Monday, August 8, 2011

"Older" kids need to be adopted too

Someone requested a post on an older girl with HIV, and this sweet girl showed up on the Reece's Rainbow boards recently because she may be transferred soon.

Alicia is 6 or 7 years old. (Where else but adoption does that make her "old"?)

Alicia loves attention. She wants lots of hugs and kisses. Somewhere I bet there is a mommy who can give her those! She has fetal alcohol syndrome and is HIV+. She is in the same country as the little girl I hope will be my daughter. You could bring her home next year and start learning about her needs, her personality, and how to love her. She needs someone. She is loved at her orphanage--which is a privilege not every orphan has--but she needs a family. And love may be in short supply where she is sent next.

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