Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Teamwork Tuesday ~ Harlen

Mr Harlen is a 6 1/2 year old boy with Down syndrome. I'm pretty partial to chubby cheeks so I think he is absolutely perfect. There isn't much information on his profile through Reece's Rainbow but it does state on there that more pictures are available for him, so if you are interested in pursuing Harlen contact Andrea at Reece's Rainbow. Although there isn't very much info on little Harlen I can provide more information on the requirements to adopt in his region.

    3 trips
  • 1st trip, Both parents for 7 days
  • Wait 2-3 months for court
  • Both parents travel for 2nd trip for court hearing, 10 days
  • This region does not waive the 30 day wait
  • Only one parent has to make 3rd trip of 7 days
  • Applicants should be no more than 45 years older than the child
  • No family size restrictions
  • Married couples only
  • Total program and travel fees under $35K

  • Harlen is listed under sizeable grants since he has over $2500.00 in his grant, if you would like to view his Reece's Rainbow listing page or to donate go to: http://reecesrainbow.org/4222/harlen-26h

    Friday, March 16, 2012

    Vitaliy has a family!

    I have been beyond ecstatic the past couple weeks since finding out that Vitaliy has a family coming for him! I know so many families have fallen in love with that precious boy but none have been able to commit until now, and I have to say the family is perfect. Jenny and her husband live in Ga with their 2 boys and newly adopted daughter. They funded the adoption of their daughter themselves so you can imagine how drained they are to fund Vitaliy's adoption. If it wasn't for this amazing family Vitaliy would have most likely been transferred in Sept when he turned 4. I'm am so grateful that many prayers have been answered and he will never have to step foot in an institution. Now we need to get this family funded since adopting in his region isn't cheap! Fundraisers are to come.

    To learn more about Vitaliy's family and their journey follow their blog at: http://whatisunseeniseternal.blogspot.com/ (You can also donate to the Moyer family via ChipIn)

    If you would like to donate through Reece's Rainbow which is tax-deductible you can send a check to: Reece's Rainbow
    PO Box 4024
    Gaithersburg, MD 20885

    (and make sure you put "Moyer Family" in the memo so they know it is for sweet Vitaliy.)

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012

    Teamwork Tuesday ~ Preston

    This week, Preston is the highlighted child. He is already 6 years old and is facing imminent institutionalization so we need to find him a family fast! I actually think of this little boy quite often. I can't wrap my mind around why he hasn't been rescued yet, he is so handome! He has bright blue eyes, sandy blonde hair and is described as being smart, active and social. As far as his medical conditions go, his profile says he has a hard condition but doesn't specify what type. He also has enlarged tonsils which are very common and enlarged adenoids. To donate or to view his profile through Reece's Rainbow follow this link: http://reecesrainbow.org/4127/preston-2h

    Here is some more information on adopting within his region:
    3 trips are required
  • Both parents for first trip, about one week
  • 2-3 month wait for the judge to appoint the court hearing
  • Both parents travel for 2nd trip, approximately 7 days
  • After the 30 day waiting period imposed by the judge only one parent need to travel for the 3rd trip to pick-up the child, the length of this trip is 13 to 17 days depending upon the orphanage, district and the day of the week that you pick up the child.  After which a minimum of 3 to 4 days is required in Moscow to obtain the child's visa and register at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Applicants should be no more than 45 years older than the child
  • Single heterosexual women may adopt; approvals on a case by case basis
  • This region prefers families with no more than 4 at home.
  • Total program and travel fees approx $35-40k
  • Fee includes a $1000 orphanage donation
  • One or two children can be adopted at the same time; approvals on a case by case basis
  • Judges pay close attention to a family's income level
  • No criminal background
  • No history of mental health concerns (depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, or other mental health issues)
  • We have an AMAZING agency partner serving the children in this region.  They are a US licensed and Hague and Russia-accredited agency  with a strong track record of outstanding customer service and attention to detail.   This is a great program with easy travel and very accommodating, especially for single mothers! These children are located in a major city, with no cross-country travel to remote regions required.

    Tuesday, March 6, 2012

    Teamwork Tuesday ~ Cyril

    Look at this sweet and happy boy! His name is Cyril and he is 5 years old from Eastern Europe. He has dark brown hair and big brown eyes to match. He's described as being very calm, affectionate, active and likes to babble and smile :)

    Little Cyril has over $2,000 in his grant and would thrive in any loving family. Seriously, look at that happy boy! Here is some more information on adoption from his region and a link to his page: http://reecesrainbow.org/465/cyril-k

    • 3 trips  
    • 1st trip, Both parents for 5-7 days
    • Wait 2-3 months for court
    •  Both parents travel for 2nd trip, one can leave after 4 days, the other waits approximately 10 days longer
    •  No family size restrictions
    •  Both parents must be younger than 60 years
    •  Fee includes a $500 orphanage donation
    • Married couples and single mothers may apply
    • Total program fees under $25,000, plus travel expenses