So much information : medications, chemotherapy, procedures, parenting, potty training….but no one ever tells you how to balance it all…That’s because there is no good answer. How do you make reservations for a family trip, the IDSC ( international Down syndrome Coalition) which we only planned on staying two nights, to a place that the littles love…and they talk about it for months, since Janaury!! and then Ray gets sick…not horribly sick but a cold…
So your choices are:
- stay home and the kids don’t get to go … again…
- or go one night alone with the kids and leave Ray at home with strict instructions and half disappoint the kids by shortening he vacation, and make the most of it…
bridge that gap somehow…
The hardest part of last year was getting to the point of acknowledging this is our new normal…this is our life…and thank God I got back in time. I drove home from Wolf Lodge in the Poconos, a five hour drive, and was home by 8:00 pm through a beautiful sunset…just beautiful …
Things went downhill fast tonight. He got the chills. I put two blankets on him. Tried to take his temp and he threw the thermometer across the room…began to talk nonsense. I asked him, “do you think you will be ok?” He said …” I think we can cut it and win.” at that point I bundled him up and we went out in the pouring rain. The only regret is I should have called the ambulance. Here we are in the ER being admitted with pneumonia. and…did I balance it right this time? I don’t know. No matter what I do, part of my decisions always seem right and part of. them wrong. All I do is keep breathing, keep swimming and most importantly, keep the Faith…Pray that Ray gets better really soon!!!
Bu my God shall supply your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 … And Carol, see we NEEDED that food you sent yesterday…I have a list a mile long and now food is NOT on it!! Thank YOU!!
A mother is expecting a little baby in December that will be Caucasian or Caucasian/Hispanic. The expectant mother denies the use of drugs, alcohol and any mental illness. A Bundle of Joy Referral is looking for a family that will meet the expectant mother’s requests:
- A traditional adoptive couple
- An adoptive family that will commit to a semi-open or open adoption
- Agency fee: $25,000(includes birth mother expenses)
- Legal(includes finalization) $3000-$5000
- A Bundle of Joy Referral Fee: $1,500
Please respond to this opportunity on or before Friday, September 16,2016 Noon EST with a YES or NO response if you would like to be considered!
Please only contact ABOJ if you are serious:
or call: (877)890-5266
If this is not your baby, please share so the expectant mom can find the family in whose arms she wishes to place her precious little one. If this situation MEETS your criteria: please Call or email🙂 Pray for the expectant momma, this is the hardest decision in the world.
In a Pacific Northwestern state, a four year old boy with global developmental delays needs an adoptive home. Both of his birthparents agree that placement is in his best interest due to some recent changes in their family. He is Caucasian and has a special kind of sunshine smile that melts your heart. He is working on potty training and beginning to learn signed language for communication. This little guy will be transitioned into his new home quickly once a family is found since the momma is getting overwhelmed. The agency for this placement is Special Angels Adoptions and they would LOVE to speak to any interested families!!
Please email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
If this precious child of God is not your little boy, please share so he can find his family very, very soon.
Pray for the birth family who has decided to place him into a new loving home, and pray for the little guy during his transition…and for the families who will decide whether to say YES or no. Please do consider saying yes…
I was cleaning in the cellar while the littles were napping. Faith was folding clothes, Mazie and Benjamin were watching The Pink Panther, and Shyloh was picking apples in the fence. I sent Mazie out with a load of pipes to take to Ray’s garage. We heard what sounded like some neighbor kids yelling, and did not pay much attention. There was one long pvc water pipe that was light…Eli had gotten out of bed, so I gave it to him to carry…it was very long and he was having trouble getting it through the gate, so I went to help. The yelling was louder. I threw the pipe in the garage, Eli ran around the corner of the garage and yelled something that sounded like Shyloh and cow…. I ran. I saw that mean heifer ,full grown, had Shyloh pinned to the ground. She was in the fetal position screaming, cradling her glasses…the cow was pushing full bore from a kneeling position, twisting her head into shyloh’s hip. I yelled to Mazie, tell Dad to bring the gun and I took up the hill. I had nothing in my hand. I had nothing, no weapon…I was praying, “please God, I need something…and partway up the hill, God provided THIS:
I thanked God with tears in my eyes as I continued to charge up the hill. Shyloh was still screaming but now I had the heifer’s attention. I was in a defensive position, being down the hill from her as she began to move toward me. I swung the rope with the metal end toward her and cracked her in the left nostril …she kept coming I swung again and again..she was not coming closer, but not leaving either. With my eyes on her, I told Shy to stand UP if she could and get her club. She had taken a club with her to pick the apples but when she laid it down to pick one, the heifer had charged her. I told Shyloh to get behind me…and as we tried to keep the high ground, Ray and Ian showed up, without the gun, but now with the extra help, they herded the cow to the pen and I got Shyloh out of there….God protected her, God provided that rope and metal tie down right in front of me…without that, it could have been a much different story.
I took Shyloh to the ER. They did. contrast CT scan to be sure her kidney was ok and she was not bleeding internally since she had a deep bruise on her back and tons of contusions and scratches there. Thank God that was clear. The first reading of the X-ray on her arm that the cow stepped on, they missed the fracture of her left elbow..so I had to take her back in later for the sling and splint…God how scary…a hamburger anyone?? I was one scared and dirty momma…And our Shy, pray for her…it really shook her up.
The need for a family does not go away just because the children are older. As I well know, no matter how OLD I am, family gives me a sense of belonging and accountability. These two boys are older, and if they were younger, families would be lining up to say YES… please read and consider them…
This young boy is only 6. He has been diagnosed with Angelman syndrome. He can say a few words and communicate with pointing and grunts. He walks and loves to take baths. He can feed himself but has trouble with utensils. He is healthy and does not require any medication!
He is not potty trained. He hates when someone takes things from him and gets scared when he is somewhere unfamiliar with noises he can’t understand.
He likes toys that light up and closing and opening doors. If you have a trampoline and love to go outside, he would enjoy being with you!! He takes pleasure in riding in the car.
HE is in the NORTH WEST… and WAITING!!
(Gosh, he is one that … yep, I would be saying YES to… can’t stand it…. so someone has to say YES for me🙂
An Eleven year old boy is waiting with suspected FAS and/or autism. He is not diagnosed with either, but his family says he has trouble with cause and effect and struggles socially. This child needs a family to help him learn social behavior. He is NOT violent and does NOT have rages. He has to be supervised since he gets into things without understanding whether they are safe or not. He plays with younger children that are the same emotional and social age as he is… He is small for his age.
He has an IEP in school. His family lives where there are not services to help their son. Also, the school is very small and, even though an IEP is in place, they do not have the staff to give him what he needs.
He loves to climb trees, play video games and swim… He also is described as a great helper🙂
He is located in the NE part of the US.
The fees for both adoptions, through Special Angels adoption are each $8300.00,
including legal fees, ICPC, counseling and social work
and any work needed to help the families apply for subsidies.
Families from NY CAN apply if they do not need subsidy assistance.
Contact: email@example.com or
Think, pray and either apply or SHARE so these little guys can find their HOMES!! So they can live, grow and be loved forever.
This little guy is biracial and was born in a SE state in the US. He is now approximately four months old. During his premature birth, he experienced some trauma that resulted in a grade 4 intraventricular hemorrhage. He currently has a VENTRICULAR-PERITONEAL shunt due to hydrocephalus. He has seizures that are being controlled by medication. He is 4 months old ( 2 months adjusted) and is growing well. He is having trouble currently with acid reflux. Due to his traumatic birth injury and subsequent hemorrhage, he is at risk for moderate to severe cerebral palsy.
The birth parents have no special requests as to what family they are looking for; so, if you have been waiting for a little boy to love, he may be waiting just for YOU! The birth parents do wish for an open adoption! Sara from Special Angels Adoption has pictures and a video of this little guy to share with families that are homestudy ready and sign the non disclosure agreement with Special Angels ( there is NO FEE to sign this agreement).
This situation is being directly placed through Special Angels adoption. There is a set fee of $8500 if you are selected by the family which includes TPR and ICPC and placement fees;
post placement, travel fees are not included in the above fee.
Ohio families: this fee would also include finalization. Families from other states, finalization is extra.
For more information about this little baby boy;
If he is not your little guy, please pray for this little one and his birth family! And share! I KNOW his adoptive family is just waiting to hear about him!!
I was given permission to share the word about Shia by Mother Goose Adoptions:
Oh my gosh guys, I can’t take it!! So very precious!! In my heart of hearts, I would love to adopt another little one with Down syndrome!! They are ornery, stubborn, cute as all get out, opinionated, loving, and although they have multiple health issues, their unique way to view the world somehow adds such variety and spice to life… I could go on… Here is Shia:
Shia is a three year old very special little boy with an extra chromosome. He has overcome many health issues related to his Down Syndrome but the vast majority of those issues seem to be behind him now.
He is on a trach but has not been vented for two years. He is also on a feeding tube. His remaining issues are primarily developmental as he is at the developmental age of a 6-9 months old. He can sit with assistance and is working on his core strength to sit unaided and to hopefully learn to scoot or crawl this next year. He is aware of interactions and those he knows but is non-verbal.
An AZ family would be best so his current nurses and therapies could be more easily continued but an out of state family will be considered if they are familiar with the “system” where they live. If you are from AZ or KNOW you can transfer his services to your state: contact Creating Christian Families the adoption division of Mother Goose adoptions:
web site: http://miraclesofgrace.com/
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Someone is going to be so very blessed!
This is a GREAT opportunity for the right family. The desired family is AA (refers to African American), but I would imagine if one spouse is AA there is a CHANCE you could be considered! If it were me, I would send my info to Martine!
African American couple needed
For an AA baby girl due in October
Legal 4-5k estimated
No drugs, alcohol or mental illness
Serious inquiries only.
Email Martine if interested
As always if you don’t match the criteria, or this is NOT your baby, please share so her family can be found!!
Special Angels Adoption
Has an urgent need for homestudy ready families for 7 domestic ( right here in the US) situations. Special Angels is working directly with the birth families of these little ones. These situations are not fost-adoptions. These little ones are waiting for families that will encourage them to reach their full potential; that will celebrate every small and large victory; and will love them forever.
I know there are MANY families that are waiting and their hearts are drawn to the special ones…the ones who wait a bit longer, the ones who need a bit more…the ones who show love in their own way…. If you have a homestudy that approves you to adopt children or infants with special needs; if you are financially ready, Sara from Special Angels adoption would LOVE to hear from you!!
1. baby girl born very premature with a brain bleed and hydrachepalus
2. baby girl born a little early with microcephaly and other brain issues
3. baby boy with hydrocephalus and brain bleed
4. 4 year old boy with developmental delays of unknown cause
5. 4 year old boy with hydrocephalus and septo-optic dysplasia
6. 6 year old boy with Angelman syndrome
7. 8 year old boy that is blind
Most of these situations are being directly placed by Special Angels adoption. These situations have a set fee of $8500 which includes TPR and ICPC and placement fees;
post placement, travel and finalization will be extra unless you live in OH.
Ohio families this fee would also include finalization.
If any of these babies or children make your heart jump…make you want to reach for the phone or email… more information is available:
she is waiting to have families to MATCH with these little ones.
IF you do not have a current homestudy or are thinking you need to amend your homestudy to include children or babies with special needs: When you are ready… contact Sara; she always needs families!! In some states if you have a foster/adoption homestudy you MAY be able to purchase it. However, in some states and homestudies completed through some foster/adopt agencies this is not an option. So find OUT if this is an option BEFORE you contact sara!
If these children and babies are not a good match for your family;
you can HELP by sharing!!
Thank you all so much for helping to find families for these little ones !!
Not very often do I say this, but at the request of the referral agency. Please do not share publically on social media! You can share privately or by email only!Some family has been waiting for this little one!! This baby is a BOY! The baby is due in early September in Texas!! The expectant father is known and supports the adoption plan. The prospective birth father has a diagnosis of bipolar and schizophrenia that is managed by daily medication.
This little blessing will be 3/4 African American and 1/4 Caucasian. The expectant family is requesting an adoptive family that is either a single parent or a traditional family. They are not open to same sex couples.
Profiles need to be sent by 7/6/2016 so there is a bit of urgency with this situation!!
Fees: estimated at $21,350.00 (estimated because birth parent expenses have not been fully determined) Finalization is in TX and the legal fee is included with fee estimate, but needs paid at placement. All the other fees (including the birth parent expenses) will be paid at match.
If you are homestudy READY and financially prepared, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
As mentioned before, please feel free to share privately or through email, just not on social media!! Thank you so much!