About Me

I have adopted 4 children from a specific orphanage in Eastern Europe and I want to see more children redeemed from that orphanage and brought into families. I want to make sure that the children who are still left behind in that place are never forgotten.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Long Time and Lots Going On

I haven't blogged in a very long time.  SORRY!  It has been a wild ride around here. There has been so much going on that it is hard to decide where to start.  I guess I'll start with an update on our adoption stuff!

First there is our little "C".  His stuff has FINALLY gone to ICPC (Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children).  Well, it is supposed to have already gone.  I don't guess there is any real way to know for sure until our agency gets the notification to send our stuff in for this side of it.  I have some updated pictures.  The foster mother was doing well at emailing and letting me know about stuff.  She asked for pictures to be sent for him.  Then NOTHING!  She accepted a new placement of a little one that is in the hospital.  I know she is spending a lot of time there.  I worry about my little "C" though.  I wonder if he is getting the email cards and pictures I sent.  I am going to send some stuff by mail since I'm not getting anywhere by computer.  I know she picks up the cards (I get notifications), but I never hear a word back.  It is driving me bonkers!  I want him to have a smooth transition.  God is in control I remind myself.

The other major news is that we are adopting 4 children from Eastern Europe.  There names are Paula (age 4), Anjelina (age 5), Nicholas (age 8), and Ahnja (age 8).  I really don't even know for sure if that is their real names.  Sometimes children listed internationally are given different names for the listings.  I do know that they all have Down Syndrome.  I started a new blog to just detail their adoption so here is the link  http://godsrainbowsinourlives.blogspot.com/  .  We have never done an international adoption.  We are scared and excited.  We feel a lot of urgency to get everything done has quickly as possible because we don't know a lot about their situations.  We know that Paula's situation is probably the most urgent.  She is doesn't walk, talk, or do much of anything it seems. 

If anyone else is interested in adoption of children with Down Syndrome or other special needs, then I highly advice that you go and take a look at Reece's Rainbow.  I will try to get some of their stuff on my page soon to make it easier.  There are lots of links on my other blog already.  Don't hesitate.  Children are waiting and they don't have the time that we do here. 

I'll try to do better about posting and do some other posts to get everyone up to speed soon!


  1. After reading your blog I visited Reece's Rainbow. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for children with Down's Syndrome. I felt like the Lord may be calling me to adopt one of these children but I am not sure yet.

    I have many fears about adopting a chid with DS. My biggest fear is adopting a child that is agressive. I have small children of my own and would not want to subject them to that. I also realize this is a life long commitment. I honestly never thought it was possible due to our income, but if I read the requirements correctly it may be a possibility for us. Now I pray for God to reveal his plans for me. Do you have any words of wisdom to offer?

  2. I believe that children with DS are just like any other children. You can use behavioral management if there are behavior issues. Julianne isn't at all aggressive, but she is very STUBBORN. I tell people all the time that she's so stubborn that she should have been biological. haha

    If you are worried about a child much older than yours you could also adopt a young child. Age isn't a big deal for us so we are adopting some older than most would consider. There are many who are younger and waiting. These children need homes too, bc it won't be long until they are the "older children" without a family.

    I also have a 'different' view than most about how to know. lol The Bible says we are to care for the "orphans and the widows". He also says that what we do unto the least of these we do unto Him. I think that means that God wants all of His people to do their part in this. I don't think that everyone is able to adopt, but if you 'think' that it is even a 'maybe' then it is probably a 'yes'. :)

    Reece's Rainbow is awesome to help you find the way as well!