Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Can you Give One Month?

**UPDATE** Silly me.  I forgot to mention that he is 14 1/2 years old. 

It always pains me to receive an email about a struggling adoptive family.  It is hard to not want to try and fix it when I honestly don't know what is going on inside the four walls of their home.  I can tell them to persevere... and trust me I do-- but there comes a point when all I can do is try to help.

Today, I am reaching out on the adoptive family's behalf to ask if you might be willing to open your heart and home this Christmas season.  I know the timing could not be worse... trust me we were with respite child this time last year--  but God has an amazing way of working things out.  He was originally born in Russia, here now for over 5 years (maybe 6 or 7).  He has been with his current family for 3 years.  Things were going well or so the parents thought... until they realized that their son had formed an unhealthy relationship towards the Mom.  This child can and does behave very well around others... underneath he struggles with stealing and pornography.

Would you be willing to take this boy in immediately for one month of respite?  After the one month, things will be evaluated to see if they can reunite as a family.  He can be on home study for the few weeks following Christmas break.  He is not violent.  The family is willing to pay living expenses for that month.

I am not willing to go into further details here, so if you are interested, please email.

Thank you so much.


  1. Christine--Wish I could help with this because when we were struggling and in need of respite with one of our boys a few years back, you were very supportive. Luckily, our kids are all doing fine now but we're not in a position to take on another child at the moment.

    I did want to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. It's a daily read for me...and because of that, I've tagged you with a Most Versatile Blogger award. You can check it out at

    Happy Holidays!


  2. I do not know what your e-mail is and I would love to know more. I have 6 adopted kids and we have 8 children all together. I have several questions and also what do you have to do to become a respite care provider?

  3. Can you send me your e-mail address. I would be interested in more information on this situation. My e-mail is Also is there any special things we would need to do in order to be allowed to do respite for this family. We are a licensed foster family. Let me know.

  4. I always feel you are calling my name on things like this, but with Anastasia so reactive, and another Russian girl hoping to come stay with us awhile, I don't think it's a good idea for us.....but, you know - if nothing else pans out, you know where to find me.

  5. What state are they in?
    Tammy from RR


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