Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Waiting Wednesday (a day early!)

My daughters are having surgery tomorrow (Lily is having an adenoidectomy, Maddie is having the same plus a tonsilectomy). Needless to say, I don't think I'll be able to post for a while! I didn't want to miss Waiting Wednesday so, I thought I'd post a little early.
Once again, I had a hard time picking who to post about. So, I picked two little girls.
Hey, it's my blog, I can do what I want. :P
I picked these two cuties because they are in the same orphanage and can be adopted together! I bet they would make terrific sisters!
This is Shawna.

This is what her profile on Reeces Rainbow says:


Girl, Born March 2, 2004
Shawna has grown so much since her last photo! She is walking now, very social and affectionate. She has already turned 6 and is facing imminent institutionalization. She is healthy, but is considered severely delayed. PLEASE give Shawna a chance to be everything she can be, in a loving family who supports her and encourages her to grow and learn.

Shawna and Lindsay could be adopted together.

From one of our adoptive families who visited with her in December 2010: She was absolutely cute and got up to pose for the camera, she would make faces, smile and then laugh after the flash went off. She was very adorable but like many of the others was wearing a sheet as a diaper. She will be a blessing to any family. She was full of life, laughter and happiness not to mention beautiful!!


And this is Lindsay.
Here is what her profile says:


Girl, Born May 30, 2004

I can not even express to you how blessed this child is to still be her baby house. She needs to be adopted IMMEDIATELY. She can be adopted with Sophia and/or Shawna, who all desperately need families.

Lindsay is a beautiful girl who has endured much in her ilfe in this orphanage. She was born with a secondary heart condition, although it may have rectified itself. She is considered severely delayed, and is working on her walking, even though sbhe is already 6 years old. This orphanage has a history of medicating the children, so she has spent much of her life in a crib, repressed….

Lindsay desperately needs a family who has experience adopting older children with special needs, and who has the time to give her to help her recover from this neglect and blossom into the child she is meant to be.

More photos available. She is facing the institution very soon, and is blessed to still be at the baby house. Someone please save her.

From an adoptive family who visited with her in January 2011: " She was sitting at a little table with Sophia. I think they were having their snack. She had this rattle which makes the most amazingly loud sound, I know because my boys got to play with one just like it. She didn't make noise with it but instead was checking it out so carefully. She would put the end of the handle in between her teeth and watch the little bells roll back and forth. She is such a beauty! I didn't recognize her at first because the other picture looks nothing like her. She has beautiful blonde wavy hair and blue eyes. Her and Sophia were buds and I think would make great sisters! Surely her Momma and Daddy are out there. "



Sheet as a diaper? Confined to a crib? Six years old and just learning to walk? Unfortunately, Shawna and Lindsay are not an exception to the "norm". This is pretty typical for the living conditions in these baby houses. I have even heard of them reusing disposible diapers. They rinse them out and hang them on a line outside to dry. But, at least they have diapers. And diapers is really only the very tippy top of the iceburg. It is SO important to find these babies families! Especially the older ones. Children are typically transferred to adult mental institutions at the age of 4 where conditions are, if you can believe it, even worse.
You can view Shawna and Lindsay's profiles, and hundreds more, on
Reece's Rainbow
Children are a gift from the Lord;
they are a real blessing.
The sons a man has when he is young
are like arrows in a soldier's hand.
Happy is the man who has many such arrows.
He will never be defeated
when he meets his enemies in the place of judgment.
~Psalm 127 3-5

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