Wednesday, August 8, 2012

When Brenda saw Miles…

… a part of her heart became his forever.

But he's the "son" that cannot be hers.

Oh, she tried with all her might to make him hers, but it turns out that Brenda and her husband are not in a position to adopt him.

Let me tell you a little bit about Miles, who is just three years old and full of life and spunk!

Miles has HIV, which is controlled by medication, and he is in every way a normal little boy. If he is adopted, he will live a normal lifespan and do everything that everyone else does. That is the situation with HIV today. It is not scary like it used to be.

Unfortunately, people are still afraid when they see "HIV", not realizing how manageable it is, and that there is zero chance of spreading the virus via normal, casual contact with others. Because of the lingering stigma of HIV, Miles may not get the interest from families that some of the other orphans on Reece's Rainbow get.

Today, Brenda is his official "Guardian Angel" and advocate, and she and her husband stand ready to assist any family who commits to Miles with fundraising and perhaps some seed money, if possible.

In two years, this wonderful boy ages out of the baby house; and trust me, that is not good. He will go to an adult mental institution, where all the toys and colors and books he's been used to will be gone forever, as will the care and love from the nannies. If he does not get adopted, his future, which is right now full of hope and potential for a normal, happy, productive life, is bleak to the point of unthinkable. Please, don't let this little boy's life turn into a tragedy. He must not become a statistic!

Finally, for those of you who want to see more of Miles, please go to this page, where you will see a video of this precious child in action! You will not be able to resist his charms:

Please contact me, or Brenda, or Reece's Rainbow for more information on Miles.

God bless you for your interest in this little boy, and please, share this page with everyone you know!


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! So happy and so hopeful!

  2. Brenda, see if you can get people you know to tweet this and share it on fb, etc!!

  3. Flamingo Girl, did you see the video? Crazy cute! And the music at the end… ahh….

  4. Where is he, again? Brenda, message me!

  5. Why is it that people in the United States can adopt easier and with less expense in another country That within itself is sad.

  6. Becky, I know! Don't get me started, grr….

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    1. Regina, unfortunately (tragically) Russia closed its adoptions to Americans and Miles has not been adopted by anyone as far as I know.