I have a lot on my plate right now. Just too much. My heart aches for this though - the little girl above is in a bad situation right now. This is Lera, a beautiful little girl with Down syndrome who is in an orphanage in Russia. Very very soon if she is not adopted, she will be sent to a mental institution. There will be no way she can leave then and the conditions are horrible. Despite all my own emotional stuff going on right now, I am always drawn to going to the Reece's Rainbow site and checking in on beautiful Lera. Now my heart aches because time is running out for her. At a different time, under a different circumstance, in a different country - this could be Quinn. This is just too important. I pray that someone will see this post or another post somewhere and will commit to adopting her. She deserves a better life than being in a mental institution. Please visit Reece's Rainbow HERE. Also please visit the Christmas Angel Tree project.
Here is the description of Lera on the website:
Girl, Born August 7, 2005
Russia SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!
Lera is a gorgeous little girl with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 4 years old. She is quite high functioning, and doing very well. She has flat feet and a systolic heart murmur, but no major heart conditions. She is able to walk and climb, she eats by herself, dances, and understands and follows directions. She has also been transferred to the regular class, so she living and learning with her typical peers.
She will be transferred soon to a place she can not be adopted out of, so please save Lera!
This blog is about our journey raising three bright, gorgeous kids (Riley, Aidan, and Quinn). Miss Quinny happens to have an extra 21st chromosome (Down syndrome) along with Infantile Spasms (West syndrome) and Stereotypic Movement Disorder. This blog is for awareness and advocacy for families with children with special needs.