Many of these children, particularly those in third-world nations, are children with special needs. They may be HIV Positive, suffer from diseases such as Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy, are blind, or were born into extreme poverty that has taken its toll on their small bodies. These are conditions that are treatable in the United States, but they are death sentences for their home countries. For many, adoption is literally the difference between life and death.
The sad fact is that prospective parents with the means to adopt usually do not desire Special Needs children, whereas prospective parents who are willing to open their hearts and homes to a child with Special Needs often do not have the financial means. The cost of such an international adoption is often $25,000.
The Rollstone Foundation assists such prospective parents by awarding monetary grants—allowing the new parents to rescue the child from almost certain death and adopt them into a loving adoptive home. Every dollar taken in by Rollstone is almost immediate turned around and dispersed in the form of grants to qualified prospective parents, so that the rescue of a child can be accomplished as soon as possible. Rollstone has:
After the death of Jesus, “when the Sabbath was over, Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices with which to go and anoint him. And very early in the morning on the first day of the week they went to the tomb just as the sun was rising. They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” (Mark 16:1-3)
Can you imagine if the women decided that the obstacle was just too large and just gave up and didn’t go? Large stones weighing approximately two tons were normally rolled (by means of levers) against a tomb entrance. Instead, because of their faith, the women became the first to witness the risen Christ and were sent to go and tell the good news to the other disciples.
If you think an obstacle is too large then it is too large. If you think something is impossible then it is impossible. None of us knows what we can accomplish until we try. If we dare to think in new and different ways, impregnable walls can come down, impossible solutions can be found and stones too heavy for us to move can be rolled away.
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