Here’s our little dude! Bennett….
First of all, I want to say a huge thank you to all of you who have already donated or committed to donating! The response was beyond my expectations! Really and without even having a face to put on your generous hearts. I don’t know much about Bennett at this point. Little is said except that this little angel is from a Russian/Eastern European region and just turned 4 in October and because of this he is one of the most at risk children. You see as mentioned before sweet Bennett is facing imminent institutionalization. I read the blog of another mother who has seen it with her own eyes,
“Imagine a room full of children dressed only in soiled diapers (they wash disposable diapers to reuse), there is a cold bare floor, no toys, and a few wooden benches around the walls. The children are huddled together in corners and then you realize that two of these little boys are holding each other and rocking each other because they are so desperate to be held. That is a true story. Imagine a room full of baby beds with children’s arms tied with strips of sheets to the bars of the beds so that they will stop clawing at their own faces from sheer boredom and neglect. These children are not TALKED to, much less loved on. Higher functioning children can look forward to a life cleaning the potty chairs of the other kids. A fellow RR mom who has adopted from one of these institutions and has seen some of these horrors up close talked to a precious young man with Down syndrome every day who walked past her carrying these strange wooden benches with holes in them. His hands were always covered in feces and she finally realized that it was because those were the potty seats for the other boys and it was his job to clean them.
After a child is moved at age four or five, their chance of survival diminishes greatly. In fact, after transfer to an institution 90% of children with Down syndrome and other special needs die within the first year. That’s right, 90% of them DIE. Look at your own small child. Can you imagine your child being left to die? “
Look at Ella and consider all the other children just like her – stamped rejected and left to die….alone.
And here is the bottom line. There are families willing to sweep up these little children and hold them forever, but lack the funds. The bigger the grant the better chance they have of being adopted. This is a wonderful program and amazing ministry and I am proud to be a part of it.
Please give…. I have committed to raising $1000 for this little guy. That is a mere 3% of what it is going to take to get him home to his forever family but it is something. It’s $40 a day. Sponsor a day, or lend me 5, 10, 20 bucks and you’ll get paid back in heaven.
Click here to see Bennett’s page or click on the Christmas ornament on the right side of my blog and see Bennett under “Help us reach $100” on the waiting angels page. You can also donate by mail to avoid paypal fees by sending a cheque (with Bennett in the memo line) to
PO Box 4024,
Thank you so much for reading, praying for little Bennett and donating. God Bless,