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Thursday, February 04, 2010

She Needs A Family

This precious little girl needs a family. She is 4 1/2 years old and will be sent to an institution; her time is running out.

She had a family wanting to adopt her, a family who loves her and couldn't wait to bring her home, but something fell through with the adoption and she now faces institutionalization.

From Reece's Rainbow:
Girl, Born August 7, 2005
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 is living and learning with her typical peers.

She has $8605 in her grant fund (and the previous family who were going to adopt her raised $2000 that they will donate to a family who commits to her.)

My heart is so heavy at the thought of this little girl going from what she knows to an institution ... and how different her life will be there. There will be no chance of adoption once she's transferred.

When I look at her face I see a spunky, full-of-life girl and can only imagine how quickly the light will go out of her eyes if she's in an institution.

Joe and I have discussed adoption in the past and this situation has made me pray about it and she has been on my heart so much since I learned she lost her adoptive family.

But Joe and I aren't in a position to commit to a child right now - we can't complete a home study in the near future since we live in 2 separate states.

So all I can do is pray, and pray, and pray for this child to be adopted and not be sent to an institution.

Maybe someone out there has been considering adoption and maybe this will be the pull they need to commit to a child...I hope a family finds her.

Isn't she just beautiful?

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Bailey's Leaf said...

Gorgeous child. I can attest to anyone that adoption is a very beautiful thing.

Thank you for featuring a child in need. Do keep us updated on her status, please.

Michelle said...

oh, I love her! I would adopt her in a moment. And children with down sydrome are so dear to my heart. I so wish I could! I will pray! Thanks for making people aware of her need for family!

Bonita said...

Michelle, she is so precious and I'd take her in a heartbeat if my husband agreed, but he really doesn't feel that adoption is for us at this time. I pray that the right family will come forward for her and that the joy in her eyes will grow stronger, not be snuffed out.

mommaof4wife2r said...

i just can't stand it...you know that! i just got an email from our county about a young man, 19, whose mother released him to DCS and asked for him to be placed for adoption. you know i want to adopt them all...i just can't. that little precious pea is gonna have a great home...and i love reese's rainbow! great org and full of love!

Tina said...

Oh my heart hurts for that sweet girl. She is absolutely precious.

I will keep her in my prayers.

chelle said...

aww what a precious soul. I hope she finds the perfect home.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

I will tweet this link. She will find a family.

Renee said...

Oh, what a sweetie. I will pray that she will find a home and soon.

Nicki said...

I've heard of Reece's Rainbow, and I've thought of someday adopting a child through them... because how horrible for a little kid to have to grow up in an institution like that!!! I don't even have a place to live right now, though... but I know there are a lot of people who are in the right place in their lives to add a little girl like her to their family!!!

Tina said...

I have sweet Lera in my thoughts and pray that she finds her forever family really soon. I am sure there are so many families looking for a little girl, she will find someone.
I have blogged and FBed about her, I hope with all of us featuring her someone will come to her rescue. She deserves a good home, she has the sweetest face and my heart breaks thinking of what might be if she doesn't get a home soon.

Joy said...

She is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing her with us. We will PRAY!!