Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Running out of Time - A Fundraiser & Giveaway to Save Lera!

You may recognize this sweet little face.  This is Lera.  I first saw Lera's picture a year ago, when the call for a forever family reached a desperation point.  I remember coming home, crying, wishing there was something I could do to save her.  Because she was born in Eastern Europe, graced with an extra chromosome and given up for adoption, she was facing a life of suffering in a mental institution once she turned 5.  For a number of reasons, out of anyone's control, the first two families that came forward for her were unable to adopt her.  Now the Higbie family has stepped forward and has been maintaining an uphill climb all the way, working tirelessly to bring her home. 

But Lera has just turned 5.

And, as promised, she has been transfered from the baby home where she spent her first 5 years, the only home she has ever known, to a mental institution.  I won't go into detail, but let's just say our beautiful, fragile children often die there within a few years of their transfer.

The Higbies desperately need help to bring her home.  They are so close, but still need more funding to facilitate the remaining travel and paperwork details that lie ahead.  Please visit their blog for a chance to win one of several amazing items being donated to Lera's cause, and help to give Lera the life she needs, and deserves, with a family that loves her.  That already loves her.

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