Saturday, February 12, 2011
Could this be your daughter?
This is Vera. She's six years old. Right now, she is living in an orphanage in Ukraine for babies to four year olds. Most children with disabilities are transferred at the age of four or five to a mental institution. She has been able to stay at the baby house since a family was in the process to adopt her. For some unknown reason, her family is not going to be able to adopt her.
Soon she will be transferred to a mental institution that is just like a holding cell. She will spend the rest of her life there if she is not rescued. Why would they send her there? Well, she has Cerebral Palsy, but doesn't seem to have any cognitive delays. However, in Ukraine children with physical and mental disabilities are locked away with out proper physical rehabilitation and no opportunities to pursue the best life they possibly can.
For more information on life at the mental institution/ special needs orphanage, click here. This is a blog of an adoptive parent who rescued her son from one such orphanage.
If you want to find out more about Vera click her name to visit a page that's been set up for her. Please pray that God will direct her family to find her.