We are adopting two adorable girls who have a little something extra, Down Syndrome!
We are excited to add them to our family.
We will use this blog to update family and friends on our adoption progress and fundraising efforts.
Just joining us? Click on the 2011 posts in the archive to find out why we are adopting the girls.

What is life like without a family?

Ever wonder what children do all day who do not have a family to love them?  Ever wonder what children do who do not have enough stimulation or attention?

They self-stimulate.  A bunch of our kiddos have come home with self-stimulating behaviors.  They rock, they bang their heads, they chew (not suck) on their hands, they pull out their hair, they pick that their skin. Why?  Because if a baby's nervous system is not stimulated enough, they will die.  Literally, roll over and just die.  The smart ones figure out how to keep their nervous system alive by forcefully stimulating it, over and over again. 

Here is a video of sweet little ones in an orphanage in Russia.  Notice the self-stimulating behavior, they are crying out to be touched, loved, talked to, played with!


1 comment:

  1. I am sooooo happy to finally kind f meet you. I have been a prayer warrior for little Mara and so glad she is going to be your baby.