Sofia was an orphan with Down syndrome in Eastern Europe and now has a forever family. Join us on our adoption journey and thank you for helping us bring her home!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Happy World Down Syndrome Day! 3-21-11
All these beautiful children I am happy to know and love...the babes of the Sacramento Area Sisterhood. This is a preview to a DSIA 2012 Calendar fundraiser and photos were taken by the talented team at Benton Photography. Enjoy!
Hector and Jennifer have been married for over 8 years and have three beautiful biological sons: Diego (age 7), Mateo (age 5) and Joaquin (age 2 with Down syndrome). They thought their family was complete but always longed for a daughter. In December of 2009, Jennifer discovered Sofia at Reece's Rainbow during the Christmas Angel Tree Project. She sponsored her and instantly fell in love. She thought that Sofia would be the perfect addition to her family of boys. After much thought and prayer, Hector agreed to move forward on Jennifer's dream and together the family decided to pursue adopting Sofia. They finally brought her home in June 2010 and the boys have their baby sister now. Joaquin and Sofia are almost exactly one year apart so they will be BEST BUDDIES!
The picture that caught our eye on Reece's Rainbow. Born February 21st, 2009. Adopted on May 6th, 2010. Home on June 15th, 2010. She has blonde hair and beautiful almond shaped hazel eyes and rosebud lips!
Her Big Brothers
Diego, Mateo & Joaquin LOVE their new baby sister!
12-13-09- Grandma Esther passed away. Discovered Sofia at www.reecesrainbow.com and decided to donate to her grant fund in honor of Grandma and the Christmas Angel Tree Project. Couldn't get her off my mind.
1-1-10- Received Sofia's Christmas Angel Tree ornament and put it on our Christmas Tree. Still constantly thinking about her.
1-24-10- Hector and I decided to commit to adopting Sofia. Contacted Andrea at Reece's Rainbow.
1-25-10- Contacted Across the World Adoptions to begin the Home Study.
1-26-10- Sent our application to Reece's Rainbow and sent a check for the FSP Donation, Love Offering and Promise Trust.