Waiting Children

I want to take a few minutes to share with you two precious boys who have been on my heart lately.

These adorable little guys are in the same country in Eastern Europe (not Russia).
They both need families ASAP, but one little guys situation is especially urgent – he will age out next year and no longer be eligible for adoption!

First – meet Emmitt.


Emmitt is 15 years old.  He was born with Spina Bifida and his legs are deformed.   I’m told that Emmitt is typical mentally (though I’m sure he has orphanage related delays) but because he has a physical disability he was placed in a mental institution and has been there for many years.  Yes, you read that right….a mental institution.  Only because he’s physically disabled.

Just think about that for a few minutes….

Do you want to know what life is like inside many mental institutions in Eastern Europe?

Watch this video.  It is powerful and heartbreaking but this life is very real for many, many orphans in the world today.

(The boys I’m sharing with you are not from the country protrayed in this video but places just like this exist in many countries around the world)

Some adoptive families have met Emmitt while at the institution and have wonderful things to say about him.

His adoption description reads in part:  “He is living in one of the mental institutions, and has been for many years, yet he remains sweet, intelligent, and kind.  Ttwo of our adopting families met him while they were there, and are pleading for a family to save him…” Emmitt has a severe deformity of his legs.  He cannot walk at all.  He is very friendly, funny, and talkative. He desperately seeks out attention.  He was talking to my husband, and holding Zack’s hand, which he then put on top of his head for Zack to rub his hair.  He is extremely intelligent, and just precious!  I brought him paper and crayons, and he drew me a flower….He is clever. He keeps some books and toys in his bed, and talks about his life to volunteers. I think he desperately needs parents and better life, if it is any hope for him.”

Emmitt needs rescued NOW.    Could you be his family?


The second little guy I want to share with you is Bowen.

Oh my goodness, just look at that little face!


From his picture it looks like Bowen has one arm with an elbow (he will be able to do SO MUCH with this!!) and possibly one full leg?  If so, he should be able to do so much with those two limbs! It looks to me like the residual limb on his other side might be long enough for a prosthetic too.

This little guy has SO much potential!  He’s so young and just ready for a family!  I can’t believe he’s still waiting…I’ve been watching him for a few weeks and can’t wait to see him moved to the section of the website for children with forever families.

If you are interested in either of these boys (or any of the other hundreds of precious children on the Reece’s Rainbow website) you can send an email to Andrea  – andrea@reecesrainbow.org – for more information.

Feel free to share this link with anyone who might be interested in these little guys!


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