Friday, April 6, 2012

A baby without limbs is born in Ukraine. Will he be able to live his life to the fullest?

The doctors named this lovely boy Ivan. Although he was born with a severe physical disability – the absence of both hands and a leg – his intellectual capabilities are intact. According to Olga Litvinova, the head doctor of the Mykolaiv Regional Baby’s Home, little Ivan is all in all a healthy child. The baby has a healthy appetite. 

The parents of this wonderchild left him in the maternity hospital. The doctors say that Ivan’s parents are normal people. Drugs or alcohol were not the reasons for the boy’s disability. The baby is currently in the Mykolaiv Baby’s Home. Ivan’s doctors are very concerned about his future. If the boy is not adopted, he is likely to spend his life in social institutions like most orphans with special needs in Ukraine. 

There’s another person without limbs. His name is Nick Vujicic. He was born in Australia and now lives in the USA. His life started similarly to Ivan’s. Nick was born without limbs. He only has two toes on one leg. Despite his physical challenges, his parents did not abandon him. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The American family adopts a child with special needs from the Kalinovka Orphanage.

“Last January for the first time in history of the state-run facility for children with severe forms of disability, in the village of Kalinovka, Chernigovskiy district, Zaporizhzhya region, one of its little orphans was finally adopted. Six-year old Sasha is now a family member of an American pastor from South Carolina , USA”, - informed ReporterUA, the director of the “Happy Child” charity foundation, Albert Pavlov.
The Kalinovka Orphanage currently has 120 orphans aged from 4 to 35 years diagnosed with different mental and physical disabilities. A great number of the orphans are wheelchair users. 
“Just a month ago Sasha was almost dead but now he is crawling about and playing in his loving family”, - Shane Robertson, who lives in Myrtle Beach, happily comments on his Facebook page. 

The needs of an orphanage in Kalinovka:

1. Constructors. The soft-liners, plastic and wood, with large parts, designers, toy rugs. 2. Pyramids. 3. Sorter variety. 4. Crossword puzzles. 5. All sorts of puzzles. Easy for the little, wooden, educational, logical series StepPazl (color and shape, funny logic, etc.) 6. Montessori lacing. 7. Balls - small, soft and plastic. 8. Baby Music Mobile. Music- preferably classical music. 9. Children's play centers. Music, for compliance with the color-shape. 10. Mosaic. With the largest parts of at least 20mm. 11. Play-Doh or table top wooden blocks (woodshop), jumbo blocks sets, lego bricks, Cookie Cutter sets. 12. Pencils, crayons (large). 13. Coloring books. A lot. From the simple (minimal detail, large pictures, sharp contours) to the not very difficult. 14. Colored and white paper. 15. Finger paints. A lot. 16. Kits for children's creativity. Making frames, plaster figurines, pendants. 17. Chairs transformers (which are converted into the desk with a chair). 18.Pampers. Orphanage address: ЧЕРНИГОВСКИЙ ДЕТСКИЙ ДОМ-ИНТЕРНАТ Украина, Запорожская область, Черниговский район, с. Калиновка Director - Slavov Nikolay Viktorovich, Тел/факс +3 8 06140 9-87-49, +3 8 050 744 62 84 (моб. тел.)

I want to make the world a little bit better....

Monday, March 5, 2012

Help provide medical care to orphans.

Pray, Adopt, Advocate, Support...Do Something!
At the age of 9 years and 7 months, Katie weighed 10.5 pounds. When she was admitted to the hospital, testing found that she suffered from Severe protein-energy malnutrition with related severe anemia, severe osteoporosis, multiple spinal compression fractures; scurvy; atrophic skin. What caused these condition? For 9 years and 7 months, Katie had lived in an orphanage in Pleven, Bulgaria where she was systematically and purposefully starved to keep her small, weak and unable to do anything but lie in her own urine and feces. She was fed only liquid, a mixture that contained very little sustenance. The liquid was fed to her out of a glass beer bottle that had a huge nipple on top so that the liquid could be forcibly shoved down her throat. When Katie’s mama arrived at the orphanage to adopt her, she was allowed to hold Katie and feed her. However, the reality for the TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY other children that live in this orphanage is that on a daily basis, they are all fed this liquid while lying flat on their backs in a crib. If they choke, the liquid runs down their mouths or into their lungs. They are not picked up and burped. They aren’t even sat up so that they can eat properly. The children are in such weak and poor conditions, that they don’t have the strength to sit up when they are choking. As a result, children DIE because they drown in this liquid that is aspirated into their lungs or are suffocated by the vomit that refluxes back into their mouth that they are unable to clear from their throats themselves due to their weakened condition. Just this week, while the steps were being taken for this blog post to be publicized, another child from the orphanage in Pleven died. These are not assumptions on my part, these are the cold hard FACTS of life in this orphanage and they have been recently legally documented and reported to the Bulgarian government. Katie is now home in the United States with her family and she’s receiving proper medical care. However, There are 240 other children in that orphanage that still need help. The Bulgarian government has been made aware of what is happening at this orphanage and an investigation has been launched. Official documents have been filed and action is being taken throughout different branches of the Bulgarian government as I write this. While the government works on the legal side of holding those in charge responsible, something must be done to help the children. Pro. Lilova, head of the pediatric team at Tokuda Hospital in Sofia, Bulgaria provided medical care for Katie, so that she could make it safely home to the US and to a hospital here. As a result of seeing Katie’s condition, Pro. Lilova has volunteered her services FREE OF CHARGE to provide medical care for the remaining children in Pleven, starting with the ones in the worst conditions. Three children are currently in the hospital receiving treatment from Pro. Lilova. (the faces of all orphans have been blurred to protect their identity). Here is what the testing has revealed so far: On January 12th, 11 year old “V” weighed 12 pounds and is 29 inches long “P” is 15 and a half years old. She weighs 18 pounds and is 34 inches long Both girls are suffering from a multitude of health problems as a result of the starvation and dehydration that they’ve experienced their entire lives, including evidence of multiple broken bones that were left untreated over the years. They are already suffering from osteoporosis as children due to nutritional deficits. HOW CAN YOU HELP THE CHILDREN????? Pro. Lilova has volunteered to travel from Sofia to Pleven to visit the children in the orphanage and to attempt to come up with some plan to provide the medical care that all of the children living there are in need of. While she can volunteer her services as a doctor, there are other expenses that are incurred in order for these children to receive medical care: 1.) Transportation costs to get the children from Pleven to the hospital in Sofia for medical testing and treatment 2.) Expenses to pay for an orphanage staff member to stay in Sofia while the children are hospitalized (this is required under Bulgarian law if the orphanage insists on sending someone and this orphanage has insisted that a staff member be present) 3.) Special formula and other nutritional feeding supplements so that the children can begin to be fed properly without the risk of re-feeding syndrome. An account has been established in Bulgaria to hold donations specifically for the medical care for the children of Pleven. All expenses will be properly documented and all medical testing, findings, and treatment will be made a part of the child’s permanent medical file, should the child be adopted. There are currently at least 17 children from this orphanage that have families in various stages of the process to adopt them. A fund has been established through Eli Project so that tax deductible donations can be made to the Pleven medical fund. ALL money donated will be sent directly to the account that is established in Bulgaria and the funds will be used for the transportation and medical expenses related to the care of the children. For more info please visit: Thank You!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Site "Jewelry Wonder".

Dear, adoptive parents! I would really like to help with anything I can. I search and read a lot on the computer. In this site: you can sell your jewelry and other things for 100% FREE ALWAYS: + Absolutely No Cost - Total Cost $0 ! + Free Listing; Free Hosting + No Setup Fee + No Monthly Fee + No Transaction Fee + No Sponsor Ads + No Hidden Fee ... No ANY Fee! God Bless You!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Operation Orphan No More.

One family from Reese's Rainbow gave me some idea. Easy way to promote your Adoption Blog, Fundraiser, Consignment Sale on Facebook: Operation Orphan No More.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Russian Orphan Lighthouse Project.

Presenting the Russian Orphan Gadget Project: Clean a closet, and change a life! Russian orphans wait cold, frightened, and alone, while the moms and dads who love them already struggle for the funds to complete their adoptions. All proceeds from gadgets donated to the Russian Orphan Gadget Project will defray the costs of adopting, and help to hurry kids more quickly to their forever families, where they'll be warm, safe, and loved at last. On behalf of our waiting kids, three cheers for you as you change the world! Please, help us spread the word! Collect from your neighbors, your church, your school, and your work. We are offering a set of matryoshka doll ornaments to both the person who collects the most items for the drive, and the person who collects the highest value of items for the drive. It's easy, and won't cost you a cent! Ready, set, go!
Russian Orphan Gadget Project - Fundraiser Page Donate your old electronics to help raise money for Russian Orphan Lighthouse Project. Powered by

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Living and Giving.

Whatever you give away today
or think or say or do
will multiply about ten fold
and then return to you

It may not come immediately
nor from the obvious source
but the law applies unfailingly,
through some invisible source

Whatever you feel about another
be it love or hate or passion
will surely bounce right back to you
in some clear (or secret) fashion

If you speak about some person
a word of praise or two
soon, tens of other people
will speak kind words of you.

Our thoughts are broadcasts of the soul,
not secrets of the brain
Kind ones bring us happiness
petty ones, untold pain

Giving works as surely
as reflections in a mirror
If hate you send, hate you'll get back
but loving brings love nearer

Remember as you start this day
and duty crowds your mind
that kindness comes so quickly back
to those who first are kind

Let that thought and this one
direct us through each day
The only things we ever keep
are the things we give away.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Can someone tell me how to make a change?

I just can't sleep tonight.
Knowing that things ain't right.
Its in the papers, its on the TV, its everywhere that I go.
Children are crying.
Soldiers are dying
Some people don’t have a home
But I know there’s sunshine behind that rain
I know there’s good times behind that pain
Hey.. can you tell me how I can make a change?
I close my eyes and I can see a brighter day
I close my eyes and pray
I lose my appetite, knowing kids starve tonight.
Am I a sinner, cause my dinner is still on my plate.
Ooo I got a vision, to make a difference.
And its starting today.
I close my eyes and pray for the broken hearted.
I pray for the life not started
I pray for all the ones not breathing.
I pray for all the souls in need.
I pray for all the orphans.
Let's make a difference at least in one child's life!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

DANA is on - My Family Found Me page.

It's been a wile for me to write here. We was very sad because we can't adopt Dana. Her region working just with married couples only. We was praying and hoping DANA will have a family who will love her and take care of her. On January 22, 2012 I found DANA on - My Family Found Me page:
Now I am praying not just for DANA, but also for her new family. I don't know yet who they are, but I am happy and thankful to God. Please let's help them bring DANA home - SPONSOR A PIECE OF PUZZLE FOR $5. DANA also has a new photo. She is growing beautiful lady.