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!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Whoa!! Man, that flash is bright!
Hey look at me! I can actually sit up by myself like a big boy. Do you recall the photos from the orphanage where I was shown how to tie him to the playpen bars so that he could sit up and play? No more of that nonsense.

People say that they can tell Theo is growing. I can't see it. Not yet anyway. I need numbers to look at. I do see that he is filling out a little bit. I love to get my hands on his squishy little thighs! It's better than squeezing the Charmin!! This is a very welcome sight compared to just two months ago.

Theo's teeth are growing too! Isn't that cool and strange? It seems as if he was in suspended animation for a few years and now he's picking up where he left off. He still breaks my heart and I have many concerns, but we have new hope each day! Love this little dolly with all my heart.


  1. Amazing, and wonderful:) I love to see and hear about little ones doing so well once they get home! And that absolutly does happen...a body can not grow without certain things, and so some things (especially if they are not needed, like teeth in a child not eating solids) just stop, and once they get what they need they start growing again.

  2. that tummy! He really does look like he is filling in. Yay God!

  3. TOO SWEET! Poor little guy is probably not gaining as much as you like because you can't help but eat him up with kisses!! LOL!

  4. Way to go Theo! That little guy is looking great!

  5. Awww!!! I love seeing how he is making progress and his cute hair is growing in now. I'm so happy for him and you :-)



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