Is there anything sweeter than a girl and her dolly?!! Good dollies aren't easy to find here. If you do find one, like Elizabeth's dolly, the quality tends to not be too good and the arms and legs quickly go missing. Not to worry, Elizabeth also has a new one on the way from one of her sponsors for her birthday on Monday. Shhh, don't tell her! We finally found one for Hannah (at a different place!) and hope it is a bit better quality. This one has a nice little voice box that speaks when you squeeze it:) A popular feature with the older kids, not! She loves it and quickly took to it. Only problem was,it didn't come with a bottle or pacifier, which we couldn't even buy separately! Guess what the first thing is she asked for? "Where is the milk to feed her? Give me some milk to feed her." She had to settle for a small bowl and spoon to feed her that way until we find one! In the meantime, she is enjoying it anyway. She didn't want to part with her dolly when it was time to leave for work and school this morning. I had to take it from her several times, only to have her go get it again, and tell her she could not come with us! I'm so glad she is enjoying it!
We are the Rippee family! We manage and are house parents in a home for older orphaned girls in China. It's called the Forever Home, and it is a project of New Day Foster Home. Like all foreign workers at NDFH, we receive no salary for our work, so if you would like to support our family's living expenses, please click the button below to donate through PayPal. Donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about the Forever Home and ways you can directly support this work, please visit New Day Foster Home's website.
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Elise was adopted at the age of 3 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elise is home- schooled and really loves music, cooking, arts and crafts, and enjoys being the big, older sister to the Forever Home girls.
Shawna was adopted at the age of 1 year old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Shawna is home-schooled and is good at piano, arts and crafts, and thoroughly enjoys playing with the Forever Home girls.
Elizabeth was adopted at the age of 10 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elizabeth is home-schooled and loves the outdoors, computers, bike riding, and crafts.
THE FOREVER HOME GIRLS
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We provide this information to give our sponsors and supporters a general idea of the challenges our children face. For prospective adoptive parents, the information on the blog is not intended to be a substitute for a complete and up-to-date referral packet from your adoption agency. Please keep in mind that in our blog posts, we always try to focus on a child's strengths, accomplishments and positive developments, not in an attempt to gloss-over their often serious medical conditions, but in an effort to share a glimpse of their precious personalities.