Glenn & Estrella K.
“There and Back Again”
Our journey began with much prayer and hesitation. My husband and I are both LP’s (we have a type of dwarfism). Unable to have children of our own we knew we wanted to adopt. All we knew from the start is that God had called us. We had no idea how it would happen. Financially it would take a miracle. One agency even told us it was impossible. Along with that, much like hobbits in the “Lord of the Rings” series we like comfort and home. We are not travelers by nature or adventure seekers. In our wildest dreams we never thought that God would build our family by taking us to China… but He did. It was an 18th month roller-coaster ride that often left us weeping or jumping with joy at God’s goodness.
We arrived in China the day before we met our son. We were exhausted, overwhelmed by nerves and excitement. We woke up early and were the first to arrive at the Civil Affairs Office in Zhengzhou. Other families arrived to meet their new sons and daughters to come. We watched as the children walked in and were introduced to their forever families. Our son Theo was one of the last to arrive. He was so tiny and so scared. He screamed and cried for 45 minutes until he fell asleep.
After a nap it seemed as though everything had changed. He played, smiled and laughed. He is so resilient and so full of joy. The next day we went back to the Civil Affairs Office and he was able to smile with us in a photo.
I see such strength and bravery in this little boy that we now call son. He is a smiling, wonderful daredevil who loves his new “Baba” and “Mama”.
We know that one journey has ended and a new one has begun. We are so very grateful for the love and support that made this possible. A precious boy is now a son. A couple is now a family. Glenn and Estrella are now Mama and Baba!! Tears flow as I write this! Thank you!!
Glenn and Estrella