Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday~ Robert

How handsome is this 2 year old? His name is Robert, and he is waiting for his forever family to find him. Robert has Down syndrome and a patent foramen ovale which is a relatively common condition. A patent foramen ovale is a hole in the heart that should have closed shortly after birth, many people have this and don't even know it. In most cases, this is a condition that doesn't need any treatment.

Robert currently is in an orphanage that is known to take very good care of the children. Adoptions in his region usually require 3 seperate trips to the country, with very minimal in-country travel. Robert is open to large families and has money in his grant to help with the adoption costs. Please share Robert so we can maximize the efforts in finding his forever family.
If you would like to donate to his fund please follow the link. Robert

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Celine and Heath

I have been helping a good friend of mine get items for her fundraiser for two sweet orphans named Heath and Celine. She finally has the fundraiser going on her blog site so please check out her awesome giveaway she has going. She spends almost all her time advocating for these precious children and we would all love to see these kids find their forever families. There are several links on her blog to learn more about the children she advocates for along with various ways to donate.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday

Russell is a 2-year old boy with Down syndrome in an eastern European orphanage. He is available for adoption and we're praying that his Forever Family finds him soon... VERY soon. The truth is that there are LOTS of families that would love to adopt children, but the financial hardship makes it difficult. The higher Russell's adoption grant, the more likely he can find a family before he turns 3.

EVERY child deserves a family. Children in orphanages in his country with special needs who don't get adopted before age 4 are often sent to mental institutions. For life. Which isn't very long after transfer. There is no physical therapy, education, early intervention services, etc. If they haven't learned to be mobile or speak, no one will teach them. No one wakes them up with a smile. No one tucks them in. No one worries if they spike a fever or helps them eat if they cannot do it themselves. No one loves them.

There are 163 million orphans in the world. That's really overwhelming to me. So, for today, on Teamwork Tuesday, we're only worrying about Russell.

If you would like to help, there are three ways.

1.) Consider for a moment... “Are you Russell's mom or dad?” If you might be, please look over the following list of qualifications to see if you meet them. And if you do, PLEASE visit his page and inquire about him!
- 3 trips to the country to complete the adoption
- Both parents for 2 weeks on the first trip
- Wait 2-3 months for court
- Both parents travel for 2nd trip
- 30 day wait period after court, one parent would return to pick Russell up.
- No family size restrictions
- Both parents must be younger than 60 years
- Total program fees under $25,000, plus travel expenses
- Married couples and single mothers may apply
- Canadians welcome!

2.) If you would like to make a direct (tax deductible) donation through Reece's Rainbow to Russell's fund, visit the following link that will allow you to donate with paypal to Russell. The higher his grant, the easier for a family to go get him! http://reecesrainbow.org/19670/russell-2

3.) Pray, pray, pray. Take a moment. This very moment. And pray for Russell. Pray that his orphanage is well equipped, pray that the caretakers there are the "good" kind... the kind that shower him with love and hugs as he waits, but most of all, please pray that TODAY, Russell's mom or dad sees this posting and rushes to go get him. Let's pray Russell into a family. Today.

Thanks to everyone who reads this! Join us in making a difference for Russell!

Russell 3G

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Darby 15H

Darby is a 2 1/2 year old little boy with down syndrome. He has gorgeous blue eyes and and is said to have a tranquil character. in September of 2011, there was an update on this little boy, "Darby is expected to have an additional plastic surgery in the next few years.  He is developing within the range of his age group, and has no health issues.  He was born from the healthy parents and inherited very good health. Darby is a very kind and friendly boy; he likes to play with other kids and share the toys."

I know there is a family out there who are just waiting for him, let's share and pass around his picture and page so we can help them unite. If you would like to donate to his grant, I have attached a direct link. Darby 15H

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A family found Wyatt!!!!

I was hopping on here to link one of the most beautiful girls I have ever seen, and in the process I noticed that Wyatt has a family coming for him! He was moved to my family found me on Reece's Rainbow and I couldn't be any happier! This family is a godsend, can't wait to find out which lucky family was able to commit to him!

Now onto the little girl I mentioned above. Wednesday is 9 years old and is described as "a stunning young lady, with brown hair and giant brown eyes." I think everyone would agree that she is absolutely stunning! When I saw her picture I just had to blog about her so others could see this beauty. Any family would be lucky to gain her as a daughter! Wednesday 15H

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday!

Wyatt is an adorable little boy who will be 3 years old next month. He not only has down syndrome but hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is also known as "water in the brain." It's a condition where excess cerebrospinal fluid builds up in the brain. 1 out of 500 children are born with this disorder and is noted to be a fairly treatable or at least maintainable condition with the right care. Unfortunately, Wyatt isn't getting the care he needs. The last update on little Wyatt stated that his condition was worsening to the point where his little hands are struggling to move.

Are you or someone you know his mama or daddy? He needs unconditional love and deserves to be cherished, not to be wasting his days away in a crib. If Wyatt has touched your heart in any way and you would like to help, you can make a tax deductable donation to aid in his adoption costs for the family he will one day have. Wyatt 26HA

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Adoption Tax Credit.

This is a petition is to prevent the current adoption tax credit from disappearing. The last I checked 730/1000 people had signed it. Please sign and share this. http://www.change.org/petitions/make-adoption-costs-fully-refundable-in-the-2012-2013-tax-years

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Boys turn 4!

Happy 4th birthday to the most handsome boys I know!

I finally got around to uploading the photos from Davin and Peytons 4th birthday party at the Children's Museum. They have been really into Toy Story since Halloween so that was the theme this year.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

I almost never have any quiet time to think, but today during services I was able to reflect on 2011 and I realized how truly lucky I am. I have 3 healthy beautiful children and the most loving husband a girl could ask for. Every year gets better and better and I can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store for us! I hope 2012 brings everyone health, love, happiness, and blessings beyond blessings.
Happy New Year from The Beckwith’s.