today i unfortunately have a plea to pass on that makes me doubly sad having just commemorated orphan sunday. so many beautiful children in this world simply looking for a family, for love, and ultimately, for the Father.

this is a repost from my sweet friend Ali's site. please pass this on or contact the woman below if you can be of help.

There's other stuff I want to say today, but this is on my heart and it's really important that this sweet boy finds the right home. I can't say much more without getting really involved in the subject. Please pass this along to anyone who might want to adopt baby Luke!


Baby boy "Luke"
born September 7, 2010
Born full-term at 39.5 weeks
6 lbs 4 ozs
19 1/2"

Baby Luke was diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome. He was discharged from the hospital on October 25th, and is with a temporary care family. He is being fed by a g-tube and is doing very well. A speech therapist, occupational therapist, and physical therapist have been working with him weekly. Both birth parents continue to express a strong interest in making an adoption plan for Luke.

Birth parents are educated professionals. Birth mom received excellent prenatal care of this planned pregnancy. No history of alcohol or drug usage. The birthparents are willing to consider an adoptive family residing anywhere in the USA. Their number one concern is that an adoptive family will have a great deal of knowledge about Prader-Willi syndrome and be ready to offer a structured environment in a loving home to their son with full understanding of challenges the child may face. Birthparents are not requesting an open adoption.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to be considered as adoptive parents for this little boy.

Thank you,
Leslie Wright,MSW
Birth Parent Counselor
Family Resource Center
5828 North Clark St
Chicago, IL 60660


Ali Foley Shenk said...

If anyone is interested and wants to know more about what it is like to raise a child with Prader-Willi syndrome, please contact Mollie and she'll forward your info to me. I'm happy to talk to anyone, even if you're just wondering a bit in the back of your mind if this is the right little boy for your family.

Kessler said...

I thought about Ali just yesterday. I haven't been on the boards in forever, but for some reason she popped into my mind yesterday. I clicked on her site... it's good to see that her family is doing well!

Anonymous said...

I wish I had something to say but my heart is sad right now for baby Luke. He is at the top of my prayers.