Bring me my Bow of burning gold; bring me my Arrows of Desire ~~ William Blake

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Little ones waiting...

Here are three sweet little girls, still waiting for their families...

Daphne turned five in April. She was born with cerebral palsy--like Valentin. She is cognitively delayed, and cannot walk--but she is aware of people around her, she responds to them with affection. Is there a family somewhere willing to give her a chance? If she is not adopted, she will be sent to an institution. There she will be bedridden, without opportunities for education or therapy--or fun.

Look at her smile! Bethany's grin could light up a room. Surely she could light up her family's life! Bethany is HIV-positive; she also has "tuberculous primary complex." But she is a happy little girl, a favorite in her orphanage. Will you pray that Bethany's family will find her?

Perhaps you remember Lorena--I posted about her once before. She also has CP, as well as microcephaly, hip displasia, and strabismus. Lorena will be six in November. She needs a family of her own.


They all need their families. They all need our prayers.

Friday, July 22, 2011


Since I (and many others!) posted about Miss Teri Lynn, her grant fund has gone up to over $20,000! Which means much of the cost of her adoption would be covered!

Isn't that wonderful? ...Now all she needs is her family. I know they're out there! Take courage, dear folks. See how God is providing already!

Teri Lynn has a warrior with a blog devoted to her. Go see!

P.S. I have learned that Teri Lynn has been adopted, outside of Reece's Rainbow. How wonderful that she already has a family!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


This is "Teri Lynn."

I know the picture is out of focus, but look at her dark hair, done up in a little ponytail on top of her head; look at that cute Peter Pan collar and the roses in her cheeks.

Look at her eyes--uncertain but curious.

Now, this is a newer photo of Teri Lynn.

See her hair--cropped close. See how she is pale.

Look at her eyes.

Teri Lynn has been transferred to an institution. She is five and a half years old.

What can I say?... Friends, this little girl needs her family. She needs to be home with people who love her.

And Valentin doesn't need to be transferred. He needs to go home too.

Look at his eyes.

Can you bear the thought that the light will fade?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Found

Sometimes it's more than you dared hope...

This sweet boy is Anthony.

Anthony has CP, like Valentin. Here's what Reece's Rainbow said about him:

From his medical records: Spastic tetraparesis, motor disorders, convergent squint, hip dysplasia, anemia

His muscles are very tight, and he will need significant amounts of therapy. He is not able to sit by himself, and is dependent on his care givers for just about everything. He has a secondary myocardiopathy as well. Quite a laundry list for such a darling boy.

It would take love and courage and faith, to step forward to be this boy's mom and dad. And someone has! Today, there was Anthony's face on the My Family Found Me page!

And this is Pauline.

Recently on Pauline's profile there were a list of qualifications for anyone wishing to adopt her. The requirements specified a married couple living in a specific state, with
other requirements as well. Reading it, you might think--well, how is a family meeting all those requirements to be found?

And yet, not three weeks (I think) after the qualifications were posted, Pauline's picture was on the "Found" page!

You know what I think? I think that Pauline's family saw those qualifications and recognized themselves there. They realized that they fit that profile. And I bet it gave them courage to step forward and say, "That's our daughter! We're bringing her home!"

Kind of like when someone has come home from a journey, bringing presents to distribute. And they gather their family around, and say something like: "Now this present is for a boy...about eight years old...with brown eyes...who loves airplanes..." And the little boy recognizes himself in the description and runs forward laughing to receive his gift.

Pauline's family is running forward for their gift. So are Anthony's family. Rejoice!

P.S. Another family just brought their two precious gifts home, and one of their little girls is needing extra care in the hospital. Julia tells more about it here. Pray for this little one and her family!