't be left behind much longer... she's going to have a family! She's on MFFM! Praise God!

Will it ever happen for Daniel--almost 4 years old, calm, likely has Down Syndrome.
Beloved by God. His son.

When God adopted me, my prognosis was pretty poor. I was already a sinner. Likely no matter what my Father did to help me, I'd be a sinner still. I wouldn't ever get better from it. But he decided that I was his daughter, and he didn't care that I wasn't perfect. He wasn't looking for a perfect child. He already is perfect... He wanted a child to love.

That's what Daniel deserves. Not a family who wants a perfect child, just a family with more love to share. Maybe that's your family.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Waiting on God

Have you ever had to wait on something? Maybe it took a long time to get a degree... to find a spouse... to have kids.... Likely, though, you were doing something in the meantime. Working at it. Working in other areas of your life. Adam has waited almost 4 years for a family.
He is "calm." He has Down Syndrome. His one chance is a picture on a list of additional children. Likely he will never get what he's been waiting for... what he needs. Likely he will age out of the system in about 12 years and die of "old age" in a mental institution. In his 30s. If he lives long enough to age out. But maybe someone will find him and see he is their son. God, please bring a family for Adam. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Four-year-old girl

Catherine turned 4 in March. She's dressed up in an outfit (and haircut) that make her look like a little boy. She needs a mommy and pretty dresses and big sisters. She is considered calm and passive.

Friday, May 4, 2012

One post for Dylan

In going through all the kids of "region 23," I find myself sometimes at a loss as what to say. It's easy with the kids who look more appealing, who have a smile or a story or even just a name that helps them stand out. I tend to see the cute kids, the kids whose names I like, or the kids whose story touches me. Sometimes the kids in bad condition. Sometimes a kid with a bad picture who grabs me. I don't think Dylan would have grabbed me, but what if this boy never grabs anyone? What if this is the only post anyone ever writes on Dylan--what if this is the only place his picture ever is apart from Reece's Rainbow? Dylan has potential. He is more than a picture, more than a diagnosis. He will turn 4 around when my daughter does, in May. He is sociable. I bet he'd have fun at her party. He likely hasn't been to a birthday party before.... Dylan is just one more little boy who needs a family. But he was created by God and is loved by him. And if someone brings him home... well, for them he won't be just a name and a word of description on a photolisting. He'll be their son.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

somebody's little boy

Denis looks like a sweet little boy with a lot of personality. He's 4. He is calm. He deserves a family.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Deirdre is beautiful. They say that a big hairbow often means the child is a favorite with her caregivers. She is almost 4 and is said to be sociable. Having a caregiver, even one who loves you, isn't the same as having a family. Deirdre needs a mommy, daddy, and siblings who will love her forever. Who will not leave her because they move away or find a better job. Who don't go off duty at night. Who don't have so many other little charges she gets lost in the crowd. Can you be the one to tuck her in at night, give her a bubble bath with her sister, teach her to ride a bike and pump on a swing? Can you show her what mommy means? She doesn't have to be an additional child --she could just be a child.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

All things are possible with God

What do I say about Irina? She just turned 4. She has Down Syndrome. She needs a family. She is described as passive, displaying little emotion. It's all been said before of so many. She isn't one of those really adorable kids who grabs you... not one with a story, happy or sad, that we know... not even a smile on her face. She's worth it, she deserves to be a daughter, but will she ever have that? All things are possible with God.