Monday, September 05, 2011

Rebecca Starting Kindergarten

Just a little background on Rebecca, who lives with her family in Kentucky.  She has an older sister Emma, also adopted from China and brother Ryan.  Rebecca was Starfish's 19th adoption in January, 2009.

Hi Amanda -

Your little Starfish Rebecca started Kindergarten this past week.  I took her the night before to have her fingernails painted ... not something I typically do but she has asked and I was so excited for her because she was so excited about finally getting to go to school & ride the bus!

I hope you like the 'Starfish' shirt.  As I mentioned on Facebook, that was bought specifically in honor of you and felt it was my way of sending a part of you off to school with her.  You know how you've mentioned before how sweet it is that our daughter Emma has adopted you as her own too?  Well, I had bought her a similar shirt from the same line but with just a regular fish on it.  She asked if she could wear her "Starfish Shirt" on the first day of school too.  Bless her little heart, I think maybe she wants that same connection to the land of her birth that Rebecca has with you.

 Anyway, school is going well - she loves to learn and is very excited about learning to read.  The only bad thing is that she is no longer getting a nap in and so by Friday she was so tired she could barely hold her little head up!  She took a 4 hour nap on Saturday and then a two hour nap today.  I know she'll adjust in time though.

 Oh, and "Flat Norah" saw her off on her first day too!  Jet had mailed her to us back earlier in the summer and then  I broke my wrist so I have not been able to take as many pictures as I had planned.  But having her little Starfish friend send her off to school was a blessing!

This should make you smile, she talks about the Starfish Home at lot at daycare & her teacher bought her a starfish necklace.  How sweet is that?!

Blessings to you & all your little Starfish.
Carolin Hunter

Life, love and laughter,

At Starfish, we have taken care of 150 children to date, arranged more than 175 surgeries and had 66 international adoptions, so our little starfishes live all over the globe: the US, Netherlands, Norway, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Australia and in China. Our latest adoption, Nava, will be living in Dallas,Texas with her family with two older brothers.  We currently have 49 babies under the age of 3 and a half at the foster home.  We have just added four boys from the Xian orphanage, Malcolm,Trevor, Jonathan and Peter.

We are currently preparing for a medical team from Australia to do a medical trip starting September 26th and help 20 babies with cleft lip and palate surgeries.

Starfish Children's Services
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Cell: 86.1348.812.4847

 Blessings to you & all your little Starfish.
Carolin Hunter

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