Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Reece's Rainbow

For all of you who are wondering how we could possibly know who we are adopting all ready.....this post is for you. But it is so much more....

Out there in the world wide web lies a web site called Reece's Rainbow. Reece's Rainbow, or RR for short, is an amazing organization based out of the US that advocates for special needs kids all over the world. When we first announced that we were starting our adoption process on one of the many adoption Yahoo groups that I belong to, an adoption friend of mine asked me if we had ever considered adopting a child with special needs, and suggested that I take a look at what RR is doing. Well I suggest that you all take a look at what Reece's Rainbow is doing

Although they are run out of the US, they have dedicated people here in Canada helping Canadians with their adoptions, and working to open a Canadian branch. Canadian ARE able to adopt children listed on RR now, but they will be eligible for extra benefits once they are registered in Canada. I can tell you that this is an organization that I support, and plan to continue supporting for many years to come, in what ever way I can. Please consider doing the same.

With all of that said, I would like to advocate for a little girl who is very dear to my heart. Please take a moment to think about her, send her good thoughts, pray for her, etc. She will no longer be listed on the web site very soon, which is SO VERY SAD for me, and I deeply hope that she finds a forever home.

Maggie #25-1

Girl, DOB: March 28, 2005
Main diagnosis: Mild degree of mental lagging behind, Strabismus

Maggie walks, climbs and runs. She manipulates toys, stacks blocks and puts objects in & out. She follows verbal instructions, is making progress with her speech and follows simple rules that are given to her. Her attention span has increased in recent months. She eats independently but is not yet fully potty trained (she has occasional accidents). She plays with toys appropriately. In a new situation she is tense & anxious but quickly relaxes. She establishes good eye contact & answers questions. She has been diagnosed with an attachment disorder, but no explanation of how this was diagnosed or why is given. Her profile does say that this is “characteristic of children raised in an institution”. She reacts appropriately to situations with her emotions. She is diagnosed with a “mild degree of lagging behind” in her development.
Additional photos & several videos are available

We only have this child's file until July 24, 2010.

If you are considering adopting this child, please do not delay in contacting our team

Monday, July 12, 2010

Finally...Our BIG News:)

Tonight I finally share with you the news that we have been working hard on for the past many weeks.

We have stated the process for an international adoption!!! As many of you know, we tried to walk this path many years ago, but it was not the right time for us then. Well it is now:) We ask for your prayers, good thoughts, love and support as we go forward in this process to bring our little girl home. We know that some people do not understand what we are doing, but you should all know by now that it doesn't matter to us;) You have been invited here because we love you and want you to be a part of our lives. Please feel free to ask questions, we will answer them to the best of our ability.

Now, truth be told, many of you already know parts or all of our adoption plans. Now that things are official, and public, there are some rules. The country where our new daughter lives does not allow for public information to be shared in this way, so it's name will not be mentioned, nor will any info that gives away her current location. So those in the know, please do not say anything. Also her name that we will be using on this blog, is a made up name used to advocate for her. It is not her real name, nor is it the name that she will have when she gets don't get too used it;) We do have a very short window in which to get her home, as she will be turning 6 yrs old in the fall and will no longer be able to stay where she is. It is our hope, and the hope of all involved that we will be going to get her before the year is over. This will be a long, rushed, and exhausting road, but one that will be well worth it in the end.

So now I present to you, the newest member of our family, although she has NO idea yet....

Miss K, or Kameron

(Please note, that although we have "committed" to adopting Kameron, that she could still be adopted by someone in her country before we are able to go to her. It is our plan, our intention, and our hope to adopt her, but in the world of IA (international adoption) there are NO certainties.)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Wow, almost 3 weeks later

I can't believe that it has been almost 3 weeks since I set this blog up, and I still have not been able to send out a mass invite or make my big annoncment. Truth be told, I am going a little crazy waiting for all of the small details to fall into place so that I can let everyone out there know what is going on......

Hopefully this will be a place that gets updated regualrly and read daily....until then.....