For those new to the world of international special needs adoption, the mission of Reece's Rainbow is to raise awareness for all the children with Down Syndrome and other special needs, in 25 countries, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the HUGE cost of adoption. Each child under the age of 10 listed on Reece's Rainbow has an individual grant - the more money they have, the greater their chance of adoption. It's a sad fact that the only barrier between these children and a happy life is money - sad, but true. Most people CAN afford to take care of a child on a day to day basis, providing them with food, shelter, schooling, therapy - LOVE. Unfortunately, most people don't have $30,000 lying around to pay for an adoption. In the world of adoption, money DOES buy happiness - and life.
Until very recently, children listed on Reece's Rainbow who were aged 6 or older had a collective grant - all money donated to these older children was pooled, and the first child adopted received the grant money - which was then set to zero. Since September 1st, that has changed - so all those older kids, aged 6 - 9 years, now have their own grants ! Unfortunately, the majority of them have ZERO in their grants. My Christmas wish ? To see that every single 6-9 year old listed on Reece's Rainbow has a little something in their grant - I want us to zero those zeros !!
There are 5 categories of 6-9 year olds on Reece's Rainbow - "Boys with Down Syndrome", "Girls with Down Syndrome", "Other Angel boys" (boys with special needs other than Down Syndrome), "Other Angel Girls", and "HIV+". PLEASE, click on one of the links, and go and help one or more of those children get rid of their zero !!!