Adoption, Aging Out, Eastern Europe

Two Precious Children in a Desperate Situation

My heart is heavy for all those waiting in orphanages around the world. Some are waiting for their families to be able to travel to finally bring them home. Some have families praying for them and longing to have them home.
Most wait with no hope! As I type this I am holding our 5 year old from Stara Zagora, Bulgaria (featured cover photo.) I can not begin to imagine what her first 4 years were like and I can not imagine her in a crib alone and wasting away. Today she is thriving and developing a personality that is full of life and love! She is a gift from the Almighty God to our family.
I want to show you 2 little girls in a desperate situation. We have also adopted from the country they are currently living in. They both will age out soon meaning they will no longer be able to be adopted and the place they will transfer to is NOT GOOD!
Please get in touch with us at Ting Ministries and I will connect you to those that have more information regarding both girls. They are not sisters and do not need to be adopted together.
James 1:27
Adoption, Aging Out, Down Syndrome, Eastern Europe, special needs, Waiting Child Advocacy

What We Could Not Do for Her

After S aged out, I wrote a post with the quote: “Sometimes I wonder, why fight when the world does not want to fight with you. Why believe we can change things, when the people that have the power to – they do not care.” (Marc Ching). If we don’t care enough to hit one button to share an child’s info, and a short while later find out they lost their chance to a family, we have no one to blame but ourselves. We failed S. So why do we fight? We fight because there is always another child. There is always a chance that today, a child will find a family. Today, I am sharing a child in a similar situation to S. Let us do for him, what we could not do for her.

Look at that smile! T has Down Syndrome and some other special needs. He also AGES OUT in less than a month! Please share this post today, so we can find his family in time! No child should have to face a future without a family or the dismal existence in a mental institution. H(ere’s a little bit about T.
“T is a calm and positive child. He communicates through sounds and gestures T has a favorite place in each classroom. In the classroom. He likes to look at books, but has a short attention span. T likes to listen to children’s music and reacts to different volumes and rhythms.” Head on over to the Waiting Child Advocacy page on our website to read more and see other pictures and video.
Adoption, Aging Out, Annie's Story, China, International Adoption, special needs

One Year Ago Today…

1 year ago today God did a miracle – Hannah “Annie” was adopted- hours before she would have aged out and would.never have been able to be adopted! We can not imagine life without our smiling sweetheart. Do you know what life is like for those unadopted with special needs- especially those with severe needs? God is still a miracle working God and working miracles for Hope and Brittan! Join us…
June 27 Oswald Chambers
“…I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord. —Jeremiah 1:8
God promised Jeremiah that He would deliver him personally— “…your life shall be as a prize to you…” (Jeremiah 39:18). That is all God promises His children. Wherever God sends us, He will guard our lives. Our personal property and possessions are to be a matter of indifference to us, and our hold on these things should be very loose. If this is not the case, we will have panic, heartache, and distress. Having the proper outlook is evidence of the deeply rooted belief in the overshadowing of God’s personal deliverance.
The Sermon on the Mount indicates that when we are on a mission for Jesus Christ, there is no time to stand up for ourselves. Jesus says, in effect, “Don’t worry about whether or not you are being treated justly.” Looking for justice is actually a sign that we have been diverted from our devotion to Him. Never look for justice in this world, but never cease to give it. If we look for justice, we will only begin to complain and to indulge ourselves in the discontent of self-pity, as if to say, “Why should I be treated like this?” If we are devoted to Jesus Christ, we have nothing to do with what we encounter, whether it is just or unjust. In essence, Jesus says, “Continue steadily on with what I have told you to do, and I will guard your life. If you try to guard it yourself, you remove yourself from My deliverance.” Even the most devout among us become atheistic in this regard— we do not believe Him. We put our common sense on the throne and then attach God’s name to it. We do lean to our own understanding, instead of trusting God with all our hearts (see Proverbs 3:5-6).
Adoption, Aging Out, Eastern Europe, International Adoption, Orphan Care, Waiting Child Advocacy

Here is a Fact. Children Are Dying.

Here is a fact. Children are dying. Today, “merry and radiant” S,” with her beautiful smile, aged out and will be transferred to an adult mental institution for the rest of her life.
An adult mental institution. S will never have a sister to paint her nails, never know the joy of getting on the bus to go to school, never have a family to laugh with. Instead, because of her disability, she is now condemned to an institution. Autobiographies of adopted children and documentaries tell us what goes on in these places – inhabitants are drugged daily, locked in rooms, some are left naked – and more horrendous things. Can you imagine how terrifying it will be for S, who is capable of understanding?

Thinking of S, I am reminded of the words of Marc Ching, who works with rescued dogs. This is not the first time his words about abandoned animals have been fitting for orphans. He said: “Sometimes I wonder, why fight when the world does not want to fight with you. Why believe we can change things, when the people that have the power to – they do not care.”
Do we really care? Or are we too busy to even share a post so more people can see a child’s story? I pray we are careful we do not become accustomed to convincing ourselves “Someone else will do something.” Why do we fight? Because it is a command to go. James 1:27.
Yes, God is the ultimate Defender of the Orphans – but He calls us, His people to be His hands and feet on this earth. We have the resources to save children like S – but only if we want to. If the over 1,000 people who saw her post had given only 40 dollars…her adoption would have been completely paid. On days like today, it won’t matter how many likes, comments or shares a post got.
Only a family would’ve changed S’s life.
Christ adopted us – and the price of the adoption was His life. We are called to lay down our lives (John 15:13). This means truly giving something up. The next time we see an aging out child, what will we be willing to do about it?
Adoption, Aging Out, International Adoption, Orphan Care

Category: Before a Family Was Found

By: Sasha
Imagine being put on a list. You stayed on that list your whole life. Then one day, when it was too late, you were filed away and forgotten. Please look at the photos of all these children. These are children I watched, prayed, and advocated for over several years. Tonight instead of the “At Risk” page, I found them all on the “Aged Out Before a Family Was Found” page. There were even more children I recognized and just didn’t share in this post.
There is something wrong with this. With all the people involved in adoption, all the Christians in the world, all those who saw these pictures…these children should have families. Yet, today they will never get the chance to know the love of a family or what it means to belong. I pray, as you read this post tonight, you do not glance over it, think to yourself how sad it is, but then go on with the rest of your life unaffected.
The minute we start thinking, “It’s just another child,” we spit in the face of the Gospel.
Christ said, “And whoever welcomes one such child in My name, welcomes Me,” and he warns of the consequences of not welcoming such children. Yes, the Lord is the Defender of the Orphan, promising to “set the lonely in families” (Psalm 68:8). Yet He uses US to accomplish His purposes, telling us to “Go and visit the orphan and widow in their distress…”(James 1:27). As Christians, we should be burdened when children such as these age out and become unadoptable because our own salvation through Christ is our adoption. ” God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave Him great pleasure.” (Ephesians 1:5).If we think it doesn’t matter when a child ages out, we are guilty of disregarding the importance of Christ’s death on the cross–because He died so that all may be saved” (John 3:17).
It may be too late for these children–but not for others. Please visit the Waiting Child Advocacy page on this blog (contact us for the password) to see other children waiting for a family. Or please visit: to help Brittan and Hope come home. Thank you.
“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never again say you did not know.” ~William Wilberforce, abolitionist and author of “Real Christianity”
Photo Credit: Reece’s Rainbow (Listed Under: How You Can Help -The Children-Aged Out Before a 
Family Was Found)