Friday, August 3, 2012

I am in love....

with my handsome husband...

with my 7 wonderful children...

and now with this sweet boy thousands of miles away...

Meet Oliver.


Yes, they dress boys in pink in Henry's country....Here is Henry in pink when we met him....


Oliver is a boy with achondroplasia (dwarfism) and dislocated hips (like Henry) and club feet (like Henry) and his hands even look to have the same limitations that Henry's do (permanently bent at the elbows with crossed fingers)...

and he is 5 YEARS OLD....

his fate is what Henry's fate would have been...

a life abandoned in a crib....fed a bottle twice a day...probably only changed twice a day...

two other mothers adopted other children from his orphanage last year and saw what dire straits he was in (one blog link is HERE) but he was not eligible to be listed for adoption until he turned 5 due to the laws of his country...

This is what the other mother had to say:


My heart broke for her and for all the others that I couldn't help. This little boy is available for adoption on Reecesrainbow. He was in Victoria's room. He has a form of dwarfism. He was never let out of his crib. His postion was never changed. They kept him covered up with a blanket so no one would have to see him.


Covered up so no one has to see him????

I cannot bear it....that sweet boy and those beautiful eyes...hidden...thrown away...

Another family cannot bear it either.

They have generously offered a $2000 matching grant for ALL DONATIONS, no matter how small, added to Oliver's grant fund between today and August 19...

Please...I beg you...click here : http://reecesrainbow.org/32923/oliver

and add something to his fund...

are a momma and daddy out there for him? who see the precious child of God he is?

Who have the COURAGE to go on the adventure of a lifetime and rescue him???

I will be praying....with Henry at my feet...doing all the things little boys should be doing...even if he cannot sit up or hold his own head up...with dislocated hips, feet, and elbows...still non-verbal...

still one of the biggest blessings of my life.

Please someone....let Oliver be that for you...

and you too can be witness to joy!!!

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7 comments:

  1. First, going to Oliver's age to donate right now.

    Second, Henry is too freaking cute. I just want to hold him.

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  2. Carla, beautiful post! You have me in tears. It felt like a kick in the gut when I first read that line, "covered up so no one would have to see him." So they wouldn't have to dee what? Those big, beautiful sad eyes? Or their own guilt in flesh and blood, staring them in the face? Wish I could cuddle sweet little Oliver. Praying the Divine Mercy at three today for him and his family, whoever they may be.

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  3. I will be saying Divine Mercy with you in a matter of minutes Robin! God Bless your love for these children!!

    and oh, our first commenter is in the middle of her own international adoption and is blessing little Oliver too...

    I am in tears at such sacrificial giving!!!

    love you both!!! Carla

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  4. Love both boys:) I can feel his family coming soon. I just know it!

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  5. Oh Henry is so cute!

    Thank you SO much for spreading the word! We are praying and praying this little cutie finds his family!

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  6. Shared on FB. Praying for his family to find him soon!

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