The Sofia Fund
A very special baby girl named Sofía has captured the hearts of IEP volunteers and staff. Sofía was born with a double cleft lip, a cleft palate, and congenital eye malformation. She and her parents face challenges that most people cannot imagine.
Upon Sofía’s birth in October of 2017, the staff at the hospital where she was born swept her away and would not allow her mother to see the baby for more than two weeks, fearing that the parents would abandon her because of her appearance. Sofía’s parents have proved them wrong in the most beautiful way. For six months they were told that nothing could be done to help their baby. But love for their child, faith, and persistence led them to continue to search for help.