Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I See You

❤️ I See You ❤️

I see you running your child to therapy when your friends are running their kids to Little League or ballet
I see you slipping out of the conversation when your friends are all chiming in about milestones and test grades.
I see you constantly juggling appointments and meetings.
I see you sitting at your computer for hours researching what your child needs.
I see you cringe when people whine about what feels like petty things.
I see you spread thin but still going the extra mile for your family.
I see you digging for depths of strength you never dreamed you had.
I see you showing appreciation to the teachers, therapists and medical professionals who serve your child with you.
I see you rising early in the morning to do it all again after another chaotic night.
I see you when you’re hanging on to the end of your rope for dear life.

I know you feel invisible, like nobody notices any of it. But I want you to know I notice you. I see you relentlessly pushing onward. I see you keep choosing to do everything in your power to give your child the best possible care at home, in school, at therapy and the doctor.

What you’re doing matters. It’s worth it.

On those days when you wonder if you can do it another minute, I want you to know I see you. I want you to know you’re beautiful. I want you to know it’s worth it. I want you to know you aren’t alone. I want you to know love is what matters most, and you have that nailed.

And on those days when you have breakthroughs, those times when the hard work pays off and success is yours to cherish, I see you then too, and I am proud of you.

Whichever day today is, you’re worthy, you’re good and I see you. ❤️

~Alethea Mshar


Bone marrow donor needed for 11 yo Russian Adoptee

Bone marrow donor needed for 11 yo Russian Adoptee

An 11 yr old boy, originally from Nizhny Tagil near Ekaterinburg, in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, needs a bone marrow donation.

The boy, adopted as an toddler, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in November 2015. He has a genetic disorder and must have a bone marrow transplant.

Unfortunately, in the one billion people in the bone marrow donor registry, he has only two matches due to his ethnicity. At the moment, neither match is a possibility.

Encourage 18-44 years olds of Russian and Central Asian background to get a simple cheek swab to get registered! It is free and easy. Just go to www.bethematch.org and register to get a free kit sent to your home.

Registering can help not only this 11 year old boy, but others with similar ethnicity. Let's make sure there are potential donors for this boy and any others like him.

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Am I Ready to be an Adoptive Parent?

I believe that well prepared, fully-informed families, appropriately matched, with children who truly are in need of a family (and who want to be adopted), have the best chance of success for all parties. 

Adoptive families, especially those adopting teens, need to be able to parent outside the box, be able to adapt, and be able to discard prior beliefs, dreams, and plans.

Find your new dreams, Make your new plans, and Love your new life, 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sending You a Little Christmas Til You Come Home Video

From the USA prospective family of a waiting child in Russia.
Russian captions in "CC"

по-русски  Субтитры  --> "CC"

Sending You a Little Christmas Til You Come Home

"We made this video to show how much we love and care about the children we had to leave behind at the orphanage because of the adoption ban. We want everyone to know that they still do not have families and that we have not stopped fighting for them. Thank you for taking the time to view this video. A special thanks to Jim Brickman for allowing us the rights to use he music for our video. Many children have been adopted or taken into foster care since the ban one year ago but there are many children still left without families. This video only includes a small number number of children still left without families."

Friday, November 15, 2013

Дети - усыновлены из России - США - Video 4

Пожалуйста, наслаждайтесь этотим торжеством детей и (уже) взрослых, которые были усыновлены из России, Украина, и Киргизия. 

Мы делимся этими фотографиями, чтобы мир знал, как сильно мы любим своих детей. Mы так же растим наших детей в любви к их родной стране.

Здесь представлен всего 90 ребенoк из многих тысяч усыновленных в США ..... но мы, их родители,видим в каждом из своих детей дар от Бога, и радость, чтобы созерцать.

Другие дети по-прежнему ждут дома и родителей, которые любят их. 

Мы уверены,что правительство России сможет найти решение, чтобы у каждого ребенка были родители.

Every child is a different kind of little flower, and all together they make this world a beautiful garden.

Please enjoy this celebration of children and young adults who were adopted from Russia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan. 

We share these photos so the world will know how much we love our children. We are raising these children to love their native homeland as well.

These are just 90 children of the many thousands in the USA..... but we, their parents, see in each of them as a gift from God and a joy to behold.

Other children are still waiting for homes and parents who love them. 

We are confident the Russian government will find a solution so that every child has parents.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Post Placement Reports for Russia in 2013 - per USDOS

USDOS Alert: Post-Placement reports

Russia requires post-placement reports to provide information regarding the welfare of children adopted by U.S. families. Reports should be prepared in accordance with the requirements established by the Russian government and as agreed to during the adoption process. All reports should be translated into Russian. Reports may be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation directly at the address included below or can be sent to the regional authorities where the adoption was completed. More information regarding post-placement reports can be found on the Russia country information sheet.

Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Department of State Policy for the Protection of Children’s Rights
51 Lysinovskaya St.
Moscow, 117997

We strongly urge you to comply with the requirements established by the Russia government and complete all post-adoption requirements in a timely manner. Your adoption agency may be able to help you with this process.

See: http://adoption.state.gov/country_information/country_specific_alerts_notices.php?alert_notice_type=alerts&alert_notice_file=russia_11

If you need a format for this report, you can review my older post here