We then found Reece's Rainbow website (http://www.reecesrainbow.com/) .....and.....our.....life.... changed! Our eyes were opened to a world we never knew existed! Hundreds and hundreds of children with Down Syndrome (and other special needs) are left in orphanages across the world because there is no chance for them to live a valued life in their own country. No medical care, no therapies, no place in their society. Many of these children, when they turn four, are transferred to institutions, where the majority of them die within the first year due to lack of care, nutrition, and attention. Once God opened our eyes, we could not turn back.
We found Zoya's picture and felt an instant connection. (We aren't sure if we will keep her name or change it yet). We will be traveling to Eastern Europe to adopt Zoya.We are so excited and want her here NOW! We know the process is difficult and daunting, but its a small measure to take for the end result! We are hoping, if all goes well, that she will be home 6-7 months from now! Please keep us, and Zoya, in your prayers! We are so happy to have your support!
"Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act."