Madison Adoption Associates have been great allies with us over the last month in advocating for Lexi. She has an extremely short time left on their list, and they are working hard to find her a family before that time is up. They've put together this beautiful video in hopes of making that a reality. Please take a moment to share it and pray for Lexi's family...I know they're out there, we just have to help them find her.
How can you help?
SHARE. Lex's family is out there, they just haven't found her yet! Share her photo, her page on our website, her story, the video above, this post - ANYTHING! Her country has few limitations on what can be shared, so let's advocate for her like her life depends on it! (And it truly does...)
DONATE. Help us get her the supplies she needs while she waits for her family. Donate to EB Promise online, or email me for more information on ways to ensure your donation goes directly to Lexi.
PRAY. We know God has a plan for Lexi and is doing big things in her life. Pray that she will grow to know this and to know not only the unconditional love of a family, but the unconditional love of her Savior.
CONTACT Madison Adoption Associates if you or someone you know is interested in learning more about adopting Lexi, but do it quickly! Emailing to learn more does not obligate you to go through with her adoption or commit you in any way - there is no risk, only hope. You can also contact me directly and I will put you in touch with the proper people.
Want to learn more? We have LOTS of information about this sweet girl and would love to share it with you!
Here is the latest update from July 2016:
Age: 5 years old
DOB: August 24, 2011
Funding available: $2,000
Available videos: July 2016 video (case-sensitive password: Adoptmaa),video
Interests: Playing games, reading picture books, playing outside
Personality/character traits: Lexi is introverted and quiet and prefers to observe her peers playing, but smiles and laughs along with them. She is very well behaved for people she is familiar with, but can be stubborn with strangers.
Cognitive development: Lexi's cognitive development is right on par with her peers. She is able to express thoughts, feelings and needs and can communicate clearly with adults. She is not in school due to her fragile condition. She can follow multi-step directions.
Physical development: She has good fine motor skills and can use a utensil to feed herself. She can draw, cut paper, and scribble. She can wash her hands independently and put on her own shoes and pants. She is very careful due to her EB and does not run, but she can walk, kick balls and pick up balls to play with her friends. She climbs up and down stairs independently. She has not yet started potty training due to EB.
Emotional development/attachment: Emotional development is reported as normal. She obeys rules, knows to share, can express happiness and anger. She has her own ideas. She is close and attached to her primary caregivers, and engages with them and asks them questions.
Social development: Lexi prefers to play alone and is introverted, but she gets along well with other children. She loves going outside with kids her age and playing with (and pretending to care for) children younger than her. She needs more time than most children to warm up to new people, as she has very little physical contact with everyone except her nanny. She needs more time to establish a sense of security and needs more love.
Language development: Her language is mostly normal. She speaks in sentences and can express her needs very well. Her speech is sometimes a bit unclear, but it does not affect her ability to get her needs met.
Effects of EB: Her toes are starting to fuse and her fingers cannot stretch straight. She has open wounds all over her body. She most likely has RDEB, but local doctors have been unable to confirm this. Caregivers report to do daily dressing changes. She takes one calcium tablet per day.