Girl, Born July 2003
Miss Masha is a very special and blessed 8 year old girl. Not only does she have Down syndrome and a personality that lights up a room, she won over the hearts of the ABC News journalists who visited with her in May 2011 when filiming their story about Reece’s Rainbow and the needs of orphans with Down syndrome in Eastern Europe. They followed one of our adoptive families on their journey to Mia, but met Masha and so many others hidden away in mental institutions. Masha stood out, made herself known, and said ” I AM HERE MAMA, DO YOU SEE ME?“.
Now her 15 second miracle chance on ABC World News will be what saves her life! You can watch the story with Diane Sawyer from Dec 26, 2011 at
Reece’s Rainbow has been given special permission by her orphanage director to seek an adoptive family for her. She is HEALTHY, with no medical complications. She is very intelligent, independent in most activities, active, friendly, social, affectionate, and helpful. We have MANY photos of her and look forward to sharing those with you.
Because Masha is in an institution, interested families should be home study approved prior to commitment. Previous adoptive and/or Down syndrome experience preferred. Large families and older parents welcome, married couples only, travel required. Any questions can be directed to Andrea.
We are so grateful to Abbie Boudreau and Sarah Netter for their 10 month commitment to this story, and even more so now for their new-found life-long commitment to serving orphans with special needs abroad. What a voice they have given to Masha and so many others through their efforts!
$6003.45 is available towards the cost of my adoption!