Thursday, February 11, 2010

Saving Sofia

Our friends in California, the Sanchez Family (Three's A Charm) are adopting a little girl named Sofia from the Ukraine. Jennifer and Hector Sanchez have three boys. Joaquin, the youngest, has Down syndrome and is about 6 1/2 months older than Whitney. Jennifer was checking out the website, Reece's Rainbow, which is a charitable organization that promotes the international adoption of children with Down syndrome. Through donations they are able to offer grants to adoptive parents who may need extra financial help to bring home a child with Down syndrome, that may otherwise be confined to a life in an orphanage or an institution. Reece's Rainbow had a Christmas Angel Project where you could sponsor a child and donate to their adoption fund and receive a Christmas ornament with that child's picture on it. The Sanchez Family donated money toward the adoption fund for Sofia. Jennifer could not get Sofia off of her mind and through a series of events and discussions with her husband and their family, they have decided to adopt Sofia and have a baby girl. Sofia will be 1 this February 21st. You can read about their adoption journey at their adoption blog, Saving Sofia. If you would like to help them with their adoption of Sofia, you can click on the "Saving Sofia" button on the side of our blog, or visit their "Saving Sofia" website. There are a couple of ways that you can make a tax deductible donation to help bring Sofia home to their family: you can donate through Reece's Rainbow, or through the Down Syndrome Information Alliance. Both of these organizations can be found through their blog, Saving Sofia.

We cannot wait until Sofia is finally with her forever family!

1 comment:

The Sanchez Family said...

THANK YOU!!!! Means the world to me that you would dedicate a post :)! xo Jen