Friday, September 13, 2013
An Honest to Goodness True Miracle for Meg
From the moment Dasha came into the room that frigid December morning, we have loved her as our own. Since Putin signed a law banning Americans from adopting Russian orphans six days after we returned home from Russia, we have done every single thing in our power to bring Dasha home to us. With her clock ticking (just 20 months until she is transferred to the dreaded mental institution), we decided to reach out to one of the few countries on earth that can adopt children with special needs from Russia. We did an article in the National Post in Canada at the beginning of August. Miraculously, a wonderful Canadian family has contacted us and is now starting the process of adopting Dasha! They saw her pictures in the news article and knew she should be part of their family. (As a side note, they also happen to belong to the same religion as us. What the what!? Crazy awesome!) While this is not the ending we’ve prayed for for our family, it is, more importantly, the ultimate ending we’ve prayed for for Dasha. She is going to have a family!! The only thing that could stand in their way is money. It will cost them roughly $60,000 to complete the adoption. While this is a staggering number, sweet Dasha’s life is worth more than all the riches in the world to us. I know so very many of you have given generously to our adoption of Dasha. I’m asking, begging, praying, and pleading for you to give to her again. She’s worth it and you would literally be helping to save her life. There are not enough thank you’s in the world to express the gratitude we would feel!