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.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Jack Needs a Family (Urgent!)

This message is from Kids To Adopt that originally posted on September 27th: "URGENT! Jack needs a family by next month or he will not have an opportunity for adoption - ever! We have a $5,000 grant available for him. Please contact our office if you are interested in info on this sweetie!"

Jack is seven years old and has arthrogryposis in his lowers only. He is fun! I would love to see him with straight legs and casted feet, walking around! Please inquire with the agency for more information.

UPDATE: I copied and pasted the information below straight from Kids To Adopt's website. Jack is from Russia and needs a family before moving to the institution! It's worse than I thought. Please help share his story!

Jack’s Story

Jack was born in November of 2004. He was born at 34 weeks weighing 4.4 pounds. His mother did not receive prenatal care. Jack is a cheery young boy with a sweet smile.


He has many disabilities including arthogryposis of the lower extremities, hernias, hip joint dysplasia, scholiosis and hemangiomas to name a few. This little guy’s legs are stuck in a criss-cross position but that doesn’t stop him from getting around using his upper body which is very strong. Jack is very small and will continue to stay small for his age. At 5 years 2 months he was only 26 ½ inches tall and weighed 22.2 pounds. We are not sure that they are measuring his legs in his height. Since he can’t straighten them, getting a realistic measurement on him is pretty much impossible. We have excellent developmental information. Jack has very good upper body dexterity.

His future is grim without a family.

Jack will never have the chance to get an education or the medical care he needs where they plan to move him. He will never get released from the institution so, this will be his life sentence! This special boy needs a family with a huge heart and a wheelchair accessible home so he can learn how to be independent. A family adopting Jack must have access to good medical care or a Shriner’s Hospital because Jack will definitely need some medical intervention when he comes home.
Contact us today if you are interested in adopting this sweet boy!

Click here to go straight to his page. Email Katie if you are interested! katie@kidstoadopt.org

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