Monday, April 30, 2007

Ethan, we are thinking of you baby......

Today I stayed home from work as I am still ill. The Dr. diagnosed a bad throat infection and I am on antibiotics and trying desperately to get back up to speed.

While I was home today we received Ethan's finding ad that I ordered from Research China. For those that do not know what a finding ad is; it is an ad placed in the newspaper of the province where the baby lives describing the baby and giving their date of birth as well as abandonment date. It is usually the first photo of the child that the parent will have and is usually taken close to their birth. Ethan was a bit older when he was left at the orphanage and he was quite ill so I do have a picture that predates this newest one that was given to me by the woman who sponsored Ethan's surgery. The pic from this ad seems to be when he was about 9 months old and after his surgery. He is so beautiful is described in the ad as having a rectangular face, black hair and light skin. His eyes are enormous and very dark. He is so slight in the picture; just a little peanut. His latest growth report shows he has come along way since that picture was taken. From all reports the orphanage that he is in is taking very good care of him. My heart broke when I saw that he was among approximately 175-200 children posted in the paper that week as I also ordered a copy of the entire newspaper. It is so mind boggling when you look at all of the precious faces of these babies that do not have a family to love and nurture them as they deserve.

Ethan, we are working so hard to finish all of the paperwork up and get you home where you belong. We love you and think about you all the time.
**The picture above was taken the other day when I was out with my two children. I cannot wait for the day when we can complete this picture with Ethan.


Steffie B. said...

hi...thanks for stopping by my blog. Katie is darling....and I am sure you are super anxious to bring Ethan home as well! ;)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday. Sorry you are feeling ill. And cool about the finding ad.

Tammie said...

One day when Ethan is home & much older, he will know how hard his family worked to bring him home. He will know that he was wanted & loved.

I love the pic of you with the children.

tracy said...

Great photo of you 3. It has to be hard receiving the finding ad, but he will soon be home where he belongs. Thinking of you.

That throat thing is going around big time down here as well. Hope you feel better soon.