Tuesday, March 8, 2011

One Year Ago...

One year ago we made a commitment to adopt a little girl. We didn't know much about this little girl other than she had Down Syndrome. Many people questioned WHY we would want to bring home a child with Down Syndrome. I don't know that there was really a reason. I don't know that we ever saw her as a little girl with DS. We saw her as a little girl who needed a family. Turns out we needed her more than she needed us.

We spent the next few months on a major paper chase - collecting all sorts of documents so that we could send them to her country. I can't begin to explain what a life changing journey this has been. It has opened our eyes to things we (sadly) did not know much about. Now that our eyes are opened....it's difficult to go back to life as we knew it.

If you think you could bring home a child that has no Mommy or Daddy - if you have room in your home and most importantly in your heart - I say go for it. The newest cars and clothes aren't what count. Saving the life of a child matters so much more.

I am so glad that a year ago we commited to bring home Milana. She is sweet, adorable, fussy, frustrating, loving, and just so amazing. She has brought so much love to our home and changed all of our lives for the better.


  1. I for one am thankful for you committing to Milana a year ago because if you hadn't, our paths would never have crossed and I wouldn't have had te opportunity to have a new, fun, whacky friend like you! And of course a BFF for Nadia!

  2. Congrats!!! She is a blessing!!!

  3. Wonderful tribute to your little one and adoption as well!