Saturday, July 14, 2012

Other families who need HELP!

My heart is so burdened for all these children who are waiting for their mama's and papa's to find them.  It breaks my heart to think of innocent children living their lives out in orphanages and institutions.  Believe me, not all orphanages are as nice as Eli's place is.  In some places, there are 9 year olds who weigh 11 pounds, and 14 year olds who weigh 14 pounds.  Those are not typos, those are the actual weights of the children i am speaking of.  Why these children are made to suffer is beyond me.

Thankfully, some of these children do have mama's and papa's coming for them.  I speak from experience, but taking that leap is one of the scariest things i have ever done as a parent.  The thought of trying to find 20-50 thousand dollars (depending on the orphanage and region) and not knowing what shape your child is in is terrifying.  Words cannot describe the heartbreak of not knowing how your child is doing, if they were fed that day, if someone spoke a kind word or gave a hug that day. 

So, i'd like to draw your attention to a couple of other families who are willing and ready to cross the ocean to save these precious treasures, and they need our help.

First, is dear Lyla.  Lyla's story is quite amazing.  She had a family commit to her, and then the family was told she was not healthy enough to live until they were going to be able to get her.  Heartbroken, then committed to a different child but Lyla never left their thoughts.  After crossing the ocean to rescue sweet Belle, they enquired yet again about Lyla.  She was still not available to come home due to her health, so they brought Gavin home.  Then, a miracle happened.  Lyla had lived and was healthy enough to come home.  A different family committed to bringing her  but unfortunately they were unable to continue.  So, the original family said they couldn't just leave her, and made the committment to cross the ocean for the third time in TWO years!!!  This family is so dedicated to these children, and they desperately need OUR help!!!  They have a great giveaway going on right now, and they also have a matching donation of up to 1000.  That means if we can raise $1000 they will get another $1000 to add to their funds!

Next up is Sara!  Sara's mommy is going to be a first time mama of this precious girl.  Think about that for a minute...she is bringing home a child with Down syndrome as a first time single parent!  I'm so impressed with her heart and love for these children, and i hope you all will be too!  She isnt having a giveaway right now i dont think, but we can still help her out !!!!!  All donations are tax free and get her one step closer to bringing sweet Sara home!

Lastly, is Kenzi!  Kenzi is going to be coming home to a great family who have 2 little boys!  They are so so excited to be bringing her home and have been working tirelessly to get her here.  Her mama stays up till all hours of the night making bows and other crafts so that she can sell them to bring this treasure home!  Her dedication to her baby is absolutely amazing, and i'd love it if someone could help them finish up!!!!

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