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!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mostly Pictures

We took Quinton to the pediatrician this week. Everything went well. He weighs 19 pounds 13 ounces and is 29 inches tall. He got some yucky shots. That was no fun, but the nurses were much nicer that the one that gave him a shot at the orphanage. He did recommend that we see a pediatric cardiologist to check out his heart since he has an open oval window. He said that it is nothing to be alarmed or concerned about right now though. His murmur was really hard to hear and very faint-thank you God! He told us about some early intervention services provided by our county. They will come out and do some initial assessments and help us get started with speech, occupational, and physical therapies for Quinton. 

The video clip below is from the first day we met Quinton. I cannot believe how much he has changed. Compare it with the pictures and video of him now. It is amazing what a little love will do for a little boy :)

Fast forward 2 months and look at him now!

And today he found the dog's water bowl. I just watched him forever before I thought to record it. I love watching him explore. 

I'm kinda biased, but I think he's the most adorable thing I have ever seen in my life :) I love him so much and thank God for his precious life everyday.


  1. He is gorgeous!!! I love seeing him flourish under your love and tender care! What a blessing.

  2. Hi Carol! You don't know me, but I found your blog a while back through Reece's Rainbow. We've had two close friends adopt through RR and I was looking at all the pictures one day when I saw Quinton. Our family has prayed for you guys since we first saw your story! It's so wonderful to see how the miracle of adoption has blessed your family!! I grew up in Concord, that's why your family drew my attention. God bless you guys!!
    Jana (in Houston, TX now)

  3. AMEN! What an amazing transformation. The beautiful thin is that he will continue to grow by leaps and bounds with the love and attention he now has with his Mommy and Daddy. I looked at his profile on the RR site again and I love the picture of the 2 of you. I believe he is as in love with you as you are with him. Brian is so proud to be his dad. It was really awesome talking with him about it this weekend. I loved seeing the pictures he has on his phone. The blanket is beautiful. I am giving it to a good friend of mine who is having a girl. Oh and my 10 month old loves the dog dish too.

  4. What a little doll baby! He looks amazing. God is so good!

    Rachel Whitmire
    Post-Adoption Care Coordinator
    Reece's Rainbow Down Syndrome Adopiton Ministry

  5. He is doing great. I give Alanna baths in the sink, and now everytime she sees a sink she starts freaking out cause she wants to take a bath!! She also loves the dog bowl, except she sticks her tongue in it also.

  6. Oh Quinton is SOOOO cute!!!! I found your blog on RR & saw that we live in the same town! I am so happy for your family. I hope to be able to adopt through RR one day. I also used to teach kiddos with special needs & know what sweet, sweet blessings these children are! I am following your blog now.

    I hope you have a blessed day!