I love this picture or our boys. Little Man had only been home a few months. He had never been in ANY type of water. He had his first bath in our home when he was 6 yrs old. Now, he is swimming in a pool with his brothers. These boys do not see special needs, deafness, FASD, behavior issues…all they see is fun, playmates, and a chance to dunk each other in the pool.
Oh, how I wish his birth mom could see that he is safe and loved. My son will always know his birth mom loved (loves) him. He has 2 brother and 3 sisters, still in country. I pray they are thriving and growing into beautiful, strong, safe, well-fed human beings.
Notice he is picking his butt. Makes me snort looking at this picture.
Here are some facts about Ethiopia. This country has my heart. It had my heart before we met our son and now, Ethiopia has my heart forever. We look forward to, one day, return to ET and find his birth family. I want to see his sweet mama hug her baby.
PLEASE take note, adoptive families FDA Warning for Ethiopians using Codeine. This is a very important piece of information that many doctors DO NOT KNOW. We had to inform Jude’s surgeon before a couple of his surgeries. Frankly, they looked at me like I had a third eyeball until they looked it up, themselves.
Adoption is the best thing our family has ever done. It has challenged me, strengthened my faith, my resolve, and my marriage.