Family 2013

Family 2013
Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tonya has a family !!! other sweeties, & disruption

sweet LUCY IS FROM MEXICO AND VERY WELL CARED FOR :) Not the best photo but man is she a cutie :)




These little sweeties still do not have ANY pledges for the "christmas angel tree"

Could you be a sponsor? A little bit adds up and WILL save a childs life.Literally. This is NOT a play on words. It is fact. 80% of children transferred to INSTITUTIONS, WILL DIE IN THE FIRST YEAR. That is 8 out of 10 children (see I can do math :) 4 and 5 yr olds...they are just babies who need mommies. Be it lack of staff, health care, or simply love and human interaction...the end is still the same. We ,in the adoption community are an amazing bunch of folks. GOD has called us to do things others would not even think about. We follow the whisper of the LORD in our hearts. We can make a difference.

~I have heard of a beautiful 8 yr old Ethiopian little girl who was adopted into the states but is not adjusting. She is not violent at all but can be sullen and defiant, she is struggling to adjust. This would be a private adoption. If you know any one interested , shoot me an email and I will send you the info :)

~I am so happy to report sweet Tonya has a family that has commited to adopt her !!!

Praise God. This beautiful girl is going to THRIVE in a family :):) IF I hear who her new family is , and they have a blog I will let ya'll know.

I know so many folks were dreaming of adopting her, and to not be able to , for different reasons is hard. It hurts. But you never know what God has planned for you and your family ;)
My little cuties are doing good. We had a Christmas concert for Bug at church. She had a small speaking and singing solo :) She also has a dance recital coming up at a nursing home with her dance studio, which should be fun.
My little baby girl is starting to sleep a bit better...waking 2 times a night vs 3-5 ;)
so we are getting there. I cant bear to let her cry so this mama is up :)
~The turd who stole my sons christmas decorations FINALLY got arrested last night for domestic violence for breaking his step-dads nose (eek) ! So happy to see him head off with the nice police man :)
Thats it~
Happy Thursday :) :)


Renee said...

Maria did you stand on your porch and wave as they put him in the patrol car ? Ok that probable wouldn't have been nice but boy would i have been tempted.

Maria and Family said...

We wished we had the "cops" song recorded to play really loud..."bad boys, bad boys.." heehee..

Erica said...

Can you send me some more info on the 8 year old girl? erica dot shubin @ gmail dot com. Thanks a bunch.

Kristi J said...

ok, sent you an email...send me info on 8 yr. old...I've someone that wants to see it...praying for this little girl and the family involved..I can't imagine how hard that must be for ALL!! And, yay for Tonya..she hurt my heart :) Keep it going're making a difference, kristi

Rhonda said...

about time they put this person in jail. What a terrible time. Wishing the best for all the special children.

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