Thursday, April 17, 2014

And Away We Go!!!!

Well not quite yet, but in my heart I am already on the plane.  We wll be in China from the 20th of June on. We will all return at different times but we are so excited to go.  We are excited for several reasons.   More than anything we want to see the children we saw on the last trip again.  We have news for so many of them, YOU HAVE A FOREVER FAMILY!!!!!!!

What could be better news.  We so love these cuties.  For the ones who do not have a family, we will continue to try for a family for each and every one.  We are excited to meet new children too!  So many cuties to hold and love on.  SO thinking about it,





find us a plane we are all ready to go NOW!!!!!  Stay with us and follow along!!!  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

What happens to them?

 Recently I am struck by how many orphans there are just waiting.  The numbers of boys greater than girls and what happens to those children who no one adopts.  I see many children with cerebral palsy on the shared list that I know have the ability to walk.  They will need a great deal of rehabilitation but I know there are things that make me see they have the ability to learn to walk.  I see these children and know that they are crawling on hands and knees.  Or only able to sit when moved by an adult.  What type of life is that. I also see children with spina bifida with the same problems.  No braces, not enough rehab, and not enough equipment.

Sometimes I bring positioning equipment.  Sometimes walkers and wheelchairs. But all this does not solve the problem.  What happens when these children grow up.  Maybe they are in an orphanage that they can stay in till they age out.  Then what?

It can all get entirely overwhelming.  So we slow down and help each child, one at a time!  Do the best for each kiddo we meet. We may not be able to change the world but we can change the world for that child

Here are two children who we helped along this journey


Here are three children who wait and I wonder what their adult world will be like





Here are some of our sweeties that will be coming home


One Child at a time if we need to.  Every precious child one at a time!    

 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Planning a Trip

Sounds easy but really quite complicated and hard.  We are planning our next Superkids trip.  We have a number of volunteers and projects that will be moving forward for all of them. We are planning pictures, and drawing and hairbows.  And the photo printer.  Loved that photo printer.

The children so rarely get to see their own image that we wanted to have them be able to reflect and build positive self image.  Well we prettied everyone up.  put on hair bows, and gave the boys pocket mirrors. What happened was pure magic. See some of this below.  These pictures are worth a thousand explanations.






So what happened was a little care and love we showed these waiting children transformed faces and lifted hearts and we were able to give them a mommento of the day to take with them. Their own picture.  We also had the older ones draw a self portrait.  So amazing the results.

All these children needed was a litttle cuddling and a hug and care.  They were so happy and smiling. All they needed was love.  Even though the love of the day would be fleeting, it was wonderful to see that their hearts are open.  We have much work to do for these kiddos when we come home.  The most important thing we can help them with is finding that forever family that will love them forever.

So in preparing for this trip we are looking for short term plans and long term solutions.  We prepare to be so emmersed in this for the next three months.  We prepare to have heartbreaking moments and great joy.

We can't wait!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

They Occupy a Big Place in our Hearts!

We are thinking about all the families who are starting to travel now.  And the children that still wait.  We love them all and can't wait for everyone to find their special forever family.  We leave you with a few pictures of some of the children that we think of.









Oh and by the way, we are in the midst of planning our next Superkids trip!  

Thursday, March 27, 2014

DDDDDDDing Ding Ding!!!!

We are so Happy!  There has been a good deal of crying, singing and excited conversation and of course bell ringing.  We are all in awe.  Do you all remember a few weeks ago when we announced this sweet beauty had found her family?


Well this amazing family has chosen to adopt this sweet young man as well.  


We have all been crying tears of Joy just thinking about it. We so love both of these children. Orphanage mates, Close friends.   So we are so Happy to ring the bell!!!!!


Ding  Ding Ding Ding!!!  

We have both found our family!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Our Hearts are Full

We are so excited that a group of adoptive parents is leaving for China between Thursday and the weekend.  This is a large group and Oh Boy was that fast.  Fast for us but not fast enough for them.  Also never fast enough for the kiddos!  So at this moment our hearts are full.  Fuller that full, actually overflowing with Joy!!!!

Many of the special faces that rested on our shoulders and kiddos that we held in our arms are coming home.  Coming home to a family who loves them already!!!  Loves them with their whole heart! There are not enough exclamation points to use here.   I can remember the weight of every sweet baby, the toy each child liked or how the reached out and held our hands wanted another picture or wanted to play.

So today we are reaching out to all these sweet families to wish them well in their journeys.  SO they know we love and support each and every one of them and their special kiddo.  We are just overjoyed, these sweet kiddos are coming home.

SO today our hearts are full!  Till we think about the orphanages that are also full!  We know we are just a part of the process but if we all work together and never give up this will change!

Taking a moment to share some sweet pics of our trip last year!






Saturday, March 22, 2014

Such Sweet Faces!

Ok, so I missed the Memo about National Downs Syndrome Day on this blog.   I don't know how that happened but yesterday was the day.  Downs Syndrome is called Trisomy 21.  Indicating an extra chromosome in the 21st pair so 3/21.  Do you get it?  Well I missed everything even the idea that once you know the name its impossible to forget.  More about what has been occupying my mind later but i wanted to share some sweet faces of children who have Downs syndrome.  They are not alt all defined by their special need, they are playful, happy, curious, sad,  energetic, happy , sweet, inquisitive, oh and did I say HAPPY!





Seriously these children bring so much Joy to their lives and they are living in orphanage.  Imagine how they would blossom as you son or daughter.  Now that is not minimizing the need at all.  Adopting a child with Downs syndrome is HARD!  But there is so much Joy in these children.  They are special and can change your life.

Now aren't these some sweet faces.

For more information about these beautiful  children please contact patriciamarcuspt@gmail.com