Today we are talking about Saul, Barry and Winnie. Their country requires adoptions to be completed before the child turns 14. The country does move quickly for aging out kids! There should be enough time for a family willing to move quickly to start an adoption for one of these kids from scratch and finish in time. A family already in process would be great too! Single parents and older parents can adopt from this country. They also waive some of their typical requirements for kids with special needs and aging out kids. The only requirements I have not heard of them waiving are the requirements that the parent or parents are at least 30 years old and the adoption deadline of the 14th birthday.
Saul http://reecesrainbow.org/64947/saul-2 December
Saul is a very outgoing and happy boy! He has nephritic syndrome (According to google, that's "A kidney disorder that causes the body to excrete too much protein in the urine.") and a cleft lip and palate that have been operated on in his country. He loves to go fishing! He is attending a special education school within the orphanage. He gets along well with his peers. Saul's adoption must be completed before he turns 14 in December. He is eligible for a $10,000 older child grant for his adoption expenses through Reece's Rainbow. He also has a $5000 agency grant available and his orphanage donation has been reduced. It may be possible for it to be waived completely. All of those grants and reductions would make his adoption much easier to afford!
Please go look at the rest of Saul's profile HERE and email email@example.com for more information!
Barry http://reecesrainbow.org/96447/barry December
Barry is a very smart boy! He has cerebral palsy. He is very determined and dedicated. He worked hard to practice and perform a song at his New Year celebration. He tries very hard to improve upon his current abilities to stand and use a walker. He needs a family where he can receive more therapy and continue to progress! According to his profile he was raised in a home environment for his first 4.5 years and is very respectful and helpful. He sounds like a great, hard-working kid who deserves a chance to have a family! Barry's adoption must be completed before he turns 14 in December. Barry is eligible for a $10,000 older child grant to help with his adoption expenses.
Please go look at the rest of Barry's profile HERE and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Winnie http://reecesrainbow.org/37547/winnie December 27
Winnie has been listed for more than 4 years! She is very sweet and helpful. She sounds like she would be an absolute joy to have in a family. Her listed special need is a mild humpback, but it is described on her profile as not too serious. She can walk and talk well. There are many jobs at the orphanage that she enjoys helping with, including feeding the younger kids. I would be so happy to see her find a family! She sounds amazing! Winnie's adoption must be completed before she turns 14 on December 27th. She is eligible for a $10,000 older child grant to help with her adoption expenses.
UPDATE: I was also informed of this page with tons more photos and videos and information about Winnie. Guys, she sounds amazing. Go check it out. http://twentyless.com/winnie/
Please go look at the rest of Winnie's profile HERE and email email@example.com for more information.
Now onto our recap of all of the aging out children I have posted this month! As you look over the children, you will see that we don't have any kids who have found families. That sounds really depressing. On the other hand, we have had a tremendous amount of interest generated in aging out kids! So many more people have viewed them on these blog posts, viewed their profiles, and shared the kids and their need to be adopted. We've started with the kids who had the least amount of time left. These were the kids who would need miracles to be adopted. Many of these kids still have time to be adopted! We've learned that it is too late for some of them, but we've also learned how to advocate better in the future, to give more kids a chance! I'm very hopeful looking to the future that we will get ahead of the emergency needs and have more success finding families for kids while there is more time for a family to jump in and complete the process. Thank you all so much for helping these kids be seen! If you haven't yet, I hope you will join in!
Marshall still does not have a family that I am aware of. His adoption must be completed by July, so unless there is a family who is not connected to Reece's Rainbow pursuing him, he will likely age out without a family.
Leonard still does not have a family that I am aware of. His adoption must be completed by July 26th. There may still be time for a family further along in the process to add him on, but they would need to act right now. If that might be you or someone you know, please consider Leonard!
Flynn still does not have a family that I am aware of. His adoption must be completed by August. There may still be time for a family further along in the process to add him on! If that might be you or someone you know, please consider Flynn!
Tara still does not have a family that I am aware of. Her adoption must be completed by September. That is plenty of time for a family in process to add her on! Please share Tara with anyone who might be in the position to add her on to their adoption!
Ashley still does not have a family that I am aware of. There is someone who met her and would talk to interested families about her! They have said she wants to be adopted. Her adoption needs to be completed by October. A family in process would definitely have enough time to add her to their adoption! A family racing through the process might also have enough time to start an adoption from scratch! Ashley has really touched my heart and I would be so thrilled to see her find a family! Please share her!
Toni still does not have a family that I am aware of. Her adoption needs to be completed by October. A family in process would definitely have enough time to add her to their adoption! A family racing through the process might also have enough time to start an adoption from scratch. Please share and consider Toni!
Frankie does not have a family. Her country has a very small program and it is unlikely that there is anyone in process who can add her to their adoption. Because it is such a small program, adoption of aging out children is rare and the aging out process is a bit uncertain. We have learned that adoption of aging out kids needs to begin far before their birthday. Because of this, we will be advocating for Michael to find a family. He has a year and a half until he turns 16, but he needs a family to begin the process soon in order to complete his adoption in time. Please help share Michael so that he doesn't age out without a family like Frankie.
I did not write a blog post for Brandon because we were informed that his country would require an I-800 instead of an I-800A before he turns 16. That requires a family to be further in the process and there weren't any known eligible families. If you do know someone adopting from his country who could file an I-800 before his birthday and is interested in adopting him, PLEASE have them contact their agency ASAP to make that happen. We don't know the exact process for aging out children from this country, but we have now been told that an I-800 is required. We will begin advocating sooner for other aging out children from this country.
You can see the other posts from this month here:
Marshall, Leonard and Flynn Are Aging Out!
Tara, Ashley and Toni Are Aging Out!
Frankie is Aging Out!