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!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


About this time last year, we were blessed to find our son, Quinton. Fast forward one year and he is home safe and sound with a mommy and daddy who love him like crazy. While we could not be happier with our new addition, when we left Ukraine, we left a piece of our hearts. My heart aches daily for the orphans we had to leave behind. I made a promise to myself that I would continue to raise awareness for these orphans and to help find families for them. So here goes...

Katelyn is a 5 year old sweetie with down syndrome. She did not celebrate her birthday this year with presents, cake, and ice cream. When she turned 5 she got a one way ticket to an adult mental institution where she will remain until she dies. I know that this could not be God's plan for this little girl, though. If we find her a family, we can change her fate. People tell Brian and I that we are angels for rescuing Quinton, but the truth is that he has given us far more than we could ever give him. He has given me an unspeakable joy and has filled a void in my life that I was not sure would ever go away. I just know that tiny miss Katelyn could do the same for another family.

Are you Katelyn's family? Would you be willing to fund raise and advocate for her? This year, we are Katelyn's Christmas warriors for the Reece's Rainbow Angel Tree. Our goal is to raise $1000 for her to help offset the cost of her future forever family. All donations made are tax deductible. The money is held in an account until a family who steps forward to commit to her are ready to travel to go get her. In order to reach our goal, I will be hosting a few fundraisers in the coming weeks. If you would like to donate her account, for every $35 you donate, you will receive a beautiful ornament with Katelyn's picture on it and a custom photo necklace or keychain made by me. Just email me at millerdec804 at yahoo dot com letting me know you donated. Send me a digital image of the picture you would like in your gift and whether you would like a necklace or keychain. Please also send me your mailing address so that I can send it to you. Donations can be made by using the box in the top right hand side of the blog labeled Katelyn's Adoption Grant.  Look for future posts with fundraising details to come soon. Thank you for your help and support, from the bottom of my heart.

These are some samples of the photo jewelry that I am giving as thank you gifts for donating to Katelyn's grant. These make great stocking stuffers and gifts for family members for Christmas. Yours can be made with any picture you would like. These pictures were taken on my iphone. They are much more colorful and clear than they appear in the pictures. Recommended donation is $8 for keychains and $12 for necklaces.

This is Cora Lynne. She is facing imminent institutionalization if she does not get adopted soon. I would love to see a smile on her sweet face.

This is baby Keegan. He is the only Reece's Rainbow baby left at the orphanage that Quinton live at. In 2011, 7 children with Down Syndrome were rescued from this orphanage. I would love to see Keegan out of there and with a family too!

This is tiny sweet Katelyn. She has already been transferred to an institution. This is the little girl who will benefit from your tax deductible donations. Please consider donating so that a family will step forward for her! Or even better, perhaps you would like to adopt her. Bring her home so that I can love on her too!

And last but not least, this is my sweet baby Quinton. From Ukraine to Concord, NC in 2011. 

I pray everyday for Katelyn's picture to show up on the my family found me page...will you join me in prayer, please?


  1. so sweet! I love the update blog look. I will be praying for Katelyn! I still can't believe that 1 yr ago, I signed up to be your boys christmas warrior & now I get to hang his ornament proudly this year knowing he is safe & warm with you both!

  2. Andrea recommended Katelyn to us before we left- she's from the same region as Zeke. Would that I could have taken both little ones home with me...but we could only commit to Zeke. Praying for sweet Katelyn!

  3. she is link up on my sundaybloghop for reeces rainbowwarriors honeyxxxx