"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

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Friday, September 4, 2009

justice for little Lavender Banks

Little Lavender 2 weeks after arriving home.

Dear Friends,

I, along with a group of other adoptive moms, have become worried that without a grieving family to push the District Attorney's office, Lavender's case might very well be swept under the rug. We very much want the DA to know that Lavender has a huge adoptive family who grieves for her and just as we fought for her to come home, we will fight to have her voice heard.

In this effort, we have come up with a plan to write the DA's office to expressour strong desire for justice to be served in this case.

Please join us in writing the DA either via the online form by clicking HERE. * You do NOT have to have adopted or even be a Mom or Dad to write. You only have to know in your heart that this little girl was WRONGED and justice needs to be served.

Please have the subject read: "Justice for Lavender Banks".

We have written the following statement to express our wishes to the DA:


Dear District Attorney Jan Scully,

This letter is to urge your office to seek justice for Lavender Banks, who diedon May 2, 2008. Her mother, Sabrina Banks, stands accused of her murder. We, as an adoption community, banded together to support Sabrina Banks when she wanted to adopt Lavender from China. This same community grieves for the loss of Lavender and demands that those responsible for her death be brought to justice. Sabrina Banks has had her time to talk. Now, finally, it is little Lavender's turn.


Please feel free to use this statement and/or add your personal thoughts. We just want to make sure that the DA knows that there are many people who would like to see justice done in this case.

Help spread the word! You are more than welcome to link to this page, post it on your blog, online forums, FaceBook, or any group that you may belong to. We need to show the DA's office how very important this issue is to the adoption community and how much sweet Lavender's life mattered.

Thank you for being a voice for this angel!


day by day said...

Oh, sweet, precious Lavender....

Clint and Jennifer said...

Thank you for encouraging folks to stand up for justice for this sweet little angel. I have posted on my facebook page about her and will also post a link to your blog so we can get as many people as possible to speak up for her. God bless you!

Karin said...

What a bittersweet video...what a precious child.

Jill said...

Ohilda! I am linking up to your blog right now.
AND, writing to the DA too...when a child is WRONGED in this way...I PRAY that it will PUSH people to MOVE and ACT!!


Keisha said...

Poor little Lavendar. She was such a Precious child!
SO.. hard .. to understand...why?

Angel said...

count me in going to the DA and filling out the form, linking o your blog...This makes me purely angry

Michelle said...


Can you provide more details for those of us who don't know? Or provide links where we can get the information about Lavender and her case? I used to follow Sabrina's blog and always wondered why she stopped blogging and how Lavender was doing. I had no idea this had happened. I'm so shocked and heartbroken to hear she has died- especially like this. I can't believe this.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

I just came over from Jill's site. Thanks for providing the easy link to the DA's office. I've emailed them and only wish there was more that I could do on behalf of Lavender...

RamblingMother said...

I am with you!

Anonymous said...

I love the way that she said X. She looked so sweet, and it is really weird, but before I knew that she died, I had come across this video. It made me cry when I watched it after knowing that she was no longer here, and how terrible it must have been to have been killed by her own mother.

Melissa said...

I am in a state of shock right now. I followed Lavendar's story back when Sabrina was trying so hard to bring her home and when they disappeared from blogs, groups, etc., I wondered over and over what had happened. Prayed that all was well. I just can not believes she is gone and that it was her mom. I am so saddened by all of this :(

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