Friday, July 23, 2010


Update from Andrea Roberts, Executive Director of Reece's Rainbow:
Monroe has a family!!!! A paper-ready family! An experienced adoptive family!
Praise the Lord!!!
This handsome boy's description from Reece's Rainbow is included below his picture. It would seem he has significant needs but also has significant charisma contained in a body that can't do much on its own.
Last week an unbelievably generous donor put a $20,000 grant on Monroe. His entire adoption is expected to run no more than $24,000. You, yes you, could possibly have him HOME by Christmas, especially since you wouldn't have to depend on fundraising! So if money is really the obstacle holding you back from adopting, please pray about whether God has removed that obstacle for you to go get this sweet boy.

Monroe (12)

BOY, Born February 4, 2005


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 ( 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! ***

I have $20,000 in my grant fund towards the cost of my adoption!


John & Maria said...

We contacted RR about him only to learn we aged out. (Hubby 51 & I am 44) Is this rule/law hardfast? Wouldn't he be better off with older parents then no parents??? We have 8 children, 2 SN's one is just like Monroe. We KNOW we could give him a happy happy life! (I cannot believe he still hasn't found a home) We are just sitting right here...helpless!

The Spicer Family said...

I was under the impression that only one parent needed to be within 45 years of age of the child. I would ask again IF you otherwise fit the requirements for that country and for USCIS. Does that make sense? All that information is on the RR site or is linked from there. And yes, you are right, he needs a family!!