"Their church thinks they don't need more children, plus it is a very
small church, so there is not much help likely to come from there."
This quote comes directly from correspondence between me and a woman desperately seeking funds for a family racing against the clock to bring home a Russian child who will turn 16 in four short months. In addition to this desperate girl, they seek to adopt her 11 year old aunt (yes, aunt) and Yuliana, the HIV+ girl I wrote about recently.
I was contacted to see if I knew of any resources (money) that this family could take advantage of. I suggested a number of grant funds, but I asked if they had approached their church for assistance. I said that unfortunately, the church can be hit or miss, but when it was a hit, it was a beautiful thing.
It did not turn out to be a beautiful thing.
Why does it seem that the one place that it most definitely should not be about self, reacts in a way that turns a full-on need into some one's frivolous desire?
"Their church thinks they don't need more children... there is not much help likely to come from there."
A child is months from the streets, but this family doesn't "need" more children.
They are right.
This family does not "need" more children, but there are children who sure do NEED this family!!!
Please, I am begging.
IF you have anything you can give, anything at all, please contact me.
THIS GIRL HAS NO TIME.
DOESN'T ANYONE UNDERSTAND?
SHE WILL BE ON THE STREET IN FOUR MONTHS.
SELLING HERSELF TO SURVIVE.
SHE IS AN ORPHAN AND COUNTS FOR NOTHING IN RUSSIA.
but this family doesn't need more children.
My heart is broken.