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, January 9, 2012

Praise God...

Katelyn has a family!!!! I cannot say thank you enough to those of you who have prayed for and donated to miss Katelyn! I was reading last night and her name caught my eye. Someone had posted that Katelyn was on the my family found me page. I was in disbelief, thinking that there must be more than one Katelyn. I clicked on the link and there she was. It is true. Katelyn will not spend another year in that institution! She will have a mommy and a daddy to love her and tuck her in at night. Her birthdays will be celebrated and her life will be treasured. For 9 months, all we had was a picture of Quinton with a little pout on his face and I longed to see him smile. Now his smile lights up a room. The same will go for Katelyn's family. They have a picture of her looking so frightened, but soon they will see her smile. I just know it! Oh, I can't wait to see her home.

In the mean time, be on the lookout for new fundraisers. I don't have anything planned just yet, but her family will need to raise lots of money to bring her home, and I want to help as much as I can. Any ideas/suggestions would be fantastic! Thanks :)

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