Saturday, August 18, 2012
Looking for a family...
I have received a final "no" from my hubby - so I'd like to make a plea for someone to come forward for this child. He has been waiting for FOUR AND A HALF YEARS on the shared list (and many agency lists) and his only special need is a family. He's smart, athletic, positive, extroverted, and happy - just desperately wants and needs a mom and dad. He likes Basketball, Ping Pong, and fishing. He has won numerous awards for excellence at school - he just shines.
There is video of him and several updates - all talking about his successes in school, many friends, and sweet "tenderhearted" personality. Unfortunately, his file will return to the shared list of 2,000+ names on Monday - and he will be lost in the multitudes of orphans needing families. He has until August of 2013 to find a family. After that, his file will be closed, and he will move forward in life alone - never having the chance for a family - for his own dad and mom.
Will adopting a 13 year old be easy? Of course not. Will learning a new language and culture at 13 be hard for him? Of course it will! But compared to a lifetime of loneliness, these challenges pale in comparison. God has called us to be His hands and feet to orphans and widows - to make a difference in the lives of others. Adoption changes lives - but mostly for the families receiving these beautiful children. This young man is a blessing waiting for someone willing to take a leap of faith - could it be you?
Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.