For all those whose hearts have been moved by the children on Reece's Rainbow:
I think that even if you're not ready to adopt yet, you should get an international home study initiated anyway*, in the event that you get hit by the Holy Spirit and need to move fast.
And, why not apply for that passport now, too?
Just thinking out loud.
Because some children, like Nicky, Oliver, and Evie are running out of time and options.
And some, like Brent, Heath, and Denis are in serious danger already in the institution.
All of the above kids have "sizeable grants" already (lots of money in their funds) and some, like Megan, are almost fully funded. She has already been transferred. And I'm guessing that Megan's conditions are probably less scary than they sound! Sometimes the medical terms make treatable things seem insurmountable.
Anyway, just think about getting those home studies rolling…. just in case. ;)
*CLARIFICATION: A couple of wise women have informed me that different regions/nations have different requirements for home studies. So, please be sure you have a region in mind before you start the home study process! I keep learning every day. Thanks, ladies!
**Second clarification and advice: See Heidi's comment below for more excellent info on how to get a jump start. Home studies are only good for a year, so check out what she says to begin working on if you are still not quite ready to adopt.
For some new faces and names, I am going to put a child on each post that hasn't been "seen" by me before:
Here is sweet Delilah: