Host Families Needed for Russian Angels

Free Interest Meeting May 20 at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall

Ten Russian orphans will make the trip of a lifetime as they travel across the world to stay with American host families this August.

The program, called Angels from Abroad, provides older children who are available for international adoption a chance to learn about American culture, share their Russian culture and experience living in a family. It also helps raise awareness about the need for adopting older children, said Debbie Wynne, director of adoption for Dillon International’s Dallas office.

“Older children in Russian orphanages face a bleak future if they aren’t adopted,” she said. At the age of 16, children are forced to leave the orphanage system and many fall into alcohol, drugs, prostitution and crime. It is estimated nearly 10 percent commit suicide within the first three years.

“We have the opportunity to change these children’s lives dramatically through adoption,” Wynne said. All children are between the ages of 6 and 12.

Host families are still needed for the program. Interested families can attend a free interest meeting May 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas.

WHAT:
Free Interest Meeting for Angels from Abroad Host Families

WHEN:
May 20, 2009
6 – 8 p.m.
Lake Pointe Church
Rockwall, Texas

RSVP: To attend, families can contact Tiffany Wilkins at wilkins.tiffany@gmail.com or call 214-348-2933.

Details available at www.angelsfromabroad.com.

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