Wednesday, May 25, 2011
8 year old Talia, 5 year old Aiden and 3 year old Zachary need a family - could it be your family?
Here is a brief profile that was written by their caseworker:
This sibling trio will capture your heart. First in line is Talia the soft spoken older sister. This endearing lass draws others to her. Reading, coloring and playing with dolls is where she finds joy. As a friend of animals, this sweet gal loves all critters. Listening to music while playing dress-up is the best activity. In the second grade Talia does very well. With her pleasant personality she is well liked by her teachers and peers. She currently benefits from counseling, which will need to continue after placement. Here comes Aiden, the sweet and loving middle child. Very active, this fellow enjoys playing with animals and his toy cars. With his mellow demeanor this kiddo helps out wherever he is. Though shy at first, Aiden opens up and is very friendly; he gets along well with other children. He is not in school yet. Little Zachary is sweet and even-tempered. Even though he has asthma, he doesn't let it keep him from being active and climbing. Building tools or playing with blocks are on the top of his list. This tyke loves animals, but is allergic to most. Very helpful, delightful Zachary has fun with other children and gets along with adults too. He is allergic to peanuts, eggs and powder cheese, but this doesn't hinder his growing love of food. These children would like to maintain contact with their grandmother. Their caseworker prefers a two-parent family; however, all family types will be considered. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services. We only accept inquiries on the entire sibling group, who will be placed together. For Colorado children, both homestudied and non-homestudied Colorado families are encouraged to inquire; only homestudied families from other states should do so.
For additional information contact The Adoption Exchange at 303-755-4756. Their case #'s are: 9570, 9571,9572
Please pray for them as they wait to meet their forever family!! Prayer changes things and it will definitely have an impact in the lives of these siblings. :)
Monday, May 16, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Thank you Dr. Sharen Ford for sharing this with us today. Your words always encourage me to continue to press on in the area of advocating for new foster families and supporting the foster families in our community.
You are a blessing to all of us who serve in adoption/orphan ministry in Colorado and across the US. :)
Sharen Ford, Ph.D., is a nationally-recognized child welfare consultant and the Manager for Permanency Services for the Colorado Department of Human Services in the Division of Child Welfare Services.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
He is Mine
I tiptoed into your room one night.
I watched you sleeping there.
Your tiny body looked so snug
Wrapped in peaceful slumber's care.
I thought of how you came to be
The child we'd longed to know.
I wondered at the sight of you:
"How could she let you go?"
Tears streamed down my cheeks as I
Felt the pain she must have known.
For I will have to let you go
Some day when you are grown.
A mother I might never meet
Had given me her son.
Yet, surely as you've filled my heart,
A piece of hers you'd won.
"How could she let you go?"
The question kept returning.
And in the depths of my own heart
A question kept burning.
"How can I ever let you go
When years have come and gone?"
I stod there by your crib until
The nighttime turned to dawn.
And as the sun peeked through the shades,
The voice of God broke through.
"I trusted her to give him life
And now I'm trusting you."
"To show him what is right and wrong,
To love him and to be
The one who teaches him the way
To come back home to me.
"He wasn't hers to give, you know.
And he's not yours to own.
I've placed him in your life to love
But he is mine...on loan."
-Valerie Kay Gwin
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Since 2005 Colorado Heart Gallery has featured the children who have waited the longest for a family. Each picture is taken by a professional photographer who has donated their time to produce photos that will reflect the personality and style of each child. Timberline Church is proud to host the Heart Gallery for the month of May. The display is set up near the South Auditorium entrance and on the north wall of the main floor. Please take time to stop and look at their pictures and pray for these children as they wait to be matched with their forever family. :)
Heart Gallery website: http://www.heartgalleryco.org/index.asp
Sunday, May 15
Ralph Carmichael U COUNT Campaign Benefit
Timberline Church, South Auditorium at 2pm
Join us for an outstanding musical experience with gospel singer Dave Boyer and the music icon and legend Ralph Carmichael! :)
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Imagine a World where every little girl owned at least one dress!
What to bring:
* 1 colorful pillowcase - no white or see through
* 1 pkg. of 1/2 inch wide double fold bias tape
* 1 pair of girls underpants size 6-14 (no cartoon, Disney or wording)
* 1 gallon zip lock bag
* portable sewing matching, scissors, straight pins
If you don't sew or are not able to attend this event, but would like to help. Donations of any of the above items are appreciated. :)
For more information contact: Mary Brinkman at email@example.com
Find out more about Dress a Girl and Hope 4 kids International: http://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com/