Today, I have three signal boosts. They are meant to help out three families who are in the process of adopting from Eastern European countries.
Update 10/21: The McQuinn Family has become unable to adopt *Beth (who now has another family coming for her – donate to their RR adoption fund here), but they will now be bringing home *Phoenix and *Denzel from Reece’s Rainbow, in addition to *Ricky and *Elizabeth!
Follow their blog here for updates. Both *Denzel and *Phoenix live in an institution in Eastern Europe where Maya’s Hope, a fantastic charity based in New York and run by Maya Rowencak, also provides assistance. *Denzel and *Phoenix are two boys with multiple diagnoses who reside in a ‘laying down room’, or a room full of bedridden children. So glad to hear they will be rescued!
Again, here is the McQuinn’s RR page, where you can donate to the cost of their adoption. You can also donate here, on their YouCaring donation page. They travel next month, and their first appointment is on November 21st!
The first family in need of help is the McQuinn family. They have been advocated for by the McCallister family (that blog post can be found here!), who are adopting *Ulysses from Reece’s Rainbow.
The McQuinn family is adopting three kids – *Ricky, who is aging out of the system, *Elizabeth, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and *Beth, who is blind and in danger of being transferred to an adult institution which has a notorious reputation for abusing young girls. This family is in dire need to reach their daughter, *Elizabeth, in time, as the country where she currently lives cannot provide her with the medication or therapies she needs for her eventually-terminal illness. The McQuinns have two daughters who also live with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, so they know the ins-and-outs of the disability.
You can read and follow along with the McQuinn family’s personal blog here: Love Makes Us Stronger.
You can donate to their adoption finances here on Youcaring and here on the family’s RR advocacy page. ADOPTION COMPLETED!
Newest blog post
and fundraiser for the McQuinn family adoption can be found here. It is going to be a bake sale giveaway. Follow the link to the post for more information as well as prizes! August is SMA Awareness Month. Please consider donating to the McQuinn family’s adoption in honor of this awareness month.
In addition, this blog post (click the link to read) is a plea to help two other children in dire situations in Eastern European orphanages, along with a heartfelt explanation of *Elizabeth’s Reece’s Rainbow ‘code’ name. The post was written by her mother, who is coming for her just as soon as her family is allowed by the two involved governments to adopt *Elizabeth and her future siblings *Ricky and *Beth. I strongly urge you to read it if you have ever had any doubts as to why people adopt children. They do it because they have truly fallen in love with the children whom they feel have been chosen for their families. There are no ulterior motives, no sinister underlying reasons. They simply love the children they are pursuing.
This is the McAllisters’ full blog. The McAllisters originally posted about the McQuinn family, and following the link above takes you to their full blog post concerning that family. The second link takes you to the McAllisters’ RR support fund for their adoption.
The Anderson family are bringing home two children from Eastern Europe – *Tolan and *Yasmine. *Tolan has arthrogryposis, and *Yasmine has a chronic kidney condition which requires medication that is not available in Europe.
The family is sending the medication to *Yasmine until they get approved to travel to pick up their two newest family members – but the medicine costs $145 for a 16-day supply. You can help donate to these costs and ease their financial situation by following the link at this blog post, which also gives more information about her (follow the instructions at the bottom of that post to donate to these medical costs).
If you can do nothing else, please signal boost these causes. Share their stories. Keep them in your thoughts and pray for them if you feel led. Send them good vibes.
Reece’s Rainbow main webpage