He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with him. Psalm 126:6

Monday, June 25, 2012

For Porter

Sometimes I complain that life isn't fair.  Really, I have nothing to gripe about.  I have a family that loves me, plenty to eat, and meaningful work to occupy my time.  Today, I'm going to tell you about a little fellow who has reason to complain, who has none of those things. 

His name is Porter.

Isn't he a doll?  He is an orphan and was recently moved out of the only home he's ever known, his babyhouse, into a mental institution.  His crime?  Being HIV+. 

A family who met him while adopting another child says that he's a delightful 6 year old.  He deserves so much better than a life of monotony and neglect. 

Could you be his family?  I know HIV still scares us here sometimes, but it is a much more managable disease than it used to be.  All Porter needs is a chance.  For more info and parent support on adopting and raising a child with HIV, please visit http://www.projecthopeful.org/

Here are other blogs which are featuring Porter today:

A Little Lemonade
Room at the Table
Orphan Report
The Wonder of Boys
Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust
Whole Lotta Love


  1. Thank you for getting that sweet face out there!!

  2. Lydia, Hi! Don't know where in GA you are, but I am kind of the unofficial GA RR family connecter upper person LOL. I live in Suwanee. We RR families in the metro all get together now and again so please email me if you want more information. We also have a fledgling little FB group. bringhopehome@gmail.com BTW, we adopted Ian RR home 8 months ago.