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Monday, June 25, 2012

Are You Their Family??

“We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.” 
 Radical by David Platt.

I know I have posted this quote before, probably a few times, but it bears repeating because it is SO true.

This post is to advocate for a couple children that I met while in Ukraine, and a couple that others have met while there too.  These children NEED FAMILIES.  Firstly, they are hoping to come to the US this year for a hosting program in Raleigh, NC and they need families to commit to host them for a few weeks.  They will arrive in the US late on July 20th and depart on August 12th.  In between there will be activities planned for them like the beach, lake, and zoo trips, as well as English lessons, Bible lessons, and community days to allow the children to meet potential families for adoption.  

Because ultimately, they need permanent families.... adoptive families to love these children and give them the chance that they deserve at a normal, happy, healthy life.  A life in a home, not on the streets.  A life where they will be loved and cared for, not used, abused and forgotten.

If you would like more information on these children below, please contact me directly and I can put you in touch with the facilitators of the hosting program.  You DO NOT have to live in the Raleigh area to host.  These children just need placement with families who will introduce them to others in hopes of finding a family, and give them some fun summer experiences along the way.  These children are amazing.  Please don't let their ages scare you.  I have met Vova and Luda personally and have gotten to experience their warm smiles, their sweet hugs, their radiant smiles....... their appreciation for any and all attention and affection.  They want a family.  Badly.  Could it be you??




1 comment:

  1. Jacqueline WhippleJune 25, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Oh wow.... I never thought much about adopting older children... always thought I wanted to keep Brady as the oldest.... but then I find myself drawn to that sibling set you just posted... have you met them, Janice??? Though, I know we would have struggles with Ukraine accepting us because of Jason's being in a wheelchair.... eeeeeeep.....