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Miracles

Why do children need families?  How can a child overcome years of neglect and inadequate medical care?  Will they ever be “normal”?  It can take 3 to 8 YEARS to see how much recovery a child can make from the … Continue reading

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A Little Help for Some Friends

I have been incredibly blessed to be able to approach my fundraising goal to cover the expenses I will incur during my kidney donation.  All of the money donated has come from friends, acquaintances and outright strangers.  It is amazing … Continue reading

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Nobody Has to Die to Save This Child’s Life

  The phrase keeps running through my mind.   “Nobody has to die to save Gavin’s life”.  Working in the international adoption world we see children every month that will die without getting some type of medical care or transplant. … Continue reading

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Regarding Helen

I admit it.  I am obsessed with finding the children with Spina Bifida homes.  Spina Bifida is a birth defect of the spine.  Many of the children are born with a “hernia” of spinal matter protruding outside their bodies.  In … Continue reading

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In Most Countries I work In

In most of the countries I work in special needs children begin life in the system by being relinquished at the hospital.  The parents are counselled by doctors that the child will be too difficult to care for and the … Continue reading

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Why Don’t I Adopt

I am often asked if I have adopted a child.  In fact, I am often asked if my daughter Zoe is adopted!  With her blond curls she does not look much like my son and I and if you have … Continue reading

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Over 100 Lives

  I started this collage at the beginning of 2013 with the goal of filling the entire canvas with photos of children who are referred to our families.  Crafty huh?  I am happy to say that I Modge Podged photos … Continue reading

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