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!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Gotcha Eve!

This morning we went paper chasing to obtain all of the documents necessary to take Quinton tomorrow. Once again, Marina rocked! She is so awesome! While we were waiting for papers she told us that the court did not want to hear our case until July 18th! That's today! She had to do a ton of behind the scenes work to get our date changed. I can't go into all of the details, but she had to call on some pretty important people to make it happen. I cannot say enough nice things about her. In the end, it took about half of the day so we still made it to our evening visit. Quinton was so happy to see us. There was a pretty big thunderstorm, so we had to stay inside for our visit, but it didn't matter. We actually took him just outside to an overhang and let him feel the breeze and watch the rain. Judging by his reaction, I don't think he has ever experienced a storm before (besides hearing the thunder). It was so sweet to see his face when he felt the wind. It took his breath away the first time. He is such an angel.

We are still planning on hopefully being home around the 29th. We have to wait on Quinton's passport to be finished. In most regions you can pay an expediting fee to get it quicker. Some people even get lucky and can get it in a day. Not here, though. We will pay to expedite it in hopes of getting it in about  days instead of 2 weeks. Please pray for a speedy passport. Our friends the Williams' are in another country right now adopting their little beauty and would appreciate speedy passport prayers as well. We are so ready to be home with our little one. Thanks!

 Yesterday Brian and I took the bus to a mall. We decided to walk across the bridge to the city instead of catching the bus again. The bridge crossed the river. It was overcast and a beautiful day for a walk.

Just watch out though. the bridge isn't exactly solid. There are holes and cracks everywhere and if you look closely, you can see the river about 100ft below (I completely guessed at that, but you get the's a long way down LOL).

 Check out my flip flop tan. C'mon-you know you are jealous. It gets a little more noticeable every day LOL.

Finally-the cute stuff! 

 Meet Quinton's new friend-Dentyne Ice. He loves how it rattles when he shakes it. It literally entertained him our whole visit.

This is the only picture from today that didn't turn out very blurry, but it is so sweet. He is outside watching the thunderstorm. He was just in awe. So many firsts for our little guy...

Oh, by the way-today is Gotcha Eve! This is Quinton's last night in an orphanage! God is good!


  1. GOD IS GOOD!!!! So Wonderful - tomorrow he will be a FREE little boy to be loved forever and ever!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!!

  2. Aww Carol Im so happy for you and Brian. However I must say that now its GOTCHA DAY!!! Seeing that you are 7 hours a head of us :) I Love it, and I so cant wait to meet him!

  3. So happy that things are going so well for you! Love the picture of Quinton watching the rain! Too precious!

  4. So GOOD!!! I love the picture of him looking up to the camera! It doesn't look blurry to me...totally adorable!! I'm going to help greet Mackinzie at the airport on Friday night...wish I could fly to your state and do the same for Quinton! :) Enjoy your very special day!! ♥

    Elk Grove, CA