Blogging about life in Minnesota, raising our six kids with Down syndrome while battling Breast Cancer.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I've been following my friend Ashlee's blog for quite some time. They domestically adopted the most adorable little guy, Noah, when he was just a few months old. Having a chromosomal disorder considered by the medical community to be "not compatible with life", Noah has beaten the odds and shown that same medical community just how wrong they are! You can see a picture of just how handsome and healthy Noah is on the header of their family blog here.

A couple months ago, the stories of Pleven, the location of an institution in Bulgaria, started coming out. 200 children starving to death under the "care" of a corrupt director. 14 year old children weighing 9 lbs, 9 year olds weighing 11 lbs, and the list goes on.  Bulgaria requires to trips. Several families who are adopting from Pleven have just made their first trip, meeting their children for the first time. Children who are near death, some of whom have been transferred to a nearby hospital in extremely dire condition.

Ashlee and her husband are one of the families who have recently decided to get another child out of Pleven. The boy, at 4 years old, is wearing size 6-9 month clothes. He is lucky enough to get his diaper changed once every 24 hours. Ashlee and her family are trying to work fast to get their dossier completed. In an effort to raise money they're doing a Kindle Fire giveaway. You can go here to enter, but hurry! There are only three days left.

As many of you know, there are only certain adoption fundraisers I will post on my blog. Please consider contributing to this family.

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