Adoption was not on the minds of Jason and Shannon in 2017 when they stepped in to take emergency custody of a toddler. They already had two amazing kids, but when Dee Dee came into their lives they were all changed forever.
No one can understand, unless they've been in similar situations, the emotional, mental and financial changes that happen when you take in a child unexpectedly, BUT they fell in love, as did their children Madison and Bryce, and realized early on they wanted her to be a permanent part of their family.
If you've ever met Dee Dee, you know she is a precious gift from God. She has the sweetest spirit. The Effler's are taking the final step in committing to her a lifetime of unconditional love, celebration of her achievements and a warm, safe place to call home where they tuck her in each night after reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and some extra snuggle time.
Dee Dee was recently diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency due to a deformed pituatary gland. She will need shots for the next 10+ years, plus extra medical care due to issues that could possibly develop later due to this condition. Any additional funds will be put towards her medical expenses as they move her onto their insurance from TennCare after the adoption is final.
They would be honored if you would consider donating to help them fund her adoption and medical expenses.
If you're unable to give financially, please lend your prayers love and support. We love and thank each and every one of you!
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