Wednesday, July 28, 2010


We first met Barry in the summer of 2009, at a hospital where he had been living for a long time. He was abandoned, estimated age of 5 years, and has Cerebral Palsy. He was propped up on a bed, leaning against a wall. It broke my heart to see such a beautiful boy, stuck in a hospital with no one claiming him as their own. We knew that we wanted to bring Barry into one of our loving foster homes.

Here is a pic of Barry living at the hospital...

Here is our Forget-Me-Not Barry! This kid has a smile that melts your heart!!

Enjoying his new wheelchair that we were able to bring over on our last trip!

Barry and Donna (Director of Global Orphan Outreach), sharing a laugh!

Here is Barry with one of the men in the community who truly adores this kid!...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Meet another one of our beautiful FMN children...

Surprise is a 2 year old little boy, we were referred from a hospital where he had been abandoned. When we first met Surprise in the hospital, he was born with Microcephaly. He was unresponsive to our voice and touch, had very little muscle tone, and made no sound or gestures. Surprise basically just 'existed' in that bleak hospital bed, no one interacting with him or loving on him. His future for development was unknown...but we knew we could do better than a hospital.
Meet the new Surprise!!!!

Surprise gets therapy from his foster mom every day! His muscles strength has improved throughout his whole body! He smiles and laughs, loves to try to copy your voice sounds, has learned to communicate his needs to his foster mom, and can throw a toddler temper tantrum like any kid! He has a very committed foster mom who truly loves our Surprise!
BUT...Surprise still needs a regular sponsor. Would you like to be his sponsor?