Friday, November 25, 2011

Marin Loves Cake...

What a nice surprise to finally check emails this evening and to see one from Angela with Ladybugs N Love with photos of Marin. Last week our girl celebrated her 2nd birthday so we sent a cake to her. Cake seems to be a very, very big hit with our little lady. In all but one photo she's digging into her cake. She'll fit right in here! Happy birthday baby doll.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

And here they are...

Tristan James Xuan - Enmei Ningo CWI in Zhejiang Province.

Tristan was born in July 2009. He is a congenital amputee (right arm just below the elbow). He likes to eat and isn't picky and his favorite toys are ones that make noise.

Marin Elizabeth HeYi - Zhongshan CWI in Guangdong Province.

Marin was born in November 2009. She has Fibular Hemimelia (right leg). She is a happy little girl who is full of smiles and loves to run around. She is currently with a foster family.

We have PA #2

We received word today that our PA was approved on 11/1, a mere 7 days from submission of our LOI. We can breath a sigh of relieve that we now have both PA's and now wait (not so patiently) for our I800a approval so we can get DTC.

Friday, November 4, 2011

What a Difference...

If we hadn't already found two little ones that stole our hearts and are working to bring them home, this little guy would be it, just can't stop thinking about him. Liam is only 10 months old and is on the Great Wall China Adoption agency specific list. Like William and Little Man, he was born missing his arm below the elbow (left) and that's about it.

What pains me most is that he sits on our agencies list because no families either requested a boy or a child with a limb difference. How can that be?? Missing part of arm is such a non issue as far as abilities and what these kids can do. And boys, well they are wonderful! For those that know our William, they know he can do anything that other kids can do, it may/may not need a little adjustment for it to work for him, but that's about it.

I know for some the fact that it's a right there, in your face medical condition vs. something perhaps much more severe, but not visible to naked eye can be worrisome. But honestly, it's that special little arm or leg, foot or hand that makes its even possible that they could be your child. Like William will say when asked about his arm "God made me that way" and if he hadn't, he wouldn't be ours.

If you are currently looking for "your" child or are considering adoption, won't you consider a little one with a limb difference. The only difference you will see is how much more wonderful your world became because they are in it.