MARI ROSE for the Collins family — AZ

“Mari Rose” was born with Down syndrome and Congenital Heart Defect, because of this her family abandoned her at birth and now she lives in an orphanage. Luckily a non-profit in the United States found out about “Mari Rose” and her life threatening need to have immediate open heart surgery, they quickly raised the money and found a surgeon from the United States to go and successfully perform the surgery.

She had to spend weeks recovering from surgery without a family to love and care for her. She is a fighter and is doing great. The Collins are doing everything they can to bring her home to their loving family.

You and/or your company can make a tax deductible donation to help bring “Mari Rose” home to the Collins family. These donations will go directly to helping with adoptions costs in Eastern Europe. It is estimated that just the international costs for courts, paperwork, and in country fees will be $15,000.

Lee and Diana Collins met while on a high school graduation trip in 1994, and they knew right away that fate had brought them together! Over the next 23 years as a couple, 18 years of marriage, Lee and Diana created their fairy tale life.

They were blessed with three amazing biological children – two sons, ages 15 and 16, and one 8 year old daughter. Lee and Diana absolutely LOVE being parents, so naturally the thought of adding to their family has always been a topic of conversation.
They have an abundance of experience with children of all abilities through their work, and they have so much love to give.

While most people look forward to their children growing older and eventually moving out, Diana and Lee have always been quite the opposite. They have never felt the need for “easier days”, in fact, their best memories are filled with the laughter, chaos, and love, that only a house full of children can provide!

It was meant to be to find that beautiful little angel and she will be an extremely loved baby sister. They want to hold her in their arms and make sure she finally knows that from here on out, everything is going to be ok…she is home with her family forever ❤

Thank you for reading about “Mari Rose” and consideration of making a tax deductible donation to help reach the goal of $15,000. If your company has an employee matching program, please see if Reece’s Rainbow is on their list of non-profit organizations.

8/7/2017 — APPT on AUG 15

$15,353.68 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

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Mari Rose has received a $1653 Waiting Child Grant.