Our daughter was born in Russia to a single mother, who placed Maddie up for adoption. Maddie was sent to a “Baby Hospital” where she received very little care and no nurture. At 20 months old, she became our daughter and a US Citizen.
As a result of neglect in infancy, Maddie’s brain did not develop in critical ways. She did not learn how to attach properly to an adult; nor did she develop self-control, self-worth or learn how to trust. Because her brain did not develop these fundamental thinking pathways, Maddie has always struggled to develop relationships and follow rules and has required special therapy. She has been in and out of long-term therapeutic settings outside our home since she turned 13. Today, she is in a residential program that is providing her daily therapy, academic support, nurture, and teaching her basic living skills. Her medications are stable, and she is showing us signs of willingness and maturity. She is making genuine efforts to improve her thinking and choices. We give God all praise and glory for her current turn around! Nevertheless, she still has a long therapeutic road ahead to attain a successful life as an adult.
We are seeking financial support for and investment in Maddie’s brighter future, and we invite you to join Maddie’s journey. By supporting Maddie, you are providing the kind of hope and unconditional love that she did not receive as an infant in Russia and can only come from someone who really, truly cares about her life. Your gift is far more than a donation, but an investment in the life of our daughter, and we can’t express enough words to describe the depth of our gratitude for even your consideration. More important than money, your gift of a prayer and encouragement for her healing, growth, and future are a far greater blessing for her.
Adoptive Families Coalition (AFC) is writing to you on behalf of Maddie Jane’s family. We are assisting them in funding their daugher’s treatment not covered by insurance. There are very few resources for adoptive families who face the challenges of expensive and lengthy care. We need a community of support! Please consider if you can make a one time or monthly donation to offer Maddie Jane a bright future.
100% of your tax-deductible donation goes directly to the treatment provider. Thank you!
AFC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the holistic support of adoptive families. Families who faced similar challenges firsthand and understand the need for support founded the nonprofit.