Friday, November 30, 2012


UPDATE: Zoey has a family!! You can follow the journey of the Winslow family as they bring home two children on their blog

This week a little face came into the light.  A small fragile little girl that has been locked away for many years is now available for adoption.  "Zoey" is six years old and weighs less than 10 pounds.  She has been neglected and left hungry, but she held on.  Her little blurry picture is outdated and disturbing.  But it must be shared if she is to find a family.  I have heard from people "We've often thought about adopting..." when I have shared our adoption news.  I can't imagine a child more in need of a family.

It might be easier to get mad, really mad, and ask "how could anyone do this to a child?", "THEY must be evil", "SOMEONE should do something!", "the government should step in..." And we frantically search for a way other than being a voice for "the least of these."  If you aren't her parents, let's find her parents, we can do it together...PRAY, SHARE, GIVE, ADOPT!

Zoey DOB: 2006
Diagnosis: Congenital anomaly of the broncho-pulmonary system; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; severe malnutrition
is almost 6 years old and weighs less than 10 pounds. She is currently fed through a feeding tube, though it is obvious that she is not receiving the nutrition that she needs. We have very little information on Zoey at this time, though we are working to get more detailed medical information. The current information indicates that she moves her upper extremities and that she smiles and responds positively while being fed and when caregivers interact with her, change her, bathe her or talk to her.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to share some amazing stats from Susanna over at Blessing of Verity.  She has posted "one year home" growth statistics on her daughter Katie.  Susanna was instrumental in breaking open the doors of Pleven for the world to see the damage done to so many children at the hands of orphanage staff and leadership. Please head over to her post to see the before and after growth numbers and pics.  All families engaged in adopting or thinking about adopting should find these numbers very comforting!

This Thanksgiving, among many things, I am thankful for Susanna, and Katie, and their entire family for propagating change and leading us to our daughter-to-be, Gemma.  Blessings to them as they start their second year at home with Katie and work to bring home another child, Tommy.