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!

Monday, September 20, 2010


On Tuesday (today) we have heard that the countries Parliament (from where we adopted Mina) is scheduled to consider a bill to ban all international adoptions. This is not the first time the bill has come up and in the past it has not passed.  If it does pass that means adoptions end.  Depending upon the terms that could mean that many families well on there way to adopting could end up unable to finish the process to bring their child home and many many children who have families working towards adopting them will no longer be able to be adopted.  This breaks my heart for all these precious babies, blessings, and gifts from the Lord that they would no longer be able to be adopted internationally which would make their chances of being adopted much more slim. Please pray pray pray with us that this will not pass. Please pray that international adoptions will still be accepted so that more of these children can have hope at having a family and a home to call their own.

Wonderful news update!! I have heard that it has been postponed indefinitely so for now adoptions can continue as usual! Praise the Lord!! This has aparently come up several times in the past and we are just praying it doesn't come up anytime in the future so that more of these children can have a family and home!


christy said...

sister, you know i am praying. love you and these babies so much!

AddingOn said...

How is Mina doing? How are you doing? I hope your transition is going well.