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I am the proud mom to 6 kids: Natasha, 24, Nikolai, 20, Reese, 20, Maylee, 14, Erik, 10 and Violet, 7. The kids come from Russia, Ukraine and China; I'm so proud of my family sometimes I think I'll burst and I needed an outlet for it - so I've created this weblog. :o)
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Monday, January 11, 2010
You know?? The more little girls I look at (I SO want a daughter!) the more I see little BOYS that I like!! This boy, in particular, has caught my eye and if I can't adopt him (...Mark??), then I would certainly like to advocate for him to find a family! Some basic info about him is below, but I've also learned some other things about him that tell him to be a fantastic kid who would adjust beautifully to a house full of boys (OURS!). I know, I know, I want a daughter, but maybe I'm just really scared of girls... After all, my one and only experience with daughters was pretty bad...

Erik is a very handsome boy who is DEAF. He is extremely caring and compassionate with the other children, has many friends, he is a sensitive boy, and a well behaved child. He DESPERATELY wants to be adopted and often comments to the orphanage director that he wishes a family would show up for him. It is not known if he could hear with implants or the cause of his deafness.
He does very well at school, has no delays and is social, active, and an all around great kid. A missionary that knows him well from supporting the orphanage for the last 7 years says he is a wonderful child and would do very well in any family, regardless of their knowledge of deafness. He functions well functioning in his community and enjoys field trips, school, shopping, art and crafts, swimming, and socializing. He is extremely good with children of all ages, especially younger children. He could be adopted quickly, his fees have been reduced in half to find him a family fast. I have several pictures taken just a few weeks ago. Best one is attached showing his art skills and recent awards. He has brown hair, brown eyes, extremely handsome and otherwise physically healthy.



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8 comments:

Molly said...

It would be interesting to see you guys with a deaf child in your family! I sign a little bit and I love it! I don't see Reece or Nik having trouble with it at all, and most people sign with their kids with DS! I say do itttt.

and I hear you on the girls thing. Girls terrify me. More in a "being friends" sort of way. I have mostly male friends. I'm telling you, get the boys to marry very sweet girls. Then you'll get daughters.

Molly said...

Ok I went back and looked at his picture again. Those eyes are PLEADING "please bring me home. I just want a family!" ugh, heartbreaking!

Jodi said...

I have 3 boys and 3 girls, and let me tell you, BOYS are easier!!

Jane/Mom said...

As much as I adore my daughter Missy, she wasn't as easy to raise as my son! Now Missy and I are very close and I wouldn't have it any other way!

Kelly said...

Is his name really Erik? So handsome! He would fit well with the rest of your handsome boys.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

He is precious.

GREAT blog you have here. Found you over at Smiles and Trials. So nice to see another family passionate about adoption.

ashleypmo said...

I think his picture would look perfect over on your sidebar with the other boys...just sayin'....

Molly said...

Ummm, I can't find him anymore! wasn't he on Older Angel Boys?

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