We are overjoyed to share that little Rowan was able to receive his life-saving heart surgery! Everything went so smoothly that he was weaned off of his ventilator just one day after his surgery. After spending some time in the hospital recovering, Rowan is already back at the Healing Home with his loving caretakers!
Room to Bloom’s mission is to promote the beauty of adoption and to ascribe dignity to people with Down syndrome and other special needs. We do this by partnering with organizations that are dedicated to orphan care and adoption advocacy, strengthening families who have children with special needs, and giving a voice to the vulnerable.
An Update from Lost Sparrows – The Foster Closet Project | July 2023
On May 3, a team from Lost Sparrows—including one of our board members, Blythe Royaards, a ministry partner, Taylor Irby, and myself—flew to Sarajevo, Bosnia to reconnect with our local partners. It has been four years since we were last able to be there in person. It was so encouraging to reconnect with so many […]
An Exciting Update on Ruslan — Wide Awake Intl. | June 2023
A little over a month ago I’d had it with our boys and their feet. Ruslan had once again walked a hole through the bottom of his shoes and another PT had told us that he couldn’t help, and said, “In fact, no one in Ukraine can help you.” In the throes of frustration, I […]
Fundraising for Hayes | May 2023
Hayes is a delightful 2-year-old who is described as cute and clever. His absolute favorite activity is to swing on the swing set. Hayes is learning to call out to his on-site family care mom and dad when he needs their attention. They lavish the praise on him when he does this, to encourage him […]
The Foster Care Support Project in Bulgaria | April 2023
Lost Sparrows has several areas of focus within their mission to help end the orphan crisis. One initiative is the Foster Care Support Project in Bulgaria. Many of the orphans in Bulgaria are social orphans—babies and children who are abandoned by their families due to poverty or physical disability. Lost Sparrows supports a group of […]
An Update from Nik’s Heart of Hope | March, 2023
Some of you may remember Nik from Nik’s Heart of Hope (NHOH)—connected with Lost Sparrows. He’s the young man with a ginormous heart for serving and spreading God’s love who worked to collect and crush aluminum cans to exchange for money at the recycling center. That money turned into donations and grants for needy organizations. […]
Giving Little Ones with Special Needs Room to Bloom
I began the previous blog post with this question and a statement. “What do the Amish, little ones with special needs, two nonprofits, four adoptions, two one-room schoolhouses from the 1800’s and a monthly print magazine have to do with homesteading in 2023? It is the story of our family, and it is a joy […]