Because “every child with special needs has a value that matters eternally”. – quote from Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.
If you have been following my blog and are friends with me on Facebook, you will know that i have been posting a lot (at least once a week here & lots more on FB) about special needs orphans listed on Reece’s Rainbow. i started praying, advocating, donating to these orphans at the end of February and haven’t looked back since. It has been an amazing journey so far – a journey which has shown me that there are people in this world who are unselfish and have such great big loving hearts, who work so very very hard to love a child they didn’t give birth to, to care for a child they don’t know and never even met, to give up so much to bring this child home, to give said child the love and care which every child deserves, no matter how special their needs are. Most of all, i have seen how wonderfully God moves mountains and hearts. i have witnessed how lack of money, tedious paperwork and great distances are no matter when it comes to God loving one of these precious ones and bringing them home to their forever families.
The wonderful darlings listed on Reece’s Rainbow are considered by the society they are born into to be not perfect enough and for that perceived imperfection they were abandoned to institutions where there is no hope that proper care and attention can be given to them. Again i quote Archbishop Chaput:
Parents of children with special needs, special education teachers and therapists, and pediatricians who have treated children with disabilities often have a hugely life-affirming perspective. Unlike prenatal caregivers, these professionals have direct knowledge of persons with special needs. They know their potential. They’ve seen their accomplishments. They can testify to the benefits – often miraculous – of parental love and faith. Expectant parents deserve to know that a child with special needs can love, laugh, learn, work, feel hope and excitement, make friends, and create joy for others. These things are beautiful precisely because they transcend what we expect……..
The real choice in accepting or rejecting a child with special needs is never between some imaginary perfection or imperfection. None of us is perfect. No child is perfect. The real choice in accepting or rejecting a child with special needs is between love and unlove; between courage and cowardice; between trust and fear. That’s the choice we face when it happens in our personal experience. And that’s the choice we face as a society in deciding which human lives we will treat as valuable, and which we will not……..
We need to understand that if some lives are regarded as unworthy, respect for all life is at risk.
These special ones will thrive with love and care from attentive parents and even affectionate siblings. (Click here to see how well 2 little boys are doing after being home with their forever family). They are worthy just because they are here on this earth with us. So please do not ignore these orphans who need your help.
i, alone, can’t save all the orphans all at the same time. So i pray and advocate for them, one at a time, trusting that God will make straight paths for their forever families to reach. i pray for my beloved Heath and my darling Heather.
Please click on their pictures to view their profiles. Please donate to their adoption grant which will help their future families with the costs of adopting them and giving them a loving home. Please share their stories so that more can help and their lovely pictures may find their mummies and daddies. Please pray for them and their daily needs of food, warm, love and strength. Thank You.
PS: if you do make a donation or share their stories, please leave a comment below so that i know and can thank you personally. Thanks.
PPS: This post was inspired by A Little Lemonade, a lady who shares my heart about these precious kids. Go over there & hear her wonderful heart shout out loud for these lovely children.