My friend, Jennifer Sanchez, blogs over at Three's A Charm about her 3 adorable boys, but especially about her youngest, Joaquin, who turned 2 yesterday. Joaquin is blessed with an extra 21st chromosome (aka Down syndrome), as are many of John Michael's little buddies, and the Sanchez' know what a blessing it is!
A few weeks ago, Jennifer announced that she and her husband, Hector, are opening their hearts and their home to try to adopt sweet little Sofia, who turns 1 in a couple weeks. Sofia lives in an orphanage in eastern Europe. She is healthy, other than a small oval window in her heart, and sports an extra 21st chromosome, too. The adoption is through Reece's Rainbow, an international adoption ministry that helps many children with Down syndrome find a permanent home.
The Sanchez family has set up a new blog, Saving Sofia, where you can find all the links, the story behind how Jennifer found Sofia, and a couple more photos of this sweet little girl. Adoption funds are being collected through various sources, some of which can be made as tax-deductible charitable contributions.
If you're a local friend, there will be a Crab Feed and Silent Auction on March 19th in Rocklin to help raise funds for the adoption costs. We'd love to have you join us. Contact me for tickets. Also, if you have a service or product you would like to donate toward the silent auction, I can help there, too. Email me at email@example.com
Won't you please help them bring her home? Every amount helps.
Thank you and God Bless!