Bringing Home the Orphans

A Child's Desire

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The Forgotten Children Continued

In Russian, children with disabilities are never emancipated into general society. They are considered incurable invalids and sent to a sanatorium for life. A child considered by the Russian government to be an incurable invalid might be a Little Person (medically known as dwarfism) or a child missing a hand or a foot. It might be a child born without sexual organs. Those labeled as invalids are often children who have perfect mental and physical capabilities. Differences are intolerable in these societies. Life on the outside would be impossible under the social stigma of a disability.

These children could life perfectly normal lives in the United States but are confined for life to the walls of an institution in Eastern Europe. Adoption is a life-saver for these children.

Sierra Leonean Orphans

Understand that there are many children who do not have the basics of food, water and clothing even before they come of age. In Sierra Leone orphans are living in exceptionally difficult conditions. There is a desperate need for families to adopt these children. The median age in Sierra Leone is 17.5 years, and these orphans are the poorest of the poor. Many will not live to come of age and be emancipated from the institution.

International Adoption

Many parents choose international adoption just for this reason. They can offer a better-- a much better-- life to a child from an underprivileged country. They can see an angel where others have only seen an invalid. They can offer steak and chocolate cake to a child who has hungered for rice.

Hundreds of thousands of children are waiting for families to rescue them from coming of age in an orphanage. For most the wait is futile.

Sponsor a Child

Sadder yet are the potential matches between orphans and families that go unpaired. There are thousands of families with the financial and emotional resources it takes to raise another child. They are willing and eager to care for and love a child as their own but unable to come up with the large adoption fees required up front. The $20,000 price tag is a hard hurdle to overcome.

Many adopting families beg and borrow enough to cover these initial fees from families and friends. Those who are able to cash in their IRAs or take out a second mortgage are fortunate. Some run up credit card debt to cover adoption fees. Many give up and never consider adopting again.

The road to adoption is steep, but the rewards are tremendous. Imagine giving a child a warm bubble bath before bed. Now imagine that this is a brand new experience for your child. Warm bath water is a luxury many of these children never know.

Even if you are unable to adopt a child yourself you can still make a difference by donating to a children’s charity which offers adoption grants to families adopting older or special needs children.

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