Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kolya

While today may only be September 28th, I cannot wait to share the first little one who has been on my heart for sometime.  This is actually another little boy to whom we almost committed. We absolutely spotted Dima first, and we had inquired about Dima right away, but if he had not been available, this is the boy to whom we would have committed.  There was a period of about 2 weeks where we did not know if Dima was still available to be adopted so the logical side of me had a "back up" plan.  Ironically this young man's name is the same as Dima's best friend, Kolya.  This was not the child meant to be in our family, however, but he is certainly meant to be with one.  Is it YOUR family?



Kolya was born in July of 2000.  Yes, he is 11 years old.  According to the bio from Reece's Rainbow, Kolya is, "A very delicate and sensitive child who catches every touch, every word or a smile.  He may long to sit next to a nice man and just hold hands, enjoying the warmth....  He will never be like other children, but this does not negate his ability to enjoy the outside world and bring joy to others.  Kolya is helpful, helps the nurse to collect clothes, toys, and clean the room.  He does not say much, but he certainly understands.  He has a good memory...."

This boy is 11 but I can only imagine the child-like nature he must have due to his surroundings.  He also has Down Syndrome.  Currently he is the oldest child listed on Reece's Rainbow with Down Syndrome.  The picture you see of him was taken recently and he does not look much older or bigger than our youngest son who is 5.  I suspect he may even be smaller.  Our Dima is 7 but smaller than our 5 year old.  The conditions that these little ones live in is harsh and does not lend to their growth and development; it instead steals from it.

If you are interested, curious, or want to know how you can help Kolya, pleas click here to go to his page with Reece's Rainbow.  

2 comments:

rachelleevensen said...

Oh, Kolya. I love this little guy so much. I am glad to see that you do, too! I agree that he looks very small. He is by no means "too old." He is perfect! I pray that his family finds him very soon!

The Peterson's said...

We have Kolya's picture on our RR board that we use to share the stories of children who need families during our garage sales. Praying for him.
~Amy