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Friday, November 13, 2009

We Were ALL Orphans Before that First Christmas...

Well this is perhaps one of the best posts I could be so privileged to make.

This past week has seen a flurry of blogs and emails posting about a little girl named Lera! As you can see by her photos, she is a gorgeous little girl full of LIFE! She lives in an orphanage in Russia, presently.

But her time was literally drawing to a close THIS WEEK. Without a family committing to her able to move forward quickly with an adoption in Russia her fate would be sealed. Life in a Russian mental institution that does NOT allow adoptions.

Andrea asked people to help and within a couple of days her grant grew from $1000 to $5000 but still she needed a family. The people able to donate the money to her adoption grant were not able to adopt her but thankfully because of that grant another family is!


So, the wonderful news is that Lera has a family! Now that she has that official commitment she will be spared from the transfer to the institution. Her new family were not the ones to bring her into this world, but indeed they are the ones who will be giving her LIFE!

This is a perfect example of how Reece's Rainbow and all of you work. There are families ready and willing; qualified and able to adopt a child with Down Syndrome. Families that share the passion to bring these children home and give them life. The only thing standing in their way are the costs of the international adoption.

The Christmas Angel Tree Project is the biggest fund raising event of the year for Reece's Rainbow and many families find their children through seeing them on the Waiting Angels page.

Lera is a gorgeous and lovely example of how important your donations to these children are! Without her grant, her new family may not have been able to commit to her adoption but because of it, Lera is going to be given the most amazing Christmas gift any orphan could ever hope for, or even know to hope for!

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For those interested, the qualifications again for adopting from Lera's Region (2), Russia are:


  • 2 trips
  • Both parents for first trip, about one week
  • Both parents travel for 2nd trip, approximately 14 days (One parent may leave after the court proceedings are finalized, after about 5 days.)
  • Total program and travel fees under $25k
  • Fee includes a $1000 orphanage donation
  • Only one child can be adopted at a time
  • Married couples and single mothers may apply


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