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.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Introducing our focus for June: Elizaveta!

It is a bitter-sweet privilege to start our focus on nine-year old Elizaveta. She would have been the focus our very first month in business had she been available. You see Elizaveta disappeared somewhere within the system of her birth country, and without an exact location she was unlisted from Reece's Rainbow. Recently she resurfaced and we were allowed to advocate for her once again.  We got a small heads up before she was relisted, and there was a small flutter of excitement among those who care about her. Once her (updated) picture was safely on Reece's Rainbow we all let out a long-held breath.

This June reminds us of the June two years ago when we begged a family to choose her. You can read about that here

It's said in Elizaveta's birth country that the size of the little girl's head bow in her profile picture reflects the amount of love and favoritism of the orphanage nannies. I've seen this true time and time again as children adopted off Reece's Rainbow with these giant, bigger-than-their-head, bows seem more well-adjusted, happier and healthier than the average child in that situation. She was loved. She was lost and she was transferred.

But look at her now:

No longer the small girl, but the nine year old girl with the small smile. She seems confident. She's tough but not hard. Love does that.

She also shares my lack of pigment (or visible eyebrows) so forgive me if I imagine her in her new family discovering make up with her mom.

From the millions of blogs we posted on Awesome Alexis you probably get the idea of how much these kids want to be adopted. They want families and parents. Aging out of this system is not an option, it's death.

For June we hope to raise $5,000 for Elizaveta. We need donors. We need you. Please help us.

And we BEG you to share her picture. We found out yesterday that a friend of a friend of a friend committed to adopt one of our AMC kids based on something shared on Facebook. It happens and it's real and you can make a difference.

To support Elizaveta please go here. Right now she has $50 in her account. That's just a couple zeros short of our goal. :) We can do this!

If you would like to offer a gift towards a matching grant please email us at bringhopeto12in2012 (at) gmail (dot) com. We currently do not have any donor for Elizaveta.

Remember that for the children without committed families any gift over $20 has 10% taken out to help all the children listed. For the $12 donations we're asking, this does not effect your gift and 100% goes to Elizaveta. For those more generous consider spreading out $12 gifts throughout the month or contacting RR.

Thank you!


  1. She is beautiful. I will see what I can do about donating. In the meantime may I share her photo on my blog? (URL: www.beauty-thingsofbeauty.blogspot.com)


  2. http://beauty-thingsofbeauty.blogspot.com/2012/06/she-needs-family.html