Faith to Move a Mountain

In November of 2011, I started this blog as a sort of journal to chronicle the events of our son Quinton's adoption. Quinton is a little boy who was born with an extra special something. Quinton has down syndrome and was given up at birth by his parents because he has down syndrome. His birth parents must not have had any idea what a blessing he would be or I am sure they would not have given him up. Unfortunately in Eastern Europe (Quinton is from Ukraine) people with disabilities are not accepted in society and at the age of 4-6, they are sent to adult mental institutions where most of them die :( Although it breaks my heart that his parents have missed out on such a joyful little boy, God has used this unfortunate situation to bless us with a gift greater than I could have ever imagined: the gift of our first child. If you ever considered adoption-do it! Don't let money deter you. God provided over $20,000 for us to adopt Quinton. We were not fully funded until 50 minutes before we boarded our plane to Ukraine. If you have never considered adoption, go back to the beginning of this blog and read. You will see what a blessing adoption really is. Many people tell us that we are angels for rescuing Quinton, but the honest truth is this: Quinton has given me far more that I will ever be able to give him. He is my little miracle, my silly bug, my baby boy, my love. HE IS MY LIFE!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

We're Getting a Social Worker!

So, it is really, officially beginning. We have turned in enough paperwork and gotten enough references for the agency to assign us a social worker! This means that (hopefully) by the end of this year, we should be finished with our homestudy. We have to meet the social worker in a neutral location together. Then she will meet with each of us individually and then she will come out to our house and make sure it is fit for a baby. We have soooo much work to do to get the house ready. We do not use the upstairs of our house for anything but storage, so we have tons of sorting and going through, getting rid of, and packing away to do before she comes. Also, the room that will be Quinton's previously belonged to a 13 year old boy. The carpet is nasty dark blue and the walls are painted Carolina Panther blue. YUCK! Regardless of all the work we have ahead of us, we are very excited to be officially on our way to bringing our baby boy home!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Swimming in Paperwork

Not much has changed. We are diligently working on paperwork so that we can get our homestudy started. As soon as we think we have everything done, we learn about something else we need to do. Oh well. I just keep reminding myself that every piece of paper I fill out gets us one step closer to our baby boy :) On a lighter note, Brian and I keep making bets about everything. The stakes are always who gets to hold Quinton first when we go see him. I am currently the winner of that privilege, but I am sure that will change soon. I am a sore loser, so whenever I am not winning I tell him "That's fine. You go ahead and hold him first, but I get to carry him off the plane and show him off". I know that he will let me at him first though. We cannot wait to meet him. Until then we will continue to pray for him daily, that the hole in his heart will heal and that someone there will love on him until we can get to him.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Our Story

Well, here goes...As many of you may know, Brian and I have decided to adopt! I was fortunate enough to meet another Reece's Rainbow family earlier this school year and it truly changed my life. After getting on their blog to read their adoption story, I clicked a link to Reece's Rainbow and I was immediately in love. I started looking at all of the children waiting for homes and began daydreaming of what it would be like to have one of our own. I am a special education teacher and I have been personally touched by the lives of many children with down syndrome and the thought of having one as a part of my family brought me unexplainable joy. So I casually asked my husband for $25,000 to which he laughed and said "Sure babe, let me pull it out of my back pocket". Well, joking turned to serious discussion and prayerful consideration and weeks later, he said yes!

I just knew I wanted a little girl, but the more I looked, the more I kept going back to Quinton. No little girl? Nope, not this time. God must have known that Quinton needed us and we needed him as well. We are now on a mission to rescue our baby boy. You see, he was born in Eastern Europe where people with disabilities are not accepted in society. They are sent to baby houses at birth and somewhere between age 4 and 6, they are sent to institutions where they are severely mistreated (and that is putting it mildly) and most die within a few years. They are underfed, ignored, and often tied to their cribs. While we know that we cannot rescue them all, we can rescue Quinton. So, how does a police officer and a special education teacher afford $25,000? We rely on our faith. We believe that the three of us are truly a match made in heaven, hence the name of the blog. If you have been touched by our story and would like to donate to our cause, you can make a tax deductible donation by clicking on Quinton's picture which will link to Quinton's account, set up on Reece's Rainbow. (I think his picture is on the next page for now until I figure out how to set up a button that will link automatically). You can also go to 
If you use paypal, make sure to indicate in the special instructions section that you would like to donate to Quinton for the Miller Family.We know that not everyone is in a position to donate, but we are asking that if you cannot, that you surround our family in prayer because through God, all things are possible. Please consider helping us to save Quinton's life. Thank you to you all.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Click on Quinton to make a tax deductible donation.  Make sure you type Quinton for the Miller's in the special instructions section of paypal, so his account will be credited.