Sunday, August 15, 2010

Urgent: Home Needed

This is one of those hard posts to write. There is no easy way to begin...

Some close personal friends of ours are seeking a new home for their daughter. I'll call her J. J is 9 years old. She has been home from Haiti for approximately 4 years. J has a history of multiple early traumas that she clearly remembers. These past four years, she has lived in a wonderful, Christian, therapeutic home, with regular therapy sessions for trauma and attachment.

This family has done everything they can to help J heal from her deep wounds. They have come to the point where they know she needs more help than they can give. Their family situation makes it impossible for her to stay in the home. They need to do what is best for the whole family. They are trying one more, intensive intervention, praying for a miracle. If that is unsuccessful, they will need to find a new family by early September.

This is what her mom says about J: J is a hard-worker and extremely bright. Once she is able to begin working from her heart there is nothing she won't be able to do. She has the potential to be an amazing professional, mother, friend, lover of Christ. She is stuck in her pain and is not able to work with her heart right now.

J will need a therapeutic home where she will be the only child, or the youngest by several years. Her healing will be a long road, and will require a long-term, intense commitment. If you or anyone you know is interested in finding out more information, please email me at mamitaj (at) gmail (dot) com.

Let's get the word out. Feel free to re-post this or link to my blog.

Please join me in praying for J.

Blessings to you,


Laurie said...

My heart is so sad for every one!! This has to be some of the toughest things on this earth---So glad to know this is not too difficult for our Almighty and All Powerful God!! Praying Praying Praying.....

Kim said...

I know the Ranch for Kids and Hope House will usually take kids from disrupted adoptions. They then file for social security benefits to help take care of them till they can place them with a therapeutic family.

And some states have private, no-cost care services(ex. Lydia Home in Illinois).

It would be great if one of the families who sponsors the orphanage or who has adopted one of the other kids from her orphanage came forward though - at least SOME continuity with her past.

I will pray that they do, or that her current family can see healing, and that God carries all of them.

Such a tough place to be. :(

Kim said...

Hope House: