Friday, April 19, 2013

Casey: He's Running Out of Time

He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?
-Micah 6:8

This is Casey:
He is a sweet, giggly little boy.
He is an orphan.
He lives in a remote institution in eastern Europe.
He is adorable.
He is almost out of time.
Because despite his toddler-size, despite the crib and the stroller, despite his dear, tiny feet . . . Casey is about to turn sixteen years old.  He has spent sixteen years waiting.
Waiting to be chosen.
Waiting to be loved.
And in June he will be out of time.
In June Casey will turn sixteen, and in his country that means that he will be too old; no longer available for international adoption.  He needs a family to commit to him NOW!
He is out of time.  A family would need to complete an adoption home study and submit an application to the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) by the end of May in order to adopt Casey.  This is not impossible.  It would need to happen quickly, but it is possible!

From his Reece's Rainbow profile:

Born June 1997
Cerebral palsy, significant mental delays, seborrheic dermatitis

Casey is very sweet.   He is bedridden, yet full of smiles.  He desperately needs a family to save him.
Travel required;  married couples only.  Large families welcome.
$2935.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

And he has a giggle that could 
brighten anybody's day:

Here's what one person who met him had to say:

"I couldn't help noticing how much joy it brings to little [Casey] when someone strokes his hand.  He always smiles at everyone who gives him their love and care."

You can read more here.

And if you want to read another person's beautiful and heart-wrenching account of where Casey lives and her encounter with him, click here.  (By the way, Casey is a nickname given to him by Reeces Rainbow, the adoption ministry that is advocating for him.  When you click on these links, you will see the same face and a different name.)
I believe that there is a family out there who has a place in their hearts for this amazing, sunny little guy.  A family who can commit now and move fast.  He was not created to waste away in a mental institution.  He deserves a chance.  And somewhere out there, there is a family who could be so, so blessed by this delightful boy.  This is his last chance.  Please, please pray for Casey.  Pray for a family for him.  Share his story.  And please consider donating to his adoption fund.  A large adoption grant can make all the difference.  It could save his life. Please don't forget Casey.  

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