So often I come to you all with urgent situations–children who desperately need to be rescued either because they are “aging out” (becoming too old to be adopted) or because of the horrendous conditions that they are living in. Each story breaks our hearts and you are all so faithful to help us spread the word via your social networks–using the Internet for God’s glory! I am so thankful for that!
I know and completely understand that adopting older children or those who come to us extremely malnourished and very ill is not for everyone. God calls us all individually! His plans and purposes for all of our lives are different. It’s such a beautiful thing when we know the call and are obedient to answer it–no matter what that looks like. Obedience looks different to every family and every Jesus lover.
Today I am coming to you with a slightly different kind of request and I am praying that you will help me share her story.
Lucy is a precious little six year old who is living in Asia. But unlike many of the children I advocate for, Lucy is doing so well. She was abandoned the day that she was born and, by the grace of an amazing Father in heaven, Lucy ended up at New Day Foster Home–an incredible foster home for little treasures who need a safe place, surgery (which cannot be afforded by state-run institutions), and loving arms to help them become the best that they can be.
Lucy was diagnosed with neurological issues at birth. Under the love and care of the amazing staff at New Day, she has blossomed and is just as darling as can possibly be.
According to the staff, “Lucy is very affectionate and loves to have attention and hugs.”
“She has made great progress over the last few months as a result of time with her teacher and one-on-one work with volunteers, learning to concentrate for longer and play with toys by herself.”
“She makes efforts with self-care, such as trying to dress herself, but does need some help. She is potty-trained.”
“Lucy is very aware of her peers getting adopted, and frequently asks when her mama and baba will be coming.”
So precious! I honestly cannot understand why this little girl is still waiting for a family. Most of the children from New Day Foster Home who are made available for adoption are blessed to find families quickly. Sadly, Lucy has waited for such a long time to be chosen.
For any family who would be willing to adopt a little girl who comes from so much love and affection and will adjust so easily to being in a family, Lucy would be a gift from heaven. Are there uncertainties with her special need? Of course! But most children with her condition do amazingly well. All she needs is a family who is willing to give her a chance and trust God with her future (just as we do for every child!).
Would you please help us share Lucy’s need for a family? I cannot stand the thought of her file being returned to her country because she ran out of time to find a family.
Below are Lucy and her dear friend, Cora Jo (who is being adopted by a very sweet friend of mine). How amazing would it be if these two could keep in touch?!
Lots of pictures and video of Lucy can be found on the New Day Foster Home blog HERE.
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Thanks, friends. I cannot wait to see this little girl in the arms of the family who she is longing for.