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, August 3, 2010

SDA appt went great!!

We had our SDA appt this morning! Everything went great. Myla was a little antsy by the time we made it in there cause we had been standing outside for about an hour and she had been running around and playing but over all she did good. We had to bribe her with a treat :)

Here's Mina's baby pic they had on her file. We gave them the pic of her we have from RR and they gave us this precious picture.

Mina was born January 15, 2009 and lives in an orphanage in the same town she was born in. Serge said that will make it easier on us because we won't have to travel out of her region to obtain any documents so that will help keep costs down. He also said that her parents had signed waivers on file already so that is good because that will be less documents for us to obtain.

Here's some extra pics from this morning.

We will be going back to the SDA tomorrow to obtain a document so we can head out to Mina's region.

We will meet her very soon!!
Thank u all for ur prayers!


Tracey Sharp said...

I am sooo excited for you guys!! Look at Minas little baby picture.....how precious!!

Rhonda Sloup said...

I'm so glad that everything went smoothly. I'm so excited that you were able to have the baby pic of Mina. It's adorable. I bet that Myla will even out before you know it. Kids are so resilient. Praying for blessings on the rest of your journey.


Anonymous said...

Myla is so adorable! I love the picture of her in the leaves, and that baby picture of Mina is so precious :)
Can't wait to see pictures of you meeting her!

Tracey Sharp said...

oh....I also noted that you said Minas birthdate was Jan 2008......I thought it was 2009? Did I miss something? I thought she was not 2 yet?

Melissa said...

Myla looks much more chipper! Glad everything is going smoothly. The pics are amazing.

Tracie said...

Brings back memories
Praying for you!!
The Loux Family