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!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Today marks 6 months!

Just realized that today marks 6 months since we started the process to adopt Mina.  At times it feels like time flew by but other times it feels like it's been so much longer than 6 months because we've longed to be with our little girl and have her home! We can't at all complain because this has been an extremely quick process compared to many others where it takes years.  We praise the Lord and are so grateful for all the Love, support, and financial blessing that so many provided for us to be here and for us to be able to bring Mina home to her forever family! Very soon we will be home with her! 10 more days left of this wait period and then we can get Mina's birth certificate and take her out of the orphanage!! Can't wait for her to be with us for good!

We posted 2 other posts today so be sure to read back.  We posted yesterdays visit and todays! Lots of cute pics and videos!!

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