Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone; but, still miraculously, my own.
Never forget, for a single minute you didn't grow under my heart, but in it.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Are you her Mom or Dad? NO, pray for her then!

This is National Adoption Month and many of you know how close to my heart adoption and orphan ministry as a whole is to my heart! I have ALWAYS had a soft spot in my heart for it but once God called me into the journey myself I have learned so much more about how important it all is, as if the Lord TELLING us in His Word to care for them was not enough. Shame on me for not understanding more before. Anyway, A little girl is in DANGER and she needs a home NOW! She is 4 years old and if someone does not step forward SOON to commit to her she will be sent to an institution and NEVER have a family. She will be unadoptable if she is transfered. Please please look upon the face of this beautiful little girl.

- Born: August 7, 2005

Lera is a gorgeous little girl with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 4 years old. She is quite high functioning, and doing very well. She has flat feet and a systolic heart murmur, but no major heart conditions. She is able to walk and climb, she eats by herself, dances, and understands and follows directions. She has also been transferred to the regular class, so she is living and learning with her typical peers.

Lera lives in Russia and if a family does not commit to her within the next few DAYS, her time will be up. She will be sent to a mental institution where she will then be unadoptable. She will spend out the rest of her days tied down to a crib... left there to die. She will get no medical care, hardly any food, and no love. She will never have parents to call her own. My heart aches just thinking about it.

There's a grant of $1,000 available to the family that adopts her. To hear that her time is running out is painful Lera deserves a chance to live, to be happy, to go to school and have friends and have a mom and dad to hug her and kiss her owies and soothe her when she has a bad dream. She deserves a chance to be a ballerina or dress up like a princess for Halloween, if she wants to... she doesn't deserve to be tied to a crib and left to die. Just because she has Down syndrome.

Here are the specifications for Russia:
* 2 trips
* Both parents for first trip, about one week
* Both parents travel for 2nd trip, approximately 14 days
(One parent may leave after the court proceedings are finalized, after about 5 days.)
* Total program and travel fees under $25k
* Fee includes a $1000 orphanage donation
* Only one child can be adopted at a time
* Married couples and single mothers may apply
There is also a $5000 grant through Reeces Rainbow that will be available after the adoption is final!

Could you be Lera's parents? She's waiting...


The Family K. said...

Kudos to you for advocating for Lera. I pray that she will find a family in time.

Lisa said...

O gracious....I pray that sweet Lera finds a forever family of her own. How beautiful that you are sharing her message and what a lovely way to commemorate this special Adoption month!

P.S. O gosh, also SO loving your wiggle guy in the previous post; that smile could light up a small city!


krista said...

I'm praying for Lera too. She is just so cute and I hope someone will come forward for her. The cost for the birthday package at red thread was $80. I don't know if they can do Taiwan or not, but it's worth a shot. The website is
They answered all my e-mails with lightning speed!

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Happy Adoption month, so sweet of you to do this.

Love the new doo on your little guy! ha

Megan and Ryan Reed said...

I just wish it was sooo much easier!


Shannon said...

Where is her info??

Shannon said...

Just saw she was adopted :)

THE WAIT FOR NOAH IS OVER!!!! November 3, 2007~September 8, 2008 First heard about Noah~Noah in our Arms!
April 1, 2009~ June 7, 2010 First committed to Jeremiah~Jeremiah in our Arms!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!
Noah WesLee 5 months old

The First Picture we ever saw of:

The First Picture  we ever saw of:
Jeremiah Harold Sisemore ~1 year

Kisses in the Wind

I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.
You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long.
But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin...Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.
I promise you, my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.

Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.
And let the angels bring the kisses that I sent to you each night.

When Love Takes You In!