Oh how the time flys. It seems like just a few weeks ago that I was in China laughing and crying with the best group of kids ever. It is an experience that I will never forget. In reality though, it has been several months. This means that in just a few short weeks, we will need to release the files of the children who have not found their forever family back to CCAA. The children's files will then be placed back on the shared list. The thought of this breaks my heart. While on one hand, I know that this will open their files up to many different agencies; I also know that there are over 1800 children on the shared list. It is very easy to get lost in all of that. It is very easy for these children to become just another file.
The Journey of Hope Program has been a blessing beyond measure. The additional information that we were able to obtain along with pictures, videos and personal experiences has given these children a voice. It has helped prospective adoptive parents to know that a particular child is right for their family. They will not have any of this if their files are placed back on the shared list. Please help to spread the word about these children and their need for a loving home. And Please READ THROUGH THEIR DESCRIPTIONS AGAIN AND CONSIDER IF YOU ARE THE RIGHT FAMILY TO LOVE AND CARE FOR ONE OF THESE KIDS. Many of them have been featured in previous posts so I encourage you to look back in our blog archives. Those who have not yet been featured, will be over the next week. So, please visit our blog often.
Thirty children participated in our Journey of Hope camp. So far 17 children have been matched with their families. That leaves 13 children. Here is a list of the kids who are still hopeing for a home.
Avery- 7yr old boy with a repaired cleft lip and palate and burn scar down his leg
Alex- 2 year old boy with Spina Bifida
Beth- 12 year old girl who is Healthy
Drew- 7 year old boy with Cerebral Palsy
Gabriel-7 year old boy with a deformity of the genitals
Grant- 5 year old boy with
Jared- 6 year old boy with cleft lip and palate
Jillian- 6 year old girl who is Deaf
Madeline- 11 year old girl with minor Thalassemia
Marshall- 6 year old boy with a repaired cleft lip and plalate
Micah- 5 year old boy with a repaired cleft lip and palate
Rudy- 6 year old girl with a minor heart condition
Samuel- 6 year old boy with a deformity of his fingers and one foot.