Monday, May 7, 2012

A little advocacy for Kurt

Don't you need a four-year-old son with a very minor physical disability? Or don't you know someone who does? This little boy is waiting in an orphanage for his family to come and take him home. Look how wistful he is.

Why is Kurt in this orphanage? Because he has cerebral palsy. But his CP is so mild that he can walk on his own, even with the substandard-to-nonexistent medical care that he is likely receiving now. With proper medical care and therapy, just think how slight his impairment would be. I am not a CP expert, but from what I do know it seems like all he would need is some leg braces.

If Kurt doesn't get adopted, he will eventually be transferred to a mental institution for the rest of his life. He will be neglected, mistreated, and probably abused. He will die lying in a crib. And this is a child with the potential for a "normal" life. A minor physical disability will confine this beautiful child to a mental institution, where he will be treated worse than you would treat your goldfish. Someone needs to save Kurt from the system in the country where he lives. I wish it could be me, but I can't adopt for another 4 1/2 years at the minimum, and there is no reason why he shouldn't find a family before then. 

Kurt's region is a quick region to adopt from with relatively low costs and few restrictions. His disabilities are minor. He's adorable. What's the problem? I suspect that it's either that no one knows about him or the fact that his fund is small. Luckily, he now has a guardian angel who is committed to solving both those problems (it's not me and I don't know who it is. If you stumble across this post let me know who you are!). And you can help too.

If you aren't called to be his family, please consider donating money to help finance his adoption when it happens. Please share this post, or write your own. Let other people know about Kurt--maybe one of the people who reads your Facebook post will discern a call to adoption. And most importantly, whether you can help him financially or not, whether or not you help raise awareness, please join me in praying that Kurt's family finds him soon. 


  1. How sweet he is! I'll link it on my blog!

  2. Replies
    1. Can I get in touch with her somehow, do you think?

  3. Leila, who is his guardian angel? Everyone who loves Kurt is so curious :)


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