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!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

One Month Ago...

One month ago today we arrived in Quinton's country with anxious anticipation of meeting our soon to be son. For so long, this picture is all we had:

With only a picture to go on, we fell head over heels in love with this little guy. His captivating eyes stole our hearts and we worked and prayed long and hard to be able to make him our own.

We met Quinton for the first time on June 20, 2011 and it was love at first sight.

We prepared ourselves as best we could that the little boy we had fallen in love with in the picture might need time to love us in return. It was honestly one of my biggest fears. But take a look at his smile. 

After just one day, he was already making this mama's dreams come true. He not only accepted our love, but reciprocated it too. 

How does your love for someone continue to grow just when you think you couldn't possibly love them anymore? You wake up the next day and they smile at you like this:

And they lay their head on you like this:

And they look at you with beautiful eyes that say "I love you too".
 They make you fall so in love, you feel like this:

 And they adore you even when you have no clue what you are doing ;)

His smile gets a little sweeter every day and our love for him continues to grow.

To my baby boy: A month ago today we landed in your country. On July 5th, the court declared you ours. This Saturday it will be official and 6 days from today we will take you from that orphanage and march through those big green gates and never look back.

Our blog is titled A Match Made in Heaven and no other title could hold so true. You are ours my sweet, sweet boy-handpicked by God. 

We love you bunches!


  1. SO precious, Carol! I can't wait for you to break Quinton out of that orphanage forever! :)

  2. What a sweet post!! I always have to have the tissue box nearby when I read all these different blogs! sniff sniff Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

    Elk Grove, CA

  3. Oh My - I LOVE this post too!!! Beautiful!!!!!

  4. beautiful post! so happyy you have an end in sight!