Monday, July 4, 2011

Bringing Dariya home: Our FINAL day (Independence day)

Of the 10 day wait that is (sorry to get your hopes up Grandma!) 

Tuesday morning will entail more paperwork chasing so we will miss our normal morning visit with our girl.  We will pick up the court decree (just get teary eyed thinking about it), get Dariya's new birth certificate, apply for her passport, and close her bank account out (the country provides a small stipend monthly for child maintenence like they do in England) we will donate all that money back to the orphanage. 

Also, our sweet friend Courtney Heigele shipped 80 pounds worth of cloth diapering supplies to us via, Wayne & Jennifer Johnson who are arriving back in this country today.  We are so thankful to be able to present the orphanage with this donation.   Courtney is also working with wholesale diapering companies to use the chip in money to send cloth diapers directly to the orphanage.  A HUGE thank you to Courtney and ALL of you for this outpouring of love to Dariya's orphanage! 

We will miss the family cookout and fireworks display at my brothers house today for July 4th. 

As I think of independence I can't help but to think of all the kids here who have no independence.  They remain in these baby houses or institutions because of money.  Adoption is expensive but, when God calls you he always provides.  We have been blessed beyond measure with the the body of Christ surrounding us and donating to bring us here to rescue our daughter.  She will have independence in a few days but, what about the rest of the RR kids at this orphanage (and this is just at THIS orphanage)....

Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names.

Sweet "Lorie" who is already 6, she will be institutionalized this year.  Why because she has Cerebral Palsy..

Or what about "Angela" who is cute as a bug and also sports an extra chromosome like Alayna & Dariya.  She is stuck here because of that chromosome.

Or "Jewell", again stranded here because of parental abuse and Cerebral Palsy and don't forget "Noah" he is here too and stuck because of his CP diagnosis.  They have no independence. 

Click HERE to make a donation to any of these sweet children and give them a chance at independence.  If you aren't able to make a donation today please pray for these children, share about Reece's Rainbow and how they are literally saving the lives of children (it costs you nothing but, will save the life of a child). 

When these kids age out of the baby house they will not survive in an institution.  They will be left to lay in cribs all day with no love, no stimulation and no future.

Now that you have stayed with me through my soap box, I will reward you with our sweet girl.

Each day a new style.  She loves to play beauty shop and jabbers the whole time she is "making me beautiful"

Have a safe and happy 4th of July


Lisa said...

That is the one thing that will forever be etched in my head once we leave here. All the children we will be leaving behind waiting for their forever families.

Cammie Heflin said...

Love you guys, and constantly praying for these orphans here. I am praying to really make a connection to make our adoption dreams come true once again!

Nan and Dan said...

congrats!!! and happy 4th!!!

Cathy said...

Happy tears for Dariya, yet sad tears for all those left behind. May God bless your efforts on behalf of these children.

Renee said...

I think about the children at Paisley's orphanage all the time and I haven't even had the chance to see their sweet faces yet... That is why, God willing, we will adopt again and why I will never stop advocating for every child that sits and waits for someone to choose them. What if everyone reading this had to sit and wait for someone to choose them? The world would be a different place, I imagine...a better place too. Love you, friend... I wish I could be there to hug your neck when you get off that plane...

The Annessa Family said...

So so true - they are so much harder to ignore. But God asks us to care for them, so we do, even though it may break us, our hearts break for what breaks His.

Brooke Annessa

Anonymous said...

please please try and take pictures of Angela and Lorrie, Please!

thanks Mona