Thursday, August 7, 2008

Alex and Cooper

Ok Ok I have been more than lacksidasical(did I spell that right?)in my blog posting, but in my defense I have been ridiculously busy and well....I really have no good reason. Sorry. To update, Alex's birthday went off without a hitch...other than an unfortunate ballon incident. He got alot of gifts, the weather was perfect and he had a ton of fun. All in all a great birthday for him.

We are all healthy and happy Kev is working alot and doing stuff with the club, I'm just busy hanging out with my kids. they are going thru a defiant stage right now where everything is NO! It's bad enough when one of them does it but when they both act up...Lord help me!

We did something fun the other night, we got together with 3 other couples that adopted from the same orphanage at the same time as us. It was so good to see them again, I feel like we went thru something together that was a huge event in all of our lives and it was great we could share it with them. They are all great people and we were lucky to have them with us on our journey to parenthood.

In this post I am including the letter I wrote to all of our friends asking for their help..I apologize for the length of the post but it is well worth the read. Please stop for a moment and think if you might know someone who may be interested.

Hello all,
As most of you know I rarely forward emailed jokes or pass on cool websites but I have had something on my mind for many months and am hoping that by sending out this email it will reach someone who has the power or the will to help.
Most of you are aware of the fact that Alex and Cooper have 2 other siblings one is a boy named Roman born in 1999 who is their half brother. They also have a full biological sister named Valery born in 2003. To the best of my knowledge they are living in the same orphanage together in the town of Velsk which is where they are all from. Kevin and I are not in a position to adopt these children or even one of them but it has been weighing on my mind that they are still there and living in an orphanage. My request to all of you is to think about someone you know who may be interested in possibly adopting one or both of them. It kills me to think that the boys will never know them. Please I beg of you to think about it and ask around whether at work, or at church(if you attend church)or even within your own family. I'm in contact with our adoption agency and they were VERY excited about the possibility of us trying to help the children find a home. I can try to get more info on each child and the fees associated with adopting them from our agency for your info if you so desire. I know this may sound like a strange request but you never get anything in life without at least trying. This way I know I will have done the best I could for them and for my kids.

Thanks so much,


Whimsy said...

Hey Susie,
Did you get any response from your letter? It breaks my heart to hear that your boys have siblings that are still in an orphanage. I'm so sorry.

Alex and Cooper are just the cutest, by the way, and I hope that things will work out for their brother and sister.

I really admire you for trying - it's exactly as you said, you never know what might happen, and I'm glad that you spoke up.

Cherish said...

Wow that must be very difficult. I have always wanted to adopt but as a single mom with four kids I just dont see how it is possible. Did you ever hear from anyone about it?