Visiting Lalibela

Visiting Lalibela

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

urgent need

Here's another baby with need for a family. Can you welcome a child into your home for Christmas?

This information comes from Shepherd's Crook Ministries and I have received permission from them to post this here on our blog.

Another baby in need of a home has come to our attention. A couple near Columbus, Ohio, is expecting their second child, a caucasian baby boy with spina bifida, by the end of this month (December 2010). Because of their other very young child, the birth parents have decided that they cannot parent a child with special needs, and so they are seeking an adoptive family for this little boy. As you read the following details about his situation, please consider prayerfully whether you or someone you know might be his forever family.

He has been diagnosed with myelomeningocele spina bifida, and the doctors are planning to keep him in the hospital for one to two weeks after he is born, even though they do not anticipate any complications with the delivery. While this form of spina bifida is the most serious, it can be treated well here in the States with careful observation from the outset.

The birth parents would prefer to have an open adoption, but their primary concern is that he be placed in a loving, caring family. There is no agency involved with this adoption, so it would be handled as a private adoption. (Because of that, it will be incumbent upon the adoptive family to pay the expenses for the attorney who will represent the birth parents. This is standard procedure in a private adoption.) The eventual adoptive family will need to have a complete—or nearly complete—home study when they come to get this boy, which would be in approximately three to four weeks. Due to the number of variables remaining in this case, we are unable to provide an estimate of the cost at this point.

If you would like to investigate this further, please submit a family profile and picture to Please join us in praying for this little one, that God would bring his family forward soon.

In Christ,


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