The first Friday of every month I am going to do a “giving back” post. I tried to do this as a weekly post last year but couldn’t keep up so I will be doing it monthly for now. Each month I will feature one of the following: a child awaiting sponsorship or adoption, an individual needing a microloan to establish economic independence, a ministry in need of support, or a service project idea. I will include multiple ways for you to help when possible.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
James 1:27 NIV
Today, I am featuring a child from Reece’s Rainbow in need of adoption. Reece’s Rainbow is an organization that advocates and fund raises for orphans with Down Syndrome and other special needs. I will feature one child until a family commits to his or her adoption, then I will continue to advocate for that family until they bring the child home. You can see the child I am currently advocating for in my sidebar at any time.
You can see more about my thoughts on adoption and how the church can make a difference in this post. Note: Elizabeth featured in the above post has been adopted and is now home with her family!
Now let me introduce Miranda:
Miranda was born 2004, she is currently in an orphanage in Eastern Europe awaiting a family. Miranda is a lovely girl with wispy blond hair and blue eyes. Large families and older parents are eligible to apply to adopt Miranda.
She has Cerebral Palsy which is a neurological disorder that primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination.
Miranda has been listed for adoption for many years. Her medical needs are such that an orphanage situation cannot adequately care for her. She will have a longer, more full life in a family and with adequate medical care.
Miranda is said to be healthy and developing well outside of her Cerebral Palsy diagnosis. More information about her speaking and walking abilities is being sought. She has two siblings but their status is currently unknown.
How can you help?
Could you be the family she is waiting for? If you have considered adopting pray about if she is supposed to be part of your family. If not, you can donate to the older child fund on Reeces Rainbow. When children eligible for this fund are matched with a family they are issued a grant of up to $10,000 toward their adoption depending on funding. Miranda is eligible for this grant. You can also share this post or her profile page on social media in hopes that her family sees her soon.
If you would like to get more involved in special needs adoption there are many ways you can help, such as becoming a prayer warrior or advocate with Reece’s Rainbow.
If you would like more information about how to adopt Miranda contact Reece’s Rainbow.