Young Yana

This little girl is something so special to me.

Out of the millions of orphans in the world it’s this one-year-old from Russia that has captured my heart so deeply. I was sent four pictures of the little doll when I signed on to be her Guardian Angel through Reece’s Rainbow. There’s a new picture of my Yana available, directly through the Russian government’s public adoption service website where all available children are listed both for domestic and international adoption. Click here and tell me you don’t feel limited. Hitting the translate button offered by my web browser I see that the text around Yana say,

“St. Petersburg

Brothers and no sisters

Possible forms of the device:
adoption, guardianship, foster family

She was born in May 2011

Gray eyes

Light brown hair

The character is calm”

That’s my beautiful girl.

I just look at this picture again and again, of Yana’s little body in those soft jammies, her hand up and a near smile in her baby eyes. I imagine how she’d feel to pick up and draw close.

I have four other baby pictures of this sweet little girl.

She’s one among so so many who has been left by her parents for reasons including being born with Down Syndrome.
On Reeses’s Rainbow, the non-for-profit organization where I first saw Yana’s picture (seen in my last blog entry) there is a In Loving Memory selection at the bottom of the drop down subtitles under the “About Us” of RR. There are 33 images of beautiful children spanning Eastern Europe who have died during the short time that they were held up for adoption–taken home to be with Jesus before they found their way into the arms of loving Mom and Dad here on Earth.

Consider being aprayer warrior, or guardian angel on Reece’s Rainbow. Raise money, advocate through bringing awareness of children with special challenges. God has a plan for each of His children–not one should slip unseen into and out of this world, He sees them. Do you?

For the first time ever, I’m trying my hand at fund raising. So far it’s just a shaky beginning–I try to think that every penny counts. And it does, but 35,000 to $40,000 to bring Yana home? That’s a lot of money. So far there is $623.50 Join my auction, if you’d so desire! Write a comment and I’ll let you know how to enter something, and how to view what is up for auction. :-)

Yana is in Russia. Adoption from Russia, one of the most restrictive districts for Eastern Europe. No one has made an obligation to bring her home. Precious time is passing by that Yana should be spending in loving care, with appropriate physical therapy and whatever else she would require to thrive.

What’s my hopefully joyful conclusion to this post?

I’m just praying for this baby that God would direct someone out there to become her parent through the gift of adoption.

“See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven…In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.” Matthew 18

2 Responses to “Young Yana”

  1. Grammamomma says:

    That was beautiful, Sweetie! I do pray that loving parents will adopt dear Yana, and that a lot will be raised on her behalf through the fund raising you and your friends are doing. <3

  2. laura says:

    Thanks, Mom!
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