Adopting an older boy is scary--NOT! 

Tian Man Qiao close up

Stafan's referral pictures. 

Who he was:  Tian Man Qiao (pronounced Chow)   

Where I went to get my son:  Guangzhou, Guangdong,  China

Tian Man Qiao close up 2

Me:  "Oh my word!  I've just got to have that boy!  I deserve that boy!!  I want that boy!!"  

Yes, I really said that or at least I said it to myself.  Out of our 12 adoptions, Stafan is the only one I started the adoption without first asking Mike.  I called the agency and said I wanted him.  They said yes.   Mike was upset for about 12 hours.  As soon as he figured out how to come up with about $25,000, he was fine.  : - )


I have a son.
A wonderful young man.
He is athletic.  
He is brave.
He is loving.
He is kind.
He is cool.
He is fun. 
He is smart.
He is dependable.
He loves Jesus.

He is my heart.
I am thankful.  
I am blessed.  


Yeah, adopting an older boy is real scary.  : - )


Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 

James 1:17


Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; A stranger, and not thine own lips.  

Proberbs 27:2

Oops... does this mean Mom isn't supposed to brag?  









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