Please follow the link above to read Hands Full of Blooms‘ featured blog post, which includes links to profiles of children waiting for families. They are listed on the Reece’s Rainbow adoption advocacy website. These children need families. Most are in situations where they may be in danger of aging out of adoption soon in their country, have significant medical needs which require attention ASAP, or have been waiting a long time to be adopted.
Of course, not everyone is able to adopt a child, but sharing the profiles of waiting children can help boost their visibility and increase their chances of being adopted. Most live in countries where people with disabilities are seen as lacking value; many others know this to be untrue, as every person has value and can contribute to society in some way. No child should be dying alone without ever knowing the love of a family. A loving family is the best environment for a child. Please share these children on your own blog so they may find their forever families. They are out there, just waiting to be connected.
The blog was written by a family who has adopted nine children from Eastern Europe with grant help from Reece’s Rainbow.
Please read this blog post for more information about “The Bedridden Project”, which supports an orphanage containing a large ‘bedridden ward’ designated for children who are not mobile. Many of these children have severe special needs which require addressing, and many are listed for international adoption. The only way they have a chance for quality of life improvement is rescue via adoption. All hope will be lost when they age out of adoption, unless they are taken into foster care or there is a major infrastructure change in their country of origin.
Children transferred to adult mental institutions (at anywhere from age 4-16, depending on the country) often do not grow up. They die there. This is a bleak picture, but will be a reality for some children, because their lives are not seen to have worth. But they do have worth. Every child has worth. Every child deserves a family. Every child deserves love. Please consider sharing these posts or if you feel led, pursue one or more of these children yourself.
More children who are aging out:
Hands Full of Blooms: Marshall, Leonard, and Flynn are Aging Out
Note: Unfortunately, *Marshall, *Leonard, and *Flynn aged out before a family could be found for them.
Hands Full of Blooms: Tara, Ashley and Toni Are Aging Out
Note: Unfortunately, *Tara and *Toni aged out before families could be found for them.
Note 2: *Ashley has been adopted!
Hands Full of Blooms: Saul, Barry, and Winnie Are Aging Out!
Note: Unfortunately, *Saul, *Barry, and *Winnie aged out before families could be found for them.
Hands Full of Blooms: Scotty and Elsbeth Are Aging Out
Note: *Scotty has decided against his being adopted, a personal choice to which he is entitled as he is a neuro-typically developing child.
Note 2: *Elsbeth aged out before a family was found.
Hands Full of Blooms: Galan and Dani Are Aging Out
Note: *Galan and *Dani aged out before families could be found for them.
Hands Full of Blooms: Michael Is Aging Out
Note: *Michael aged out before a family could be found for him.
Hands Full of Blooms: Nelson & Duane Are Aging Out, Plus the July Aging Out Recap
Note: Nelson and Duane aged out before families could be found for them.
Click here for an update on *Duane, from Hands Full of Blooms’ own writer, who has adopted children from the same institution where *Duane resides. This post shares some hard truths about orphanage life.
Hands Full of Blooms: Elijah and Aurora Are Aging Out
Note: Elijah and Aurora aged out before families could be found for them.
Hands Full of Blooms: Andruis and Kara Are Aging Out
Andruis and Kara aged out before families could be found for them.
For other children featured on Reece’s Rainbow who are at risk of aging out, follow this link.
The full Hands Full of Blooms blog can be found here.