Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Let me introduce you!

Let me introduce you to Oleg! What a darling boy, don't you agree? Oleg is 3 1/2 years old and is waiting for a forever family in an orphanage in Eastern Europe. He also has Down Syndrome. For this reason, he will most likely be sent away to a mental institution by the age of 4. Then he will no longer be available for adoption. These children are viewed as outcasts with no ability to learn or be functional members of society. They languish in mental institutions, hidden away from the world in shame. We need to help find a home for him quickly!

Since I am not able to adopt a child at this time, I've chosen to sponsor Oleg's adoption grant fund. The cost of adoption ranges from $10,000 to $30,000. To help defray these costs for adoptive families, each child on the Reece's Rainbow website is eligible for sponsorship - donations from individuals, businesses, churches, and organizations - towards the cost of that child's adoption.

To kick off sponsorship of Oleg's grant fund I will be offering a beautiful, brand new, hand-crafted baby quilt. You truly can change the course of a child's life by helping adoptive families afford the costs of international adoption. For each $5 donation, your name will be entered into a drawing and one name will be randomly chosen to receive this special quilt. Use the Chip In widget above and purchase as many $5 chances as you like!

This bright, colorful baby quilt was machine pieced by my dear friend Bonnie. It was then lovingly hand quilted by my friend Jodi's mother. It measures approximately 38 X 38 inches. This precious work of art was donated by the quilters of First Mennonite Brethren Church in Wichita, KS. These ladies have a reputation for making fine quilts. This would make the perfect shower gift for either a baby boy or a baby girl.
The fabrics were pre-washed, machine pieced and then hand quilted. Can you see these perfect, tiny stitches in the picture below? Wow!
Hey all my bloggy friends! Would you mind spreading the word?


Rachel said...

I just wanted to tell you how touched I am that you are planning to sponsor this child to help him find a family. If more people would do that, so many more families would be able to come forward and give these kids the loving homes they deserve.

Thanks again from a currently waiting Reece's Rainbow family.

Shelley said...

Thank you for doing this! I have adopted 2 angels through RR and grant money from families just like yours helped us tremendously along the way. We're praying that this will help Oleg find a home!

June Berger said...

I will be happy to put Oleg's widget on my blog site. Even though we are fund raising to bring our own daughter home, I put other peoples buttons on my site knowing that the Lord will bless all who see the buttons and pray for the children, even if they can't afford to contribute financially. We are adopting our second child with DS thru RR within a year. We need to get all of these children home. Thank you for your efforts.

Carson's Mom said...

I am so glad you are doing this. Oleg is one of my favorites and I can't wait for him to find a family. Any money you raise will have a direct impact on that happening. Thanks.


Collin and Amanda said...

Thank you so much for doing this! We are in the process of adopting our first through RR and know first hand how even a little grant money can help out SO MUCH!

I've added Oleg's sponsored grant fund information to my blog too.

Amy said...

Hi I just came across this blog from the reecesrainbow blog... it caught my eye because... I am going to be Oleg's new Mommy!! My husband, three girls and I have been matched with Oleg and his little buddy Pavel! :) Anyway we are frantically working towards this adoption, but I just wanted to introduce myself and say thanks to all who commented for praying me up to the plate!

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