Holly is one of those girls who often has a smile for you when you walk into the room. She always greets you each morning with a "Good morning, Mom!" or "Hi, Mom" after she returns from school. Holly is generally a pretty happy girl and when she's not, well, it isn't long at all before she is again!
She loves being the big sister and helping out the little ones. She also loves doing things for you when you ask and has enjoyed learning bigger girl chores.
We got her an MP3 for Christmas knowing how much enjoyment she'd get from that. Holly loves music and listens to it every day.
She also loves the outdoors, books, coloring, play-dough and especially loves building things with blocks!
Holly often expresses to us her desire to be adopted and go to America like so many of her foster sisters and other children whom she's known from New Day that has also gone on before her. All we can tell her is we also hope that some day she gets an adoptive family of her very own too, but all we can do is wait. We soooo look forward to the day that we are able to share that news with Holly! In the meantime, we love caring for this very special girl and have given her a home with us for as long as it takes to see that dream of hers come true.
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.