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Wednesday, January 4, 2012


This is my first time blogging and I'm not really sure how to begin other than to just jump right in. This blog was created for several reasons:
  1. To raise awareness of the plight of children born with Down syndrome and other special needs in Eastern European countries
  2. To share my hopes, dreams, and journey to bring one such child home through international adoption
  3. To ask for any support, donations, financial help, and prayers to help me make the dream of this adoption come true
  4. To advocate for other orphans and families going through the same (or similar) journey
  5. To praise and glorify God in the process
I cannot currently share the specific information or picture about the child I'm hoping to adopt until I am able to formally commit to her adoption. I am working very hard to make this happen and have begun the home study process and adoption application process. God has called me to adopt a precious little girl. She has been in an institution since she was 4yo and she is now nearly 7yo. She has been blessed with the extra chromosome (Down syndrome) and is hearing impaired. She is affectionate and delightful. She is malnourished and in need desperate need of a home, fast!

That brings me to item #3. Adoption is not cheap. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Doesn't this child deserve her chance at life? Doesn't she deserve a warm bed? Ample food? Education? Love? Medical care? Hearing aids that work?

I only discovered this child in September. This was not a journey I had really explored. I am a foster parent and therefore was open to a child with special needs. But I had not really explored international adoption and was not fully aware of the situation in Eastern Europe. But now that I know I must go forward. I must bring this child home as soon as possible. But I cannot do this alone. God has led me this far and I trust He will provide the funds needed for this adoption through people all over that can see how big this issue is and find it in their heart to help a little girl get a chance at life. We cannot save the world, but together we can change the world for this one child!

"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."
Proverbs 24:12


  1. It's beautiful!!! Beautiful post , beautiful blog!

  2. Awesome, Dee!!!! Just perfect!!!!!

  3. I am so excited to be able to follow "My Little Miss" home to you! You will never know how thankful I am for you! I will be praying for smooth sailing every step of the way!!!!!!!!

  4. I feel the same way about all of you. If it wasn't for people that loved her so much, shared what they knew about her, pics, and their experiences with children like B., etc, I'm not sure if I would have been able to get past the fear of the unknown. I feel so blessed to know all of you and to know that she and I have you praying for us. I know without your prayers and support, this would be much harder. Thank you all for everything!!!