New financial aid available for Colombia Adoptions!

November 9, 2018 rachelmiley Blog

We have amazing news! This year, we had the privilege of hosting 10 children from Colombia when they visited the USA for Lifeline’s Kids Camp. Five of the children have found forever families already, but five of these precious children are still in need of families. They are currently back in Colombia, and it is our joy to advocate for them as they wait with hope for their forever family.

That’s why we are so excited to share about new financial aid that has become available for families who are interested in pursuing any of these five! Through our partnership with Here I Am Ministries and a generous donor, scholarships and interest free loans will be offered up to $10,000 for each child. This funding will be awarded on a case-by-case basis. Please see below for more information and to inquire about this process.

Meet the Kids

Through Kids Camp, we’ve had the unique opportunity to get to know each of these children personally. They were hosted by families in the States, evaluated by medical professionals, and introduced to our staff members during their time here. We’re excited to introduce them to you and invite you to advocate for them alongside us.

Heath

Heath Colombia Kids Camp 2018

Heath is a funny, athletic, extroverted boy. He is quickly approaching his teenage years and is in need of a loving family that will guide him through his life. Heath loves to play sports and is very active. We love how funny he is and how much he likes to joke around. It’s easy to see that his main form of connection is through play. Heath is very honest and open with his feelings. He may appear a little guarded and shy at first, but he really opens up rather quickly. He is great with kids of either gender of all ages, especially boys close in age he can play with.

He’s been in a foster family the last few years as he waits for a forever family. He is healthy and free from any diagnoses. Heath is from the coast of Colombia, which has a rich and unique culture that very much is part of who he is.

We are seeking a family that would lovingly care for him and give him stability in a forever family. He will need a family that will understand his history, be patient and flexible, and also that give him the attention and love he desires. We believe he will do best in a family with both a mother and a father and would be great with siblings of all ages.

Ava

Ava Colombia Kids Camp 2018 -2Ava is such a light. She is incredibly special and truly is the most fun little girl. Ava has a diagnostic impression of mild cerebral palsy, but that is currently being evaluated. Ava thrived being in her host family, being loved on and playing with the other children. She really enjoys being around others and moving around. We have seen her delight in swinging, playing the piano, trying to walk on her own, and playing games. She loves dress up and achieving her goals (like washing her own plate or getting her own ice). Ava is open with sharing her preferences with others and really excels when given the attention and encouragement she needs. She will be a delight to any family who is blessed enough to adopt her.

We are seeking a family that would lovingly care for Ava and give her the stimulation she needs from a forever family. We believe Ava will thrive in a family that really plays with her, sees her true preciousness, and encourages her to achieve goals. We believe she will thrive in a home with a single mother or a mother and a father. She really gets along well with children of all ages, too. We believe she will thrive with love, sensitivity, and connection.

Kacy

Kacy Colombia Kids Camp 2018Kacy is an incredibly beautiful and playful girl. She is shy initially, and takes a little time to feel safe in the midst of transition. One she feels more acclimated, her personality shines. With some connection she really opens up. It has been so precious to see Kacy thrive over the last several weeks. She has overcome a harder past and has really worked hard to be where she is today with school. She is very intelligent and more innocent in nature. Kacy becomes open with her feelings and is happy to share her likes and preferences with those she trusts. Kacy has a beautiful personality that really blossoms as you get to know her more. She is incredible with little children, children around her age or older, or children with special needs. She has a nurturing personality by nature.

Kacy is originally from the coast of Colombia, which has a rich and unique culture that very much is part of who she is. She currently resides at a home in Bogota. She is healthy and free from any diagnoses.

We are seeking a family that would lovingly care for Kacy and give her stability in a forever family. In our opinion, Kacy will thrive in a family that really tries to help her feel at home and cares for her. We believe she will thrive in a home with a single mother or a mother and a father. She really gets along well with children of all ages, too. We believe she will thrive with love, sensitivity, and connection.

Lily

Lori Colombia Kids Camp 2018Lily is a beautiful, kind, and spunky little girl. She is shy initially, but with some connection she really opens up. We have loved spending time with Lily and getting to know her. Lily enjoys sports, playing games, swimming, and playing with other kids. She is very intelligent and follows instructions easily. We have observed that she seems to dislike drama and is more laid back in nature. Lily has a very kind heart and sensitive spirit. She tends to be a little cautious and guarded at first, but once she takes a risk (like riding a big ride) she really thrives and enjoys it. We believe that Lily has a really tender heart and would do well with a family. She is healthy and free from any diagnoses.

We are seeking a family that would lovingly care for Lily and give her stability in a forever family. In our opinion, Lily will need a family that will pursue her heart, help her mature and grow, and that will take interest in the things she is interested in. We believe she will thrive in a home with a single mother or a mother and a father. She really gets along well with children of all ages, too. We believe she will thrive with love, sensitivity, and connection.

Lori

Lori Colombia Kids Camp 2018Lori is a beautiful girl, who is a survivor to her core. She has overcome so much in her life and has had a hard history unfortunately. However, she has shown great resiliency and stability over the recent years. Lori really loves to be around others and wants a forever family so much. She is incredibly artistic and learns rather quickly. Lori is kind, helpful, and honest. We adore Lori and her spunky, playful personality. Her caretakers often observe that she enjoys helping with little children and playing with them. She also likes to play with older children as well. Her host family observed that she thrived and grew so much within just a few weeks of being in the home. As a result of her hard history, Laura does have emotional and potential cognitive delays. She is physically healthy otherwise.

We believe that with attention, love, and patience – Lori will do well in a family of her own. She has spent the last few years in a wonderful home. Lori needs a forever family that will be understanding of her needs and want to help her grow and mature into the beautiful young lady she is. We believe she will thrive in a home with a single mother or a mother and a father. She does tend to get along with children of all ages, too, but it may be recommended that she does not have a sibling close to her age in the home. She will do well in birth order or being years older than another child. We believe she will continue to overcome and work through much of her history and delays when with a forever family.

 

How Can You Help?

Adopt: Is the Lord calling you to consider adoption? Our team would love to talk with you, even if you are just gathering information. There is no pressure with reaching out. We’d love to share more about these children and the adoption process. Contact our Latin America team by emailing Ferrah.Poe@lifelinechild.org or call (205)967-0811.

Advocate: Share our social media posts about these children, reach out to families you know who may be called to adopt them, spread the word about their need for forever families!

Pray: For a family (or a few families) to be called for each of these 5 kids, for their hearts, and for the Lord’s plan for each of their lives.

Give: Adoption can be expensive, and has the potential to be a deterrent to families considering the call. If you would like to make a donation to support a family pursuing adoption of one of these 5 children, contact us or visit www.lifelinechild.org/give .

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