Sunday, January 27, 2013

Where We are

Keith, Aleshia, Anita, Nicholas, and Ahnja have been home for 6 months now.  So much to update you on with them!  They are INCREDIBLE!!! 

The thing is that we are right in the middle of paperwork to bring home our next 3 children and it has to take priority.  I haven't forgot about the blog or updating you.  I just need to get to the kids as quickly as possible.  We've been doing fundraising via a Facebook page and updating there more often since the updates are shorter and reaching a large audience is easier.  Here is the link: 

The children we are adopting will be named Charity (3 year old girl with Autism), Johnathan (6 year old boy with hydrocephalus and a shunt), and Matthew (9 year old little boy who has a brain injury and severe atrophy with his legs bent at the knee and won't straighten and only weighs 18 lbs).  They are all in the same place that our Keith was before coming home.  Matthew really needs to come home and get medical treatment.  His brain injury was caused by being beat into a coma by his birthfather and there will be lots of trauma from that and being left in a crib since it happened when he was 4 1/2 years old.  A 9 year old that weighs 18 lbs is so hard to imagine unless you've seen a child from a place like they are from.  My heart hurts and I feel sick when I think of how much pain he must be in laying there unable to straighten his legs.  I worry about Charity and Johnathan too, but not nearly the same worries as I have for Matthew.  They all need home, but he needs home quickly desperately.
Here is Matthew, age 9
 Johnathan, age 6
 Charity, age 3
If you would like to help with the cost of getting them home, then you can donate at the chipin on the right side bar or you can visit the link for our Facebook page and be a part of auctions, stores that donate some proceeds, or contact me if you have an item to donate to an auction.  Please pray for our process to be quick and for the children as they wait!
More to come soon and I'll do much better with updating as soon as this paperwork is into the hands of the next person who needs it!


  1. How long is the auction going on? I have a rag quilt I can donate. Please email me if you can or let me know here!

  2. We would be happy to donate an item from our fundraising site, to help in your auction. If you might be interested feel free to contact me through facebook or email,
    Kelly Apisa

  3. They are beautiful. So glad you found each other!

    Nikki - blog design to support children in need around the world

  4. Hello,

    Are you still raising funds for your adoption? If so, I have an adoption fundraising idea I'd like to share with you.

    Could you please email me at

    Matthew Lee

  5. Hi there! I would LOVE to keep in touch with you! We are adopting 2 children from Bulgaria. We, too, have a blog: I'm hoping you'll email me! I don't have facebook, but would love to keep in touch! Where do you all live? We have 8 children right now, 2 are biological and 6 are adopted, and will have 10 this year. 3 of our children are from the NH foster care system. 5 will be adopted privately. 2 from Haiti in 2005, 1 infant from NH private adoption in 2012, and then our 2 Bulgarian children! I see that you have some Bulgarian beauties, too! Anyway...we have a LOT in common! I hope to hear from you!