Baby Sofia spent 16 months in a Ukrainian orphanage.
She never went outside, never had a real bath and was never loved and played with the way a baby should be.
But wow, look at her now!
Jennifer and Hector Sanchez from Sacramento had only intended to sponsor a child in the Ukrainian orphanage. But they couldn’t stop thinking about the little girl with Down syndrome.
“She needs someone to rescue her, why couldn’t it be me?” Jennifer told USA TODAY.
Sofia looks like she’s thriving in the home she shares with her three big brothers, one of whom also has Down syndrome.