I’m still a little foggy on the details, but it’s my understanding that the Little Lighthouse sponsored a number of Russian children to come to America for adoption. The media attention wasn’t what it should have been for various reasons and now there are several children who didn’t get adopted who will be going back to Russia tomorrow unless someone steps in for them. I really don’t know if my little blog can help, but I’ll certainly try by posting here!
Here are the children’s profiles and their pictures. The contact information is at the bottom. If you or someone you know has been considering adoption, please consider these beautiful children or feel free to pass on the information!
Nikolai, d.o.b. 3/15/95
Nikolai is in 7th grade. He likes physical education and likes drawing. He would like to be a builder some day. He has a best friend whom he appreciates for his reliability and trustworthiness. Nikolai’s one wish is to go to America to see what it’s like here.
Dmitri, d.o.b. 12/16/95
Dmitri is in 6th grade. He especially enjoys art classes and drawing. He likes the color black. Winter is his favorite season because the new year comes and children get presents. He likes to eat potatoes and would like to have a cat. He likes his best friend, Denis because Denis is a good student. Dmitri would like to be a worker when he grows up.
Lima, d.o.b. 11/10/97
Lima enjoys math in her third grade class. Her favorite season is summer because her orphanage sends kids to camp where they can swim. She likes fairy tales; her favorite is a story about three pigs. Lima is friendly and talkative, and she likes the color yellow; the orphanage social worker calls her the “sunshine girl”! Lima likes to help and receive attention. She would like to be a doctor some day because she wants to help people feel well. Her biological sister has been adopted by an American family; Lima dreams of seeing her again if she gets a chance to return to America. She was able to speak to her sister on the phone Wednesday and she couldn’t stop smiling or saying, “I love you!” afterward.
Anton B., d.o.b. 11/25/95
Anton is doing well in sixth grade; math and Russian are his favorite subjects. His favorite color is black; his favorite season is summer. He is able to crochet anything. Anton speaks a little English. He would like to be a truck driver and have a family. He believes in God, and told his interviewer that God tells us to forgive and be kind. Because of this, Anton tries to be kind.
Please also feel free to forward this information to anyone else who might be able to help us help the kids. Please pray that we find the families we need in the next two days.
Becky De Nooy
Tulsa Lighthouse Project Coordinator
(918) 230-4504, through January 17
(918) 939-8325, through January 17