This post comes from someone with a similar heart for these beautiful children. Her name is Jaki and she's fallen in love with Elden and wants desperately to find him a family.....check out her blog :) and take another look at sweet Elden, who is still waiting for his family to come for him.
21-3-11 World Down Syndrome Day
Today, March 21, is World Down Syndrome Day!
3/21 represents the 3 copies of chromosome 21 that makes those individuals with the extra chromosome unique in their own special way.
While our country has a long way to go to complete acceptance of these individuals, who are only a blessing to those lucky enough to know them, other countries still consider them unworthy of a normal life. Parents are socially forced to place their children in an orphanage in hopes that someone from another country will adopt them and give them the life they deserve and help them to reach their full potential. If their forever family does not find them by the age of 5 the child is placed in an institution and is unadoptable. They will spend the rest of their life in miserable conditions.....and most will not live a full life.
Reece's Rainbow is an International Down Syndrome Orphan Ministry that helps those forever families out there find their child and bring them home!!! They do this....."Because every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down Syndrome."
Meet Elden (pictured below)!
Elden ~ Boy ~ Birthday February 2007 ~ Brown Eyes ~ Dark Hair
Thanks Jaki for a beautiful post on Elden....I'd love to help you find him a family :)