Max is a little 5 year old boy in an orphanage who needs to be adopted. He is an adorable, brown haired sweetie who has a family wanting to adopt him, but financial help is needed. All funds donated are tax deductible and will be used specifically for this child’s care and/or adoption fees. If you can help, please “Chip In”!
Here is the story of how Debi, the wonderful person who wants to adopt him and bring him “home” to the USA, fell in love with Max:
Max, who was born with a heart condition, chest deformity, strabismus, and cerebral palsy, recently turned 5 and I have learned that he is now in danger of being moved out of the nurturing Baby House in Russia to an orphanage, where it is highly likely his positive life experiences will come to a halt. Sadly, children with disabilities in his country can be tucked away in asylums and over crowded orphanages and not given the attention they so desperately need. I have heard many times children in orphanages who have disabilities are not granted adoption because of the philosophy of handicapped children having no value. We HAVE to band together and save Max from this future! Max demonstrated that his intellect is alive, thriving, and capable of so much more if given a forever family. A year ago I traveled to Russia to adopt my almost 4 yr old who I learned upon arriving home that she was shutting down and death would have come way to early for this butterfly of mine. She has several diagnosis, but a year later she is INCREDIBLY healthy and finally walking and talking in 3 languages!!! While I was playing and visiting with my daughter at her baby house, I kept noticing a quiet little boy watching us with a small smile on his face. He was fascinated, and his innocence touched my heart. One day I passed him as he was clenching on to a railing. Without thinking, I brushed his knuckles of his sweet tiny hand….and his reaction to this physical touch??? It literally took his breath away, and he exhaled with an angelic smile on his face. His soul knows he is “missing something” and his longing for love quietly hovers in his smiles. I held my eye contact, and being a teacher of early childhood for over 20 years, I realized his thoughts during those quick moments. He wants a family. A few days later, I asked the Director/Pediatrician if there were any children who were adoptable so I could advocate for them. I know that not all children living there are adoptable, and may be simply temporarily housed there. But guess who they marched in? Little Max, with his sweet smile and shy but curious look! I couldn’t believe it. The teachers began to help him show off his skills,and he lit up with the attention. I promised I would advocate for him and the other little boy (also very precious, energetic, and educated). I’ve been home a year, and haven’t found a family to commit to fully seeing this adoption through, and I cant seem to shake the dreams of his sweet smile and soft laugh. His disabilities dont rattle me, and I have proved I can easily parent a child like Max because I adopted his orphan-mate in 2010, and she is surpassing everything with such vigor and life that she amazes her doctors and specialists. Once, she and I got a standing ovation from the pediatric nurses after their mouths fell open upon seeing her progress in 6 mos. home! Little Max needs HIS ovation now! Please STAND UP for him and commit to a pledge to bring him home to HIS family. He is honestly in danger of being removed, lost in the system, and placed in a cold environment of isolation. We HAVE to have him home before December ends. This is a serious plea for help as TIME IS OF ESSENCE in Max’s case. We have to urgently hurry to bring him home before it is too late.