precious baby boy was
born July 2010 and was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. In
Eastern Europe, parents are told they can't possibly take care of
children with special needs and they are compelled with great pressure
to turn their children over to orphanages in order to relieve
themselves of this "burden". These baby orphanages are very
often wonderful places and these children are taken care of quite well.
But at age four or so, these adorable kids are sent to adult
mental institutions where they are severely neglected, malnourished,
and often abused by the much larger mental patients.
Therefore, due to these circumstances, 95% of these sweet
children die within a year of being in the mental wards. We
at Doodlebuckets are committed to helping these children and much of
the proceeds of our operations go to help fund the adoptions of these
children into American families who are prepared to give them the
therapies and medical attention they need, but more importantly, LOVE!
And attention and affection. And a future.
have created this page as a way for you to participate with us in
helping these kids. If the funds are there, the families will
come! You can add a donation to John Mark's adoption fund
through entering any dollar amount you wish into the box above and we
will forward your donation to Reece's Rainbow,
the sponsoring ministry of these orphans. This is a simply
and easy way to add your gift to the transaction you are already making
and we will take care of the rest for you. (Don't worry, the
Free Shipping icon simply meaning that nothing is shipped and so no
additional shipping charges will be added!) Or, if you would
prefer to donate directly to Reece's Rainbow, you can click on the
Paypal link below and sponsor John Mark directly through them.
cannot brag about this little man enough. First of all he has the most
beautiful red hair and blue eyes. Second of all, he is developing very
very well. He plays with toys. He is very interactive. The only times I
ever played with him were when he was sick and in the hospital, yet he
was as happy as can be! He also appeared to be teething one of the
days, as he was trying to gnaw on my hospital gown, but again it didn't
take the smile off of his face! One day while we were visiting with him
the door opened and three nurses came in just to play with him for a
minute while they were on break. They told us he was their favorite
patient! Man did he love having 5 girls' full attention! He stole my
heart, and I know he would steal yours too!! He will make an absolutely
wonderful son for somebody!!!