Monday, July 19, 2010

Adoption costs, cont'd

One thing I want to add to my last post, sometimes there are people who can't adopt for some reason but have very big and generous hearts and would give up a family vacation or a nice car to see that one special child gets noticed, as is the case with Monroe, a little boy waiting in Eastern Europe. I just want to mention, as I just wrote about how expensive adoption can be, that a very generous donor has given this little boy a full grant. Now he is just waiting for someone to say yes to him. Could that someone be you?

Monroe (12)
BOY, Born February 4, 2005
Monroe is a sunshine of a little boy!  He is already 5 and blessed to still be at the baby house.  He needs a family right away!  
From a missionary who visited with him in June 2010:  I met with the doctor in his Groupa House who brought me back to meet him. The Head Doctor wanted me to meet the children who needed equipment. While measuring him for a chair, she explained to me what was more important was that he get a family. He will be traferred in six months to the worst institution, restrained in a crib in a dark room. She broke into tears! Monroe has spastic  cerebral palsy in all four limbs and is globally delayed. He is able to recognize the voices of his careworkers and understand simple directions. However, due to his spasticity he is unable to do much of anything. No speech.  With therapy he can improve but will always have limitations. I measured his head circumfeence and once home will check with a doctor regtarding whether ir not he is microcephalic as well. I will  try to gather more information on him today. His temperament was sweet and his eyes twinkled. He needs a family fast! 
From an adoptive family who visited with him in June 2009:   Monroe has CP.  It appears that he is unable to use his arms and legs and is not sitting up on his own.  He has the most beautiful smile and I don't think there is much of a cognitive delay.  He loves to be held and his whole face lights up when you come near him."
*** Monroe has an incredible benefactor who has offered a FULL GRANT of $20,000 for his adoption.   He is facing imminent institutionalization, and will regress quickly once he is transferred.  Families who are qualified ( to adopt internationally and who are approved to adopt a significantly delayed child should contact Andrea for more information.  This is a very fast program and it is very possible to have him home before the end of 2010! ***
I have $20,000 in my grant fund towards the cost of my adoption!


Jennifer said...

Monroe is SUCH a beautiful little boy. I wish someone would adopt him soon. With a grant like that it would cost a family very little compared to what you would have to pay otherwise. He is so precious :)

ErinL said...

Monroe is at Oksana's orphanage. We've seen him a couple of times. His CP is significant but boy is he cute!

KT said...

He looks JUST like my nephew! Praying he will find a home, and SOON!
Why is it, that they continue to go to this horrid state institution? With the money coming in from IA, shouldnt some of that go to improving the older child care centers?? You would just think they would do something..... :-(