Revelation 3:8 (New International Version)
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

The child is the beauty of God present in the world – that greatest gift to a family.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Its official they are Browns!!

Hi Everyone ,  I am so excited to let you know it is official our 4 children are adopted.
Let me introduce you to them.  I have 3 new pictures from a dear friend who was just there visiting. This picture is Amelia all dressed up by her Baba (grandmother).  She wanted us to know that she is taking care of her at the orphanage as best as she can.  She is looking forward to seeing Amelia going to her new family.
She looks better then when I seen her in march. The formula that was donated really made a difference. Thank you for all of you who donated Neocate to the orphanage.
                                11 years 7 mos old     Amelia Holly Vessie Brown    Love you Baby Princess.

              This is another picture taken less then 2 weeks ago.  My dear friend Linda says that Sophia is always smiling.  16 years in an orphanage is to long.  No more baby girl. I can't believe she is a teen.
We are very grateful  to the person who donated a wheelchair for Sophia.  Sophia hasvery brittle bones and this has caused fractures that has not   healed properly.  We do not believe that she will be able to walk because of the significant curve to her lower spine.
                                  a  few short weeks from her 16th  Birthday!  
                                         Sophia Plamenka Christina Brown    Love you baby girl.

Look how much he has grown!   His Baba's dressed him up so nicely for this picture.  There were a group of Nursing student volunteers from the US who were at this orphanage for 2 weeks.  We heard that they spent time with Jeremy.  Thank you you guys if you bought him those adorable clothes (love the yellow shirt).  He has grown looks like I will have to go get some different clothes.

                             5 years old   Jeremy  Caleb Christian Brown   Love you son.
     He has hydrocephalus and CP possible Autism   (we really will not know till we get home) but we did get him a wheelchair.  He can stand up in his crib so maybe he will eventually learn to walk? By the way the boy next to him already has a family working very hard to bring him home. I cannot say anything else:) He is also very precious and so is his mom to be.

Well,  we do not have a current picture of Joshua since he is in a different orphanage (near the mountains).
I had to include a picture taken during my March visit.
                                      6 years old     Joshua Rossen  Abram Brown   Love you my prince.
  Joshua has Down syndrome   may also have autism.  We will not know until they are home.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Waiting for the Date.

Hi Everyone,    These months have been filled with activities at home.  I miss the children who I left behind in the orphanage greatly.  We had to come home and  complete our US paperwork for I-800 approval  then there was the appointment at the US embassey for interview both went well.  Our entire dossier then went to the MOJ (ministry of Justice) where it needed signatures.  Last week our entire file along with the files for the 4 children headed to court so that a judge can be assigned.  The judge will then fit us into his or her schedule.  So here we are this week maybe Thursday finding out what day will the judge review the case and praying that he will grant us to be the parents of these orphans.  As soon as I have a date I will let you know so that you can all please pray on that day please. God has done amazing things through this adoption.  I have met so many people, so many many have donated to the rescue of these 4 children. This has not been a quick mission but it made it so well worth it because of so many of you. 
As for things happening at home last week we had many children graduating.  Here goes,  we had 4 Pre-K going to K,  we had 5 children in Kindergarten going to 1st grade,  2 children  5th graders graduating middle school,  my 8th grader graduated and is heading to High school.  Steven still has pictures on his phone and once he sends them to me...I will post.   Do you know I couldn't hold the tears back. It was one more year gone kids are growing.  Thank you Lord for entrusting me to take care of these children and being called the best title ever..MOM.