Sunday, March 6, 2011

What is a "Special Needs" adoption?

I borrowed this title from my friend Lori over at Five of my own. I just felt it was such an important topic. The way China special needs adoption usually works is you see a brief description of a child....and that's it, no personality sometimes no pictures...but you know it goes beyond that.

These are living breathing children, children who have feelings and a personality and much more.

Here is what we saw:

Girl ~ 2/2005 ~ curvature of spine ~ club feet ~ orphanage delays

Girl ~ 1/2007 ~ third degree cleft lip and palate ~ orphanage delays

Girl ~11/2008 ~ strabimous ~ limb difference ~ limb deformity, possible dwarfism

and this is what those tiny little descriptions turned out to be ~

they are three beautiful girls with three very different personalities, three girls with a past that defined them and made them stronger, three beautiful girls that are no longer waiting.

These three brief descriptions turned into three beautiful girls with no limitaitons, they turned out to be our daughters. Beautiful beloved daughters.

Colossians 3:14

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity

Ni Hao Yall


Jan said...

Oh Desiree!! Your girls are just BEAUTIFUL!! I love this post!!!

Laine said...

And each of them is so very beautiful and their eyes just shine, Desiree!

Blessings to you....

Lori Printy said...

Three absolute blessings and perfectly perfect in every way!

*Overflowing* said...

Wonderful post! I keep praying about a post similar to this...oh how I wish families could see the child and not the special need!!!

anything but LoKEY said...

What a sweet family! They are all so beautiful! :)