Upon arrival at GLA, Docilia was one of a handful of children who could still muster a smile despite her fear and uncertainty during a situation she was powerless to control. Her little spirit seemed to still be relatively intact. We have no way of knowing how much of her life she spent at the other orphanage in Kenscoff, but she seemed to be ready to trust these strange new adults in this completely different environment. She reached for us and was comforted in our arms. She adjusted to her nannies and new playmates in no time flat.

IBESR gave us her estimated age at 3 years when she arrived. Her first recorded weight and height was 16 lbs and 30 inches. In a years time Docilia has gained 12 lbs and put on 5 inches. Docilia enjoys interacting as well as stepping back and observing around other children and adults. She  often makes a bee line to greet new visitors but is very  content to simply say hello and is not demanding of their attention. Since the first d ay she arrived, Docilia has been sweet and content. Her little personality has blossomed even more in a safe environment where she is confident her needs for nourishment, love, affection and attention will be met. She’s quite the little lamb!

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1. TONI SELLES wrote:
Hello Holli,
My husband and I have been seriously considering adoption for the past two years and we are at the stage where we want to move forward. Ever since I saw this photo, this child has been heavy on my heart. I pray that this beautiful child finds a loving family of her own.
I am hoping that that family may be ours:) Are you able to send me a message to my email letting me know if she is adoptable or not?
Thanks so much and God Bless you and your work:)
I hope that I am able to put together a mission trip with our church at some point in the near future!
Toni Selles

Tue, December 10, 2013 @ 7:51 PM

2. Pam wrote:
As one who was with Docilia in Haiti I want you to know that I love her with all of my heart. She is a true doll. The first week I was there she clung to me as I rocked her. But, by the end of my time she was laughing and playing with the other children and seemed to have come out of her shell. She had gone through much at her old orphanage but came through with flying colors. She is a beacon of light to me and to many others. Toni Selles I can see why you love her so much. She is amazing!

Sat, November 15, 2014 @ 5:42 PM

3. Docilia wrote:
So I decided to Google my name in search of confirmation of the meanings I have been told before and during that search I came across this. Reading her story made me happy. Not simply because we have the same name, but because she sounds A LOT like me. I just want to wish her the absolute best.

Sat, April 18, 2015 @ 11:01 PM

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