Part II of Rafal’s Identity book

Part II of Rafal’s Identity Book

The baby was born on September 12, 1998. His was named Rafal Damian. The birth was premature and Rafal had many health problems. (By now you know the baby is YOU! You had a hole in your heart. You had a cleft palate.)
Rafal stayed in the hospital for four months: September, October, November and December.
In January Rafal was moved to an orphanage.

My life dissolves and weeps itself away for heaviness; raise me up and strengthen me according to [the promises of] Your Word. Psalm 119: 29

Rafal was alone. His birth mother did not stay. Doctors and nurses checked on him, fed him and worked on keeping him alive. When he cried, no one picked him up. He was sad.

He was despised and rejected and forsaken by men, a Man of sorrows and pains, and acquainted with grief and sickness; and like One from whom men hide their faces. He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or have any esteem for Him. Is. 53:3

Rafal lived in the orphanage after he was released from the hospital. There were lots of other babies in the orphanage, so it was difficult for Rafal to get held there. WAHHHHH!

Oh you afflicted [city], storm tossed and not comforted, behold I will set your stones in fair colors [in antimony to enhance their brilliance] and lay your foundations with sapphires. Is. 54:11

When Rafal was about a year old, his siblings got a visit from a lawyer.
The lawyer told the children that Jerry and Kathleen Guire wanted to adopt them.
Damian remembered that his birth mother was pregnant when he and the others (Gregory and Ania) were taken to the hospital.

“There is a baby!”


…for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in anyway fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless not forsake nor let [you] down. Assuredly not! Heb. 13:5b

In November 1999, Jerry, Kathleen, Audrey, Amerey and Hunter got on a plane and flew to Poland (where baby Rafal and his siblings were).

Learn to do right! Seek justice, relieve the oppressed, and correct the oppressor. Defend the fatherless, plead for the widow. Is. 1:17

Part III coming soon!

Rafal’s identity book

I accidentally erased my last post on Helping a Child With Identity Crisis! Ania and I were playing around with posting Rafal’s Identity book and I got carried away with the delete button. I may try to rewrite it, but not today.

Below are some photos from Rafal’s Identity book. I made it for him about almost two years ago when he was struggling with HIS story and asking me the same questions multiple times a day. I know the photos are hard to see that is why I added the text. The point is simple. The book is rudimentary. You don’t have to be an artist to make your child one. The TRUTH IS IMPORTANT. The WORD is KEY.

Once upon a time there was a tiny baby being knit together in his birth mother’s belly.
For you did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139: 13

The baby’s birth mother drank alcohol. This hurt the tiny baby’s body. But, God the Father was there.

Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before they took shape, when as yet there was none of them. Psalm 139:16

While this baby was still in his mother’s womb, his siblings- Damian, Gregory and Ania became very ill. Damian was five. Gregory was four. Ania was two.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me. Psalm 138:7

The police came and took Damian, Gregory and Ania because they were not being cared for. The baby’s siblings stayed in the hospital for three months. When they recovered, they were put in an orphanage.

He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger or temporary resident and gives him food and clothing. Deut. 10:18

More of Rafal’s Identity book coming soon!