Friday, April 3, 2015

Adoption Ministry Outreach!

Folks in our local area of Raleigh, NC that are considering adoption, in process of adoption or have adopted or struggling with their adopted child please see come visit us.

Hope Connection International is starting a new adoption ministry!

Location: 1201 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606

Weekly class starts Thursday, April 23rd, at 7:00 p.m.

Led by Nicole Dewberry of "And This One Matters" Facebook Group & Blog.

See details and calendar below. www.hope-connection.org/calendar

With the amazing blessing of many families choosing to open their heart, lives, and homes to adopt a child(ren) Internationally or within the United States there is also a need for adoptive families to connect with others and have support through their adoption journey.
Classes Nicole will be working with families on:
Preparing Pre-Adoptive Families
Adoptive Family Connect Group
Adoptive Family Crisis Support Group

There has been a large increase in adoption disruptions and it is devastating to the child(ren) and family. I will be working with Hope Connection International in Raleigh, North Carolina to offer the following support to families:

--Preparing pre-adoptive families by educating and offering assistance for the adoption road ahead.
--Offering support to existing adoptive families and making connections with other adoptive families.
--Working with families in crises with the hope to prevent disruption.

Adopt A Ukrainian Soldier......

 
This is who our family has adopted/sponsored that has lost his legs and one arm fighting for his home country, Ukraine. 

There are so many more men daily coming in with injuries that are so severe and they do not have the medical finances in which to support the care they need. Please consider adopting a solider in need of care in Ukraine in order to help them get the medical care, medication, prosthetics, therapy, etc. they need. 

Below is photos of Vadym and the letters our children wrote to him and our family photo and of when I went to the hospital myself and walked those isles seeing these amazing men of honor. Oh what a blessing to be able to see them, hug them, hold their hands and tell them they are valued, cared for and prayed over. 

Please take time to listen to Gene Berezovski's video below:


Please visit their FB page:


To learn more about the soldiers that are in need of care or to donate please visit:

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Boyz Here We Come!!!

I cannot nor will I deny as I sit here, I take full claim of wanting to bring home into our family these two young men below our children and myself adore that we have been advocating for.  These two boys are very special to us all in so many ways.  But even if it was our hearts desire to bring them home it does not mean it is Gods desire for us to be their family.  

P.S. Here are the boys that are still waiting for their forever families to come fourth.  https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=9044172415840653863#editor/target=post;postID=2820099081385802019;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=0;src=postname

After nine months of advocating for them and so many of the other kids we advocated for having families come fourth for them and some already home, God said it is time, go.  We are going! The 9 month wait is over, we are now on the move to bring them home.  

Meet Daniel and "Banana", Bo! 
We have a total of $39,492.00 to raise to bring these boys home!
I will have to do three trips with the kids at home with hubby. 75% of our dossier is already in Ukraine! To read our story about these amazing boyz please visit:  
http://reecesrainbow.org/?s=Dewberry

We have several things we are doing to raise the needed funds for the boyz!  Please see below!  Our family cannot thank you enough for all your prayers and support over the years for our family!!! You all have been the hands and feet of Christ in action and we are all so amazed by your love and support and we are so completely grateful!


"Make Me An Offer Auction"
This auction is a bunch of beautiful items and you make me an offer I cannot refuse.  I will either accept it or counter it.  
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1440767419547974.1073741831.1429741093983940&type=3 


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HANDMADE SIGNS TO YOUR DESIGN TO HELP BRING THE BOYZ HOME! 

For a $45.00 donation I can make a custom design sign for you.  Here are some examples below of the ones I have made. They measure 13.5" tall by 15" wide. 

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Soccer Ball Fundraiser for Banana!!

For a $25.00 donation towards his adoption we will write a message and your name on the ball for him. So when he gets home he will have this ball waiting for him to see all the support, prayers and love for him!

Donations can be tax-deductable at: http://reecesrainbow.org/?s=Dewberry or you can send your donation and message to us directly at diveshark@yahoo.com via paypal and select sending it as a "friend/family" to avoid paypal fees.

Thank you so much for your prayers and support in bringing Banana home!

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Soccer Ball Fundraiser for Daniel!!

For a $25.00 donation towards his adoption we will write a message and your name on the ball for him. So when he gets home he will have this ball waiting for him to see all the support, prayers and love for him!

Donations can be tax-deductable at: http://reecesrainbow.org/?s=Dewberry or you can send your donation and message to us directly at diveshark@yahoo.com via paypal and select sending it as a "friend/family" to avoid paypal fees.

Thank you so much for your prayers and support in bringing Daniel home!

 

 


  

The Least of These......

Oh how these boys are not the least of these....they are loved, valued and chosen by God and praying by a family that see's their faces and knows they are called to move.

These are the last remaining beautiful faces of the children that asked us for help to find a family that we know and are close to our children and we know.  

Please take a look at their faces, read their story, pray and help us PUSH them.  

We thank you!

HOPING FOR A FAMILY TO STEP UP! 
Meet Raul!  Raul is a very engaging young man.  He is full of smiles and really likes learning English.  He has a few words and some sentences already his belt.  He will try to have a conversation with you and will repeat what you say in an effort to understand you.  He prefers to be in the presence of adults verse many of his peers.  He is very professional in a business-like manner when he speaks with you and how he dresses.  You will often find him in his school uniform.  He loves to carry around his green brief case with a frog on it.  He is ready to make a deal.  He is not one to be found playing sports or soccer on the field but engaging in conversation or helping the adult supervisors in the boarding school.  He is very well liked by the staff and helpful to them.  He loves swimming and just being near you.  He is very receptive to hugs and willing to give and take them.  He is one to grab your hand, hold it while you walk and it just makes his day!  My children went to school with Raul and they explained to me he is a Christian and believes in Jesus.  He would speak to my daughter often about Jesus and his faith.  :)
 
 HOPING FOR A FAMILY TO STEP UP!
Meet Luke & Jason!  These two brothers are awesome.  Love them to pieces.  These two are very close to our son we just adopted Bogdan.  Luke came up to me with Bogdan the first day I met him and asked me if I would help him find a family.  His brother Jason is at an age where he wants to fit in with the big kids but is not accepted by them yet so he can be treated badly.  One time he went to play soccer with them and they said some awful things to him and he started crying and I chased him down and he fell into my arms crying.  That is when I asked him point blank do you want me to help you find a family.  I cannot make any promises but I will fight darn hard for you.  He said yes please.  He has still held firm to hoping a family will come for him and his brother.  They both are incredible soccer players.  They love it, this is their passion and what they cling to to help the days pass.  They both play on teams.  Both good students and tough as nails.  Luke is soft, kind and tender and Jason is more tough in personality that he wants to look like he has it all under control but is breaking inside and is just a kid trying to find his way and hoping a family will come for him.  Both their smiles can light up a room.  I have fixed boo boos on Luke and he has allowed me to and thankful for the help as these kids get wounds all the time and no one to fix them unless serious.  Luke is a snuggler and loves hugs.  Jason once he knows you he will let you hold him and you talk to him and he hears you seeking encouragement and direction.   Both these boys had asked and are hoping for a forever family to come for them.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Blessed Beyond Words.......

Blessed beyond words......I sit here reflecting on all our loses over the years of the amazing children we loved that never made it home.  We know seeds were planted of Gods love and word and that is all that matters.  

In all our tears and pain I sit here with tears of joy of how God has amazingly blessed us with children that are after Gods own heart.  No we are not perfect, No we are not the "Brady Bunch" family but by golly we are all blessed.  We know we are blessed by God alone, by His grace.  We are thankful to have one another and we want to love beyond measure and be a reflection of Gods love to others.  

We plan to go back to Ukraine to do mission work but until we can we will do all we can from here advocating for children we know and love in hopes a forever family will come for them.  We have also made a couple videos to help spread the love of Christ with the kids personal testimony's and our cardboard testimony.  These videos are in Russian to reach to Ukraine, Russian and beyond.  

We thank our Lord and Savior for His sacrifice for us, sinners who seek to bring His name honor for all He has done.  

PLEASE HELP ME PUSH THESE CHILDREN LISTED BELOW FAR AND WIDE TO THEIR FOREVER FAMILIES!
HOPING FOR A FAMILY TO STEP UP! 
Meet Raul!  Raul is a very engaging young man.  He is full of smiles and really likes learning English.  He has a few words and some sentences already his belt.  He will try to have a conversation with you and will repeat what you say in an effort to understand you.  He prefers to be in the presence of adults verse many of his peers.  He is very professional in a business-like manner when he speaks with you and how he dresses.  You will often find him in his school uniform.  He loves to carry around his green brief case with a frog on it.  He is ready to make a deal.  He is not one to be found playing sports or soccer on the field but engaging in conversation or helping the adult supervisors in the boarding school.  He is very well liked by the staff and helpful to them.  He loves swimming and just being near you.  He is very receptive to hugs and willing to give and take them.  He is one to grab your hand, hold it while you walk and it just makes his day!  My children went to school with Raul and they explained to me he is a Christian and believes in Jesus.  He would speak to my daughter often about Jesus and his faith.  :)


HOPING FOR A FAMILY TO STEP UP!
Meet Luke & Jason!  These two brothers are awesome.  Love them to pieces.  These two are very close to our son we just adopted Bogdan.  Luke came up to me with Bogdan the first day I met him and asked me if I would help him find a family.  His brother Jason is at an age where he wants to fit in with the big kids but is not accepted by them yet so he can be treated badly.  One time he went to play soccer with them and they said some awful things to him and he started crying and I chased him down and he fell into my arms crying.  That is when I asked him point blank do you want me to help you find a family.  I cannot make any promises but I will fight darn hard for you.  He said yes please.  He has still held firm to hoping a family will come for him and his brother.  They both are incredible soccer players.  They love it, this is their passion and what they cling to to help the days pass.  They both play on teams.  Both good students and tough as nails.  Luke is soft, kind and tender and Jason is more tough in personality that he wants to look like he has it all under control but is breaking inside and is just a kid trying to find his way and hoping a family will come for him.  Both their smiles can light up a room.  I have fixed boo boos on Luke and he has allowed me to and thankful for the help as these kids get wounds all the time and no one to fix them unless serious.  Luke is a snuggler and loves hugs.  Jason once he knows you he will let you hold him and you talk to him and he hears you seeking encouragement and direction.   Both these boys had asked and are hoping for a forever family to come for them.  

HOPING A FAMILY WILL COME FOR HIM! 
HE HAS A FAMILY COMING FOR HIM!!!!!
This is our Bogdan on the left and "Banana" on the right.  Yes we call him banana.  The kids when we first met them they would do something that would make us think of something and well his silly sense of humor landed him with the name banana.  He has no family.  This boy is running solo, no family and he is one incredible kid.  When I first met him he was cracking jokes, shy and tough as nails.  Not mean, just tough.  He is all boy.  And over time when he realized I am a wise cracker myself we became buddies.  He is no joking the best soccer player even over the older kids I have seen.  He plays on a soccer team and competes.  I joked with him and told him I need his autograph now so when the big leagues come looking for him I can say I know this boy.  :)  He does not take himself too seriously in that he is a good player in fact he does not take himself serious at all.  The more I encouraged him the more attached he became to me and you would see him wandering in his mind of all the things he does not have and wishes for.  He thrived on encouragement you can see he was and is lacking.   I bought him a banana because he is of course banana and the smile on his face and thank you, you would of thought I gave him a piece of gold.  He would come to me and give me a hug when no eyes were looking.  He would just often stand back and stare at me with Bogdan and just watch.  He did not come to me personally to ask to find him a family because of his situation which I can explain in private but he did go to Bogdan and ask him for my help.  On the last day I saw him before taking Bogdan he took a chance and said across the walkway to me for all the kids to hear "Mama" looking right at me smiling when no caregivers were around then put his head down shyly.  He took a risk.  This is one boy I want to see home.  When he smiles you cannot help but to laugh because again he is a funny jokster and loves when you joke back with him. When you watch his coach talk to him he is all ears.  He wants to please, he wants to get it right.  If he is told what to do by the staff he listen and does what is asked.  He is a good student.  What breaks this boy in two.....and crushes him to the bone.....?  The only thing he has because there is no family and that is if he misses a soccer game he thought he would have.  He is sad and broken but quickly rebounds.  This boy is focused like a laser.   Let's see him home!  Banana will be available after March 2015.  

 
HOPING HIS FOREVER FAMILY WILL COME FOR HIM!
HE HAS A FAMILY COMING FOR HIM!!!

This is Daniel.  He is 14 years old and legally free.  The best way to describe him is no hope and now has hope....hope for a family....hope to be loved...hope to feel worthy of that love and affection.  I have watched this young man that was in a shell when I met him open up, smile, hug, giggle and just blossom in the short time I have known him.  The idea of hope there could he a family out there for him brings life, light and joy to him.  His future without family is grim....the odds are staked against him.  There is much I know of this young mans history and oh how I want to see him home with a forever family and to experience the love of a family.  The joy of safety in the arms of his mother and father.  Where he desires to be.  He is shy yet can be on guard in fear of being hurt by others so his defenses are up.  But as I wrote I am watching them come down as trust is built.   He is polite and I have seen him show respect to his elders and do as they ask.  One time he did not want to offend me but his teacher was calling him and I did not know.  He did not want to disobey her and he did not want to hurt my feelings.  The poor boy was stuck on what to do.  Then I figured out what was going on and sent him to his teacher.  He is silly and has a great sense of humor.  He wants to be a professional soccer player when he grows up as this is his favorite sport.  He lives and breathes it as he has nothing else.  I asked him if he had a choice to be a leader or follower or really does not care what would he choose.  He said he really did not care.  He did not need to be either.  He just wanted a normal life and to be in a family and be able to talk with his older brother.  He did not need to live next to him but just be able to hear his voice and talk every now and then.  His favorite subject is Physical Fitness of course :).  His least favorite subject is Ukrainian Language.  He would love to learn English as they do not teach it in his school and fly on a plane.  His 3 wishes would be to have a family, have a normal life in a family not an orphanage and to be a professional soccer player.  He also enjoys playing ping pong, swimming and basketball.  He wanted to make sure I knew how badly he wanted a family that he said please tell a family that will consider me that I will do anything to help them, I will work hard to help them, whatever they need and I will do as they ask. He just wants to come home.

 http://reecesrainbow.org/?s=daniel 


AUCTION TO HELP RAISE FUNDS TOWARDS THE BOYS THAT STILL WANT AND NEED FOREVER FAMILIES!




Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Time To Move & Shake For These Kids To See Them Home!

It is time for us to move and shake in an effort to try to bring some kiddos home to their forever families that are hoping for a Mama and Papa.  I have spent 4 months with these kiddos and would be happy to share with you our experience and time we have had with them.  
PLEASE HELP ME PUSH THESE CHILDREN LISTED BELOW FAR AND WIDE TO THEIR FOREVER FAMILIES!



THEIR FAMILY FOUND THEM! HEHA!!
Let me introduce you to Alex and Michael. These two boys are a riot.  I spent 4 months with them and they were with us on a daily basis and very close to all our boys.  Michael is more quiet and reserved and Alex is full of grins and hugs and a little more on the social side.  They are both playful but in a fun friendly non-aggressive manner with each other and others.  They both love having older brotherly figures in their life.   Once they know you they just want to be around you and physically near you.  Neither one of the boys are commanding of your attention nor are they ones to push others out of the way to get it.  They are more on the outside looking in just waiting their turn or for you to call them in.  They boys are very close to one another and it is awesome to watch them play and just be boys together.  It is clear they care very much for one another.  Michael like gidgets and gadgets and likes to play video games on anyone’s cell phone he can get a hold of and he is not one to find much on the soccer field.  He is smart and a thinker observing.  You can have fun conversations with both of the boys cracking jokes and being silly and they get it.  Alex is also very intelligent and has an outgoing personality and loves to smile and laugh.  He is good at being silly and being a boy.  He loves card games.  He will play soccer and gets out there as well as riding bikes.  They play well with other kids.  The older boys in the school like Michael but you could see he wanted their acceptance and he would let them play rough with him and he took it.  But he personally showed no signs of being a bully to any younger kids.  Both have a calm nature about them.   Both boys are liked very much by everyone and never did we witness any aggression from either of the boys to others or each other.  Michael is known to admit when he does do something wrong and come fourth and take the consequences.  He is even bothered with when he does something wrong and does not get a consequence and/or may even get the lighter of the punishment even though he is just as guilty as others that may be involved.  Both boys are incredibly sweet and fun loving and again just want to be near you even if sitting on a log just cracking jokes or hanging on the monkey bars like we did.  Simple good living, totally awesome boys whom we want to see home.  If interested in more information on the boys please let me know and I can give you more details.

HOPING FOR A FAMILY TO STEP UP! 
Meet Raul!  Raul is a very engaging young man.  He is full of smiles and really likes learning English.  He has a few words and some sentences already his belt.  He will try to have a conversation with you and will repeat what you say in an effort to understand you.  He prefers to be in the presence of adults verse many of his peers.  He is very professional in a business-like manner when he speaks with you and how he dresses.  You will often find him in his school uniform.  He loves to carry around his green brief case with a frog on it.  He is ready to make a deal.  He is not one to be found playing sports or soccer on the field but engaging in conversation or helping the adult supervisors in the boarding school.  He is very well liked by the staff and helpful to them.  He loves swimming and just being near you.  He is very receptive to hugs and willing to give and take them.  He is one to grab your hand, hold it while you walk and it just makes his day!  My children went to school with Raul and they explained to me he is a Christian and believes in Jesus.  He would speak to my daughter often about Jesus and his faith.  :)

HOPING FOR A FAMILY TO STEP UP!
Meet Luke & Jason!  These two brothers are awesome.  Love them to pieces.  These two are very close to our son we just adopted Bogdan.  Luke came up to me with Bogdan the first day I met him and asked me if I would help him find a family.  His brother Jason is at an age where he wants to fit in with the big kids but is not accepted by them yet so he can be treated badly.  One time he went to play soccer with them and they said some awful things to him and he started crying and I chased him down and he fell into my arms crying.  That is when I asked him point blank do you want me to help you find a family.  I cannot make any promises but I will fight darn hard for you.  He said yes please.  He has still held firm to hoping a family will come for him and his brother.  They both are incredible soccer players.  They love it, this is their passion and what they cling to to help the days pass.  They both play on teams.  Both good students and tough as nails.  Luke is soft, kind and tender and Jason is more tough in personality that he wants to look like he has it all under control but is breaking inside and is just a kid trying to find his way and hoping a family will come for him.  Both their smiles can light up a room.  I have fixed boo boos on Luke and he has allowed me to and thankful for the help as these kids get wounds all the time and no one to fix them unless serious.  Luke is a snuggler and loves hugs.  Jason once he knows you he will let you hold him and you talk to him and he hears you seeking encouragement and direction.   Both these boys had asked and are hoping for a forever family to come for them.  


HIS FOREVER FAMILY FOUND HIM & HIS BROTHER AND SISTER!!!!! 

If you want a clown in the house to make you giggle this is your man.  S is ALL SMILES....his smile is infectious!  He loves to tell jokes and say silly things to make you laugh yet on the flip side he is totally tender.  Meaning if he says something he has no clue is wrong and you call him out on it, the look on his face is like he blew it and he is sorry and says I am sorry.  He really takes it to heart.  These kids are learning English and so many times they are taught things not having a clue that it is bad until some American shows up and tell them.  He is generous and just wants to be with you.  Whenever we would leave he would ask when we would come back.  He loves hugs and will just hang on.  He is not all over you and in your face....he is always right there but not fighting for attention.  This boy so badly wants a family to love him and he can be part of.  He is an incredible soccer player like so many at his school.  I have seen some boys be nasty and rough with one another and strike out to hurt them and he is one I have not seen act out in my over the month time with him.  This boy is MORE then ready to come home and waiting for someone to jump for him! Please inquire with me about "S" as there are some things any adoptive families should be informed of should they feel lead to adopt him in regards to siblings.


HOPING A FAMILY WILL COME FOR HIM! 
HE HAS A FAMILY COMING FOR HIM!!! 
This is our Bogdan on the left and "Banana" on the right.  Yes we call him banana.  The kids when we first met them they would do something that would make us think of something and well his silly sense of humor landed him with the name banana.  He has no family.  This boy is running solo, no family and he is one incredible kid.  When I first met him he was cracking jokes, shy and tough as nails.  Not mean, just tough.  He is all boy.  And over time when he realized I am a wise cracker myself we became buddies.  He is no joking the best soccer player even over the older kids I have seen.  He plays on a soccer team and competes.  I joked with him and told him I need his autograph now so when the big leagues come looking for him I can say I know this boy.  :)  He does not take himself too seriously in that he is a good player in fact he does not take himself serious at all.  The more I encouraged him the more attached he became to me and you would see him wandering in his mind of all the things he does not have and wishes for.  He thrived on encouragement you can see he was and is lacking.   I bought him a banana because he is of course banana and the smile on his face and thank you, you would of thought I gave him a piece of gold.  He would come to me and give me a hug when no eyes were looking.  He would just often stand back and stare at me with Bogdan and just watch.  He did not come to me personally to ask to find him a family because of his situation which I can explain in private but he did go to Bogdan and ask him for my help.  On the last day I saw him before taking Bogdan he took a chance and said across the walkway to me for all the kids to hear "Mama" looking right at me smiling when no caregivers were around then put his head down shyly.  He took a risk.  This is one boy I want to see home.  When he smiles you cannot help but to laugh because again he is a funny jokster and loves when you joke back with him. When you watch his coach talk to him he is all ears.  He wants to please, he wants to get it right.  If he is told what to do by the staff he listen and does what is asked.  He is a good student.  What breaks this boy in two.....and crushes him to the bone.....?  The only thing he has because there is no family and that is if he misses a soccer game he thought he would have.  He is sad and broken but quickly rebounds.  This boy is focused like a laser.   Let's see him home!  Banana will be available after March 2015.  


HERE FOREVER FAMILY FOUND HER!!!!  

This is "O", she is our Bogdan's best friend! She is tough as nails and can keep up with the boys. You will not find her hanging with the girls but the boys. She played on the soccer league with Bogdan. She is HIV positive but that does not stop her. She is healthy and a go getter. When her coaches push her harder to keep up with the boys she does not get bad but tries harder. She is absolutely brilliant. She like Bogdan was learning English in class so she is learning, willing and able to. She loves riding a bike and is learning to swim independently. She has an Aunt and some family but since day one she has said she wished for a family but never came out and asked me outright but would hint. Well yesterday she got in the car with our facilitator and spilled the beans about her life and asked her to please find her a family. She is ready. Oh how Bogdan wants to see her home. If you ask her for help she is one to jump and be right there to help you. She is kind and nice. Although tough she is a girl and does have that sensitive side. She has an adorable crooked boyish smile. You can crack jokes with her like one of the boys. This girl was so bold that she confronted her Aunt and told her she wanted a family.  Today when I went to visit the kids "O" said her aunt told her to let us help her find a family.  She needs a family to love and care for her.  She now has the support of her family to be adopted.  She is legally free and so badly wanting a family. Let's see her home!!!!! 

HER FOREVER FAMILY FOUND HER!!!
This is "D" she is an amazingly beautiful young lady inside and out.  She has no known medical conditions.  She has such a strong desire for family that on our last trip out to see our children she had tears in her eyes as she watched me with my children.  Just crushed me and only want to fight for her all the more.  She is very shy but she was brave enough to seek myself and our adoption facilitator out in order to ask for help to find her a family.  "D' is 14 and legally free.  She has 3 older brother whom are all aged out so she is alone.  She is known for being one of the best students in class and is working on learning English.  She loves cats and dogs but really loves cats.  She loves to dance and loves Korean music and hopes to visit Korea one day.  She is a runner and that is her favorite sport.  If she could have a choice to read, be on the computer or play with friends you would find "D" reading.  Her 3 wishes are to have a family, do well in school and be in a home with a family not an orphanage.  She would love to learn the Korean language.  Her fears are good legit ones which is drowning.  She can swim but that is her one fear.  My daughter and her are very close.  I asked Angelica how she would describe "D" and she gave me a great description!  Kind, funny, has character, responsible, smart, good and has a great memory.  Her favorite subject in school is English.  Her least favorite is Math.  Her ideal family would be not to be an only child.  She would love siblings.  She would love to have a little sister and would love to be in a large family.  Since she has opened up to myself and my facilitator "D" is with us all the time when we visit.  She is reaching far and wide in hopes a family will come forward for her!  Are you her family?

HER FOREVER FAMILY FOUND HER!!!
This is Selena she is 13 years old and is HIV positive.  I was not able to spend a lot of time with her but myself and my facilitator were asked to help her find a family.  She has expressed how she would love a family as well as her caretakers.  She was not picky in what she wanted in a family but just would love to be in one.  She is very shy.  I did not have a lot of one on one time to sit alone with her.  But I will say that she hangs out with many of the girls I know.  My children that went to school with her said she stays out of trouble and is a very good girl.  She has a very calm demeanor and self controlled.  Very polite! 

HOPING HIS FOREVER FAMILY WILL COME FOR HIM! 
HE HAS A FAMILY COMING FOR HIM!!! 
This is Daniel.  He is 14 years old and legally free.  The best way to describe him is no hope and now has hope....hope for a family....hope to be loved...hope to feel worthy of that love and affection.  I have watched this young man that was in a shell when I met him open up, smile, hug, giggle and just blossom in the short time I have known him.  The idea of hope there could he a family out there for him brings life, light and joy to him.  His future without family is grim....the odds are staked against him.  There is much I know of this young mans history and oh how I want to see him home with a forever family and to experience the love of a family.  The joy of safety in the arms of his mother and father.  Where he desires to be.  He is shy yet can be on guard in fear of being hurt by others so his defenses are up.  But as I wrote I am watching them come down as trust is built.   He is polite and I have seen him show respect to his elders and do as they ask.  One time he did not want to offend me but his teacher was calling him and I did not know.  He did not want to disobey her and he did not want to hurt my feelings.  The poor boy was stuck on what to do.  Then I figured out what was going on and sent him to his teacher.  He is silly and has a great sense of humor.  He wants to be a professional soccer player when he grows up as this is his favorite sport.  He lives and breathes it as he has nothing else.  I asked him if he had a choice to be a leader or follower or really does not care what would he choose.  He said he really did not care.  He did not need to be either.  He just wanted a normal life and to be in a family and be able to talk with his older brother.  He did not need to live next to him but just be able to hear his voice and talk every now and then.  His favorite subject is Physical Fitness of course :).  His least favorite subject is Ukrainian Language.  He would love to learn English as they do not teach it in his school and fly on a plane.  His 3 wishes would be to have a family, have a normal life in a family not an orphanage and to be a professional soccer player.  He also enjoys playing ping pong, swimming and basketball.  He wanted to make sure I knew how badly he wanted a family that he said please tell a family that will consider me that I will do anything to help them, I will work hard to help them, whatever they need and I will do as they ask. He just wants to come home.

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