Friday, May 6, 2011

Fatherless Friday

These two precious children have waited all their lives for a family.  And every year that goes by, the light gets a little dimmer...the chances get a little smaller....their hope gets a little weaker.  And it just breaks my heart.  Look at the smiles on their faces, imagine the potential they have, and what a wonderful addition they would be to some lucky family.  Could it be yours...?????

"Veronika", L 59

Girl, Born on April 18, 2001
Veronika is another Baltic beauty, with blue eyes and blonde hair. She is described as calm and well-behaved. She willingly performs directions from adults, and waits for encouragement and praise for doing a good job. Veronika is very observant…she keeps a close watch on adult's speech and action, understands directions with the help if gestures/signs, tries to imitate adult behaviors, and reacts very positively to praise. She doesn't like to be reprimanded. Veronika gladly engages in contact with a known adult, is cautious in contact with strangers, can cooperate with peers, and can play common games. Nevertheless, she plays very well on her own as well. She is able to act consistently and determinedly when she has a good routine (this is another common thread for children with Down syndrome). She has difficulties "switching gears" quickly. She can analyze and compare in a simple level, but cannot separate colors and sizes yet. She has a small vocabulary, is familiar with the parts of the body, eats independently, drinks from a cup, observes manners at the table, dresses and undresses alone, and brushes her teeth without assistance. Sounds like the perfect child to me!

Boy, Born July 2000 

YAY, a new picture of Kolya!!! Kolya is almost 11 years old. He will be the oldest child ever adopted through RR (with Down syndrome), so I am praying super hard for his family to find him!!

From his advocates and friends: " Kolya – very delicate and sensitive child who catches every touch, every word or a smile. He may long to sit next to a nice man and just hold hands, enjoying the warmth.

Kolya – special in every sense of the child. He will never be like other children, but this does not negate his ability to enjoy the outside world and bring joy to others. Kolya helpful, helps nurse to collect clothes, toys, clean room. He said not much and indiscriminately, but to understand it is quite possible. He has a good memory. Kolya knows the names of geometric shapes, animals, plants, likes to listen to reading, to collect and puzzles to bother with the designers. Parents need to appreciate their strength, because they need the support of Kolya throughout life. But instead, they can count on sincere affection and love from a really good and loyal man.

****they are both eligible for an older child grant as well :)


  1. These are both such beautiful children. I can't believe neither one has caught the right set of eyes. Both sound very glad you continue to share!

  2. I don't think I've ever seen these two cuties. I too pray that someone will see them and snatch them up while there's still time. Perhaps I should stand out on the strip and pass out photos of RR kids instead of the filthy things that get handed out here. :(