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 2, 2011
Today was the day! We got our appointment with the State Department of Adoptions in Quinton's country. Our appointment is on June 15th @ 11:00. They are 7 hours ahead of is 4:00 am Eastern Daylight Time. We are encouraged to travel 3 days before our appointment in order to give ourselves plenty of time and avoid missing our appointment due to any delays for whatever reason. So, we will be leaving in less than 2 weeks! There is so much to do between now and then. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed right now, but God has been so faithful thus far and I know that He will see us through. As always-thank you for your support. It means the world to us :)