Monday, May 20, 2013

Meet Monet

Updated September 4, 2013:  It is with a heavy heart that I report that Monet is now in the arms of her heavenly Father.  Her struggle here on earth has ended.  

How beautiful is this child?  And how sad does she look?  She's not even 3 yet!!!  3-year-olds should be playing and laughing; not looking like they carry the weight of the world.  I hope she doesn't wait much longer for a family.  She has some health concerns that could be properly treated in the US.

Here is the description of her on her Reece's Rainbow page:

Girl, born July 2010
Beautiful Monet is currently diagnosed with Profound Bilateral Neurosensory Hypoacusis, and has had meningitis and encephalomalacia, contributing to her partial deafness and form of epilepsy.   Full medical and social history available.

I have had some online conversations with a family that was hoping to adopt Monet.  Her epilepsy is well controlled with medicines.  Her deafness is the kind that could be addressed with cochlear implants.  (Of course, a potential family should have her file reviewed by an adoption doctor or their pediatrician.)  
I have heard a lot of Monet's story.  It's heartbreaking.  She has been through so much in her young life.  I think you can see it in her eyes.  This little girl needs a family before she gives up hope!  She needs to get into therapies, learn some sign language, get the medical care she needs, start school.  She needs a chance at life!  
She would be an amazing addition to a family.  If you've followed the blog and thought, I could do that or I want to do that or I'd like to help someone else do that, now is your chance.  
*Monet has $536.50 in her grant currently.  This isn't a great start.  If you'd like to make a tax-deductible donation, you can do so here.  
*If you order something during the month of May from my Scarves and Skirts for Sara page, you can choose for 50% of the sale price to go to Monet's grant.  
*If you are interested in adopting Monet, or another child with special needs, you can find out more at Reece's Rainbow New Family Info page.    The specific requirements to adopt Lene's country are:  (She is also in Latin America.) 
  • Single heterosexual parents may adopt
  • No family size restrictions
  • Both parents must travel to the country and stay until completion of adoption — approx 5-7 weeks (one parent may leave after a week or two)
  • Estimated total cost $21,000-24,500

Don't you want to see what she looks like with a smile on her face?


  1. You're killing me, Natalie. Darn that RH!

  2. Sure hoping the file comes quickly!!!!