At night when I lay my head down after a long day, she is there. The sweet little girl that I left behind. Rosa is wearing a pink, threadbare dress with cute little knobby knees sticking out when she plops down on the floor. Her silky brown hair has a slight curl and her eyes are bright and filled with a tired wisdom. I left her there…. I left Rosa in a section of the orphanage that houses non-verbal children who lay day after day in silence. She was with our son, Israel and they were considered “malformations” and not allowed outside. I asked about the little playground right outside their window and was told the “people do not want to see that”. “That” would be a little girl whose face has a non-repaired cleft palate and a boy who was army crawling because he has Spina bifida. These two children tossed aside at birth because of a physical malformation.
What hurts the most is that I not only left her, but I took the only child that was her friend. I took Israel home and she is left in a silent section…. And now I feel the burden to help pull Rosa out of there.
In Eastern Europe, children who are born with special needs are placed in an orphanage. Their hope is adoption by a foreigner. Rosa’s only hope is hinging on ADOPTION.
I am going to be absolutely shameless and honest right now. Rosa’s only hope is YOU! Do you hear that? I need everyone to go to this link, Rosa’s HOPE, and donate whatever amount you can. This child needs a ransom and rescue. Just like you have brought Israel home, Rosa too can be ransomed and rescued. Want to know what it is really like there? Click and read this link, TO HELL AND BACK.
Here are the specifics: Rosa has a family that is working hard to bring her home. Every penny you donate will go to Rosa (aka Ryleigh). If for some reason the Parrishes cannot bring her home, the money stays with Rosa. The money you donate is only for Rosa and her adoption.
I’ve spoken with the orphanage and reconstruction of her face will never happen in Eastern Europe. The workers are desperate for her to come to America for surgery and for a family.
I was contacted by a friend recently that has agreed to a $500.00 matching donation to her fund, so whatever you donate, consider it doubled!
I’ll leave you with the last time we saw Rosa. She was being led back down to her room as we left with our son, Israel. Let’s bring her home to her daddy and mommy.