Jeanine & Lucia Success Stories

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Just wanted to let you know that last Friday, Kiarra flew to South Dakota with Chelle to join her new family. For Lucia and I it was heart breaking, but at the same time, it was comforting to know that she will have a new life with a family who will love her, care for her and nurture her on her journey into adulthood. For this, we are very grateful. Chelle arrived on Wednesday and we spent the day together on Thursday. Thursday night was tough with Kiarra asking us to sing her favorite songs, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” from Vavao (Lucia) and “Somewhere over the Rainbow” from Nana (me). She was so excited about moving and actually started writing her new last name and referring to Chelle and Nate as Mom and Dad. With backpack on and Lil, her little stuffed dog in her arms, she boarded the plane. We held it together, barely, but there were lots of tears once she was out of sight. We have emailed back and forth and she is having lots of fun, doing new things, playing with her new siblings and cousins and letting us know she “really misses us.” We do wish to thank you so much for your help in finding Kiarra’s new family and supporting us through something that we never thought we would get through. There are moments that the sadness is overwhelming, the house almost too quiet, but then we find solace in knowing that Kiarra is exactly where she should be and we will always be an important part of her life. We have been blessed to now have an extended family, and we will actually get to be grandmothers!! Again, thank you for everything. Sincerely, Jeanine & Lucia

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