The Un-Photographed Ones

There are many children who are on the waiting list for adoption who due to legal requirements are unable to have a photograph posted. Unfortunately that makes it a lot harder for them to be chosen. It’s hard to fall in love with a child’s face when all you have is a black silhouette to go by. However, this does not mean that they need a family any less than a child who has multiple photographs on their small profile.

On Reece’s Rainbow this week alone, there have been nine children newly listed who do not have the benefit of a photograph. Children like six year-old Marlon (http://reecesrainbow.org/120130/marlon), two year-old Barric (http://reecesrainbow.org/120121/barric), three year-old Mordecai (http://reecesrainbow.org/120119/mordecai), and five year-old Branden (http://reecesrainbow.org/120093/branden).

To make matters even harder a sibling group of five was listed this week and they are unable to have pictures of themselves shared (http://reecesrainbow.org/120126/5siblingsl5). It is so challenging to be adopted when you are apart of a sibling group. This is not without good reason as it takes a very special family to be able to adopt and raise a sibling group. It is hard work but that does not negate the importance of the children having a family TOGETHER.

Would you please pray with me for sibling groups like Friedrich, Kurt, Liesl, Louisa, and Brigitta? And for the other children who are waiting to be adopted but don’t have a picture to go along with their profile on the waiting children list? Thank you.

Dear Lord,

Thank You for children all around the world. Thank You for their smiles and laughter. It is hard to imagine children without a family. I know that You have a heart for the oppressed and the orphaned. Thank You that these children have a chance to get adopted. I know that the sad reality is that some children never get the chance.

Lord, please give these children a fighting chance. Please bring forward families to adopt them, to love them, and to care for them. May they be orphaned no longer. Please bless those that care for them currently and prepare those that You will bring forward for them.

For Your glory and Your kingdom, I pray

Amen

So you don’t go into visual withdrawal here’s two picture of me with my youngest brother. 🙂 Isn’t he looking good?

 

Lillian & Aston

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Aston and Lillian are siblings who need to be adopted together! Thankfully they haven’t been listed long and will be available for adoption in the fall of this year! It is my hope that a family will step forward to call them son and daughter so that as soon as they are available they will be adopted and will have a family.

Aston was born in 2009. He has spastic tetraparesis but he doesn’t appear to have let that stop him! It is said that he can walk by himself and is able to talk a little bit. He is also said to eat everything and works hard at school.

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Less is said about Aston’s younger sister, Lillian, but don’t you want to cheer up that grumpy little face and see what awesome smile she is hiding? Lillian was born in 2015 and is listed as carrying Hep C antibodies. However, it is thought that this diagnosis may be cancelled at some point soon.

Wonderfully, there has been $100 gifted to them on Reece’s Rainbow: http://reecesrainbow.org/117422/lillianaston

These two sweeties are available to be adopted by both larger families and by older parents.

Would you pray with me that they will have a family soon?

Dear Lord,

Thank you for Aston and Lillian. Thank You that they have the ability to be adopted together. So many children are not able to be adopted with their sibling. I pray that these two will be able to have a family together and that they will grow up getting to know each other and hopefully be close, supporting and loving one another.

May Your hand be on their adoption. May You bring forward a family that will help them to be all that they can be. A family who loves, learns, and laughs together.

Thank You for those that are caring for them now. My You bless them with patience and wisdom. May they know how to care and love for Aston and Lillian and for all the children under their care.

For Your glory and Your kingdom, I pray,

Amen.

 

Tristan

This handsome young man is Tristan. He was born in 2003 but was not listed until 2013. Unfortunately it has been four years since then and he is still waiting! His younger sister has been adopted and his older sister aged out.

It is probable that Tristan has F.A.S. Other than mental delays he is said to be a healthy young man. A missionary who met him said that he is very tiny and that he can get very excited. He was also described as sweet, loving, capable, and curious. It is said that he wants a family.

It is such a blessing that he is eligible for an Oldertristan-2016-1 Child Grant from Reece’s Rainbow (http://reecesrainbow.org/54397/tristan). He is also available to large families and older parents.

Would you pray with me that his family will come soon?

Dear Lord,

Thank You for Tristan. Thank You that his younger sister was able to be adopted. Though it breaks my heart that these siblings couldn’t be adopted together I thank You that his sister gets a chance at a family. I pray that you will protect and care for Tristan’s older sister and that she is healthy, safe, and loved.

I pray that Tristan will soon have a family to call his own. Lord, please bring forward a family that can help him reach his potential. I pray that they will come forward quickly and that unlike his older sister he will not age out before he can experience the love of a family.

For Your glory and Your kingdom I pray,

Amen

Wonderful Boys

It is often harder for boys to get adopted. While this is a sad reality there are many boys who are waiting for a mum and dad. Two of my brothers are adopted and they are wonderful kids. They are great and I am so glad that I get to call them my brothers. I hope that other boys who are waiting will soon be able to be called son.

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Avery has been waiting for a while, it was almost four years ago when he was listed in 2013 with Reece’s Rainbow. Avery was born in 2004 and has HIV (the theme for today). http://reecesrainbow.org/63522/avery-2

 

 

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Henley (b. 2008) also has HIV. In addition to his HIV he is listed as having a slight mental delay. He is described as being a very quiet boy. http://reecesrainbow.org/113974/henley

 

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Dryden was born in 2010. He has HIV and possible FAS, he is also listed as having hepatomegaly with splenomegaly (enlarged liver and spleen). http://reecesrainbow.org/98988/dryden

 

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Now on ‘my family found me’ page! Yay 🙂 Harrison and Henry are brothers who need to be adopted together. The older boy was born in 2011 and is listed as being healthy. His younger brother was born in 2013 and is listed as having HIV. http://reecesrainbow.org/119052/harrison-henry

 

 

Every one of these boys are ready and waiting for a family. Please pray with me that they will not have long to wait. If you feel called to do something more I encourage you to do as you are being lead! Thank you for your care and prayers.

Dear Lord,

Thank You for boys around the world. Thank You for their smiles and laughter. Thank You for their wide range of personalities and their potential to be strong, caring, kind, gentlemanly, and passionate. Thank You for the people that care for the boys who are still waiting for families. I pray that You will give them wisdom to look after them.

I pray for the families that You will bring forward who will call Harrison, Henry, Henley, Dryden, and Avery ‘son’. Please give the boys hope as they wait. May they have the medication that they need to be healthy so that they can grow to be the men that You have planned for them.

For Your glory and Your kingdom I pray,

Amen.

Annie

Today my youngest sister helped to choose a child to pray for. She really wants Annie to be able to have a family. Could you help spread the word that Annie is waiting for a family? My sister knows what it is like to be waiting for a family and she is glad that she is adopted. She wants other kids who are still waiting to get adopted as well!

annie-1-225x300Annie was born in 2010 with the complete absence of her arm. She also has mixed specific developmental disorder, astigmatism,  hypermetropia (farsightedness), and hypertrophy of tonsils listed to her name. She is living in Eastern Europe and is available to be adopted by large families and older parents. So far she has just over $180 gifted to her on Reece’s Rainbow, hopefully it will be a help for the family that will come forward to call her their own. http://reecesrainbow.org/118367/annie-2

Would you please pray with me and my sister that she will have a family soon?

Dear Lord,

Thank you for Annie. Thank you for her smile, I pray that she will have reason to keep on smiling. Please show her Your love and grace. Please bring forward a family for her. May they not be scared by the list of medical conditions but be strengthened by You and remember that she is a little girl not a medical condition.

Thank you that my sister has a heart for other kids who are waiting for families. She remembers how it used to be and loves having a family. I pray that Annie will get to experience this feeling of love and support.

For You and Your kingdom, I pray,

Amen.

 

Tracy and Bart

Tracy and Bart are two teens who are waiting for a family. They need to be adopted together!!! Tracy is the older of the two, she was born in 2002 and is medically healthy. Tracy is described as a good student and she loves to be creative. She enjoys art, sewing, singing and dance.

Bart is only one year younger than his sister, he was born in 2003. The only medical issue that was listed on Reece’s Rainbow is a cleft lip. He is said to like playing games and enjoys soccer. The biggest challenge for them to get adopted is their age. Unfortunately they are very close to aging out of the system Would you pray with me that they will have a family to call their own?

Dear Lord,

Thank you for Tracy and Bart. I thank you that You care for them. I pray that You will bring a family forward to adopt them. Their time is running out and I know that You do things in Your timing. I pray that they will experience the love of a family and will come to know You.

Thank you for their friends and for those that care for them. I pray that they will be examples of Your power, love, and grace. May You be known in their lives.

I pray for the family that You will call to be their parents. Please prepare their hearts and minds. Please grant them the patience and the strength to stand beside Tracy and Bart as they go through the hard transition and learn what it means to be in a family.

Thank you that You are the Father to the fatherless and that You stand for the oppressed and the weak. May we all endeavor to be like You. To love and to care and to be the voice of the voiceless.

For Your glory and Your kingdom, I pray.

Amen

http://reecesrainbow.org/103308/tracy-bart

Lucia

This beautiful little girl is Lucia, she was born in 2010 and was listed in 2015. Reece’s Rainbow states her medical conditions as ‘localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with simple partial seizures, unspecified mental delays, myopia after stroke syndrome, and lack of coordination of muscle movements.’ She is described as being friendly and sweet. Would you pray with me for a family to adopt her?

http://reecesrainbow.org/93566/lucia

Dear Lord,

Thank you for Lucia. I pray that You will bring forward a family for her. I hope that she will not have too much longer to wait. Please be with her new family as help her through tough medical times and rejoice with her in the joyful times.

I pray that she will be a light in the lives of the people she is around. I pray that You will shine through her.

Lord, You have brought Your children into a family relationship with each other. Please help us, as Your children, to show the love of a family to others. May we not be selfish in our love but graciously give as You give Your love to us.

For Your glory and Your kingdom, I pray,

Amen.