Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Our Chinese Adoption
From the one picture we have of our daughter's affected ear, it seems that she has grade II microtia. Although the paperwork we have on her says her hearing is poor, we are hopeful that this simply means that her hearing is not normal because of her left ear and that the hearing in her right ear is good.
Shaylynn was born 2/2006 and has microtia of her left ear. She is shy and afraid of strangers. She can speak some simple words and can understand orders from adults. She knows the meanings of adult’s facial expression (for instance be angry, be happy). She likes watching advertisements, listening to music and outdoor activities. She loves to be held.
Although we are still in the beginning stages of adoption, and the real experience won't start until about 5 weeks from now when we travel to China and meet our daughter, I still know we have so many blessings ahead, and highly recommend adoption. If you've never even considered adoption, consider it now. Whether international or domestic, there are so many children out there who need families. And there are so many different ways to adopt a child, there's bound to be a way for you if you want to do it. Pray about it and see if there is a child out there waiting for you.
To read more details about our adoption journey, visit our adoption blog at http://ourjourneytohannahclaire.blogspot.com/. What are your thoughts on adoption? Please let me know by leaving a comment. Thanks!