Reece’s Rainbow

I have always had a heart for children.  Children without loving families.  Children with special needs.

When I first started blogging I discovered the website, Reece’s Rainbow.  This is a ministry serving the needs of children around the world with Down Syndrome and other special needs, helping them find their forever families.  While it was not in the cards for my husband and I to adopt any of these special kids (my heart for our family is foster care) I will never tire of raising awareness of this special ministry.

On March 21, 2010 (to honor the 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome presented in Down syndrome), the world comes together to raise awareness and advocate for people living with Down syndrome.

Because Reece’s Rainbow has an international focus, we are doing our part to further the recognition of this very special day!

The primary focus of the ministry is to promote the international adoption and rescue of children with Down syndrome (and other special needs).  But the ultimate goal is to be a catalyst for social change abroad.  With every successful adoption, and now through the “Connecting the Rainbow” program, we hope to bring education and advocacy to those countries where people with disabilities are still left in orphanages and mental institutions.
With your help, one day there will no longer be a need for Reece’s Rainbow! (wouldn’t that be awesome?)
Reece’s Rainbow currently has over 200 children from 26 countries in need of their forever families.  If you are not in a position to consider adoption for your family you can donate to any child’s adoption fund so that when their forever family is identified, cost is not as much of an issue.
James 1:27 says it better than I can:
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…
In many countries, children with special needs are literally discarded the day they are born.   Many of the orphanages that house these children put them in an institution when they reach four years of age and they are NO LONGER available for adoption after that. They will spend their remaining days (which will not be long) in a crib with no stimulation or love.
It breaks my heart to think of discarding a child of God because they are not “perfect”.
What if God discarded us because we aren’t perfect?
Look at this beautiful little girl and tell me she was not lovingly made by our Creator (Psalm 139).
I have spent time during my social work career working with developmentally disabled people. They were my favorite population to work with.  Anyone who spends time around those with these type of delays can tell you that it is impossible not to smile when you are around them.  I call it their “happy chip”.
I implore you to pray with me for these children and the ministry of Reece’s Rainbow.
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Comments

  1. thanks for sharing! this is an amazing ministry! love it!

  2. I have been following Reeses Rainbow for years as well. (I'm still working on convincing my husband that we should adopt again. LOL)

    So glad you shared them with your readers. Maybe it will touch the heart of someone on the fence and you will do your part in finding a home for a child 😉

  3. Myangelayla says:

    What a wonderful organization. Thank you so much for sharing!

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