Monday, May 21, 2012


Isn't Carina beautiful?  She looks so forlorn in this picture.  I long to see her smiling and running in the sun.   

Today, I want to share her with you.  Carina has this awesome Warrior advocating for her, and she's asked a bunch of us to share her with you today, to try to get Carina seen. 

Carina is 4 years old.  Which means, in her Region, she's eligible for transfer to an adult mental institution.  Can you imagine a 4 year old living, tied to a bed, in an adult insane asylum, for the rest of her life?  All because she was born with an extra chromosone?  Oh my goodness.  The reality is heartbreaking. 

Dear Lord, break our hearts for what breaks Yours.  Break our hearts for Carina. 

Here is what Reece's Rainbow has to share about Carina:

Girl; born, April 2008
Nature: Calm
Her picture is so forlorn … I hope we can find her a family to make her smile! She is almost 4 now and is facing imminent transfer to the institution. PLEASE do not let this happen to her!!
Carina is said to have a moderate intellectual delay, as well as a physical / motor function delay. She has an open oval window of 2 mm (which may yet close on its own), and she has a heart murmur. She has enlarged tonsils, and dermatitis — so, pretty much your standard little girl with Down syndrome!

As I said before, Carina has an exceptional Warrior praying and advocating for her.  At the moment, she has over $5000 in her Fund, which puts her squarely on the Moving Mountains page!  If you feel drawn to Carina, here are the list of her Region's requirements:

  • 3 trips are required
  • 1st trip, Both parents for 5-7 days
  • 2-3 month wait for the judge to appoint the court hearing
  • Both parents travel for 2nd trip about 7 days, both parents leave after the court hearing
  • 30-day waiting period is NOT waived for special needs
  • Only one parent would need to return after the 30-day wait
  • Up to 5 young children in the home if the family income is sizeable (the adopted child being the 5th child)
  • Both parents must be younger than 60 years
  • Parents may NOT be currently on anti-depressants; prior history of anti-depressants may be permitted on a case-by-case basis
  • No criminal background (DWI's acceptable on a case by case basis)
  • Fee includes orphanage donation
  • Married couples and single heterosexual mothers may apply
  • Un-related children may not be adopted simultaneously
  • Total program and travel fees approx $35-40K

  • Pretty standard. No surprises there.   If you're in Canada, the requirements may vary.  Please check the Canadian Info page at Reece's Rainbow.

    Please pray for Carina.  Pray that her Forever Family finds her.  Pray that she isn't transferred before they do, that she doesn't spend one day in an institution. 

    Pray for her Warrior, to give her strength to continue to advocate and fundraise for her.  This isn't easy, let me tell you.  Advocating for these kids is a HARD job. Please pray for Carina's warrior, and all advocates.

    And pray for Carina's Forever Family, wherever they are, that they find her and are able to get her home soon. 

    Want to help us?  Share this post.  Share Carina.  Share her on Facebook, Twitter, on your blog.  Put her face everywhere.  It's so easy.  Now you know.  There's no excuse.  What will you do?

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