Monday, October 29, 2012

Help the Morse Family!

In the relatively short time that I have been involved with Reece's Rainbow Advocacy, I have seen several families travel and come home with lovely new children. During this time, I have seen Priscilla Morse auction off more hairbows than I could possibly count. She is persistent, relentless even, about getting her sweet daughter home. I have seen her become fully funded, only to end up having to throw several thousand dollars down the drain for extra medical exams for a lung nodule that had already been deemed benign. After she paid that and got the paperwork in country, someone contacted her saying that a doctor over there would need to examine a cost of $1,000 of course. She did it. On this trip, Priscilla and her husband were named the legal parents of their daughter. Sweet Kenzi has a heart condition that needs immediate medical attention. Priscilla made sure that her little girl was already scheduled to see the best cardiologist in their area. The 30 day wait was waved for them so that she could get the care to save her life. And then, the bottom fell out again. The adoption agency had not bothered to submit the paperwork to the bureau of vital statistics to allow Priscilla and Dave to get her new birth certificate. The agency felt that since no one has ever had the wait waved before, it wasn't worth trying. This not only means that there will be a third trip to pay for, but also that their previous flights had to be cancelled and rescheduled. As if this wasn't enough of a nightmare, a hurricane forced the cancellation of their new flight home. Again, completely nonrefundable. Now they are struggling to get home and for Priscilla to return later in November to finally bring their daughter home.

There is nothing we can do about the poor service from the adoption agency. There is nothing we can do to change the amount of hoops that this family has had and still has to jump through on this journey. But we can help relieve their burden. Priscilla is sick right now. She has picked up a parasite or something in country and is very ill on top of all the worry and stress. Please, above all else, Pray. Pray for her physical strength. Pray for her husband, David, as he tries to be strong for her but also feels helpless in all of this. Pray for the funds to come through for Priscilla to get Kenzi home without further delay. And if you fell led, even the smallest donation would relieve some of their stress and let them know that people care.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Morse family, you can do so through their Reece's Rainbow FSP.

If you would like to make a Chip In contribution that will be available for their immediate use, you can click on the link located on the right hand side of their blog.

 Priscilla is doing another auction when they get home, so if you have any items that you would like to donate to that, please comment here on on the Morse blog.
I know that Priscilla and Dave will be grateful for any help you can give, ESPECIALLY PRAYERS.