Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Face of an Orphan

Today I am doing a very important post. Recently I have been doing posts on a advocacy blog. It has opened my eyes to how many kids there are out there in desperate need of a family. The pictures following are just a couple of those kids.




These kids are in desparate need of families. I'll upload each kids description next to there names:

Charity:     Girl, Born September 26, 2008
What a munchkin!  Big brown eyes :)    More photos available.  Charity is a beautiful girl with Down syndrome.  She was born with a heart condition, but has had corrective surgery and is healthy and doing well now.  She is still crawling, and will greatly benefit from a loving family to encourage her development!!
Caleb:    Boy, Born November 29, 2007
China   From a missionary who visited with him in August 2010:  “  Caleb is extroverted, active and restless. He has a ready smile, enjoys playing with other children. He loves listening to music, watching cartoons. He is energetic and likes being outdoors!”    More photos available, along with full social history and medical records

Christine:   Girl, Born October 2008
Look at this princess!   What a smile!   Healthy and doing well.
From her caregivers:  active, communicative, likes to play with different toys, babbles, like to be with other children.

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. ***   

Tara:   Girl, Born September 30, 2002
She is extroverted and can express her feelings very well. When she is happy she will greet you warmly and embrace you enthusiastically; if she thinks that she was treated wrongly she will make sharp sound and cry loudly to blow off her discontent. She has made great physical progress and can go up and down stairs and loves to dance around!

Please pray for these children who have a very special place in my heart.

Friday, March 18, 2011

I'm Back

Sorry for not doing a post on this blog for so long. Somehow in the time I have not posted Mom and Dad left for Ukraine, came back. Caleb and Dad left then they came back with Julia my adorable little sister.
I now official have the cutest sister on earth. She is so playful and she loves to be hugged. When she's in the mood :). So that happened and I've done a couple posts on a advocacy blog called Speaking for the Silent. So that's what I've been up to. Here are some more pictures of Julia and her with her family:

Now you see what I mean by cutest sister ever, huh?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Today is the Day part 1

Today is my conformation. I AM SO EXCITED. Right now it's before mass so I don't have any pictures. Yet. After today I will post pictures of how today went. We are having a little brunch at a awesome place called Sky top. I love that place so much!!! It is going to be one of the best days of my life!!!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

My Desk - Part 1

My desk, Part 1.

Josh's Desk Video from Joshua Lococo on Vimeo.
The best desk in the world was given to me just by a neighbor. It was so cool just to find a desk that is so awesome just on the street. It is amazing!!!!!!                                                                                    

Monday, August 9, 2010

My way of looking at things

I have this play list on my blog, and unless it already started with this song go down to my play list and click "When I look at You" by Miley Cyrus. Now what your probably saying right now is "What the heck is a Miley Cyrus song doing on an adoption blog?" Well in answer to that when you hear the part of the song, "When the waves are flooding the shore and I can't find my way home anymore that's when I look at you," Now if you look at it my way instead of looking at it as when I'm lonely I look at my boyfriend (or girlfriend for guys.) I look at it as during this long process of adoption when something goes wrong and I get that feeling of loneliness and I feel like I'm scared that is when I look to God. That's when I look to him for answers. That is what I do any time I'm not sure what to do or say. So at any time when you feel lonely or scared look to God.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

siblings part-3. here come the little siblings!

My first little sibling is gab.

She is constantly energetic and loves to draw. Her mind is always thinking of things like.... What is the next game I'm gonna make up? What can I do to keep moving? I couldn't love her more. Even though sometimes I say otherwise. Crazy, crazy gab.

siblings part-2

This on is one Lizzy.

This picture was taken one night when I found Addisu sitting on Lizzy's lap and thought is was just too cute. So back to Lizzy. She has inspired me to do everything I do. I like acting, singing, piano playing, all inspired by her. She is the best sister I could ask for. She listens to all of my problems and helps me. I LOVE HER SO MUCH!