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, August 4, 2010

Leaving 4 Mina's region in the am

Sorry typo on Mina's birth year for anyone who caught that. She was born in 2009.

We officially have Mina's referral paper to go meet her in the orphanage. We went to the SDA and got that along with all our dossier documents. After we walked from the SDA stopped by a pharmacy to get Myla some more diapers for nighttimes and stopped by a park. We also went into the gold domed cathedral and saw the inside of it today. It is absolutely beautiful and very detailed.

We are leaving around 4-5 in the am. Rostik will be picking us up and we will head out to Mina's region. I have been told it's about a 4 hr drive. So hopefully we should be meeting Mina tomorrow!! Yay!!

Currently Jim and I just enjoyed tasty ice cream while Myla is sleeping in her stroller ;) we took a ride in some cart type thing down a huge hill and are exploring a whole different area. Now hopefully we can find our way back ;)

Hopefully next post will have pics of our previous new girl!

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