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!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Homestudy OFF to USCIS!!! YAY!!

We are so excited!! Finally it feels like we are really actually getting somewhere!!

Yesterday I met our social worker to get our homestudy notarized and was handed over this joyous packet of paperwork that is our first big step towards bringing Mina home!!

We took it by the Post office and mailed it to USCIS and they should have it by Wednesday!

Please pray we get a quick fingerprint date so that our approval letter (i-171h form) can be processing so we can get that and get our dossier sent out quickly!!

Mina~ We are getting closer to coming for you! Your big sister asks about you everyday and wants you home so badly! We are constantly thinking about you and pray for you each day! Oh precious girl we can't wait to meet you!!

1 comment:

Tracey Sharp said...

Oh Melissa.....I am soo happy and excited for you guys!!! I hope to be in your shoes soon!!! Little Mina is going to be soo perfect in your family and I cant wait to follow your journey!