Sunday, July 15, 2012

Where are their mamas???

This past week within the Orphan Warrior community, it was brought to our attention that there are 63 Orphans listed with Reese's Rainbow who have been waiting for a very, very long time. Years and Years they have waited for their mamas and papas to find them and bring them home. So, today is officially Blog Blitz Sunday! We are sharing all these kids and hoping and praying that their families see them and hears God's voice telling them....SHE is MINE! HE is MINE! I must go get him!!!

We are going to be YELLING and SCREAMING their names and faces in hopes that their families will find them and bring them home. 

Please join me in reading about these sweet faces. Pray for them, share them, and YELL for them. We can not sit by and watch these children die waiting for a family. 

We can not all adopt. I'm aware of that. We also, can not all give money, although we CAN support the families that are adopting by Christmas shopping!!! We all do that right? Lots of families have auctions and sales going on to raise money. 

We can all pray! Pray for them. God commands this. God says we should take care of the orphans of the world. Not as a "thing to do" but as his children we are told to take care of orphans. 

I want to introduce you to a few of the waiting children. And tell you a little about them. 

This is Carolina, born in 2006. This girl is adorable!!!:

Carolina is such a beautiful girl; beautiful brown hair with olive skin.  She has cerebral palsy, and does wear AFO’s on both feet.
From her medical records: Cerebral palsy, convergent squint, mental delay.   She can walk by supporter or holding one hand.  She says separate words, understands simple speech, is affectionate and friendly.   Physical therapy and a loving family will bring MIRACLES for this little girl!
Carolina was transferred to a boarding school in 2011 (not an institution).

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families.
Psalms 68:5-6
This is Valerie, born in 2004, so cute and happy:
Isn't Valerie cute??  She is diagnosed with hypothyroidism.  She also has strabismus (crossed/lazy eyes).    She is diagnosed with developmental delay, and shows many of the facial characteristics of a child with FAS (Fetal Alcohol syndrome).  But she is a darling girl, very active, loving and affectionate!   She is facing the institution soon.  I hope a family is out there waiting just for her!
If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition.  Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.   This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.   There is no way to know this ahead of time.

Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
Isaiah 1:17
This is Justine, born in 2001, STILL waiting. Look at her adorable smile!!!:

Justine is a pretty girl with dark hair and eyes.  She is fully mobile and active.   Her face bears features of FAS, but this is not documented and is only a cautionary disclosure.
From her medical records:  congenital microcephaly, autism
As with all children living in these difficult conditions,  this child’s cognitive development has regressed significantly since he/she was younger.  It is of crucial importance that any family considering the adoption of an older child from the mental institution setting be well prepared for what to expect with regards to how the neglect and lack of adequate medical care and nourishment has affected this child.    These children all have TREMENDOUS potential for improvement, and deserve to have a life outside these four walls.
These children are truly living on borrowed time, and families should be home study approved before an official commitment can be made for this child.

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.
Proverbs 31:8-9

This is Kristie, born in 2001. She belongs in dance classes or cheerleading! I can see her now!!:

Kristie was born with Klippel Feil syndrome, as kyphosis and 6 of her vertebrates are fused together.   Despite this, she is completely mobile and totally functional/self sufficient.  She is also of typical development cognitively.  Kristie's older sister was recently adopted into another family (separated legally), so Kristie is still waiting for her own "forever family".
And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.
Matthew 18:5
And this is Austin, born in 2006. His smile is so cute. I bet he would be an awesome son!
This darling little boy is waiting for his forever family. He has very unique facial features, but I am unfamiliar with the condition that causes these.  One of the possible diagnoses we have been made aware of *may* be a form of Russell Silver Syndrome  (RSS). This most recent photo shows he is growing well, and seems to be active and relatively happy.   After what we learned about RSS, it seems much more likely than the previously supposed progeria, which is good for Austin!  Please consider adopting Austin and helping him be the best that he can be! There will never be a place for him in his country outside the walls of an institution, just like our children with Down syndrome.
I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!
Matthew 25:40
To see and read about the OTHER 63 children who have been waiting for sooooo long now please see these other amazing blogs. The Warrior Army is Screaming Today!! Come join us:

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