Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Plea for Chad


Here I am again, pleading for help - help to save Chad from a life that none of us can even imagine.  I am stealing the words of someone who knows Chad and knows what life has in store for him if he isn't rescued.  
Please read - please share Chad and please, don't let us lose another child !!

Chad collage 1
Folks, I need you again. Badly. 
I want to literally scream from urgency and desperation. 
For the last month and a half, I have been posting about Chad. However, there's still no hope on the horizon for him... I told you how you did #rescuethedawn
How we now need to #killgoliath
As the days go by and Chad keeps waiting, my breath stops short at the thought of what his fate would be, should he not find his Mama soon. Human imagination is poor when it comes to what the reality would be for this absolutely "wonderfully and fearfully made" child.
 All of the good efforts that went into creating the perfection that Chad is, would now go to waste. 
It is so sad, and so heart wrenching, and so incinerating to watch a child literally run out of days, in front of your very own eyes! 
I don't wish this on my worst enemy; no one deserves such a tragedy. No one should ever end their days in an institution. 
We, humans, are created to live in a family and we belong to communities and society. 
We don't belong to asylums. 
The immigration papers signed by Chad's family should be shipped by next Friday. 
That means that his Mama should ACTUALLY commit to him NOW. 
Are you THE deliverance for him? 
Are YOU his ticket to freedom? 
Are you the one called? 
Chad is a Son. 

We just need to find whose he is. 
Here are some practical aspects: 
(1) Chad has a generous grant of $15 000 through Reece's Rainbow: http://reecesrainbow.org/1130/chad-142 This grant will be sufficient to cover the entire decreased foreign fee, the home study, the immigration fees, the airfare, and then some; 
(2) At least one or the only parent has to be at least 15 years older than Chad and as we all know, he will soon turn 16;
 (3) At least one or the only parent has to be a US citizen; Family must meet USCIS poverty guidelines; Family must immediately start a home study process - good news is we don't need a home study right away, nevertheless, we have to hurry up!!!; 
(4) Family must immediately fill out I-800a and I-800 forms and express ship them to USCIS - package has to be opened there well before April, 09th (I know there is some controversy here but after some brainstorming with Judy at Global, we decided we'd go this route, with both forms, just to be on the safe side); 
(5) Family has to be in an overall good health and have no significant criminal past, if any. 
Family has to never have been deprived of parental rights; 

(6) Interested families can contact Judy Williams at Global, at: maryland@adoptglobal.org and at 410-459-9093; myself, at: toni@dreamadoption.org and at 011-359-888-527-934 or here; and Elizabeth Sherley Graham, here or at: elizabeth.sherley@gmail.com; 
(7) The clock is ticking. We can stop it. 

Please, share, share, share; donate, if you can to Chad's grant at RR; then think, pray, if you are a praying person, and make decisions. 

A precious life is hanging on one side of the rope. Let's do it together, let's find Chad's Mama, let's pluck him from the grip of the dark side and death, let's kill his Goliath called "orphaned for life"!!!


Below you can read his profile, as seen on Reece's Rainbow

Chad was born in 2001, he started looking at objects at the age of 6-7 months old; he started reacting to sounds at the age of 4-5 months old; he started sitting independently at the age of 1 year and 8 months and he walks with support since he’s been 2 years and 6 months. Chad has Down Syndrome; Delays in the neuro-psychical development; Moderate mental delay.
The child considerably lags behind for his age in his physical development. His motions are uncoordinated. The fine motor skills are not mastered. The child walks independently and climbs up stairs with support.  His attention is difficult to attract and to keep. His memory is with limited volume and the memorization is primarily mechanic, with accumulation.  The child reacts with increased anxiety and cry to unfamiliar environments. He participates in group activities with the other children and actively contacts them. He cheers up when contacted by an adult and reacts by uttering sounds of cheer and watching the adult in the eyes. Chad is oriented in the space in the different parts of the day.  He demonstrates bond, cheer, anxiety, and guilt. He calmly observes the children playing. He would play with them and is happy from their contacts. He carries out elementary instructions: “come”, “sit down”, “give me your hand”. The child doesn’t have developed skills for self-help and needs constant support. He can eat independently. He can’t dress or undress but cooperates when changed. He reacts to his name. He is oriented in the daily routine.
He understands the speech of the others when it is simple. He pronounces single sounds by imitation. He is interactive, seeks contact, and demonstrates selectivity and preferences in his interactions with the other children and the personnel. He has expressive facial mimics that he shows his emotions with. He likes to listen to songs, laughs out loud and claps with his hands. He moves in tune with the music and is very mobile and energetic. He attracts the attention of the adults by pulling them or patting them with his hands because he can’t speak. He pronounces separate syllables – “ma”, “ba”, “da”, as well as words with repetitive syllables – “mama”, “baba”.
PLEASE SEE CHAD TODAY - SHARE CHAD TODAY - SAVE CHAD TODAY !!



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Who will save Dixon ??





****** UPDATE - THURSDAY MARCH 16TH ******

Sadly, it has been found that Dixon is no longer listed as available for adoption with his country's government.  While it seems it is too late to save Dixon, there are still many many more older children facing the same fate.  
If you are interested in adopting an older, aging out child, please go HERE to see them.

  The child closest to aging out is CHAD - he has mere weeks before he ages out.
Chad collage 1

 Please, see Chad and all of the others, please share them as much as Dixon was shared in the past couple of days, and lets save as many as we can !!

*********** UPDATE - THURSDAY MARCH 16TH ***********





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This post is a plea for help - a plea for someone to step up and literally save a life.

Dixon is almost 16 years old, and has mere days before he ages out and is no longer eligible for adoption.

Dixon has Down Syndrome.

Dixon has never known the love of a family, and never will unless a  major miracle happens in the next 8 days - without a family he will spend the rest of his life in an institution, unloved and alone.

While it isn't possible to complete his adoption by the time he ages out, it IS possible to keep him eligible for adoption - all a family needs to do is file an I-800A before his birthday on March 22nd.  The family doesn't even need to be homestudy ready !!

Dixon is eligible for a $15,000 adoption grant !!!!!!!

Also - if a family steps forward for him by March 22nd, a donor will PAY THE USCIS fees for that family.
There is also a dedicated Family Warrior through Reece's Rainbow who will help the family by sharing their fundraising needs and helping in any way they are able !!

I need every one of you to see Dixon today.


Somewhere out there, someone who one of YOU knows will see Dixon and say "SON".

Maybe that someone is you.
Maybe that someone is a family member, or a friend.
Maybe that someone is a distant relative who you only keep in touch with through social media.
Maybe that someone is a work colleague, who you kind of sort of know, but don't know TOO well, other than posts on Facebook.
Maybe that someone attends your church.
Maybe that someone is a follower of yours on Twitter, or Instagram, or they read your blog.
Maybe that someone goes to school with you, or are the parents of a child your children attend school with.
Maybe that someone is in a Facebook group with you - a group totally unconnected to adoption - maybe a local garage sale group, or one local to your city, or a hobby you enjoy.

How will you ever know - if you don't share Dixon ?
YOU could be the person who shares Dixon and saves Dixon.


Just by hitting the share button on your Facebook page - or copying and pasting the link to this blog, or his profile, onto Twitter - or in another Facebook group - YOU could be instrumental in saving Dixon from life - and probably death - in an institution.

Please, before you do anything else today - please share Dixon.
Share him everywhere you can think of - for I know that his family IS out there - and, between us, we WILL find them before it it too late.

You can share this blog, or just share the link to his profile below - just copy and paste. You can also clock on his name anywhere in this post, and you will be taken directly to his profile at Reece's Rainbow.

http://reecesrainbow.org/1128/dixon-b-304

Dixon is eligible for a $15,000 adoption grant !!!!!!!

If a family steps forward for him by March 22nd, a donor will PAY THE USCIS fees for that family.
There is also a dedicated Family Warrior through Reece's Rainbow who will help the family by sharing their adoption fundraising needs and helping in any way they are able !!

Thank you.






Saturday, February 11, 2017

Siblings for Adoption


Did you know that there are many groups of siblings listed with Reece's Rainbow who are available for adoption ?

Today, I will highlight all of the sibling groups that include an older child (over the age of 10). 
Please take a look at these children - older does NOT mean less worthy !! 

If you click on any name, you will be taken to their profile at Reece's Rainbow, where you can read all that is known about them.

 gradyvanessa

georgerose
yvonnenadia

gabby-stephan

adelina-and-adrian

john-anthony

alek-and-edward

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Charlotte

 boygirlsillouettenophoto


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 Hunter-001Ridge-001Forest

3.sibs

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tracy1bart

audreyadelaideemmett

Brothers (4)

 

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23 sets of siblings.
55 children.
All are eligible for an Older Child grant !! 
The Older Child grant is currently being rebuilt - if you would like to donate, please go HERE.

These kids have SO much stacked against them - they are older, have special needs AND want to stay with their brothers and sisters !!
If you have ever thought about adoption - please consider one of these sibling sets.
If not you - then who ??

If you are not in a position to adopt -  please share these children - you can share this post, or pick your favorite sibling set to share.
Please - do SOMETHING.
If not YOU - then who ??

Please, if you are a praying person, pray for these children - do whatever you can to get them seen, to get them found by their family.
If not you, then WHO ?