Wednesday, February 22, 2012

So sorry to those who have been waiting for an official announcement of an important upcoming event. And I've been searching for the inspiration to write just the right words. Something touching, inspiring, witty, anything fitting for the occasion, but such words allude me just now, so I'll just say it: "We're adopting again!"
 
I can hear some of you saying, "Didn't you just bring a child home late last year?" Well, yes, we did, and yes, we're just crazy, brave, big-hearted, whatever enough, to do it again.  It's really hard to forget sooooo many children that are essentially locked away in an institution. We can be a family to just one more.

So,we are excited to introduce you to the little guy who, if all goes according to plan, and it pleases the Lord, will become the newest member of our family:


Spencer!  Well, at least this is the nickname he's been given on RR.  We don't know his real name at this point.  But, isn't he so cute? The long-hoped for brother for our only son.

He is also in Eastern Europe, but a different country than last time. We can't state what country publicly, but if you're curious, you can certainly ask us personally.

He's almost exactly a year younger than our son. He's now 5-and-a-half. He was recently transferred from the baby house where he spent his first years. We don't know exactly where he is now. It could be the institution or it could be an older children orphanage. Hopefully we'll learn more details as we go along.

We now begin the paperchasing all over. But, I'm assured this dossier is much less detailed and time-consuming than the last country's. 

We're excited. A little disbelieving that we're actually doing this again.  We have a much better idea of what we're actually taking on this time which takes much of the fear away.  Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to take 5 kids to the grocery store and how I'm going to fit them all in our car. It's going to be an adventure!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so very very happy for you and Spencer!

Sue H.

Joy said...

Praise the Lord!!! I had seen adorable little Spencer on Adeye's blog. I saw that he had been transferred already, and something about his face just tugged at my heart and made me cry. How I ached to be able to adopt him myself! We cannot adopt right now (we don't meet any of the qualifications), but I am so very thankful to see that Spencer has a family coming for him!

I just wanted to let you know that I will be praying for you and your family as you walk this path of his adoption.

May the Lord bless you for being willing to be His hands and feet to these precious children!

Ron and Shana said...

SO happy for you!! Praise the Lord for leading your family in this direction for a 2nd time! You will certainly have my prayers!

Anonymous said...

I am excited but not surprised about your announcment, praise the Lord for the children being resuced from a life of nothing to a life of everything. congs.

Anonymous said...

Spencer is in a mental institution (Torez) and not a good one. The quicker you can get him out, the better.

kim said...

I just wanted to let you know that Spencer has a special place in my heart. He was one of our RR ornament angels this year, and he will forever hang on our christmas tree, for many many years.
He looks so much like my son Will, who also has DS.
Thank you for rescuing Spencer and Vika.
Thank you for seeing beyond what society labels as a wanted child, it always touches my heart when families who dont already have a child with DS, adopt a child with DS.
I never knew that a child who had DS is just what we needed, but God did, and He gave us one.
we can not imagine how we got along without him. He is the joy of our family.
many prayers that Spencer is safe and being fed and cared for, until you can seep him up and bring him home...so many prayers for a quick and easy journey...
thank you again. Kim
kknipp@kc.rr.com

Nikki said...

Congratulations!!

Nikki
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Anonymous said...

Melanie,

I saw today on RR that your homestudy is complete! I hope the rest of the process goes quickly for you. Have you been able to locate Spencer or get any updated pictures of him?

Sue H.