Mina is a precious little girl recently rescued from an orphanage in Eastern Europe who is now finally home with her forever family! She had been without a mother or father to love her & care for her each day. No one to rock her, kiss her gently or tell her she's loved. She is blessed with an extra chromosome known as Down syndrome, which for her that meant a life of being viewed as worthless in the country she was born into & a life without hope. Because of this her parents gave her up at the age of 6 months when they found out the diagnosis & from there her life progressivly went down hill. We are the Gower family residing in OKC who recently adopted this little angel. She was extremely malnourished and unable to do just about anything when we first met her. She will be 2 in January & is the size of a 3-6 month old weighing 14lbs. She continues to amaze us at how quickly she is progressing with love and nutrition. She has learned to sit up, roll over, feed herself finger foods, hold her own bottle and loves to interact with toys and other children. Her life has changed so much in such a short period of time and will forever be changed! Thank you Lord for putting a burden on our hearts to rescue this little blessing and making her apart of our family!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Why do we want to adopt a child with down-syndrome?

• Because we feel the Lord created all children to be loved… regardless of the situation they were born into. Every child deserves the love of family.

Do we plan to have more biological children?

• We believe we will have however many children the Lord wants to bless us with and feels we can handle. Therefore, we won’t be trying… and won’t be preventing :)

What will we do if I get pregnant in the meantime during this adoption process?

• Then we will be a family of 3 very soon :) And precious Mina & Myla will have another sibling. Our hearts and minds won’t in anyway change.

How will we have the money to adopt her

• God will provide the way. We have complete faith in that. God always provides! And we will beg and plead with everyone around us… LOL J/k :)

So you haven’t even met Mina yet?

• Nope we haven’t. We just have faith and are trusting in the Lord.

What if she has already been adopted by the time we get to her?

• The chances are slim but do exist. If that’s the case our hearts will hurt because we already feel she is our little angel but we will be thankful for her that she is out of the orphanage and we will pray for the Lord to open our eyes to the child that we are to adopt. There are so many orphans in this world who need the love of family.

Where is Mina developmentally?

• All we know is that she can sit up and is working on crawling

Will we get updates on Mina or know anymore about her than we already know?

• What you see on our blog is all that we know about her. Most likely we will not find out any other information until we get to her.

When do we plan to travel?

• Hopefully if everything goes smoothly paperwork wise and financially we will be traveling to meet her in June

How long will the travel be?

• We will take two trips. The first trip will be about 3 weeks, then we will be home around 2 weeks and back for the 2nd trip (10-16 days) then home with our precious girl!

What if she is never able to develop in certain aspects and is never able to be on her own?

• We will take each thing as it comes. Our job is to help her have the best life she can and help her to fulfill the purpose and plans for which God created her. We will help her to grow into the child God intended her to be with our love and support.

Hopefully this cleared up some questions :) Blessings to all and thank you for all your love, prayers, and support!


Chad said...

This needs to be renamed the Duggar Fam. :)

the Gower Fam said...

ha ha Chad.... I don't think the Lord will bless us with that many :)LOL