This precious cutie with Down Syndrome is Melanie! Isn't she adorable? I have seen her face many times over the last couple of months and today after dressing Kylee up to go outside in her oversized jacket and hat just like Melanie's hat, she reminded me of Melanie. She has many things in common with Kylee. Well, they are both adorable, they both have Down Syndrome, they both have heart defects(although Kylee's has been repaired) and they both have loving families. The one thing they don't have in common though is that Kylee is able to be with her family, whereas Melanie, although she has a loving family that is in the adoption process, they have to overcome the obstacle of raising enough money to bring her home!
There are many precious little ones like Melanie that are born in Eastern Europe with Down Syndrome that are thrown away in orphanages. If they are not adopted by 4 to 5 years of age, they are placed in an institution. This holiday season won't you please considering donating to this little cutie pie, Melanie to help bring her home to her forever family.
From what i have read the adoption fees are quite expensive, but bringing this little girl home to her family is priceless and definitely worth the cost!!! Please check out the link below, all donations are 100% tax deductible.
Like i mentioned, Melanie also has heart defects as well as intestional issues, both needing surgery, which is all the more reason for her to hurry home to her family. This season when you are out buying gifts for your loved ones, think of Melanie who is need of the greatest gift of all this holiday season- to be with her loving family. So often we take for granted the things we have, for once we need to think of others.
You can also check out her button on the side of my blog for updates on Melanie.