To echo Meridith -- "Really?"
Monroe has spastic cerebral palsy. He also has a GRANT of 20,000 to cover his adoption and to keep him out of an institution.
I know some families are not prepared for this but somewhere, someone is and can. We just have to find that someone. I do hope his family is out there to get him. I do hope they have only to see his sweet little face. If you can't bring him home, please pass word of him on. Please, I know I ask this often of you bloggers, I know, but sometimes its all I can do. It takes one minute - one minute that can change his life. Like little Lera, it could be YOUR blog post that changes Monroe's life!
Here is his profile from Reece's Rainbow:
BOY, Born February 4, 2005
SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!
Monroe is a sunshine of a little boy! He is already 5 and blessed to still be at the baby house. He needs a family right away!
From a missionary who visited with him in June 2010: I met with the doctor in his Groupa House who brought me back to meet him. The Head Doctor wanted me to meet the children who needed equipment. While measuring him for a chair, she explained to me what was more important was that he get a family. He will be traferred in six months to the worst institution, restrained in a crib in a dark room. She broke into tears! Monroe has spastic cerebral palsy in all four limbs and is globally delayed. He is able to recognize the voices of his careworkers and understand simple directions. However, due to his spasticity he is unable to do much of anything. No speech. With therapy he can improve but will always have limitations. I measured his head circumfeence and once home will check with a doctor regtarding whether ir not he is microcephalic as well. I will try to gather more information on him today. His temperament was sweet and his eyes twinkled. He needs a family fast!
From an adoptive family who visited with him in June 2009: Monroe has CP. It appears that he is unable to use his arms and legs and is not sitting up on his own. He has the most beautiful smile and I don't think there is much of a cognitive delay. He loves to be held and his whole face lights up when you come near him."
*** Monroe has an incredible benefactor who has offered a FULL GRANT of $20,000 for his adoption. He is facing imminent institutionalization, and will regress quickly once he is transferred. Families who are qualified (www.reecesrainbow.org/newfamily.html) to adopt internationally and who are approved to adopt a significantly delayed child should contact Andrea for more information. This is a very fast program and it is very possible to have him home before the end of 2010! ***
Only families with at least one parent under age 50 can adopt Monroe from his country. Must be a heterosexual married couple.
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I have $20,000 in my grant fund towards the cost of my adoption!
...all his family has to do is go get him. So, what do you say everyone, if that lady could bring home severely disabled kids decades ago -- can't we find a home for and get one little boy home today? Contact Andrea at Reeces Rainbow about Monroe today. Thanks for your time everyone.