“Another one? Not another annoying auction post, I’m so tired of those.”
“Another blurb talking about yet another family that needs help?”
“Is she really trying to tell me again about “the children”?”
“Keep scrolling, don’t comment, don’t click “like”, pretend you didn’t see it.”
“Never ask her about what she does, and don’t try to engage her – she might bring it up!”
“The stuff she says or writes about can’t be true anyway so who cares.”
“It’s too sad, I don’t want to know.”
“Omg, if I have to read the words “orphans” or “foster care” or “child abuse” one more time!”
“Seriously, another obnoxious post about orphans – I’m so tired of seeing these.” (clicks unfollow)
Yes, these are all realities in my world friends.
For me it’s, another uncomfortable conversation ending with a canned “oh that’s nice” and a quick subject change.
Another friend who choose to unfriend/unfollow me because of my “agenda”- and another, and another.
Yes, I very much understand how uncomfortable and heavy this subject is. I understand that for many it’s almost too much to bear. So it seems easier to look the other way and try to forget.
I understand that you might not be sure how you should react when you learn about what I do.
I get it, I do. But at the very least, try to understand why I do this. Why I care about helping families, who are stepping out in faith, and helping them fund their adoptions. Why I advocate for the orphans, the abused, the forgotten, the at risk.
Look this precious child. The eerie similarity to a holocaust victim is chilling. This is a child, living and breathing. Starved and bedridden, barely touched or moved so her body is stuck and atrophied. Her caregivers would say it’s her condition that makes her look this way, unwilling to admit it’s cause is purely neglect.
And what about 10 year old, S?
Left laying in a bed for his entire life, body growing into the twisted emmaciated frame you see here. The size of a toddler.
Pure neglect and abuse. Yet he smiles with the roughest most unfeeling touch because it’s all he can get.
Click to see a video of little “S”. The transformation that I’ve personally seen in children like this is astounding! Love and nourishment can do so much.
Remember Hope? I advocated for her family a while back. Just wait for the update on her! She’s amazing!
If you’re still with me here, thank you- for at least trying to understand. This isn’t about an “agenda”, it’s about lives.
What these kids endure is unimaginable. For the most innocent treasures to be treated so terribly is a travesty. It just simply should not be. But it is reality.
Please check out the links below for more information.
The Gagnon family
Orphanage and foster care realities: http://www.ransomforisrael.com/adoption-the-today-and-the-tomorrows/
A little translation to assist in your reading of this: Teacher = caregiver & care homes = orphanage.
The truth about institutions