Thursday, June 17, 2010

When we visited Jorja's orphanage,
we were allowed to go to Jorja's room,
and visit with her friends.

I was filled with emotions as 
we walked through the hallways.
Jorja and a few of her friends 
were running up the stairs and down
the hallway.

We followed Jorja in her room,
There were a few kids with Jorja,
and then there were more in their cribs.

Knowing that this orphanage is 85%
special needs kids,
I looked around to see if I could see their needs.

There were six children with unrepaired cleft lift.
I was trying to figure out how I could bring 
these kids home with me,
and to our surgeon.

Later at lunch,
Bryan asked the director how many kids
in his orphanage would be adopted,
his answer was that 
65% would not be adopted.
Oh, how we ached to bring
 these other 
beautiful children home with us. 

I had a hard time leaving the orphanage,
and leaving those children.
They just said "good-bye" to their friend,
How are these kids feeling?
What do they think about that night 
at bed time?
Will anyone hold them when they are sad
and miss their friend?

I wish Happy Endings for all of them!

Hope is Fading from Allan Rosenow on Vimeo.


Kim K. said...

It's so heart breaking knowing the reality of this statistics. We weren't allowed to visit Josie's orphanage but our guide shared that many of the children were deemed "unacceptable for adoption". How sad.

Shonni said...

Wow, it is so heart breaking isn't it. Like you, I would be torn trying to bring them home. We must not forget them, nor stop being a voice for them. Father God, give them hope!!!

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