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!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 4...

We were so hoping to hear about a judge today, but Marina, our facilitator (who rocks, by the way!) called to let us know that the computers were down system wide so we could not be assigned a judge :( She was able to submit our papers to the SDA for approval though. Time is precious right now, but at least we are taking baby steps. We will take baby steps over no steps at all. Marina said that she would call tomorrow and again on Saturday in hopes of getting a judge. Saturday is a working day because Monday and Tuesday the courts close down for Constitution Day. Basically this means that we may be assigned a judge by Friday or Saturday, but if we don't hear anything by then, we will not know until at least Wednesday. Enough about court systems and what not and on to the good stuff.

Quinton is a mess. He is so stinkin cute and is becoming really mobile. Today he was rolling and army crawling and climbing all over us. We loved every second of it! Sometimes when we are holding him he starts looking around to make sure we are still there. When he sees us, his little eyes light up and he smiles so big! Oh, I can't get enough of him.

When we went to drop him off with his groupa this morning, they were outside in their little playpens. The nannies trust us enough now to let us interact with some of the other kids. You should have seen their faces. You would have thought that it was Christmas morning. They laughed and smiled and held their arms out to us. I wan to bring them all home. Somebody please come rescue these precious babies! I will help you fund raise :) No, really-take a look at them on Reece's Rainbow. Not everyone can adopt, but everyone can help. You can sign up to be a prayer warrior and pray one of these babies home. Or you can sign up to be a Christmas warrior at Christmas time and help raise their grant so that they are more likely to find a family. You can even sponsor a family who is going to adopt one of these little ones. Or maybe you are interested in adopting one...If you are, please let me know and I can put you in contact with someone to help you get started. These kids need a home so badly. I have read about it on other peoples blogs and now I have seen it in person-The kids see you coming and they  reach out their arms and yell "mama! papa!" For one reason or another, they were left without a mommy and daddy of their own and they know it and it absolutely breaks my heart :(

Sorry-had to get that off my chest. On a much happier note, here are pictures from today:

His Buzz Lightyear pajamas fit! Yay! I have been waiting months to get these on him!

By the baby boy was wearing pink panties today when I picked him up. Just wait until we get him out of here. Never. Ever. Again. LOL


  1. Aaaaawww, so sweet! Glad you're getting some time with him! Praying for courtdate to come sooner than later :)

    Elk Grove, CA

  2. Hahaha, at the pink! I am going to eat him up once you get him home! He's SO precious! Praying for all the processes to fall in place just right! I love you guys!

  3. Your son is just so adorable though the thought of the pink panties makes me laugh. Praying right now for court.