Thursday, June 7, 2007

I'm sorry, you can't go to America...

I was reading Becky Page's blog and there is some bad news for some kids who were going to Bright Futures Camp. They don't get to come unless someone is willing to host them. I copied and pasted what she wrote:

This is a plea from Ethiopia to check out the kids still needing a host family for the Bright Futures Camp!! Go to the Gladney home page and click on the link for the camp to bring up the photos and information on the children still needing host families. We talked with Ryan yesterday about these kids. He now has the unpleasant task of telling these kids that they won't be coming to America this year. He said that they will be disappointed, but know that they can try again next year ... except for the 16 year old boy. He and his two sisters are the first picture shown. Ryan said that this boy is amazing, that he is so gentle and works so hard, just a great kid. Unfortunately, if he is not adopted this year, his time will run out as he soon turns 17. PLEASE if you know anyone who would be interested in hosting this sibling group of 3, please ask them to contact Gladney immediately. Gladney's hope is that the host family is also interested in adopting the children they are hosting, but if all you can do is host and help to find them a family, that works too!! Of course, all of these kids need host families, but this group especially.


This makes me so sad. They are supposed to come from July 1-15. Gotta figure out somethin...

2 comments:

Ted and Lori said...

Can these families be outside of Texas? Oh, I wish there were a Bright Futures camp in Oregon!

Tanya said...

Soooo glad you posted this! I had been told by a lady at Gladney that all of these kiddos had been matched with host families! I put in my application in April and continued to get blown off by this woman each time I asked. I live about 7 hours from Fort Worth, so I assume she didn't want to deal with the logistics. After I read this post, I contacted Gladney (a different lady)and found that in fact they didn't have families. She is going to give me a call to see what we can do on such short notice. Thanks to you and to Becky Page for the plea!
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