July 19, 2010

I'm pleading....

Friends, I come to you tonight begging for your prayers.  My heart is so burdened for a sweet little boy who so urgently needs our intercession...and a family.

Monroe is five years old.  He is so fortunate to still be in a baby house.  For those of you unfamiliar with adoptions in our daughter's country of the Ukraine, around a child's fifth birthday they are transferred to an insane asylum.  All children with special needs go there.  For most, it is a death sentence.  They simply cannot survive the heinous conditions. 



Oh my goodness, he is just too sweet for words.

Monroe WILL be transferred in just six months. That's how long a family has to get to him.  The institution he will be moved to is known to be one of the worst in the country.  There is no way sweet Monroe can survive there.  Absolutely no way.

This adorable little boy deserves the love of a family and the medical intervention he so desperately needs. The fact that Monroe has CP should just be a big whatever.  Just like every other child, he deserves a mommy and a daddy to help him become ALL that God has created him to be.  There is nothing 'wrong' with Monroe, but everything RIGHT with him.  He is created in the image of an Almighty Father--fearfully and wonderfully made just the way he is.

A missionary visited him last month and shared this about him....

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 that what was more important was that he get a family. He will be tranferred 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 spacitiy he is unable to do much of anything. No speech. With therapy he can improve but will always have limitations.  His temperament was sweet and his eyes twinkled. He needs a family fast!

I look at this sweet boy in the picture and I am absolutely certain of something--this boy will blossom, grow and astound everyone with his rapid development once he is home. I know it. He just needs to be given a chance at life, an opportunity to learn and grow.  Sadly, he will never reach any kind of milestone once he is in an asylum, he will wither away in a dark room and die alone.  Fact!

Please will you pray with me?  Please will you help me spread the word about Monroe?

All he needs is someone to say, "Here I am Lord, send me!"  Everything else is already provided.  Due to an incredibly generous benefactor, the adoption costs for Monroe are completely covered!  Monroe has a $20 000.00 grant....

$20 000.00!

That is enormous.  Never in my years involved in the adoption community have I ever heard of such an amazing grant for one child.  Boy does this little guy need it.

Someone asked me if we would go and bring him home?  Yes. In a heartbeat. It's a beautiful thing watching children like this change before your very eyes. It's breathtaking--a miracle! I cannot even describe what special needs adoption has done to us--it has changed us forever.  But unfortunately in this season of our lives we don't qualify to adopt.  And there is absolutely no way around it.

I know there is a family out there for this angelic little boy.  They just have to find him.  Will you help me spread the word, please?  Together as the Body of Christ we can find Monroe's family. 

Time is running out. Once he is transferred, it may be very difficult to get him out. Someone needs to go on a rescue mission--sent out by the Lord Himself. 

I appreciate your prayers for Monroe more than you can know.  I know the Lord hears every single plea on behalf of this angel--I know He will act!

I will give you the treasures of darkness,
riches stored in secret places,
so that you may know that I am the LORD,
the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
Isaiah 45:3

Standing and trusting for the life of this child!

If anyone would like more information about Monroe, please contact Andrea Roberts from Reeces Rainbow at bamaroberts@comcast.net.

46 sweet thoughts from friends:

Janet said...

I am going to post this on my blog and pray he finds a family. I don't think we qualify for Russia but will look into it.

Linnea said...

Thank you so much. I appreciate all you are doing. Some how just knowing you are praying for him and put him up here I have no doubts he will get adopted. I will continue to pray as well. tysm

Be blessed

Brenda said...

Oh my word the adoption costs are covered????? Oh I am praying!!! I wish my husband was home!! :)

becomingjolie said...

Just put this link on my twitter, having lots of mom friends reblog it for me. Praying this guy finds a home soon!

Terri Fisher said...

Just put a plea out on FB...there has to be a family out there somewhere for him!

Karin said...

Praying with you and just posted a link on my blog to yours. Please, God...bring his family forward.

Jenny said...

I followed the link here from Terri Fisher's facebook status. We will pray for Monroe too. God is able to do this and He is holding Monroe in His hands. We will pray for his future family. If someone is wanting to adopt him, how do they find out more - I don't see a contact link or anything. More information please! In the meantime, I will spread the word. Thank you for sharing this.

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

PRAYING with you and trusting God Monroe's family already is in process of finding him tonight!

Love you!
Jill

Annie said...

I will put him on this week's post! He is adorable and it just breaks my heart to think of all the adorable ones who never get out!! Oh my!!

Holly said...

I knew it as soon as I saw your title it was about Monroe. Sweet precious boy...look at his smile, his eyes...the JOY he has that doesn't make sense except that the Lord is with Him and holding Him close. I have asked Tony if WE could go..but for us, there is no way unless we abandon our plans for Elaina. I have posted him on my FB many times and also blogged about him. Adeye, back in December, the Lord gave me a very vivid dream and in the dream I was afflicted with cerebral palsy. I couldn't move my arms and legs but inside I was still ME...and I remember in my dream, my husband came home from the war in Iraq and I couldn't get up to greet him...I was stuck in my uncoordinated body but I was still ME inside! and I was ashamed. And my husband came walking towards me in his uniform with his pack on his back and he knelt down and stroked my face. Tears were coursing down my cheeks because I was ashamed of my condition. Tony gently turned my face towards his and told me he loved me. I asked him WHY he loved me when I was "like this" and he said, "Holly I love YOU and no matter what happens to your body, You are STILL you INSIDE" and he put his hand on my heart and we embraced and I wept. And then I woke up. And I knew that I could parent ANY child the Lord would entrust to me, with His guidance and His Spirit. And since the Lord closed the door on a child we THOUGHT had CP in China that we wanted to adopt (wrong diagnoses)I have NEVER forgotten the dream.
Monroe is a TREASURE hidden in darkness. He will be a joy to parent, I just know it. I wish I was his Mommy, but I am not. I am standing with you in prayer my friend that his Mommy and Daddy find him before it is too late.
Please Jesus...open their eyes.

Holly said...

I knew it as soon as I saw your title it was about Monroe. Sweet precious boy...look at his smile, his eyes...the JOY he has that doesn't make sense except that the Lord is with Him and holding Him close. I have asked Tony if WE could go..but for us, there is no way unless we abandon our plans for Elaina. I have posted him on my FB many times and also blogged about him. Adeye, back in December, the Lord gave me a very vivid dream and in the dream I was afflicted with cerebral palsy. I couldn't move my arms and legs but inside I was still ME...and I remember in my dream, my husband came home from the war in Iraq and I couldn't get up to greet him...I was stuck in my uncoordinated body but I was still ME inside! and I was ashamed. And my husband came walking towards me in his uniform with his pack on his back and he knelt down and stroked my face. Tears were coursing down my cheeks because I was ashamed of my condition. Tony gently turned my face towards his and told me he loved me. I asked him WHY he loved me when I was "like this" and he said, "Holly I love YOU and no matter what happens to your body, You are STILL you INSIDE" and he put his hand on my heart and we embraced and I wept. And then I woke up. And I knew that I could parent ANY child the Lord would entrust to me, with His guidance and His Spirit. And since the Lord closed the door on a child we THOUGHT had CP in China that we wanted to adopt (wrong diagnoses)I have NEVER forgotten the dream.
Monroe is a TREASURE hidden in darkness. He will be a joy to parent, I just know it. I wish I was his Mommy, but I am not. I am standing with you in prayer my friend that his Mommy and Daddy find him before it is too late.
Please Jesus...open their eyes.

Holly said...

I know he will get a family. How could anyone turn away that sweet face???

Susan A said...

praying for him, Adeye, that our Father will touch the family's hearts, the husband and wife's hearts, that they may KNOW by the Spirit's prompting that it is from Him, so that they may have joy in obeying Him, knowing that they are doing His will.

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

I have posted a link on my FB page. I just know there is a family for Monroe.

Lizzard said...

I am SO GLAD that you did this post about Monroe. He has been in my daily thoughts and weighing heavily on my heart for a long time. We are unable to adopt again until Dec because our last adoption is so recent (even though I have actually had a fight with my husband about trying figure out a way to bring him home...). Like you, I know that this is an incredibly special and amazing boy. He has touched my heart and the hearts of so many others already. I have been bringing him up to everyone I know trying to search for his forever family. Maybe he will find them through your blog. Thank you for doing this. Liz

Chris and Sarah said...

I am going to copy and paste this to my blog.

WOW, that is so amazing!!!

rarejule said...

Blogging, tweeting, sending to FB and most of all... praying for little Monroe!!

Mama Melissa said...

What a very sweet little boy.

Sending up prayers!!!

Peace,
Melissa

Jim said...

Do they allow families that already have children with CP, to adopt? We have 2 and can testify to the fact that they do thrive and defy the doctor's bleak diagonosis. They are a joy to care for and everyone we meet comments on their smiles and happiness. Monroe is precious. What are the qualifications for Russia?

Anna said...

I´ll be praying for this little boy. He is precious.

Cara said...

I posted a plea on FB with a link to your post - praying hard!

Jeanne said...

Posted a link on my FB account! Praying his family finds him SOON!

Sophie said...

I emailed this information to all my contacts asking for prayers for this precious child. I cried reading about what may happen to this child and continue to pray that the Lord rescues this angel.

Shari said...

Thank you so much for sharing Monroe with your readers, I just know he will find his forever family.

bobbie said...

Praying...

Janet said...

Can you email me what qualifications are required to adopt Monroe.
jacain12@comcast.net

Kristin Ferguson said...

Looks like the word is getting out! I noticed some great inquires on RR Yahoo group today. Praying God will bring a committed family by the end of the week!

Kristin

something beautiful said...

I posted a link on my blog and will be praying. what a sweet precious child of God!!

Alex said...

GAH This breaks my heart. I posted the link on my FB: I hope someone who can take him in sees it somewhere floating around the internet.

Berryman said...

Hello Sweet Adeye,
I am praying for precious Monroe. Wish I could do it. Impossible. I have no income. Thank you for giving my children and me the opportunity to pray for children in need. I am sending the plea for prayer out to Kansas and also to California.
Bless you all and precious Monroe mightily and all in situations like his,
Heather Berryman

Raqual said...

Please keep us posted on the progress of this special guy. Standing in prayer with you here from South Africa.

Julie D. said...

Praying for this precious child. Thank you for being God's servant and showing us this need. Please keep us updated.

Tara and Family said...

What a beautiful family you have, thanks so much for sharing and being so HONEST!
Praying for the little boy to find his FOREVER FAMILY and soon!!
Wonderful news about the two little ones being adopted by the same family, GOD IS SO GOOD!!!
Stay cool and enjoy your days with your wonderful blessings.
Tara in Oklahoma

Claire said...

He is absolutely adorable and I will pray he finds a home. We just adopted an infant with Schizencepahly from the US. We would really consider taking him but we don't qualify for Russia at ages 49 and 51. Every child deserves a family. I hope and pray someone's heart is touched enough to take a chance on him. We have 5 children, 2 with special needs and they are a gift from God.

Jo's Corner said...

This makes me cry! I would go get him in a second if I could! Funny thing...I was born in a town called Monroe and always liked that name for a boy. It really is not feasible for me to travel easily and my age is an issue, but I would LOVE to be a Mama. I would be very open to taking a child from a disrupted adoption (I think thats what it's called??) When I think of going through life without having someone to call me "mama" or a little (or big!) person to stand by my bed and wake me up saying, "Mama, I'm scared. Can I sleep with you?", well, I really feel a sadness in my heart. But, I DO believe that my Lord is in Full control of my life and I have to be okay with what happens.
Hmm...not really a comment! More a "chapter" of a book! ; ) I will be Praying that Monroe's parents will have the adoption process go smoothly and quickly. Hugs ~ Jo

rachel lewis said...

just reading his story makes me cry. i wish i could take him home but we are not a qualified international adoptive family. with 4 adopted children of our own we know how special they are. i will pray that he finds the family God has prepared for him.

Kyra said...

Thank you for taking the time to post about Monroe. He reminds me in many ways of my biological son who has CP...Monroe deserves to be going to a school like his, not to an asylum! I posted a link to this post on my blog, hopefully people will pass it along.

For anyone who is interested, the Catholic patron saint of orphans is St. Jerome. If you google him you may find some prayers specifically for orphans.

Celine said...

OMG I have tears in my eyes ..this lil boy should have a wonderful family just like he is ..I'll pray for him and all they others with him who need a good loving family..GOD BLESS YOU ALL children xxoo

blessedmomto8 said...

Standing with y ou in praying for a family for Monroe. So exciting to know GOd already has them picked out!

Carol B said...

We are truly interested in Monroe. We are a family w/ eight children and we have been blessed with the means to raise them comfortably. I would love to give Monroe a home and my husband and I would be committed to him. We have a seven year old boy who would shower him with love.

Amy Sullivan said...

This gave me chills. I'm praying for him right now.

Charlann said...

Please tell me what is necessary to adopt Monroe! I am a teacher, with 2 grown children and a 4 year old granddaughter. Ever since my youngest, a soldier, left for Afghanistan, the Lord has been speaking to me about adoption or fostering. My heart is wide open - I'm just waiting for the right door.

Mrs T said...

sharing this on my FB and blog. Lord bless this boy with a loving family and safe home!

Jenni said...

My husband and I have been in contact with the agency, and we are pursuing the adoption of Monroe. Thank you for sharing! Praying that we can bring him home to be as happy and healthy as possible.

(From a fellow Christian homeschooling family.)

Anonymous said...

I would like to exchange links with your site www.blogger.com
Is this possible?

Cin said...

Adeye, please update on this little man. Has he found his family?

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