The thing is--Casey is fifteen years old. Yes, fifteen. In June he will be sixteen. And these pictures are fairly recent.
Casey needs a family to commit to his adoption before he turns sixteen--in about a month.
He has cerebral palsy, and he is very delayed. He can't walk at all. He really needs physical therapy for his stiff muscles. He will need a lot of help and care. But he has a sweet nature. And his family will surely be blessed by having him.
He was twelve in this photo. Look at that grin! And the little tuft of curly hair!
You can read more about Casey and see more pictures at this blog post. You can see a video of him here. (I will try to embed it when I can get on the better computer...)
He needs a brother or a sister--or two--or some cousins, who will play games and share jokes and even bicker sometimes. He needs an aunt or an uncle or a grandparent who will share their experiences and listen to his dreams.
He is rather shy, and calm. He is interested in many things--architecture, for instance, and animals, and drawing cars--and he longs for a family. You can learn much more about him by clicking on his name above.
He will turn sixteen in just a couple of weeks. Paperwork to adopt him must be filed by April 25th.
There is time! With God there is always enough time. Somewhere, there is a family who has been working on their paperwork already, and can put in the request to go and claim Sebastian as their son.
I haven't blogged much lately, for various reasons...but here I am again today! Looking forward to seeing what the new year will bring.
A year ago I was thinking of Valentin, alone in a crib, waiting...Now when I think of Valentin I smile, knowing he is with his family, he is safe, he is loved.
He is getting to experience the wonders of his world--like fish swimming gracefully in the aquarium...
and like sweet, gooey marshmallows!
I could never tire of telling you how this little boy's world has been changed...but today I'm thinking of someone else who is waiting in a crib, who has never tasted a marshmallow, who doesn't have parents to take him to see wonderful things.
Ivan is five years old. He's living in an orphanage, and he has cerebral palsy. He's not able to walk, but he's loved by his caregivers. Looking into his big dark eyes, you can see why they would!
How much difference could a family make in his life? What if Ivan had a mom and dad to hold him close, to encourage him and help him learn to use his muscles? What if loving eyes looked into his eyes every day?
We've seen it happen for Valentin.
p.s. Go see Valentin's mom's blog for an update...scroll down for a video!