With total costs averaging $25,000, adoption is not cheap. Finances are tight for the Burlingham’s but they have stepped out in faith, believing that the money will come in. That’s where you and I have the opportunity to step in and help bring this sweet boy home. What a blessing and a privilege to know that we played a part in rescuing a child from life in a mental institution. $5, $50, $500… every little bit makes a difference. Amanda and David are having a neat fundraiser on their blog right now where everyone who donates $10 or more will have their name written on the back of a piece of a puzzle which will hang on the wall for Dima to feel as a tangible reminder of all the people who helped bring him home… Will you consider adding your name to that puzzle? You can also donate through their family sponsorship page (tax-receiptable for US donors through Reece’s Rainbow).
I can tell you from many, many e-mails with this family that Amanda and David are already very much in love with Dima, as are their children. They are committed to doing everything they can to bring him home, to love him unconditionally and to encourage him to reach his fullest potential. I encourage you to hop over to their blog so that you can “meet” them for yourself and to keep Dima and his family in your prayers. Finally, I can’t end this post without asking you to continue to pray for families for the rest of my kids as well… I continue to pray that Dima would be the first of many, many of “my angels” to be adopted.