Friday, May 4, 2012

Nico: A love story



Wonderful Kara is guest posting today, introducing us to someone whom she loves dearly:

Take it away, Kara!

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Do you believe in love at first sight? 

I do.

Because when I first saw this baby, something within me cried out.


But, I ignored it because we are in no place to adopt right now and hubby doesn't think we can handle Down Syndrome. 

Then, about a week later, a friend sent me his link saying, "I found your son!"

So, I saw him again. Only this time, I clicked on his picture and another one popped up.


Oh, my heart! He looks so much like me and my 10 month old daughter! 

So, I started praying. I couldn't stop thinking about this little guy. 

I researched and I researched some more. Then I found more pictures!


And I cried. Hard. For a multitude of reasons. 


He's not smiling.


He was abandoned and has been waiting for almost 2 years.


And I love him and can't rescue him. 

His region seems scary, folks, but it's not. 4 trips may seem like a lot, but the trips are short. The money may seem daunting, but I have seen the Lord move mountains to bring these children out of the darkness. 

This beautiful boy, created by God, is perfect in every way. He was put here for a reason. Sin has failed him. We have failed him for two years. Please, do not let this baby sit and wait any longer than necessary. 

Surely his mommy is out there. She just needs to see him. To feel the way I do when I look into his gorgeous eyes.

Share this angel. That's all you have to do. Shed a light on this darkness. Be his voice. Get him seen.

It is going to be harder to find him a family because he does not have a grant. Please do what you can. Please spread the word. Help this angel.

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"In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, `It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" acts 20:35


"Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat." - Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Click here for Nico's Reece's Rainbow listing!


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31 comments:

  1. Why doesn't he have a grant? I have wanted to give to him for so long! I love him too!! Oh, that hair and those eyes!!

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  2. teamstout, he won't be getting a grant until a family claims him. They won't release any more medical information until then, and without that, they won't start a grant. So, someone has to claim him first, sigh. It has cause Kara great angst. A potential family should know that they would have a lot of people supporting and fundraising for them! :)

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    1. Whoops, teamstout, where'd you go? Ha ha!

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    2. Talking to yourself again, Leila? Hehe

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  3. I'm crying at my own post. Thank you for helping "my" sweetie find a mommy. I still am holding into hope that something huge will happen and he is mine after all but if he's not, then I want to get him out there. It breaks my heart. I can't explain it.

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  4. I want him, too. We aren't in a position yet, either but part of me wonders where my husband and my faith is to make up our minds that we need to wait when children like Nico are waiting, too.

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  5. We would be in the process if we could. Truly. I truly believe that. I cannot watch this baby grow up in institutions. Pray pray pray.

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  6. I love him for you...............

    I want to bust in those institutions on a hormonal rage and just go crazy!! Find more on Trina, Kara! I know you can do it! I think she is my Nico.............................

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    1. I will dig around. Things aren't good for her region so I'm not sure what I can find. :(

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  7. I don't know what happened to my comment! haha.

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  8. Nico is precious. I love his red hair!

    Kara, I'm feeling for you! It sounds like you really are his Mama. At the same time, I know it takes more than just a feeling; you have to be at a good place to adopt and of course, the husband should probably agree too. :-)

    My brother and sister-in-law are almost done with their adoption of Alex. He's already in a mental institution, waiting (though he doesn't know it) for his parents. When my sister-in-law began to think of adoption, my brother was not at all open to it. She asked that they at least pray about it with an open heart. So they went to adoration for an hour, and at the end of the hour my brother knew that this was the will of God. So this is how it came about for them. Who knows, maybe or maybe not, this is how it will come about for you. I do understand the financial part, this is why adoption will not work for us right now, and there is literally no more room. But I'm hoping someday...

    For now, I count on those who are open to adoption! I will help you spread Nico's story.

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    1. I should've omitted the part about my hubby. It looks like its him standing in the way. It's not. We don't meet the uscis guidelines. But you never know when that could change, so I'm praying that if he really is ours, that something big happens fast so he doesn't have to be alone much longer. 2 years is long enough. I hear his region is pretty good and take pretty good care of them, so I'm hoping he is at least kissed and hugged regularly. His mommy is out there. And I'd it's not me, then we need to make sure she sees him fast.

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  9. I. Want. Nico. And Marshall. Oh my. I would need to pray HARD that my husband's heart opened to foreign adoption. He's so terrified of the financials. Discernment time in the Collins household.....

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  10. Oh he is so precious! I want to adopt all these babies, but the cost and # of trips frighten me so much. Hoping and praying that one day we'll be in a better position to do it!

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  11. Nicole and Grace in My Heart: You'd have a lot of people fundraising for you! Look what happened with Malcolm! We are on our way to raising the whole $45,000!

    GIMH, have you seen Declan??

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  12. Heck yeah. I'm a fundraising fool. Commit and you will have a team behind you!

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  13. I agree with Manda. Every day I question why I think I couldn't handle it and what that means about my faith. Why do I think I'm not suited for a baby with DS if I expect others not to abort them? Sure, we haven't even paid off our first adoption yet but that's probably just an excuse because God can and does move mountains. He did it to bring us our first baby! And my completely lame excuse is that I'm deathly afraid of flying. I know. Totally, totally stupid.

    Anyway, just thinking "out loud"! And I LOVE red heads! He would fit right in here!

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  14. What I have learned in the short time that I've been advocating for orphans is that $$ is NOT an issue. It is a lot of work, but the money seems to come. The Lord does provide. The Lord wants nothing more than these children to come out of the darkness. What I'm worried about with sweet Nico is the 4 trips that scare people away and no grant.

    I look at the DS thing this way. If you were pregnant with a DS son, you'd certainly keep him, so why not add one to your family that needs a mommy? Like I mentioned above, my hubby doesn't think we could handle it. I think he's tempting God to show him we can. And I think that if we were able, he would come around on the idea. Especially because he knows how much I love this baby.

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  15. We have adopted internationally six times. It can be done! Even with the finances and the travel.....God is bigger than all of those things - really!

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  16. 6?! That's awesome!!! I just want this boy and I think I'd be ok lol!

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  17. Jen, So wonderful!! Danya's done it four times now. And, just think… Malcolm had almost no money in his grant when we started advocating and the money has rolled in. It's a leap of faith….

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  18. Kara, Mike made a comment tonight about Nico. On his own accord (no prompting from me).

    I think he loves him, too. His comment was along the lines of maybe after Peter......

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    1. It's the red hair. ;-) I think he feels a bond or something...haha

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  19. Apparently, a lot of us have connections to redheads, ha ha!
    Heidi, that is awesome. Your hubby is the best.

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    1. Well, wait… my hubby is the best! (Just in case he's reading!)

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  20. Yeah the red hair got me too. That would be awesome Heidi. But I'd be super jealous. Lol you'd have to let me come smooch him whenever I want. ;)

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  21. That's what I told him. I told him that you might either 1) disown us as friends or 2) insist on some sort of "sister wife" set up. ;-) haha

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  22. You could just cosign for us and we'd all be good. lol!

    LOL don't say that in public! *cackle* I wouldn't disown you as friends. I'd be happy Nico had a family. But it would take some getting over. It will take some getting over no matter who adopts him, though. At least if you did, he'd be here. Until you move away and then I'd just have to kick your butts.

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