Family Is Love…

Photo Credit: Found on Pinterest from www.martawrites.com
Photo Credit: Found on Pinterest from http://www.martawrites.com

That is what i, along with a whole bunch of other orphan advocates, want for these special needs orphans whom we shout out about all the time.

They, like every child on earth, deserves to be loved and know what love is and show that they, too, can love when shown how to.

That is the reason we are running the BIRTHDAY ONLINE AUCTION for SHANE and WESLEY.

The auction’s aim is that people will see Shane and Wesley, help them grow their adoption grant (through bids on the items, payment goes into their adoption grant) and to SHARE their STORY so that their forever family might see them and come for them. (Click on their names to read their stories.)

Have you checked the auction out yet? No? Well then, please click here to check it out. Just another 5 MORE DAYS!

If you have taken part in our auction, we thank you and ask you to please share it with your friends.

We would also ask that you would pray along with us for Shane and Wesley. Pray that their forever family will come for them as soon as possible – they have but less than 12 months before they become adoptable.

Thank you.

syc

Birthday Online Auction…

Just 1 year left for these sweet boys to get a family. Please help.
Just 1 year left for these sweet boys to get a family. Please help.

We are having a Birthday Online Auction to help raise awareness for Shane and Wesley who turn 13 this weekend (24 / 25 August). This means that they only have 12 months (1 year) left to find a family who will love them for who they are and help they walk through life.

We have set up a Facebook page, called Just Needing A Family’s Love, so that we can carry on raising awareness for Shane and Wesley till they are home with their families. Our first event is this Birthday Online Auction. Please visit our FB page.

Because it is very important that we give these boys as much exposure as possible, we would ask that you SHARE this blogpost/ our FB page/auction on your FB, Blog or Twitter before making a first bid in this auction. This is an honour system, we won’t check on you. But we do ask for your help because only together can we help these boys. The more you share, the more the boys gain.

Then go ahead and make your BIDS. Whole dollars please, no cents.

Auction runs from 24th August EST 11am till 5th September EST 4pm.

When the auction closes, i will inform people who have been successful in their bids and how to make payment. Please leave an email if you do not check your FB messages (Others inbox) often.

There will be no postage costs to you.

All funds raise will be divided equally between Shane and Wesley.
Read more about Shane and Wesley by clicking on their names.

NO Facebook account? You can still take part in this online auction. Below are the items up for grabs, simply go through them, pick a few you fancy, comment below with your desired item and bid amount. i will try to update current bids daily.

Please do pray along with us that the Just Needing A Family’s Love page and this Birthday Online Auction would give the boys so much exposure that their forever families will come forward for them.

Thank you so very much for your support, sharing, prayers and contributions.

syc

They Could Be Brothers…

Who am i talking about?

i’m talking about Wesley and Shane. You all know Wesley, whom i have been shouting out for and praying for since October 2012. And i have written about Shane before too (read here). i’m now both Wesley‘s and Shane‘s prayer warrior.

Dear Shane has been waiting so long for a family.
Dear Shane has been waiting so long for a family.
Sweet Wesley needs a family to help him live a full life.
Sweet Wesley needs a family to help him live a full life.

Do you see what i mean by they could be brothers? But they are not. They are in the same country, but different regions. They are, however, born in the same month of the same year, which sadly means that they will both be aging out of the adoption system in their country in less than 15 months!

They share the label of ‘orphan’ and they both have the same condition, albinism and vision issues (which are really minor special needs – you can read more in this post). They both need loving families to care for them, to give them the opportunities which their current situation does not afford them.

Won’t it be wonderful if they were both adopted by the same family? Even if they aren’t, just having a family to love and support them would mean that these boys can have the chance to show off what they are truly capable of. 

They need a mummy and a daddy who see the beauty they have inside of them and outside too.

i was recently introduced to Positive Exposure, a not-for-profit organisation, which utilizes photography and video to transform public perceptions of people living with genetic, physical and behavioral differences – from albinism to autism. (Their) educational and advocacy programs reach around the globe to promote a more inclusive, compassionate world where differences are celebrated.

i think what this organisation is doing is a most wonderful thing! i hope, pray and wish everyone can be introduced to their program and learn to accept other people’s difference and not judge based on appearances.

The founder, Rick Guidotti, puts it well:

“…it was essential for people to understand and see the beauty in our shared humanity…”

So can you, would you see the beauty in these 2 handsome boys? Look beyond their skin colour, their eye problems and see them for who they are; young boys who need a loving family to help them navigate this world which is full of prejudice.

Could you be that family who welcomes them into your home and be blessed with a little more beauty in your lives? If yes, please contact Reece’s Rainbow to find out more.

You don’t have to adopt to make a difference to Wesley and Shane. You can do a very simple thing; you can pray for them, pray for their daily needs and most of all, pray for a forever family to come for them. If you would like to commit to praying for them (or just one of them) regularly, please do sign up to be a prayer warrior for them (like i am).

You can do another practical thing to help. You can share their stories with everyone you know. With the power of social media, we never know who we can reach. So please do share their stories. They need a family and you can help.

There is one more thing you do. You can give towards their adoption grant. Click on their picture or name to go to their individual profile page to contribute.

Wesley currently has US$1487.90 in his grant, because many of you were so generous in giving to the giveaway we ran last November. But he would need more because the costs of all the paperwork to adopt is just so high. So please give whatever you can. Every bit counts.

Shane currently has only US$27.50 in his grant, which is really nothing when you find out that the average adoption (we are talking about international adoption because their home country’s society isn’t big on domestic adoptions of special needs children) costs somewhere between US$25,000 to US$40,000. So do give generously. Again, every little amount counts.

Thank you for caring for these boys.

syc