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.


The Beauty of China!!!!

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


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.

At Least one Good Thing Every Day

I have participated in a gratitude challenge on facebook recently.  It was fun and helped me remember even on frustrating and difficult days there is such good in the world.  Today, I am going to give you a week of gratitude in the Superkids adoption world!!  This is what we have been grateful for in the past week.

- Seeing several LSC's come means our sweet kiddos are closer to being home.
- One cuter than cute little boy matched to a wonderful forever family
- A happy joyous boy from another province is also matched
-  Some beautiful advocacy posts written by other advocates on a lovely little one with Downs
- A great advocacy friend to share both tears and happy news with
- A little boy's Bday in China with tons of pictures to boot.
- Two beautiful girls matched
- Telling families about their little one who waits, sharing special moments spent with someones child is just the greatest gift for me.  Three families this week.
- Being so excited for all the families I speak to
- Support from my team and that they are such a wonderful team to work with
- Martha Osborrne, my role model in advocacy.
- The status of a little boy changed to special focus so there is more flexibility for adoptive parents.
- A quickly obtained echo report
- The birthday party of the sweetest girl that I met in China with the most angelic pictures.
- The number of people who will answer my questions and help on reports, medical needs and adoption advocacy.
-  So many parents submitting LOI in kiddos.
- A beautiful girl matched to her forever family.  
- So many new files means more children finding forever families.

We are so so grateful this week and wow what a week!!!!!!

Whats going on

Well tonight is our webinair. We are excited to talk about our Superkids trip and feature some beautiful kiddos.  Yeah!!  This gives us a chance to reflect on  what it is like to go to China and everything we experienced this year. As you all know it was quite a year.  Filled with Joy and poignancy beyond measure. We saw familiar faces and some new sweeties.  Some of whom you will meet tonight.  Here are some random thoughts we all discussed on the trip.

It really touches our hearts when children remember us but at the same time its sad.  That they would remember a visiting team from one year ago.  We advocate hard for every child we meet to get a file.  To get the chance to be adopted.  For the orphanages its hard and a job none of us would want to have.  How do you pick the children to prepare a file.  Out of  say 600 children, where do you start and how do you pick?  So we shout from the rooftops for every child we meet, follow up and ask and ask.  There are simply not enough workers to prepare the files for all the children.  How could there be in orphanages where there are hundreds of children.

Another sad reality is all the older children available for adoption.  So many of these children will age out without finding their forever family.  Many many of the children available are boys.  Since when did being a boy become a special need?  That is one I still don't get.

So tonight if you want to hear more about the Superkids trip to China, listen in follow this link to register. 

We are having a webinair!!!!

This Thursday at 7pm eastern time.  The Superkids team will be speaking about our trip.  And of course about beautiful waiting children.  We cant wait to share about this amazing experience of meeting all the beautiful children and how they touched our hearts.  These children are just so special.  Register here and listen.  We will answer questions by Chat at the end.

I Have Found my Family!!!!

Yes its Ding Ding Ding from here!  We are so excited!!

Chun Chun has found her family.  

We are so excited for her!!!!

Ding Ding Ding Ding!!!

I have found my family!

We are so incredibly happy that this beautiful girl is now a daughter.


I am Forever Changed

I had some difficulty this year coming back from the Superkids trip.  Difficulty hearing all the things that were said by the children seeing sick, sick babies and still going on with my life. My heart was shattered and is just beginning to mend.  It will never be whole until I have done everything I can do to help all waiting children. What did we see? We saw some children we had seen before and some older children who were so open and amazing they chose to share their story with us.

We saw children we do not think will survive the year.  I held a very blue baby and had no words for her just prayers.  We also held a baby who Gongzhan and Superkids worked so hard to get moved for surgery.   Getting him his needed surgery made the difference between life and death for him.  I held him and we all cried.  He still has a long way to go but there were no words only tears.

An older boy we met shared he is picked on in school because he is an orphan.  And a very beautiful girl told me she knew why we were here and she felt we were  of very good character because we were trying to find her a forever family.  She told us it was so amazing that we were trying to find her a family but not to be sad if there was not a family for her. She was consoling us.   Telling us it was OK if we were not successful.

So we all put our heads down and shut out the world and focus on these children. Who are precious and perfect and not defined by their special need or by being a waiting child. We want each and every one in a family,with parents and siblings who love them and will love them forever.  We will all work until it happens.

I am forever changed by each and every child I meet.  I hope to convey that to all of you that read this blog. That your hearts will be changed too.  We can all do something for each and every one of these children.

Telling their stories!  Making a difference one child at a time.

We have Dings!!!!

Its been so busy that we have fallen down on our dings.  So without further delay,

I Have Found My Family!!!!

Ding Ding Ding Ding

Ding Ding DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are so happy for this beautiful boy who we called Archer/Michael!!!!   He will now be called son and has found his forever family!!!