My heart is especially drawn to
one of the children. Is he/she available for adoption?
We receive these inquiries often from friends who
have visited the orphanages or have seen photos of the children. Most of the children you
will meet when you visit our orphanages or who are featured in the newsletter cannot be
adopted because of Romanian law or the wishes of their birth parents. Our commitment to
Romania and to the orphaned and abandoned children we serve is to raise these children in
a loving, Christian environment in their homeland. The children who have been adopted, or
who are currently waiting for their adoptions to be approved, were infants or very young
toddlers when they were placed with Walk in the Light Ministries.
Will this change when you
receive your adoption license in Romania?
When the Romanian Government grants our adoption
license, we will begin receiving more children who are available for adoption. We believe
that most of these will be newborns rescued from abortion.
I'm going to be travelling
through Romania soon. Can I stop by to visit the orphanages?
It is preferred that you make inquiries with the
U.S. Office before visiting the orphanages. To protect the children we require all
visitors to complete an application form, sign a release and provide a written
recommendation from their pastor before permission can be granted to visit the orphanages.
Visitors who call the orphanages direct, or simply show up, place the staff in an awkward
position. If you make arrangements through the U.S. office in advance, you will know the
timing of your visit will be a blessing.
Can we provide monthly support
for a specific child?
Yes. Each of the children have one sponsor who
sends the ministry a tax deductible donation of $40.00 a month which helps us provide
housing, food and medical care for the children. The sponsors also send their child
birthday and Christmas gifts and sometimes correspond. As soon as The Children's Village
in Bistrita opens, we will have several dozen new children needing sponsors. Please see
the e-Mail message in reference to the additional 120 children, age newborn to 6 years
old. These children are expected to arrive at the orphanage during the month of October
Do you accept donations of used
Please direct your donations of used clothing to
a local U.S. charity. It is not cost effective for our supporters to pay postage to ship
used clothing overseas - and the Romanian government requires extensive import and
sanitation documents for used items brought into the country.
Where should we send gifts for
Packages can be mailed to our helpers in
Bad Aibling, Germany. Our friends at "Hands That Help" bring supplies to
the orphanages in Romania every six weeks. Mail packages to Stephen Abbott, Bad Aibling,
Germany, CMR 407, Box 424, APO AE 09098.
Large shipments of heavy items are sent from
Washington, Missouri by container several times a year. Call the U.S. office for delivery
instructions. Please see additional instructions for large shipments.