In this series, each Friday, I want to share a different child with you who is available for adoption and listed through the adoption advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow. All the kids who are listed on RR from Sarah’s Covenant Homes, India, the focus of my previous posts, have been posted about, so now I am focusing on a few kids or a sibling group listed on the site each Friday going forward. When more SCH kids are listed, I’ll continue to feature them!
Please note that the names used on RR are usually not the childrens’ real names, and their real names will only be shared with seriously interested families in order to protect their identity.
Both boys featured in this post need medical interventions provided by a loving family NOW. With each month, each year that passes without a family, they continue to deteriorate in institutions that cannot properly care for them. It is heartbreaking, but we can help by sharing them so that their families can find them.
Today’s first featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: Travis. He was born November 2006, lives in an Eastern European country, and is waiting for his family to find him. He is eligible to be adopted by large families and older parents. Travis’ photo and description breaks my heart. He needs a family ASAP, as he has been steadily deteriorating since 2014. He has been listed since 2011.
There is an Older Child grant for which Travis is eligible. Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant
PD: Travis lays on a mattress covered in a blanket, wearing a striped shirt peeking out from the blanket. He has a shaved head w/ brown hair & his eyes appear almost closed. He has a blank expression. The photo is slightly blurry.
Travis’ Medical History
Travis is listed as having congenital defects of the Central Nervous System (CNS). Reece’s Rainbow doesn’t have additional information on how it affects him.
Other Information About Travis
Update March 2014:
He is not doing well. He appeared very drugged. He just rocked his head back and forth and ground his teeth. He occasionally would moan and he was salivating a lot, drooling on himself. He did not respond to me when I approached at all, just kept rocking his head back and forth… which is why the picture is a little blurry… he never stopped.
From a family who met him in 2012:
When I saw Travis, my heart completely broke. I remembered his picture where he was sitting up, and it was obvious in the time since that picture was taken, his health and any ability he once had deteriorated. He laid nearly lifeless, covered with blankets (mind you, it is very hot in the room). I only have the one picture of him, because his position never changed. He rarely moved and seemed to be asleep all the time. The only time I ever saw him move, he just rocked his head from side to side very slowly as he ground his teeth… and ground… and ground. My instant feeling was that Travis had given up on life, and it breaks my heart. Every time I saw him, there was vomit on the blanket next to his mouth. I suspect it is due to improper feeding. Like Janna, Travis is living at the orphanage on borrowed time.
Please, friends, let’s not let Travis give up on life. I don’t know what his future ability would be in a family, but even if it never changed, isn’t he deserving of the love of a family? Please… someone… rescue Travis.
Today’s second featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: Easton. He was born July 2006, lives in an Eastern European country, and is waiting for his family to find him. He is eligible to be adopted by large families and older parents. Easton’s photo shows significant regression and it appears he is wasting away. The light that was once in his eyes appears to be gone.
There is an Older Child grant for which Easton is eligible. Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant
PD: Easton lays in a crib w/ a huge smile on his face & his hands in motion near his head, wearing a pink sleeper. He has brown hair & beautiful, sparkling brown eyes.
Easton’s Medical History
Easton was born with multiple congenital malformations and has a condition that appears similar to cerebral palsy.
Other Information About Easton
Easton smiles and reacts to familiar adults and toys. Look at that gorgeous smile—are those dimples?
Update January 2017:
Easton has been institutionalized. He is hungry, restrained, and miserable. Please help find his family!
PD: Easton lays uncovered in a clearly-too-small crib w/ his legs folded up, laying flat on his back. His hands lay motionless next to his head & he has some medication on his face below his chin, w/ a scared grimace on his features. His eyes have lost their spark. He’s wearing a white t-shirt, gray pants, & snowflake socks. He is so very skinny, visible because part of his tummy is exposed.
From a family who met him in March 2014:
Easton is an incredibly cheerful little boy. The nannies told us he is smart and talks with them, though we were also told he is delayed. In fairness, Easton spends almost all his time in a crib. He would either be sitting or laying when we saw him.
Easton always seemed to be very aware of what was happening around him. One day when a nanny was getting our son ready for his visit, we did a little dance behind her and Easton laughed. He would often smile brighter when we would wave at him across the room while picking up our son on visits. I believe Easton would flourish in his own family!
Please share these boys so they have the best chance at life with a permanent family. It is unclear how institutional life has affected these boys already, but they deserve a chance no matter what their abilities. Visibility matters.