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.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Focus for July: Lily!

Todd and Kelli Morrison

Ususally we put a picture of the month's featured AMCer, but this time we're doing it a bit differently. This time we're focusing on the parents who are adopting little Lily from Thailand.

Now we just had AMC Awareness day on June 30th, and then most of us just got back from the AMC convention that just wrapped up last week. It's been a busy time for us AMC families. As for the Bring Hope core group, well one of us just graduated from college, another just got a full time crazy-wonderful job helping children in a hospital and one of us is traveling to adopt their AMCer this month. It's been a little nuts. Hectic in fact. And you'll have to excuse our late start for July. Most of the issue was that we wanted to make sure we would have a grant in place for this family so that we would not "waste" their month as they want to bring home their child around the first of the year and have a bit of fundraising to do between now and then. (Good news on that front. We have a grant! I'll post about that separately.)

Todd and Kelli are adopting a little girl they will name Lily. She's three years old. She has arthrogryposis. The Morrison family already have three boys at home who are waiting to meet their little sister. We know Kelli from her proactive steps to contact our AMC support group and learn more about arthrogryposis. Whereas many moms find us through a new diagnosis, you'd be surprised how many adopting moms find us and express the same fears and emotions as the new moms. No matter if they are choosing this or not, it's still a process and a journey for everyone.

We are short one week of advocating for this family. Please do us a favor and help us make up for that week! Share their GoFundMe page (http://www.gofundme.com/MorrisonAdoption) with your friends and family. Post it on Facebook and Twitter. Let's help this family cover their expenses so that nothing stands in the way of bringing home this little girl!

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