Thursday, July 19, 2012

Snapshots of a life...

These are all raw pictures of Marcia. I haven't edited them to make it look like sunshine is coming through, I haven't blurred out the orphanage background. This is her. This is her reality.
Sometimes I don't even know what to pray for her...a lot of times I have to just trust that God hears my moans for her and understands because, honestly, what can I say? Her chances of adoption are so slim...and even if she is adopted it will take so long...sometimes I wonder if God's plan for her is the same fate as so many other orphans. My heart cries out for Him to give her a family! She can't die alone. That would be so wrong, so unjust. Yet it is the fate of so many...
Marcia deserves someone to tell her she is beautiful.

I question people every can there be so many? Surely more people are able to adopt? I ask my parents. Surely more are able...yet they don't come. Is her diagnosis turning you away? Or is it her age?

When you are in Heaven and God asks you why you didn't help her, are you going to look into His eyes and say "I just couldn't handle Spina Bifida!" When you meet her in Heaven will you tell her "I'm sorry I didn't adopt you--you were just too old. You weren't cute enough. You couldn't walk. That was all!" Is that really what you will say??
Choose now to make a difference before it is too late. Help Marcia before it is too late.
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That picture above isn't dramatized...this is her reality.
She deserves so much more than that!
This child deserves to be held, and loved!
Marcia deserves someone to play with her...
She deserves someone to take dozens of pictures of her--not just referral pictures--pictures taken out of love.
Marcia deserves someone to tell her "You can do it. You are beautiful. You are important."

Will you be that someone for Marcia?


  1. Thank you for posting about Marcia. I love the pictures. She looks so beautiful. As you may know, Marcia was delisted from Reece's Rainbow. I was not able to find out much information about this. Do you know anything about Marcia's situation at this point? Please post or send me an email if you know anything.

  2. Hi. I am also wondering about Marcia's status. Can she still be adopted? Why is she no longer listed on Reece's Rainbow? What happens to the money that was in her fund? This just breaks my heart. No child deserves that. How will she be able to be adopted now? How will anyone know about her? You can email me at if you have any further info. Thank you!

  3. Hello,
    Thank you for your concern and love for Marcia. I heard that she was removed from RR because her adoption was deemed too high risk. The last time I talked to Sarah ( the new family liason @ RR) about this she said they were going to try and keep her money in case she could be listed again soon. That was a few months ago, however, and so I am not sure if that is still the case. If you have further questions you could email Sarah at
    I am so sorry I can not answer more of your questions! Please continue praying for Marcia as she has been transferred to an institution and is not doing well. God bless,

  4. Thank you Claire. This is really heartbreaking. I wish she was still listed so more people would know about her. Keeping her in my prayers.