This is the little girl we discovered needed a forever family! She’s currently in an orphanage in Eastern Europe and she’s nearing the age where if not adopted, she would be removed from her baby-house and moved to an institution because orphans with Down Syndrome are sent to mental institutions when they turn four!
We were immediately struck by her description:
Alyona is a gorgeous little girl with brown hair and brown eyes. She is described as quite high functioning, very sweet, and very happy! She does have an ASD (atrial septal defect), but it is not considered serious and may well have closed on it's own already. She is walking and eating independently, follows directions well, and is an orphanage favorite!
Her caregivers tell us she is speaking now, walking and eating on her own, and is truly a doll baby. She is described as a gentle girl, a good imitator, and she loves to read books. She is very loving and intelligent, and they really hope a family will come for her!
Thanks to Reece’s Rainbow and God we have heard her voice and she is on our hearts. She could be the missing Swerd!