A few years ago there weren't as many aging out kids listed on Reece's Rainbow, but I feel like we had more success finding families to rush in and race to save kids at the last minute. I posted a month ago about how I personally felt like I had been failing to push for these kids. Since then a great group of advocates have been working on strategies to help people notice these kids with so little time remaining. We've had a few more kids age out. I'm hoping we start to turn the tide soon.
Today's two children are in a country that requires the child's adoption to be completed before their 14th birthday. Single parents can adopt from this country!
Galan http://reecesrainbow.org/75945/galan January
There is plenty of time for a family to complete Galan's adoption before his birthday in January. There is no reason for him to age out without a family. A family can start from scratch and finish an adoption from his country! We can do this! We can find him a family before it is too late.
Galan was born with some medical needs that were surgically corrected when he was younger. He would need a family to follow up with doctors, but he is described as healthy right now. He sounds neurotypical, not developmentally delayed. He gets good grades in school and gets along well with other kids!
Dani http://reecesrainbow.org/59149/dani-2 February
Dani also has plenty of time for a family starting now to complete her adoption before her birthday in February. I'd love to see her get a family right away so that we aren't still shouting for her as her birthday creeps closer.
Dani has epilepsy. Her profile says that episodes are triggered by cold weather but she feels better after laying down for half an hour. I don't know if the epilepsy is currently being treated or not. If it isn't then it is possible that it could be well controlled by a medical team.
Right now Dani isn't attending school because of her epilepsy. I gasped reading that. She sounds like a bright girl who is delayed because she is not given the chance to get an education. I cannot imagine this. Occasional seizures would not prevent a child in America from attending school. She needs a family so she can be given the chance to catch up on the education she has missed.
Dani is a very active girl who goes jogging. She likes to sing and recite poetry. She is polite and likes to help the younger children. She sounds like she would have a very typical life if she was in a family.
Dani is eligible for a $10,000 older child grant through Reece's Rainbow. You can find out more about that by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. View the rest of her profile HERE.
Please don't forget about the children we have talked about in the last few weeks. Some of them have been moved into the Aged Out Without A Family category, but others still have time!
Tara needs her adoption completed by her 14th birthday in September.
Ashley needs her adoption completed by her 14th birthday in October.
Toni needs her adoption completed by her 14th birthday in October.
Saul needs his adoption completed by his 14th birthday in December.
Barry needs his adoption completed by his 14th birthday in December.
Winnie needs her adoption completed by her 14th birthday in December.
Scottie turns 16 in August and needs a family to file immigration paperwork with fees.
Elsbeth turns 16 in August and needs a family to file immigration paperwork with fees.
Michael needs a family to start now to be able to complete his adoption before he turns 16 in December of next year.