Monday, September 8, 2014

Advocacy is an Amazing Tool

We have been thinking a lot about Special needs and what needs families are open to.  In many respects special needs are what draw you to a child in the beginning.  Special need is what you can search for a child with.  That along with age and gender.  It continues to amaze us that being a boy is a special need.  In China adoption boys make up at least 75% of the shared list.

There has been much talk on advocacy groups about why this is. Do boys just wait longer?  Are they being abandoned more than girls?  Are girls picked first and boys wait and wait?  The reason we do not have the answers to these questions is there is not documentation of how many children are abandoned each year.  How many boys and how many girls, where, when and ages.  We just do not know.  All this is food for thought.  Lets make a concerted effort to advocate on behalf of these wonderful boys.  They could be your sons.  They can grow up to be amazing young men.

We love our boy as well as our girls!  Girls are cool, Boys rock!!!  Adoption is just an amazing way to add to a family!!!!  These are our beautiful boys,  Help outreach and advocate for them!!!

Adam

Aiden



Ace

Ashton

Scotty

Charlie

Andy

If you think one of these amazing boys could be your son, contact us at  patriciamarcuspt@gmail.com

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Superkids Event- Honoring Martha Osborne

We are having a wonderful event on Nov 7th 2014.  It will be our pleasure to honor our friend, colleague and the most important adoption advocate in the world,  Martha Osborne.  She changed the adoption world with her rainbow kids website.  We are celebrating National Adoption Month with this special event.  The register now link is in the upper right on this blog.  So join us we would love to see you there. 


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rules for an Adoption Trip

A very dear friend Ruthi who has adopted a Superkid was talking recently about the rules for an adoption trip.  She should know this is her family.  I always find her inspiring.  So I though with her permission I would share this with you.  Thank you Ruthi for being such and amazing Mom and wonderful person.




Rule number 1-  You get the child-  well that is the purpose.  Does it matter if the hotel is not perfect, the train is late, its hot?  No it does not because you still come home with your child.  You get where you should be at the appointed time and its all good because you get the child!!!!!!! Remember how lucky are you because you get the child.





Rule number 2- No one gets sick.  Yes this is important.  You are away from regular medical care and everything familiar.  Don't drink the water.  Don't brush your teeth with the water.  Don't eat things that you know may make you sick  Be vigilant about hand sanitizer and hand washing.  Pack travel medications with you and be sensible.  Bring vitamins and snack bars as well.





Rule number 3- Try to see something in China. Remember this is your child's culture.  See something to get a feel for the people.  At the same time this is not a sightseeing trip.  Have plenty of bonding time.




So what is a successful adoption trip?  GET THE CHILD!!!!  All else is negotiable but following rule two and three help.

SO what did we not say.......  don't try to teach you child a new skill while in China.  Work on having a great interaction and getting to know this special new human being who is your child. Hold their hand, let them get to know you.  Go slowly and build trust.  So for those of you who have upcoming travel think about these things.  I remember this when soon to travel parents ask me about the trip.  Its China,  Its different but in general guides and even just people are happy to help!!!  I have had my suitcases carried, strangers help me with directions and all sorts of issues from exchanging money to buying candy.  So think about how wonderful it will be to home with your child.  Just get through the trip.

Hope this is helpful!  Thanks again to Ruthi.  Adoptive parents rock!!!!


Monday, September 1, 2014

Adoption Rocks Part 2

Well here we are!  Part two of all the matches since our last trip.  We are so so happy for our sweeties.  They have Mom's and Dad's and families!!!!

Ding Ding Ding Ding!!!!!

We have found our families!!!




Friday, August 29, 2014

Adoption Rocks!!!

Ding Ding Ding Ding!!!!

We all have families!  At the end of Summer we are looking back on just the past few weeks.  We have even more matches to announce.  Look for part two on Labor day Monday But now rejoice with us for our special kiddos who now have Mom's Dad's and Families who love them and now wait for them.  Waiting children no more.  They are sons and daughters.

ADOPTION ROCKS!!!!!!!!









Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Beauty of China!!!!

 I seldom share just pics. Here are a few with only one comment. We love these kiddos!!!!!!

 




Friday, August 22, 2014

This is What we Work for

Although I publish about kiddos on Asia waiting child blog, I never repeat content.  Today is a first.  a sweet, beautiful wonderful girl has found her family and we want to share. Our Sweet Amanda has a forever family.  We are incredibly excited and in awe but for this wonderful girl it does not seem right to ding the bell.  We are wishing blessing for both her and this wonderful family.   We are so so happy for her and for her amazing family.