Monday, October 16, 2006

WOW! God is at work again...

I just had a fantastic phone call. Our agency representative, Karen, has connected with a friend of hers who has adopted from Kyrgyzstan. From what I understand, Tabi was the first child adopted from Kyrgyzstan by an American and her story is incredible. You can read all about it at http://www.facethechallenge.org/real_stories.php?page=kyrgyz Warning though, the photos of Tabi's facial deformities might not be easy for some to see. This beautiful little girl and her adoptive mom have traveled down a really interesting road. Well, to the point, Tami, the adoptive mom, had terrific news...she actually knew our son-to-be when he was an infant and even has photos of him! She helped arrange for his second surgery (more new health news for us!). I don't know if I have already mentioned that "T" has a repaired cleft lip and palate. For those of you who have adopted, you can easily understand what a precious gift it will be to have photos of our son as an infant. For those of you who haven't had the experience of adopting from an orphanage overseas, obtaining any kind of information about your child-to-be, especially photos, is almost impossible. Sometimes you'll get lucky and someone else who has visited the orphanage will have old photos, as in this case, but the orphanages themselves are far too poor to have the luxury of film, cameras, and even time to do more than care for the kids and feed them. I can not tell you all how excited we are to learn of this wonderful surprise! We are going to have the pleasure of meeting Tami...and I hope Tabi too...next week when we are in Denver. So to reiterate the motto of our church...God Is Still Speaking...and don't you DARE tell me otherwise!!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cindy, Love the blog and have added it to my favorites as I will be reading frequently. Your boys are SOOOOO handsome! Arent those Kazakh guys cute!!? Cant wait to following along for the roller coaster ride of adoption! Best wishes....
Heather Wood (mom to homegrown Allyson 8/99 and Kaz grown Grant 4/03)

LaJoy Family said...

Heather, great to hear from you! Thanks for the comments on the blog. No doubt it will be an incredible ride! And yes, those Kaz Guys (and Kyrgyz guys too) are the most handsome of all, aren't they? ;-)

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