Archive for July, 2013

Another Darling

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Meet Hannah, a little girl in Ukraine who desperately needs a family as she’s being transferred to a mental institution imminently now that she is five years old. She’s healthy, well liked and active, what a beautiful daughter she would be. Adoption in her country is reasonable and fast, the process beginning to end well under a year in duration.

Three adoptive families have met her and seen how appreciated and doted on she is by the baby house staff. I’m sitting here imagining how I could work the adoption process into the Harr family life. Three trips to her country are required, or one long stay. Could I live in a country that speaks a language foreign to me for 3 to 5 months? Who would watch my children? This little girl is so worth it!!


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Monday, July 15th, 2013

So I’m still thinking about Darren, reading more about Hydrocephalus; the little girl that I’m going to introduce to you in my next post has the same condition and is facing being moved to an adult mental institution if not adopted soon as she has just turned 5 years old which is the age that children in her country are moved from their baby house. On Sunday I found a video that brings home the need of orphans with this condition.

And all of the sudden, this is personal. Someone has to come of this child! I found that his profile was listed with Reece’s Rainbow on June 6th, that means by the time school starts his profile will be gone unless someone steps forward saying that they will adopt him. Some times kids profiles are relisted after being removed. Since Darren is so young he’s more likely to be chosen.

The child in this video is dead now, the video was posted 4 years ago. Certainly enough time for the ants who were crawling in her jammies to eat her flesh. Is Darren’s orphanage better, I hope my heart out that it is and that he will live to see treatment and to just live in the warmth and comfort of a loving family.

Do you know a family who could reach to him? Comment and I can direct you to where you need to be for more information.

Pray Darren home; wherever that may be.


Tuesday, July 9th, 2013


No, not the love of my life who I’ve had the privilage of being married to for 7 1/2 years, but another special little dude. This fella came into the world March 2010.

I know nothing about him, aside from what country he lives in and that he has the diagnosis of Hydrocephalus. Otherwise known as water on the brain, a condition that some doctor thought that my sister and I had as babies.

We didn’t, turns out we just had (and still do?) big heads.

Darren’s profile can be found on the same advocating site that Marnie, Yana and the brothers from Ukraine were.

Boy, born March 2010
Darren is very calm and smiling, but doesn’t sit or walk – he only lays because his head is too heavy.

He is happy when he sees the members of the staff, recognizes familiar people from strangers. He feels good when being around other children and adults. Grabs a toy when given to him and holds it for a while. Turns his head towards the direction of a sound. Makes active and passive movements with the limbs. Has a calm daily and night sleep.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Yana of Russia and the boys from Ukraine had donate buttons under the paragraph telling who they are where funds may be given to further advance these kids chance of getting into an adoptive home. Darren does not have a donate button, as his information will only be held for a few weeks, perhaps up to 3 to 6 months max. His profile disappears without a family stepping forward to commit to an adoption. Once there is a family, money can be raised to bring him home.

I don’t know what happens once Reece’s Rainbow no longer has his picture and information, but I can pray for him. Maybe someone has an extra seat in their van, and $28000 kicking around. Someone who sees his profile in the next few weeks before it disappears. I’m trying to get a hold of his file that belongs to an agency, but no luck yet.

Yana reminded me of baby Abegayle, Darren reminds me of Darren which is a little weird.

Here’s my husband my Darren. The dark hair, and his mouth too sort of an upside down smile with eyes that look like the mind is far off somewhere meditating on something yet to come out in words. Although once he starts sharing himself, there’s no going back. I really don’t know how else to put that! Sometimes I really do find myself smiling how excited my husband is over the things that he has to say.
Is this little boy in Eastern Europe the same way? I would love to find out.

Here’s to Darren, the orphan from Eastern Europe who so despirately needs a home and a family. Perhaps he’ll get to spend summers on an uncles farm and become a nurse at 38 like my Darren did.

If you know someone who has the means and heart for adoption, spread the word about this guy. I’m going to pray for him, and just hope to see him on the My Family Found Me page where I’ve been blessed to see the other orphans from Eastern Europe that I have poured by heart out for. God sees these little people and attends to their needs!

Hot Diggity!

Monday, July 8th, 2013

122(ND, 2013)

I thought you were gone,

You were entirely unaccessable, dear friend for what seemed a better part of forever creating a deep blah in my bits of whatever it is that I do all day. I felt so empty without you, space in cyberspace that has been with me for 8 years and two months, it was like those years just fell out of my life…more or less!

I still have the terrific people or actually some of them in my life yet as I did when I started out. Since I lost you I stopped taking pictures every day and logging moments that ought to be written about. My son is 7 this month, let this be the month that I begin writing every day again. Diederick was born in the metaphorical pages of oraeley. I’ve gotten sloppy over the past year as my mind is covered in stacks of laundry and piles of dishes, crumbs on the floor and smudges on the walls from busy little hands.

The big news since I last cracked into oraeley dot com is that Marnie the beautiful girl from Eastern Europe who I fell in love with over Christmas through Reece’s Rainbow

has been claimed for adoption by a wonderful family on the West Coast, not more than a days drive from where Darren and I now live. Click here for a link to their introduction and donate button (10% of all donations go to Voice of Hope fund).

My prayers for this girl could not been more clearly spoken to than they are now with this development. She is to be adopted into a family that already has two young ladies with Down Syndrom, coming home too with a little boy from the same country.

Yana still rests in a orphanage in Russia, a country that has closed it’s doors to outgoing USA adoptions. My heart is broken for this, and her life and being is always on my mind every second of the day. Thanks be, she has been in a handful of news casts in Russia which I’ve been blessed to see. She’s growing up beautifully and is living in such a lovely place, but sadly it is a baby home which she will age out of. My petition of the Lord is that she would be seen by a Russian family who would find it in their hearts to bring this beautiful young lady into their home and raise her as their daughter. This is said to be unlikely, as traditionally families want children who are by their cultural standards perfect. I’m linking here my favorite video article with Yana in it, I’ve watched this more times than I can even tell you. Click here

No new babies in our house, though we do talk about bringing foster care into our family dynamics (I’ve taken all the required classes, we filled out all the paperwork, and I’ve gone in to do my finger printing. I’m waiting on Darren writing his autobiography! We’re nervous about the Home Study, this house very lived in!).

My sister in Oregon welcomed with her husband a new baby girl who I will have the privilege of meeting next month. Aubrey is 1 month old. 1010751_10152918427400577_106386260_n


Glad to be back!!!!

Prepare yourself for plenty of photo filled posts! I’m back, baby.

Plenty more coming from the Harr house. :)

PS: It was actually just 3 months since I was last able to long in, but still just the idea that the writings of 1,254 posts could blow away was rough.