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!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Still Here...

While it seems like everyone around us has gone to court and begun their 10 day wait period, we are still here anxiously awaiting our chance to stand before a judge and testify as to how much we love Quinton and how badly we long for him to be home with us. Some days traveling home seems so far away, but other days I cannot believe how fast the days are flying. Today started July. That means there are only 4 days until court! The hardest part will be after court when we finally know that he will be ours and we still have to leave him in the orphanage for 10 more days. But after that it is going to be beautiful because we are going to walk through those big green gates for the last time and begin our journey home. Oh, I cannot wait! 

There are a couple of videos that you should check out if you have not yet. I don't know how to link them here, but they are on my facebook page. One is a 3 minute video from Reece's Rainbow about our RR kiddos celebrating what freedom really means. It is so sweet and Quinton is in one of the slides (actually 2 of the slides-the last slide is of his little hand wrapped around Brian's pinky). The other movie is a slideshow of the pictures that we have posted that my mother in law put together for us. It is so sweet. To go along with these 2 videos are some more pictures from today. 

Do not be fooled. Regardless of the pink underwear, tank top, socks, pants, and shirt this is a little boy! He's still pretty stinkin cute...even in pink:)

This is how most of our pictures turn out now-with Curious George reaching for the camera. We have to sneak pictures of smiles. 

Thanks so much for your continued prayers. We love and miss you guys!


  1. Poor little guy, he must be so hot dressed like that. The thing I thought that was crazy with the overdressing was when we took Kaylee back, they put her in a tank top and the room wasn't even much warmer than the halls or sometimes outside. I bet it is hot there right now too.

    Hang in there. I know exactly how you feel about having to wait when everyone else is getting their babies. I wish that it didn't have to be that way for you, but soon it will be over and you will have your sweet one forever.

  2. Sweet little boy in pink..hehe. Praying for a great court this week! Hey if you have a second email me please at a couple questions for you. Thanks a bunch! :)

  3. It's a "manly" pink! He's ADORABLE!!

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