I have a precious new friend Susanna. She is quiet, calm, a wife and mother of ten children. Her faith is strong. Last year while pregnant with her 10th child they found out that she was a special girl with an extra chromosome.
Susanna has become an amazing researcher for help for Verity (whose name means Truth!). Some where along the way they came across a website with children who are needing adoption from Eastern European countries, many with special needs. While looking at photos of children, Susanna said she came to one that made her feel "as if I had just found one of my own children's photos" on this website. Veronika is a nine year old, Down's Syndrome child, who has spent her whole life in a bed. She is smaller than Verity is a one year old.
Susanna and her husband Joe are adopting this daughter and believe that God gave them Verity so that they would find Veronika. Susanna is now in Bulgaria for a "visit" before they can have their case go before a judge. She got to meet her this morning and hold her - Veronika (whose name is being changed to Katerina and she will be called Katie) is basically starving to death there.
Their are 250 children at this orphanage and 20 workers - the majority of whom leave at 3:00 pm. The children like Veronika are feed bottles twice a day and have diaper changes once a day.
Please pray -
Susanna is supposed to come home at the end of the week and then the adoption will take place in Bulgaria, without them there, sometime in the next three months! Then they can go get her.
There is serious concern that Veronika may not make it until then.
Please go to Susanna's blog if you wish to read more and in her own words...WARNING - the pictures will break your heart.
Lots of prayer going up here...we thank you for praying, too!