Tonight I am inspired and moved and joyful. Some of my incredible blogging friends have been working hard in the past few days and it is paying off.
The Dirkes family is flying to Eastern Europe on Monday for a court date to get their little girl Charlotte. She is a beautiful little girl who has spent her life in an orphanage simply because she has an extra 21st chromosome. This adoption is critical, not only because it will take Charlotte from an orphanage and put her in the arms of a family that loves her, but it is critical because it will save her life. Without being adopted, Charlotte would soon be transferred to an adult mental institution, where her chance of survival is heartbreakingly small and the quality of life is abysmal.
Cora's friend Ellie knows Charlotte's family and hope to have Charlotte home by Ellie's first birthday in March. And this is a goal that I am thrilled to see happening. In just the past couple of days, almost $7000.00 has been raised toward the cost of the Dirkes second family trip next week.
Now, any donations will go toward the cost of the third trip in March,when they will bring Miss Charlotte home!
Please take a few minutes and visit Charlotte's mommy's blog. And if you're still not sure what kind of difference even your own small donation can make, visit Patti's blog to hear how much this kind of donation can really mean (but make sure to take a tissue with you).
To see who else is helping Charlotte come home, visit Charlotte's friend Ellie and her mommy, Megan and see what she wants for her very first birthday, or visit Samantha and her mommy, Becca, Ellie Bellie Bear and her mommy, Anna, or Moxie and her mama, Meriah.
Yes, little Charlotte has a wonderful team of people on her side.
Please help, even if it's just a little... help bring Charlotte home.