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.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Two Families who are adopting little girls with Arthrogryposis are doing giveaways to raise the much need funds to get their daughters home!

International adoptions are very, very expensive. Ranging from $15,000-$35,000 for 1 adoption of 1 or 2 kids.

Most families do not have this kind of money just sitting around so they have to fundraise for the money and apply for grants and save ever penny to fund the adoptions.

If these families didn't step out in faith these little girls would likely end up being transferred to mental institutions in a couple of short years where they would very likely die of neglect, starvation or an illness brought on by the extremely poor environments.

The Senti's are adopting Ember (formerly Tasha) and they are giving away two necklaces. For every $5 donated your name will be entered into the drawing! This giveaway ends on March 31st.

Go here to read about how to enter this giveaway!! http://addingasenti.blogspot.com/2011/03/necklace-and-bracelet-giveaway.html

The Ferrone's are adopting Moira and Nastya (Nastya has Apert Syndrome) and they're giving away a DIAMOND RING, a necklace and a set of earrings. By donating $5 you'll be entered into the drawing (or $20 will get you 5 enteries!), by donating a $1 you'll be entered into the drawing for either the necklace or the earrings!

Go here to read about how to enter this giveaway!! http://wronginalltherightways-travcat.blogspot.com/2011/03/give-it-away-now.html

So even if don't have much to give, every little bit helps (YES even a single dollar!!) to get these two precious little girls home, where they will be loved and cherished and have access to medical care and by donating through these giveaways you could win something too!!

Meet Joel!!!

This cutie is just 5 months old! This is the PERFECT time to get started on that paperwork so that he could be home by a year old if not sooner! He has Arthrogryposis (I'm assuming all limbs as it doesn't say otherwise), convulsive disorder, hypotrophy, capillary hemangioma of the right cheek and back region. I am guessing by looking at his hands he has the most common form of Arthrogryposis, called Amyoplasia. Amyoplasia is a non-genetic form of Arthrogryposis (many forms of AMC are genetic) Arthrogryposis is very treatable and babies respond to therapy the best during the first year of life, so the sooner he is home the easier treatment will likely be!!


His Reece's Rainbow Profile can be viewed here: http://reecesrainbow.org/joel2501

If you think little Joel is your son please contact Reese's Rainbow to inquire about Joel and if you meet the qualifications to adopt from Joel's country!!!

Friday, March 4, 2011