Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Adoption 27 BRYAN

It has been a while since I wrote much and I am going to repent and update you on some of the wonderful things that has been happening at Starfish.

In February 2009, we took on 9 babies all with cleft palates.  On April 24th our first baby from that group got adopted.  After a long silence I predicted that both Bryan and Tim would go to Europe and I was right.  When there are these long silences then I know it is the Europeans, who have no idea that I exist and who are not allowed to have anything to do with the orphanages. I have to make a special note to exclude the Dutch from that group. It is usually a massive surprise for the families that a place like Starfish even exists.

We got word a few days before Bryan was adopted that he was leaving and I scrambled to get all this paperwork done. He was so sad to say goodbye to his nanny.  We had a hard time on the first floor because it was the fist adoption and it was so emotional for the nannies, who cried a lot. After about five minutes, he just sat on my lap and looked out the window.  At the adoption office his parents were waiting. They were a little older and Bryan was their first child.  They had been waiting for four years for him and came from Sweden to get him. The come from a small town called Mora.  Bryan handled it really well and I told him that this was his mom and dad.  He sat with his mom and just looked at her. I was so amused to learn that they were going to call him Tim.  At the foster home his best friend is Tim and Antonia.

I was thinking that our next adoptions would be on May 10th and then in a surprise telephone call another one of our babies got adopted.

Life, love and laughter,

Starfish Children's Services
US Tax Number:  20-4682916
Xian China

At Starfish, we have taken care of 106 children to date, arranged more than 74 surgeries and had 27 international adoptions, so our little starfishes live all over the globe: the US, Netherlands, Norway, France, Spain and in China.  Our latest adoption was to Sweden and we are waiting for another two adoptions on May 10th.  We currently have 51 babies under the age of 3 and a half at two foster homes. We have six babies matched and we are waiting for their families to come and get them.

New email: 
Cell: 86.1348.812.4847


Bryan and Tim

Nick, Bryan and Antonia

1 comment:

Jewels of My Heart said...

So precious.....
Thank you for all you do...