As many of you know, I'm fairly involved with some of the families from Reece's Rainbow and their adoptions. At the moment my good friend Renee and her husband Frank are in Ukraine getting their daughter Kellsey. My friend Shea (private blog) is in Estonia getting her son Oskar, and this spring I'll be traveling to Bulgaria with my friend Shelley to get her two new boys.
But there is someone in Eastern Europe who is in imminent danger!
For those who don't know, look for my other posts about adoption from Eastern Europe to see how life will be for her. Her chances of survival past 1 year in in the institution are very slim, and those years she does survive will be full of malnutrition, starvation, dehydration, cold, and sometimes covered in urine and feces, naked and tied to a crib!!!! The light that you see shining from these eyes will be extinguished in a matter of weeks.
An urgent appeal was posted for her through Reeces Rainbow... She needs a family NOW... She will be transfered to an institution in days or weeks, and will not be able to be adopted from there, but if someone commits to adopt her they will keep her back (at least that is my understanding, Andrea at Reece's Rainbow will be able to confirm this...)
If you are homestudy ready, this adoption could happen very fast. If you're not, you can still commit to her! Please, if you're even considering adoption, consider saving Lera's life. Please contact Andrea at Reece's Rainbow for more information.
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 no major heart conditions. She is able to walk, and climb, and eat by herself. She dances and understands and follows directions. She has also been transferred to the regular class (very rare!) so she is living and learning with typical peers.