In other countries Down Syndrome isn't completely understood. For this reason, hundreds of children are sitting in orphanages waiting for families to adopt them. There is an organization called Reece's Rainbow that is helping people adopt and bring these kiddos home.
Here is their purpose:
The mission of Reece's Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.
When these children do not get adopted, around age 5 they are sent into adult mental institutions where a majority of them die. It breaks my heart.
I ask you for the upcoming holiday season to donate to this amazing fund & be an angel for one of these children. Here is a link to the 2011 Angel Tree that begins 11-1-11.
$35 to you may not mean much, but to one of these angels it means their life!