If you are not caught up on who 'Jacob' is you really should go get the back story. I met Jacob last year while visiting Eastern Europe and I came home determined to find him an adoptive family (link). That fall he was offered a Matching grant to help fund his adoption (link). Shortly after his matching grant started a group of awesome people came together to get Pied in the face to help raise the money (link). We raised a good chunk of money for his adoption and a couple of months later an awesome family stepped up to adopt him (link)! Now that you're caught up...
I can finally share that as of September 12th 'Jacob' is HOME in America with his family.
He officially left the orphanage with his new parents on September 6th.
He is safe, loved, getting medical care and therapies and nutritious food.
I couldn't be happier and can now breathe easy knowing he is home.
Getting to know his new mom and dad.
LEAVING the orphanage and never going back. Forever with his family.
THANK YOU to everyone who helped bring Jacob home. All the prayers, shares and donations made a huge and very real impact on this little boy's life. He will never have to face the inside of an orphanage again or be at risk of living in a mental institute. He will grow up with a chance to reach his full potential.
One less orphan. It made a difference to this one.
A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.
She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”
The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied,
“Well, I made a difference to that one!”