Psalm 68:5-6

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.

God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

I am Stepanie Nance. My family adopted two little boys with Down Syndrome from Ukraine in 2010. I hope to educate and to inspire you. I hope to make you laugh and to make you cry.

Come along for the ride. It's a wild one!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Saturday's photos

See the expression on Zhen's face?

That's what he looks like when he is about to grab the camera!

Zhen loves books. He thinks they are delicious!

Oh, look! Pictures!

Theo is secure in his manhood. The frilly pink socks don't bother him a bit.

When you rarely receive any sort of loving touch, every little touch tickles!
So I asked the ladies in Zhen's room to help me get photos for immigration. The sweet ladies dug up a white sheet for the background and quick slipped a pretty pink shirt on him! *sigh* No, I won't be using this particular photo!
After pictures it was potty time!!
I walked through the market today. Milk or sour cream anyone? As I walked past the guy with the funnel licked some cream off his fingers. Must be good stuff!

Only one more day until I pick up the court decree! Then early Tuesday morning I'll be traveling to the boys' birth cities for new birth certificates. I can't wait to see some of the countryside. And the Black Sea, of course.
Wesley is leaving Sunday afternoon and arriving here Tuesday morning. That is a long trip, time change or no. Maybe I'll have him do a guest post. What do you think?


  1. I love that the ladies tried to help you out with the sheet :) you are getting so close to being home! Do they sell fresh sour cream in the streets? interesting..Hugs!

  2. Yes, please ask Wesley to guest post!

    That photo was hilarious! Both boys are stealing my heart! Barbara

  3. I LOVE the pics!!! You are SO close to the end - so proud of you!! Soon you will have yout little boys ALL the time:) Can't wait to see pics of gotcha day.
    hope the paperwork chase goes good this week! hugs!

  4. Can we have your email???

  5. "Masha Lover"August 8, 2010 at 10:19 PM

    I sent an email to you. We have problems with emails going into people’s junk mail, though... so please let us know if you don't get it!

  6. Hope you are OK. Missing your posts. Do you have air con in the place that you stay? If not, and if you struggling to sleep in the heat, try a wet face towel on your feet. Might sound stupid, but if the heat is keeping you from sleep, it really helps to cool you down. a guess post from Wesley would be super! Pray for everything to go smoothly and FAST this week. Do you have the boys with you, yet or is GOTCHA day tomorrow, Tuesday. And sorry, happy belated womans day!

  7. Love all the pics!!! So precious! Don't you just love how all the boys wear pink or girl clothes... it's the same at Mina's orphanage. LOL Glad you all are getting so close to returning home! Not too much more to go! Yay!



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