Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Waiting Child Wednesday

Each Wednesday I will introduce you to 2 or 3 (maybe more) waiting children.  There are so many children that are waiting for families.  Most of us have heard the statistics.  It's sickening.  Please pray for these children.  They deserve a family.  The statistics are big, but God is so much bigger!! 

First, there is Hallie.  She is listed with Holt Intl.  Could she be your daughter?  Hallie will be 3 next month.  From Reece's Rainbow:  This special little girl was born at 36 weeks and weighed 5.34 lbs at birth. She was born with cleft edges of both lips, for which she received surgery in June 2010, and agenesis of all five fingers on her right hand. Also she had heart surgery to close a VSD. She has retinopathy of prematurity and has slight pale optic disks of both eyes as well as a deep sacral dimple of her spine. In May 2011 she had surgery to receive a feeding tube. She receives nutrients through the feeding tube 3 times a day and also is able to eat snacks throughout the day on her own. Earlier this year she was transferred to a care center where she could receive more regular therapy to help her meet her full potential. She currently receives physical therapy two times a week and is now able to walk on her own, as well as transfer objects between her hands. She is able to say a few words (such as Mom and Dad) and also use body language to express her wishes. Her housemother reports that she is able to understand simple instructions. It is also reported that she has a good relationship with both her housemother and the other children. She is not shy with strangers and is happy to greet others with a smile. She is described as an active and bright little girl who can be stubborn at times. In September 2011 she was reportedly 23.7 lbs and 31.6 inches tall and was at a 15 month developmental level. 

Hallie also has a $5,000 Special Blessings grant from Holt and the fees have been reduced. 

Next is Jenna.  Isn't she beautiful??  Jenna is also listed with Holt Intl.  Jenna turned 3 in June.  From Reece's Rainbow:  This beautiful little girl was born at 40 weeks and weighed 7.48 lbs at birth. She was hospitalized for 3 days in July 2009 for gastroenteritis. She has been diagnosed with sunset eyes and microcephaly, and is reportedly unable to see. Since being transferred to a care center that could provide her with regular therapy sessions her development has greatly improved. She is now able to sit, stand and walk with support.

If you would like more information on Hallie or Jenna you can contact Erin.  Please pray that their families find them quickly!  Pray, share their profiles, donate to their grants.  Please do something.


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