Orphans with Arthrogryposis

There are kids with Arthrogryposis all over the world who wait for a family to call their own. Every child should have a Mama and Papa to love them. Sadly many kids will never know the love of a family as they will live out their shortened lives in institutions. The children posted here are from Reecesrainbow.com If you can't adopt, you can donate to their grants on reecesrainbow.com Don't leave them to die in institutions.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

This little girl needs a family NOW!

This little blondie has such a gentle smile! She was born 2/2006. She is in a very risky situation now as she may have to transfer to a different institution very soon! She is in Eastern Europe.

She is developing well and becoming more independent. She has Arthrogryposis which affects her lower limbs. She is able to move around without assistance by crawling.

She is always smiling and is a happy little girl. She likes to be pushed on the toy trucks. She can crawl up the slide on her own and goes down on her tummy.

Please contact Lisa for more information!

The country program fee has been reduced and there is an opportunity to eligible families for the CHSFS Adoption Support Fund $3000 grant.


Lisa Trinh at ltrinh@chsfs.org or 651.255.2252
Children's Home Society & Family Services

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Adopting a Child with Arthrogryposis

My friend Valerie wrote a fabulous blog entry about adopting her son Evan from Ukraine in 2007. He was also listed on Reece's Rainbow. Now go read it!

This is Evan & I at the 2009 AMC Convention in Philadelphia!

Svetlana is coming home

Svetlana is a darling little girl with Arthrogryposis in her lower extremities. Her forever family has gotten their travel dates to go meet her & bring her home!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Meet Victoria

This is Victoria. She is 7 years old & has Arthrogryposis of her lower limbs. Victoria is happy & affectionate. She loves to play with her dolls & pretend to be a Mommy

This little girl has soo much potential if she had access to casting, therapy & some surgery & most importantly a loving family!

She is currently living in an institution.

If she is not adopted she will spend the rest of her life bedridden.

For more information about adopting Victoria or to donate to her adoption fund please go to Reeces Rainbow

Meet Grady

Grady is 2.5 years old. He has Arthrogryposis in just his legs & feet. His hands appear to be totally unaffected. With a loving family behind him & treatment for his joint issues he'll do fantastic. Without a family he'll likely be bedridden for life.

Is he your son??

Can't adopt right now but want to help?

Click here to donate to Grady's grant fund. Many people cannot adopt due to the cost of international adoption. Every penny donated will lift the burden for his future family!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Special Fundraiser for Anya

A family who has already adopted a beautiful little girl with Down Syndrome through Reece's Rainbow is doing a special fundraiser for Anya for Valentines Day. Charissa is hoping to raise $1000 for Anya's grant fund. This money will go toward helping Anya's new family with the expenses of international adoption.

To Donate to Anya's adoption fund go to Charissa's blog & give through her chip-in for Anya http://urbanfunnyfarm.blogspot.com/2010/02/only-7-more-days-left.html

Anya just turned two years old. She is affected with Arthrogryposis is all four limbs. In her home country she has little hope of ever seeing good medical treatment for her Arthrogryposis. In the United States a child her age with Arthrogryposis would be working on walking & balance but without therapy, casting, some surgery & a loving family she has little chance at ever being mobile.

Is she your daughter?