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

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Waiting Child Wednesday 8-29-12

Today my sweet Anna turns four.  God willing this is the last birthday she will spend alone and in pain.  Please keep us in your prayers as we wait for travel dates.

Also, please remember to vote for Giselle in the Angel Tree voting.  It only takes two clicks!  Here is the link:  http://reecesrainbow.org/my-own-little-starfish

Ok, on to our waiting children for today.

First up is beautiful Robyn.  She is a darling 5 year old who has already been transferred to an adult mental institution.  Look at that smile!  She will make a wonderful daughter.

Next we have Elias.  He is precious!  Don't let the pink fool you; he is all boy.  According to families that have met him, he's smart and social!  He is only four.  So much time to get therapy and thrive in a family!

Last is Stefan.  What a handsome young man!  Unlike Robyn and Elias, Stefan is out of time.  He is just about to turn 16 and will no longer be eligible for adoption.  He will spend his life in an adult mental institution.   Is God moving your heart to rescue this young man before it is too late?

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Chance for Giselle!

I am so excited!  My sweet guardian angel baby Giselle has been chosen to be part of the voting for the Reece's Rainbow angel tree!  This is a huge chance for her to be seen by more people.  The more people that see her, the more likely her family is to find her!  Here she is:

Isn't she gorgeous!  Look at those blue eyes.  She looks so smart.  And yet she has spent her whole life trapped behind the bars of a crib.  She deserves better. 

Look at all the life in her little face.  She has the potential to be so much more!  God has plans to prosper her, to give her hope and a future!

She is facing transfer to an adult mental institution where she will remain bedridden for the rest of her short life.  My heart breaks for her.

Please, please vote for Giselle here.  It only takes a second to make a huge difference in her life!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Waiting Child Wednesday 8-22-12

I have been reluctant to write a new post because I wanted the first post everyone saw when they clicked on my blog to be Penny and Payton's.  Please continue to pray for them!  I believe that God will set them in a family.

This has been a horrible week in terms of tragedies happening to others.  No, I don't know them personally, but when a child is horribly injured or dies, it cuts me to the bone just the same.  I have been in constant prayer to the Heavenly Father, interceding for these precious ones.  A fellow blogger has written about all of them so eloquently, I am going to link to her posts here and here rather than writing about it myself.  This will allow me to get right to this week's waiting children, but please, please, read and pray.  These children need to be lifted up in prayer constantly!

This week I will feature three little men who desperately need their families to find them.

First up is Beckett.  Isn't he a cutie?  He will break hearts someday.  Why hasn't this lovie been swept into a mama's arms before now?  It would be like winning the lottery only a million billion times sweeter! 

Don't you want those blue eyes staring at you full of love?

Next up is another cutie:  Neville.  He breaks my heart!  He will NEVER get the care he needs in his home country.  He needs to be adopted quickly!  Please, please pray about adding Neville to your family!

I bet he would love the chance to shed all those layers and go swimming!

Lastly is Jude.  Could these boys get any cuter?  I don't think so!  I wish I could bring all three home.    Someone is going to adopt this little boy and the rest of us are going to be kicking ourselves that we didn't get there first.

So, there you go.  Beckett, Neville, and Jude.  Three little boys who will make their mama's and daddy's so happy.  Can you really resist those faces?

Friday, August 10, 2012

A Different Sort of Fairy Tale - URGENT UPDATE

New Update:  New pictures of Penny and Payton are included!

UPDATE:  Friends, Penny and Payton's files have been sent back to their home country!  They can still be adopted, but their information is no longer on Reece's Rainbow, so the only way their families will see it is my blog and past posts on others!  Please, please, share this post!  I am extending my giveaway to Saturday at noon!  Please email Shelley Bedford at shele337@gmail.com for more information on these precious children!

I'm going to tell you a little story today.  I don't know the ending yet, but I'm sure hoping it's ". . . and they lived happily ever after."  It all depends on you.

Once upon a time, three little babies were born in an Eastern European country.  They were as cute as can be, just like every newborn is.  They were completely dependent upon their mamas and daddies, just like every newborn.  But these babies were a little different.  Two had cerebral palsy.  One had hydrocephalus.  There were other issues I'm sure.  And then tragedy struck for these newborns.  Their mamas and daddies couldn't keep them.  Maybe their mamas and daddies were scared and didn't think they could handle their needs. Or maybe they were poor and thought the babies wouldn't get the care they would need.  Whatever the reason, these babies were abandoned at the hospital, never to know the feeling of being held or loved or the sweetness of a mother's milk or her smile.

Time passed and they were taken to the their local orphanage.  This was a very bad place.  Children were hated, especially those who were different.  The three little babies were placed in cribs and left there.  They were taken out once a day for a diaper change.  Other than that they laid in their cribs, in their own wastes, until their bodies were covered in rashes and sores.  They were fed once a day from an old beer bottle that was filled with a flour and gravy mixture.  They were never told they were loved or special; never held; never received any therapy or medical treatment; never had their teeth brushed; never saw the sun or went outside.  Never. The children remained small and weak so that they didn't cause any trouble. 

So the children slowly got older, but didn't grow much.  They remained the size of babies because they were starved and unloved.  But enter the Hero to the story!  There was a great King who loved the children and was determined that they would not die alone in their cribs.  He sent people into the orphanage who really SAW what was happening and who fought with all their might to save them.  Very slowly, families started to come for the children, families who didn't care that the children were different.  But for the three children in our story, no family has come.  So that's where you come in!  These three need for all of us to rally around them and find their family.  Their files will only be with their agencies for a short time and then their chance of finding a family decreases.  Please help me find them a family so I can type those magical words ". . . and they lived happily ever after."

Here are those precious three children who need families:


Princess Penny is such a fighter!  Despite the fact that she has lived in the orphanage for a long 11 years, she survived!  She weighs a measly 21 pounds, but would gain weight so quickly once she were home.  She smiles, she loves despite what has been done to her.  The Hero of our story has great plans for this one.  Don't you want to be a part?  If so, please click on the link above or contact Shelley Bedford at shele337@gmail.com



Prince Payton is very dashing!  He has suffered from severe malnutrition and weighs just 17 pounds at 8 years old.   Please contact Shelley Bedford at shele337@gmail.com.

Adam - UPDATE!

It appears that Adam has a family!  They could use some financial help rescuing him.  Please see their blog here:  http://grumpyjax.blogspot.com/2012/08/adoption-on-move.html

Adorable Adam needs a family quickly!  He's so cute and so in need of a forever family.  If that's you, please contact Nina Thompson at nina.t@chiadopt.com.

Friends,  I so desperately want this story to have a happy ending.  That depends on as many people as possible seeing these children!  I am giving away a $25 amazon gift card, a $25 visa gift card, and two free tickets to an AMC movie to three randomly chosen people.  All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is share this blog post.  Post it on your facebook page, twitter it or email the link to your friends.  That's it!  Just read and share and you could win one of three great prizes.  When you share be sure to leave a comment here on the blog or email me at eightisnotenough2012@gmail.com.  Thank you for being a part of the story of these precious lives!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Waiting Children Wednesday 8-8-12

I asked for suggestions of children to feature on today's blog and boy did I get them!  As I'm writing, I now have about 30 kids I have promised to feature.  So Wednesdays will be busy for a while.  I am praying that God will help me feature each child at just the right time that he or she will be seen by their future family or someone who will be moved to advocate or give to their fund.

Please meet Archie!  Isn't he adorable?  Oh, my goodness, I would so love to kiss his little fat cheeks. 

Archie would absolutely thrive in a family!  I'll bet someone out there has some teenagers who would love to be big sisters and brothers to this angel.  Just click on his name above for more information about Archie.

Ok, it's looking to be a day for blondes here on the blog.  Next we have Nastya.  She's so pretty!

It is hard to believe, but this sweetie is in danger of being left to rot in her bed in an adult mental institution for the rest of her life.  Can you imagine that light being hidden under a bushel?  She is meant to shine.  The therapy and love she could receive in a family could make all the difference in the world!

Last, we have Ewan.  Such a handsome young man!  He likes dinosaurs, just like every other little boy I know.

He lives in an adult mental institution with no chance to go to school, no chance to be loved!  It's not right!  But a family could make it right for Ewan.  Please consider him.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Oliver has a matching grant!

One of my favorite children waiting for his family to find him is Oliver.

Isn't he adorable?

He has a form of dwarfism.  In this country he might get his own reality TV show :)  In his country, he gets abandoned and hidden away.  I am not kidding.  Adoptive parents who have seen him in his orphanage say that he is virtually ignored by the caregivers and covered up with a blanket so that he can't be seen.  But God sees him!  He has not forgotten and so neither will we. 

Oliver has a wonderful opportunity!   A generous donor has given him a $2,000 matching grant!  That means for every dollar donated to his fund, they will add another $1, up to $2,000!  What a blessing that could be to a family who wants to adopt him.  Adoption is expensive, and so many families need help with the finances.

Won't you please consider donating to Oliver's fund?  He deserves so much better than a life spent in a crib and that is literally what he will have if he is not adopted.  Even a $1 can make a difference.

To read more about Oliver, click this link:


To donate to Oliver's fund click here.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Waiting Child Wednesday 8-1-12 plus an update

I am so excited to announce that our dossier is on the way to our girls' home country and that we have USCIS approval to adopt our two girls!  God is literally moving mountains to get Anna home as quickly as possible.  This is such a comfort as the thought of her suffering (and Nora's) is a constant ache in my heart. 

It is hard to explain all of the ways God is working and I'm sure I don't even see most of it.  Let it suffice to say that documents are showing up within minutes of being needed and approvals are coming so fast that I don't even have a chance to beg for them! 

Please continue to pray for a fast process in the girls' country.  This is the hardest part for me as now it is totally out of my hands.  At least before I had things to work on.  Now we just wait. 

I can, of course, continue to blog about other waiting children.  So today I have three special angels for you.


Sweet Marla is facing imminent transfer to an adult mental institution where she will stay in a bed until she dies.  She deserves better!  Her family must be out there somewhere.


Oh my goodness, what a cutie pie!  She has a generous grant and needs a mama so badly.


Kacey is mentally normal but will be locked away in a mental institution anyway because of her physical disabilities.  This just can't happen!  Someone please rescue this precious child of God!