A lot of people are scared of adopting a kids with Aperts, but as a mom of two kids with cranio issues, I can tell you, it really isn't a huge deal. Francesca will only need one more surgery for her fingers and toes and then she won't need anything else done for 6 more years! Kids with Aperts are almost always cognitively normal. Little Kacey seems to be a little ray of sunshine! All Kelly wants for her birthday is to be able to find Kacey a home. I sure hope her family is out there reading this tonight.
Here is what Kelly has to say:
She begins her daily walk toward me, uneven and slightly halting, as soon as she sees the groupa room door open.
Before long, her arms are wrapped around my leg and she is looking up at me.
She doesn’t make a sound. She doesn’t have to. Her piercing blue eyes speak volumes.
When is someone coming for me? Can someone love me, just as I am?
And then I wake, brokenhearted all over again.
(This is Kelly's daughter, who is friends with Kacey)
At some point at the end of that first trip, Kacey stopped asking me if I was her mama. Maybe it was hearing me respond “nyet” each time she asked. Maybe one of her caregivers explained. Maybe she just knew. She simply resigned herself to being left behind—again.
On the second and third trips, Kacey would simply hug my leg and stare up at me. I will never know what Kacey was asking for in those silent moments—but I will never forget how her body relaxed and melted into me when I would reach down and stroke her fine blonde hair.
She deserves love all the time, not just when families are passing through her groupa room.
She deserves comfort from a family while she recovers from surgeries for her Apert Syndrome.
She deserves acceptance and opportunity and a family to help her blossom.
Think about it.
Is she your daughter?
If you think she might be, please contact Reece’s Rainbow.
If adopting is not something you can do right now, please share this blog post and her picture.
Please help me show Kacey that she isn’t forgotten—and that there is someone, somewhere dreaming of making her their daughter.
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