Friday, July 1, 2011

Welcoming the Little Children

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"  He called a little child and had him stand among them.  And He said, "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me."  ~Matthew 18:1-5

All the worries and what-ifs in the world can be laid to rest with just a few minutes in the Father's presence.  He is in control.  And He has called us to do this.  He will provide all that we need. 

If God is for us, who can be against us?  ~Romans 8:31b

God is GOOD!

And now I would like to introduce you to a darling little girl who is still waiting for her forever family to find her.  This is Carlene. 

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Date of Birth: December 2005
Character: Positive Emotions , happy, social, content
 Carlene is just a little ray of sunshine.  Her present diagnosis is:  Down Syndrome, moderate mental deficiency, valvular disease of the heart, strephexopodia, squint, farsightedness of light degree, allergic dermatitis, systemic underdevelopment of speech.
Carlene has already been transfered to an institution!!!

$9580.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!
Help me reach my 5/5/5 goal:
$796 / $5000.00 raised

This sweet darling girl is living in Russia, and did you see her huge grant?  She has $9580 and also another $796 in her 5/5/5 fund.  Over $10,000 is available toward the cost of her adoption! I am praying that her mommy and daddy are out there, looking for a little girl to love.  She has so much love to give.
Can't you just imagine this little girl playing in the sprinker in her backyard, her laughter echoing off the hills? 
Can you picture her doing kindergarten work every day, learning to write her name and then looking up at you, her face shining, beaming with pleasure when you praise the way she formed her letters?

This is one smart little cookie.  She should be in kindergarten.  She should have bedtime stories read to her every night before bedtime.
She should be able to wake up every morning to a hug from her mommy. 

She needs a daddy to adore her.  Don't you think she would make a perfectly sweet princess for a daddy to love?  (Or a grandpa or uncle to wrap around her finger?  Carlene is available to single moms, as well.)

This little love should be cherished and treasured for the lovely child of God that she is. 

But right now, she is waiting.  And she is waiting in an institution.  Yes, she has already been transferred.  After these lovely photos were taken of her, word was received that she has been moved from her baby house to an institution.  Over six months ago

Carlene is the size of a two-year-old.  A tiny, bright, shining little treasure just waiting to be discovered. 

Here is the information about adopting from her region:

Russia Region 2 — General Information

  • 2 trips
  • Both parents for first trip, about one week
  • Both parents travel for 2nd trip, approximately 14 days (One parent may leave after the court proceedings are finalized, after about 5 days.)
  • Applicants should be no more than 45 years older than the child
  • Single 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 $33k
  • Fee includes a $1000 orphanage donation
  • Only one child can be adopted at a time
  • 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.
Please read carefully through to determine your eligibility and financial preparedness to adopt internationally.   You can also inquire about adopting or donating for these children from that page.

Please pray that Carlene's family will find her SOON! 

And yes, Carlene has a very large grant, but her region is one of the most expensive to adopt from.  $33,000 is just so much money.  Let's not let money stand between Carlene and her family.  Please consider donating to her fund.  Every little bit helps.  Go to to donate!

Please pass along her story to others.  Talk about this little ray of sunshine.  Consider blogging about her or sharing her on Facebook or Twitter.  The more people who see her, the greater the chances that one of those who sees her may just be her mommy or daddy. 

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