Matt & Theresa E.
I wanted to send a big THANK YOU to you and A Child Waits for your help in bringing home our son, Aiden. We got home from China in July, and it's been such a joy to have Aiden as part of our family!
We spent a few quiet months at home getting to know each other before Aiden started Kindergarten in September. The first week and a half of school was a hard adjustment for Aiden, but once he learned the routine (and learned mom would always pick him up at the end of the day) he started really enjoying it. He is going to a Chinese immersion school in Minneapolis, which allows him to maintain his native language. His teacher tells us he is a great student and gets along well with his peers. At the end of September, Aiden had surgery to remove his tonsils and adenoids to alleviate his severe sleep apnea that was associated with his dwarfism. Now that we are done with medical procedures and major adjustments, we've been focusing on spending quality time with each other at home and getting down a solid routine. Aiden and his sister Madelyn have bonded and act like typical siblings. Most of the time they play well together, but are known to get into fights over toys that they don't want to share. Aiden is learning what it's like to be a part of a family, and that mom and dad will help him, protect him, feed him, love him, and comfort him. I've attached a bunch of pictures. There are some from China, his first day of school, and us at home.
Again, thank you for your help in making Aiden a part of our family! We sure have a reason to feel blessed this holiday season!
The E Family