Wednesday, December 1, 2010


This is Carlene. She is facing imminent institutionalization. The only reason she hasn't been transferred yet is because the orphanage she is in thinks she has a family coming for her. You see, they will do that sometimes, because most of the time the staff and caregivers really care about the children. But there is only so much they can do. They have new babies coming in and the older ones are taking up "space". Carlene will have to be transferred.

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This link has a neat fundraiser going on that would make great Christmas gifts, so please check it out!!

We are helping this other family(s) raise money for Carlene. Any money donated will go toward her adoption fund, and every little bit will help her future family. Speaking from experience, it is VERY expensive to adopt a child internationally. But SO VERY worth it!!

Wouldn't it be amazing if we were able to raise enough money to fully fund this little girls adoption. Then literally nothing would be standing in the way for a family to be able to commit to this little girl. There are many families wanting to adopt a child with Down syndrome, and certainly a beautiful little girl like Carly!

Go to either of these links to donate. Even if it is only $10. Give the gift of a family to a precious little girl this year! A little girl that, if transferred, may not even be here next Christmas, to be able to raise funds for.

She's beautiful, isn't she??

Carlene 2H
Date of Birth: December 2005
Character: Positive Emotions , happy, social, content

Carlene is just a little ray of sunshine. She is almost 5 and facing the institution. Her present diagnosis is: Down Syndrome, moderate mental deficiency, valvular disease of the heart, strephexopodia, squint, farsightedness of light degree, allergic dermatitis, systemic underdevelopment of speech.

I have $504 in my grant fund towards the cost of my adoption.

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