Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Who Are Mallory and Peach?

Mallory and Peach are two little girls with much in common. They were both born with an extra chromosome, resulting in Down syndrome, and they were both abandoned at birth because of it. They now live together on borrowed time in an Eastern European orphanage.

m2Mallory is three years old. She has huge blue eyes and a charming grin. When an orphan child with Down syndrome in Eastern Europe turns four, she is transferred to a mental institution where she is left to live out the rest of her life. But that will not be Mallory’s story. Beautiful, gifted Mallory will be coming home to us to take her place as a valued daughter and sister.

p1Peach is just about 7 months old. She has a very serious heart defect that requires surgery ASAP. Her doctors do not believe that she will live through the surgery unless it is performed by an experienced pediatric cardiac surgeon like those available in the USA. This little darling is beating the odds everyday and we pray that we get her home in time to save her life.

Right now, Mallory and Peach are orphans, far from our love, but still they are children of God and He has not forgotten them. Soon these little girls will have a mommy and daddy, sisters and brothers, grandmas and grandpas, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a whole circle of friends. They will have good nutrition, quality family time, affection galore, and access to excellent health care. They will blossom into the sweet blessings God designed them to be and we will have the joy of being a part of their lives.

29 comments:

DownTownDan said...

Huge congratulations to you! This is fantastic and amazing news. Can't wait to hear about your journey.

Cathy said...

Praise God that you have heeded His call!!! I look forward to following your journey to Mallory and Peach. May God hold them safe in His arms while they wait for you...and afterwards too! :)

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

Congratulations and best of luck on this journey! You are amazing!

Adrienne said...

Beautiful little girls! Excited to read about your journey!

Lisa said...

I have chills...this is SO exciting! I have loved Mallory since I first saw her sweet little face. And Peach must have been recently listed...I just saw her on RR for the first time yesterday! I cannot believe you get to be their mommy :) Yippee and congrats!! Let me know how I can help!!

Aimee said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Congrats to your expanding family! Can't wait to watch them come home!

Laurie said...

WOW!!! I am an obsessive RR lurker and saw that both girls had been committed to!! SOOOO wonderful to see that it is YOU! : )

Huge congrats Sandra!!

xoxo

The Spicer Family said...

Congratulations!! I was hoping they were being adopted together so what a blessing to know!!! They are both absolutely stunning and I just know they will be as big a blessing to you as your family is to them!

Chromosomally Enhanced said...

YEAH! YeAH! yEaH!! I am so excited and cannot wait to watch and support you all...loving Mallory and Peaches...smiles

Our life...special with needs! said...

Your family is amazing. Congratulations!! I can't wait to follow your story!

RK said...

YAY!!!!! I've been wishing for little Mallory for quite some time, but we don't have the option of bringing her home, so I'm THRILLED you are! :o) Drop me an email... I'd like to do a little somethin' for ya! braskasmom at gmail dotcom

sheree said...

this is INCREDIBLE! Congratulations to you and your family!

Lori said...

I am in tears just thinking about how blessed these two little girls are to be getting a family like yours. Congratulations to you all!Many prayers that all goes smoothly!!

Cole said...

Oh I can't wait to learn more about these little blessings! What an amazing journey for them and all of you! They are absolutely precious! We will pray that little Peach's heart stays safe till she can be held and healed here.

Jasmine said...

God bless you. It's amazing. They are so blessed to have you.

The Sanchez Family said...

I'm just so happy for you and for them...two for one specials are the BEST!!!!

Lu, Poppies Blooming said...

Oh yay! I just posted Peach on the RR blog! If you haven't been to the button blog yet there is a request form on there for the grab buttons. Even if someone else makes your grab button for you be sure to let me know so we can get the RR stamp on your button that all buttons should have now. :) But mostly CONGRATULATIONS! :) Absolutely THRILLED for you!

(www.rrbuttons.blogspot.com)

Molly said...

YAY! I adore Mallory and Peach is too cute!!

I'm in the suburbs outside the city. Excited to have more people from NY!

Andy and Ellen Stumbo said...

Mallory is from the same orphanage as Nina. I did not get to meet Mallory as I was there during the winter and was not allowed to go to the other baby houses. But any orphanage related questions you have, shoot them my way!

momsheffield said...

Yay!!! I have been perusing the RR site for months now, and have said many a prayer for little cutiepie Mallory... so thankful she is going home. God Bless You All.

ErinL said...

We quite seriously considered adopting Mallory with Oksana but after much prayer felt that she was not our child. You can not imagine our relief when we saw that she has a family! My 10 year old son absolutely loves her and was so thrilled. I look forward to following your journey!

Sandie Flannery said...

COngratulations!!! Hopefully I will meet your children in vorzel this June! I'll be sure to get as much informatin on them that I can! and pictures too!
Sandie FLannery
Early Intervention Specialist
sanflan@ptd.net

S said...

Beautiful! Just Beautiful!

Jen said...

I don't know who's luckier, the girls or your family. Congratulations!

Bronwyn said...

I was a 21*3*10 warrior for Mallory. Both girls are so precious though. Congratulations to your family.

Katie said...

I have been praying for Peach since her picture was posted on RR... I am so glad to see she is being adopted and given a chance at life! I will continue praying for her and for your family!

MaggieMae said...

Prayers for a quick and seamless adoption for your girls and successful life-saving surgery for your new baby.

Valerie said...

They're just gorgeous! Congrats!!

Leah said...

WHOO HOOO! I knew you were coming to this! (how am I just now finding out about this???) Congratulations to you. I can hardly wait for you to get your girls home!

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