Isabel is going back to China.....and now we are home

Isabel is going back to China.....and now we are home
we will be here until all our kids have a family of their own

Monday, October 27, 2008

October 26th.......

My Dad died in 1982 and yesterday my Mother died. Today I feel like an orphan, even though I have sisters and a brother and a family of my own. Still I am very sad. Last night I had to say goodbye to my Mum, but I know my Daddy was there to take her hand again and one day I will see them both. She was a wonderful Mum and I loved her very much. He was an amazing man and I loved him too.

Please spare a little prayer for them both and for me and my family.

Call your parents and tell them you love them or better yet, go see them and give them a big, long hug.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Olivia (now Mei Lu) and her family.....

Information and photo of the happy new family was posted yesterday. I added the photo under "12 to go" so scroll
down to see. It is always helpful for the transition when there are other children involved especially since these kids come from
a foster home where they are constantly surrounded by so many other kids in a confined space, day and night. As well as many nannies and visitors and volunteers. It must be quite an adjustment to get used to quiet. It must be lovely to have one on one time with a Mummy or a Daddy or a brand new sister. Bliss. Bless her sweet little heart.

Of our original 21 died, and since March, there has been one adoption a month........hence 12 to go.
With four possible upcoming adoptions in the works I am feeling optimistic.

When those 12 all have homes I will shut down this blog and feel happy all our little friends are right where they were meant to
be. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Asking for prayers.......

Beautiful Lily.....Isabel's special friend. For a family of her very own.

Sweet baby special one. For a family and health.

Tomorrow is Anthony's heart surgery. There is no doubt in my mind that he will be just fine and he has the most wonderful support of a loving Mom and Daddy and a whole bunch of sweet brothers right by his side. We are all sending healing prayers your way Anthony.


Such a kind heart and a cheeky face. Loved him.

I just don't want to forget them.

One more down.....twelve to go....

Olivia should be with her FAMILY now. No news but it will be thrilling to hear when it comes!!!
This family is also from the Netherlands. Olivia was a quiet one but very sweet. I am so happy for her and her family.
In the eight months since we left Starfish we have seen eight children go home. That is pretty good and we know there will be more!!!
The boo boo was from an altercation with the playground equipment. Kids!!! Ya' gotta love 'em.

Friday, October 10, 2008

November...just around the corner...

November is National Adoption Month.
Here is a great fundraiser for Starfish Foster Home and a lovely gift or
keepsake for adoptive Mom's and daughters and any one else who is stylin'
or just plain cool.

Please check it out!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Prayers for Anthony please.......

He is having his surgery this month and any prayers will be appreciated. He is such a special little guy. I have permission to publish his family blog if you have time to read it...............also Megan's. Wish there were more. I put them to your left under blogs......I think. Enjoy. If anyone else comes across news of Starfish we would love to read it.

Little gems......

I save up these little pictures and notes so I have something......any small thing to put here to keep us going.
This is the ever beautiful Megan......formerly known as Jasmine......and her equally sweet sister Carly. There is no need to say they are doing well. A picture surely is worth a thousand words.

Any other news from Starfish I have gotten second hand. Sounds like the summer was busy with many new babies, a couple who have gone on to a better place, some surgeries and lots of volunteers who are there to help in any way they can. Their hearts are for the children that's for sure. I believe some of the children are still in line for adoption and both kids and parents are waiting. Just waiting. Rarely hear of the nannies. Wonder how they are getting on? From photos I have seen I know after the earthquake the children were downstairs in the larger apartment of the two occupied by Starfish. It was kept for volunteers and for other purposes. Newer photos seem to indicate that the residents, staff and volunteers are all back up in the smaller apartment again on the fifth floor. It is three bedrooms, one for Amanda and functions as an office also and the two others are full of cribs. Small kitchen, 2 bathrooms and a living room/dining area and that is it.

We wish we could just drop in for an afternoon and play and cuddle our little friends. I can't think about all the new ones who have come and gone since we were there just six short months ago. Just don't want to go there. Or the older kids coming up on three years old now.

I trying to gather strength for our trip to Hope in March.