Well, that is what we do. We find children with Down syndrome and other disabilities in orphanages and institutions in countries throughout the world, then advocate for and provide grant funds for their international adoption into loving homes in the U.S. and Canada.
How do we do that?
We share the children on our website, our blog, through social media, and raise grant funds for them. Once a child has a family committed to adopting them, we help them raise the funds to help offset the cost of the adoption.
Once the families are ready to travel, we disburse those grant funds to the family. With an average international adoption costing upwards of $25,000, every penny helps and can literally change the course of a child’s life. We have disbursed more than $13 million in adoption grants to save them.
I’ve been with Reece’s Rainbow since the first Christmas appeal in 2006 as the Director of Design & Marketing. I’ve been blessed to witness almost all of these children’s homecomings!
I asked our families to share with us what international adoption of children with disabilities looks like. The following photos are their answers. The photos speak for themselves — the difference a family can make to a child deemed unworthy in other countries. They are their own best advocates.