It’s been a while since we’ve seen you Beatrice. But, I will never forget the moment we did. We walked in, and there you were….laying happily in your crib. You looked right at us, and I could tell you were wondering what we were doing there. You followed us as we walked around the room, and you smiled when it was your turn. Your caregivers doted on you, and were sure to tell us about your ready smile.
When I scooped you up, you weren’t too sure. But, after a little bit, you relaxed and even giggled when I made silly faces at you.
They told us (and continue to) that there are many unknowns when it comes to your future Beatrice. Unknowns about walking. Unknowns about motor skills. Unknowns about many things. However, I choose to focus on what is KNOWN. The ready smile. The giggles. The gentle spirit. Those things are what should be focused on. Not the unknowns. As, aren’t all of our futures unknown?
Beatrice turned 1 in June and is available for adoption through Madison Adoption Associates. She is diagnosed as having post-operative meningomyelocele. There is a $1,000 grant available to the family who adopts her. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or complete the Prospective Adoptive Parent form for consideration as her forever family.