Monday, January 30, 2012

Abigail Hearing impaired beauty MATCHED!!!

This sweet little girl has waited far to long for a family to call her own. Her Mama and Baba have to be out there somewhere. She was born December 2007 (same month and year as my princess was). She just turned 4 years old and is deaf. I do not know her type of deafness but think about all the opportunities she would be able to have with a family. She is special focus so she can be adopted by someone who is wanting to reuse their dossier or adopted along with another child. Please please consider adding this little one to your family she has been waiting on the shared list for over a year with no one choosing her as their daughter.


If you want more info on her please email my personal email and be sure to include the name given to her on the blog, SN, and DOB. I will then be able to connect you to those who have more info on her.

Friday, January 27, 2012


For the next few days I will be MIA! My computer has a virus and is at tech support getting fixed so bear with me as it is fixed and hopefully restored to normal!! I will return next week posting children waiting for families in the mean time please check out the other advocates under the tap at the top.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fred waiting in China

Fred will turn 14 in October, so we need to find him a family ASAP! All the WACAP staff members who met him fell in love with this kid. He'd make a great brother and son for some family. We know they're out there - but maybe they just haven't seen HIM yet! They have one photo on their secure website, and families are welcome to request his file with no obligation for more info and photos of this great kid!

From the WACAP website:

Fred is an outgoing Asian boy who wasn’t shy when talking with us. He attends a school outside the orphanage and they report that he is quite smart and an above-average student. Fred’s favorite subject is math. He enjoys playing when outside of school especially with a ball. He has many friends of all ages. Although he has dwarfism, Fred is very active and likes to run. He says that some of his favorite things are snacks and new clothes. Fred says that nothing makes him sad. When he sees an injustice for himself or others, he tells the teachers. His caregivers report that he is a hearty eater. He was very polite and always smiled at us when he saw us walk by during our visit at the institute. At 13 years old, Fred needs a family very soon or else he'll be be deemed ineligible for adoption. Unfortunately, there are very few options for an orphan with dwarfism in his country.
Visit WACAP’s waiting child webpage to see a picture of Fred.
Fred is listed with WACAP through a special partnership project with his orphanage. Fred is part of the Special Focus program. There is a $4,200 Promise Child grant for eligible families for this adoption. Even if you might not typically meet the requirements to adopt from Fred's country in Asia please ask about exceptions! There is no obligation or fee to view his information. Please ask about Fred – ID# SP.FY.1098.32310.01 Interested families should contact or or call
WACAP toll free: (888) 440-8231

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Build A Menu

Build a Menu is a wonderful organization started by a friend of mine to help families create meals specific to their their daily needs while staying on a budget. They also donate part of the money they make to a charity of your choice that helps orphaned children. So far the charities that you can pick from are Starfish Foster Home, WACAP's Promise Fund, Starfish Foster Home , WACAP's Promise FundPathway Youth & Family ServicesShow Hope, CompassionArms of Hope, Annabelle’s WishNot For Sale. and Lifesong for Orphans. Please consider signing up with them today not only will you create a family friendly meal plan on a budget but you will be helping many orphaned children around the world like the ones advocated for on SWW! Please click HERE for their website.


Friday, January 13, 2012

Waiting Child Onika

Onika is a beautiful 7 year old girl waiting right here in the USA for a family!! She is waiting in the State of Idaho but families from any state may inquire to adopt her!

She is aescribed as a "social butterfly," Onika is a smart girl who loves showing off her abilities at school. She can be very sweet and likes to please others. Onika enjoys coloring, drawing, riding her bike and puzzles. Her favorite doll is Raggedy Ann.

Onika's adoption team is searching for a couple or single parent that can provide the structure and routine in which she thrives. Because she loves to engage in conversation with adults anytime and anywhere, she will need parents who will encourage her social skills within safe boundaries.

Onika also needs a family environment where she can be the sole focus for a while. An emotionally secure couple or single individual with no pets would be ideal, especially if at least one parent has had some experience working with children who have experienced substantial abuse and neglect at an early age.

Onika's team wants to consider families where she can be the only child. It will be important that her parent(s) are realistic about the emotional and behavioral challenges ahead. She needs a stable parent or parents who have the understanding, commitment, humor and creativity to withstand day-to-day difficulties. Her family will need a strong support network, which should include adults who can provide occasional respite. This will prevent burnout for her parent(s). Good emotional support will be so important to ensuring Onika is able to thrive. So too will be the ability to follow through with professional appointments and discipline strategies. With access to excellent support services, her parent(s) can maintain commitment as they help her make sense of her past, present and future. With these resources in place, this "social butterfly" can take wing and soar!

Please if you would like to know more on this beautiful girl go HERE

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Could this sweet boy be your son?
Updated Photo (He no longer has his baby curls but is still just as handsome)

Beckett was born February 2009 in Russia. He is described as calm and loves to caress
What a sweet curly-top he was!  Beckett has giant blue eyes and a sweet personality.  He is diagnosed with some vision loss in one eye and some hearing loss in one ear. More pictures are available!

Beckett does NOT have Down syndrome.
Please consider Beckett, he will so greatly benefit from medical care and a loving family.
Please go HERE to learn more about him

Requirements to adopt from the Russian region he is currently living in:

3 trips are required 
  • 1st trip, Both parents for 5-7 days
  • 2-3 month wait for the judge to appoint the court hearing
  • Both parents travel for 2nd trip about 7 days, both parents leave after the court hearing
  • 30-day waiting period is NOT waived for special needs
  • Only one parent would need to return after the 30-day wait
  • Up to 5 young children in the home if the family income is sizeable (the adopted child being the 5th child)
  • Both parents must be younger than 60 years
  • Parents may NOT be currently on anti-depressants; prior history of anti-depressants may be permitted on a case-by-case basis
  • No criminal background (DWI's acceptable on a case by case basis)
  • Fee includes orphanage donation
  • Married couples and single heterosexual mothers may apply
  • Un-related children may not be adopted simultaneously
  • Total program and travel fees approx $35-40K
  • Thursday, January 5, 2012

    Sweet Xander

    Xander is Starfish babies that I got the privilege to meet this summer, he incredibly sweet and adorable.

    He was born September 2009 with a type of Spina Bifdia and Hydrocephalus. He is able to sit up and has some feeling in his lower limbs. He is by far one of the sweetest little guys I have ever met. His eyes will go right to your heart. He is so sweet and gentle natured. I have more pictures and a video on him from this summer. He is waiting agency specific please email me at for more info!

    Such a cutie and was always happy!

    Blowing bubbles!

    See what I mean with those beautiful eyes of his!

    Newer pic from a fellow volunteer who visited he can stand with some support

    Those eyes get me every time love this boy!

    Tuesday, January 3, 2012

    Are you Lizzy's Family?

    Lizzy has stolen my heart she is beyond beautiful and I know her family has to be out there somewhere. She was born in Russia and has Down syndrome and may or may not also be HIV+. She can be adopted by both married couples and Single Heterosexual Mothers. Please please help me find this little ones family she is still so young and would benefit so much from having a family and not knowing what it is like to grow up in an orphanage.

    Here is what RR says about her

    Girl, born October 2010
    Hazel eyes
    Black hair
    Character is calm
    I love how she has grown! Old picture is from March 2011, and new one is from June. She would so benefit from a family while she is still so young!
    Lizzy has Down syndrome and is listed as HIV+; however since she is still so young that may just be that her mother was HIV+

    LOTS more photos available! Please go HERE to learn more on her or email me at


    Monday, January 2, 2012

    What About Now?

    What is holding you back from adopting?
    1.      -We don't have the funds/don't want to take away from our other children
    2.      -It's not for us/Were not called to adopt
    3.      -I couldn't love a child that isn't born from me
    4.      -I could not handle a special needs child
    5.      -We are not special people
    6.      -We cannot handle another child
    7.      -We don't have the time to
    8.      -What people would think of us (applies more to those adopting a child of a different race or culture)
    Many of these excuses are what people are using every day to keep them from adopting a child that needs them more than they could ever fathom.

    I know that everyone who follows SWW is not a Christian or affiliated with a religion but it is SWW motto that Every Child Deserves a Family no matter where they are from or what their special need may be. Each child is special in his or her own way.

    1.      Funds will come they always do people who have very little bring home children every day. If God calls you he will provide for the adoption. You can hold fundraisers, hold auctions, benefit dinners etc...
    2.      Everyone is called to care for the orphan it is not an option it is a command to care for the orphan and the widow in their distress... James 1:27. IT IS NOT AN OPTION but a command he doesn't say do it if you can fit it into you schedule or if you have time care for them. Even if you cannot adopt you can give to an orphan to help better their life or donate to a family adopting a child.
    3.      If you were handed a child who needed  you right now you would cuddle them every woman would a sweet innocent baby what isn't there to love. Love might not come immediately but over time it will. Love comes softly and over time it builds slowly.
    4.      Sure you could Special needs may sound scary but in reality many of the children adopted from the Special needs program are normal healthy children with cosmetic issues such as Missing finger, Cleft Lips, Club foot, Birth Marks, Ear Deformities. Underneath their special need they are a normal child who wants to be loved and accepted some children do have more severe needs that require more extensive surgeries such as Heart Defects, Spinal Related Issues, and Hydrocephalus. Some Children have intellectual needs that are not correctable and then there are need that do not require medical intervention at all such as missing limbs and digits, ear deformities that do not affect hearing, birthmarks, Age yes being over the age of 6 is a special need in many countries and even being a boy can be a special need.
    5.      It does not take special people to love a child and to provide for their needs. No one person is perfect those that adopt just want children to love and to share their love with
    6.      Yes another child will bring more work, laundry, expense in general. But with that there are extra kisses and hugs, another child to watch grow and mature, and more love all around.
    7.      Well you had the time for that vacation didn't you why couldn't you make time for one more little one.
    8.      Honestly who cares what they think of you people will either love you are hate you why try to please everyone.
    So What About Now what is your excuse not to adopt and do as you are called. If you are called God will provide. 2012 is a brand new year and yes no one ever said it would be easy but will you tell God no and let a small child sit and waste away because you are too caught up in your current life to break and cry for the orphan. Will you answer his call before it is too late for a child?

    In these few days of 2012 children have been abandoned without left to survive on their own and grow up in orphanages that DO NOT care for them whether they live or die.

    So what about now are you going to sit back and let another child suffer or will you answer the call that has been commanded and help a child that needs you.

    Adoption does not take a special person all it takes is a person that is willing to love and care for another.

    "An adopted child is not an unwanted child but rather a child that is prayed for and loved before they are ever known."