This is our second Love Notes post. You can read the first one here.
What are Love Notes? They are a gift you can give to a loved one in February – the month of love, so that they may pass on this gift of love to those who need it most – in this case, special needs orphans listed on the Reece’s Rainbow website. The hope and prayer are that with bigger adoption grants, their forever families would be encouraged to step forward.
My posts will highlight some of these children whom you can bless. Today we are highlighting kids with some form of physical disability, such as Cerebral Palsy (CP) and Spina Bifida etc. Please click on their names/pictures to go to their profile pages.
We have almost no information about Dagmar except that he has Cerebral Palsy and moderate mental delays. He is now 15 years old which means he ONLY HAS 1 YEAR before aging out of the adoption system in his country. He reminds me so much for my dear Heath who is now home with his forever family. Please do share his story and bless him.
This sweet independent 10-year-old girl needs a family to support her through all the therapies she needs. She has Cerebral Palsy and high muscle tension in her legs. She has had surgery for the muscle tension. She attends school and is learning a lot. She understands what adoption means and has indicated that she would like to be adopted.
He is 10-years-old and walks with a limp due to his sequelae of Cerebral Palsy. He has had surgery for his Achilles tendon. He also has Thalassemia. He manages daily life well and gets good grades in school. He likes reading and drawing as well as kicking the football and riding the bike. He is said to be open and generous.
She is a timid 10-year-old who needs a loving family who could encourage her to take bigger steps in life. She has limited walking ability due to Cerebral Palsy. She speaks very little but enjoys interaction with other children. She also takes good care of her toys and has had some rehabilitation in 2011.
He is an active 10-year-old who enjoys watching TV, playing games and being with other children. He has Cerebral Palsy and extropia of both eyes. His ability to move about is good as is his intellect. He speaks slowly but he understands when spoken to. He has good self-care abilities.
This energetic 10-year-old boy loves active play and sports with post-operative Spina Bifida. A volunteer at a camp he attended had this to say: “…shows potential of being independent and mature, compared to his age…” The volunteer also mentioned that he was abandoned but holds no resentment in his heart which is a reflection of a big heart.
He is 10-years-old and was born prematurely to a mother who used drugs. He has Severe Mental Developmental Delay, Mild Physical Disability, and Epilepsy. He takes Depakine, 4.5cc daily for his epilepsy. He has been through so many living situations and really needs the stability of a forever family!
8-year-old Gaspar has Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, both post-operative. An adoptive family has met him and says that he is a sweet boy who is very playful and engaging. He is also patient with his foster-sister (who was adopted by the family who met him). The family is willing to share what they know of him and life with Spina Bifida.
She is 7-years-old and has Cerebral Palsy. She is timid but doing well in physical therapy. She can walk, run and jump but does not talk yet. She can follow instructions given by adults but is still in diapers. She needs a family who is dedicated to supporting her in her therapies and giving her the best shot in life.
He is a handsome 7-year-old who needs a family to love him just as he is. He has Cerebral Palsy (said to be mild) but is doing very well developmentally. He can run around and likes to play.
Do pray for these precious children. Pray for their daily needs, medical needs and especially for their forever families to come for them. Please also share their stories so that their forever families might see them. Also consider growing their adoption grants to ease the path to their forever families.
Please also see other advocates’ blog here.
Thank you very much.