Friday, April 23, 2010

Plea for Solomon's Best friend!

My baby has a best friend and he NEEDS his FOREVER FAMILY!!!!! The most recent pictures I received of our boy has Solomon and Zhu standing next to each other. The realization that Zhu will be left behind once Solomon comes home has just broken my heart...the impact of him loosing his best friend to adoption will be so devastating to him. After a little bit in searching, I found out that Zhu is AVAILABLE for adoption on the share sn's list soooooooooooooo, we are determined to help find him a home. I fear his time on the list is short and there is no way of knowing if he'll ever become available for adoption again. Once these kiddos have been on the list several times, they will be deemed un-adoptble...can you fathom any child being labelled un-adoptable?!?

There are approximately 1500 waiting children on the share sn's list...1500 WAITING children...they are waiting for a family...can you graspe that? Each of us have some form of a family...a family that cares about us...a family that loves us...these babies NEED families. Why Zhu...why are we advocating for Zhu...he is our baby's best friend...he is very special to us and we feel very strongly that we already know the people that are suppose to be his family, now just to find them :)
(wish I could show his whole sweet face but out of protection for Zhu, I can't)
Sweet, sweet Zhu just turned 4 years old in March. His special need is listed as: "valgus deformity of lower left limb, the rest is normal." From the picture of his leg it appears that from his knee down to his foot, the shin bows back in a arch...from his pictures and little video he is running, jumping, and moving beautifully! His little personality is precious...he is so happy and engaged in his preschool.

Would you please join us in praying this sweet boy home? Oh the thought that he could have a FOREVER family is so exciting!! A mama to hold him, sing to him, comfort him, feed him, love him...A daddy to wrestle with, grow up to be like, to be protected by...A family that cares specifically about him, to teach him all about his Savior...a precious boy who will go from being a statistic to a precious son!!!!

Please email me if you have any questions!!! wearechinabound @ gmail .com (remove spaces)

Wanna experience God love on a new and deeper way? Check out my hubby's post! Love your spouse, love your kids, adopt a child and learn more about the love that God has for you and you will grow in your relationship with Him. ~paul

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD and help us find his family!!! God's CRYSTAL CLEAR call to the Christian is to CARE FOR THE ORPHAN...some are called to adopt, some are called to minister, some are called to pray, some are called to financially support...How is God calling you to minister to the orphan? IS HE CALLING YOU TO ADOPT A CHILD WITHOUT A FAMILY???

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"Where's my bruder?"

Things have been crazy busy...I will update you all on that in my next post :)

Last Thursday, we were blessed to hold a fundraising play day at Seascape Kids Fun. The precious owner, Abby, gave all the proceeds from that event to our adoption fund. We had over 60 kids and raised $ cool is that...we also sold $240 in Solomon Beads at this event!
Anyways...our baby S must have been a little bit confused because the second we entered the play area, she started running around and kept saying, "Mama, where's Solomon...where's my bruder...where is he?" Of course, I was instantly in tears. Oh, she was soooo sad that he wasn't there! She wants her "bruder" home soooo bad!
Honestly, how do we ever survive this wait! You'd think by peanut #6 I would have figured out how to wait better than this. The bottom-line is that my sweet, precious boy is waiting for his mama & daddy to come! He doesn't know he's waiting on us but we know he is waiting and every day that goes by...every delay in the process pulls on the deepest parts of my heart. The reality that right NOW my son is on the other side of the world and I can't get to him is so difficult!

Okay...I need to stop or I'll be a sobbing mess. We love you baby boy and can't wait to finally hold you in our arms!! How about a peek at a new picture we just got of him...look at his sweet face!! Praying for favor in China...that they'd process our paperwork super fast :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Another Giveaway...

Today is a day to be is another fabulous GIVEAWAY...go love on this family and you could win a blog makeover! Help then bring their sweet girl, waiting in China, home!


Check out our very dear friends blog!! They are hosting a phenomenal GIVEAWAY and you don't want to miss out!!!! Talk about a very precious, precious family. Join us in praying their baby girl home!

Are you attached to God?

(you all are in for a treat because my sweet hubby is posting today :) I LOVE this profound truth)


God makes comparisons between our relationship with Him and our relationships with those around us. One example of this is our relationship to our family. Jesus talks about God as our Father in heaven (Mat 6, 23). The husband is told to love his wife just as Christ loved the church (Eph 5). And our salvation into God’s family is compared to adoption (Eph 1). I believe that these analogies are useful to help us to better understand our relationship with God.

This last weekend Stacy and I took a class for our adoption. In this class, they described a cycle that children need to learn to go thru in order to become attached to their parents. The cycle was basically this: 1) Need, 2) Signal, 3) Gratification, and 4) Trust. Think of a baby that is hungry. He knows he has a need and so signals this need to those around him by crying. The parent meets the need by feeding him and as this cycle is repeated a trust develops between the child and the parent. When this trust is established, the child is said to be “attached” to the parent.

The problem for a child that has been in an orphanage for most or all of his life is that this cycle has not been completed and the trust is not built between the child and any consistent caregiver. When a child is adopted into a family some effort is needed to overcome the pattern of self-gratification and non-trust that has been established so that the child can attach to his new parents.

Are you attached to God? It’s possible to be a Christian but not to have established a pattern of expressing your needs to God, watching Him meet those needs, and building a proper trust for Him. Pour yourself out to God and build up that relationship and trust with Him that He wants to have with you and experience a depth in your walk that you may have never known you could have.

For some, this may be hard to understand. I think families that have adopted will have an easier time relating to this analogy because they have personally experienced it. I still remember 12 years ago when my son was born the realization of the depth of love that God my Father had for me. There was no way I could have intellectually understood it without experiencing it personally. Love your spouse, love your kids, adopt a child and learn more about the love that God has for you and you will grow in your relationship with Him.


Plain and your spouse, love your kids, adopt a child and learn MORE about the LOVE that God HAS FOR YOU and you will grow in your relationship with Him...LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!