Monday, July 11, 2011

Lets find these two kiddos a loving family!

If it wasn't for a few things here on the home front, I'd be scooping up some of these sweet looking babies.  Kenny is one of them.  How joyful he is?  He's what I'd call "squishable" - you just want to hug and squeeze him all day.  IF you have any questions about these kids please let me know and I can forward your message onto the appropriate person to speak with.  Kenny's country sounds SUPER easy and I'd adopt him if I could.  :) And Marat, the other child I posted info about.  He sounds like a smart and sweet young man.  I am so concerned for him - since he's an older child.  His future if he is NOT adopted is bleak and very difficult.  Please someone consider him?  I will be posting information about children that age out...and where they go...their future and what happens to most of them on the next post. 


Boy, born October 2009
Kenny is HIV+
From someone who works with him:
Kenny is an amazing little boy who steals many people’s hearts. He is always smiling and in a great mood.  Kenny is all “boy” and always up for an adventure. He loves to play on the play ground and go down the slide; on his belly and backwards of course!  Kenny enjoys being held and cuddled with, but he would prefer to play. He doesn't really seem to have any real fears, not even the dogs, which many of the kids are. Kenny does occasionally throw fits, but not as bad as he used to. These fits usually occur if he wants to be held and is put down, or if he see some of his friends leaving for a special activity and he isn't included. Kenny loves prayer and singing time and dances and claps his hands to the music. He loves to play with toys and puts everything in his mouth. Kenny thoroughly enjoys pool day and has a giant smile on his face the entire time. He likes to dump water from one toy to the other. He splashes and runs from one pool to the other. Kenny plays well with the other children and seems to have a lot of friends. I see Kenny as a leader in the baby house. He loves to explore and is often wandering away from the rest of the group to come hang out with the volunteers. Kenny is a good eater and is getting so big. Developmentally he is doing really well and right where he should be.

  • Multiple unrelated children can be adopted together
  • One parent must be at least 35 years old
  • Parents must be married at least 10 years (or if close, prove they have known each other 10 years)
  • The number of children can depend on other factors (marriage and parent age)
  • Singles may currently adopt
  • Past depression is OK, but must explain the circumstances and past and/or current treatment.
  • If a criminal history/background, must be explained in detail. 
  • Travel is not required; however, it is strongly encouraged 
  • Travel for pick-up is also not required, but strongly encouraged. Escorts can be provided, for an extra cost.  The trip for pick-up is usually about a week long, so you and the child could get to know each other well in their environment. 
  • ESTIMATED TOTAL (in-country expenses): $13,070 – $13,320 roughly  (this is Kris making a note here.  Look at the costs associated with his country.  I know it's still a lot of money, but really, it's do-able!)


Boy, Born June 1998
From our facilitator who visited with him:   He is diagnosed with HIV.  But a strange thing by the fact he is very healthy, practically never ill.  Has very high IQ. One missionary gifted him a notebook (computer), he doesn't leave the gift anywhere. He is a very talented  student of the 4 level.
Marat is very special. He is a very talented boy not just skilled, I really mean talented! He is creative and talented in drawing. He has mastered a lot of computer programs by himself. His favorite subject at school is Math and he is very fond of foreign languages. He reads a lot. He is a person of his own mind. He is not a simple child, but at the same time he is very communicative with adults. He is very advanced and he will be easy going with those whom he respects. It is very interesting to discuss any subject with him; he has his own point of view and a very wide view.
Marat has a very sad and painful life story, one that can be shared with prospective families privately.  He really wants and needs a loving family, and will do SO WELL in that environment!   ***Marat is also an OLDER CHILD, and will be on the streets with nothing if he is not adopted.  He will never be able to get a job because no one will hire him.  His "orphan and HIV status" will follow him the rest of her life.  Please give Marat a chance to grow up in the Land of Opportunity and inclusion. ***  
 For more info and parent support on adopting and raising a child with HIV, please visit 

All this information can be viewed on Reece's Rainbow

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