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!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I've got no new photos to share tonight. Sorry! I just have some good news to share before I hit the hay...

Theodore has a sedated procedure at the super large regional children's hospital next Monday. For all sedated procedures a child must have a physical exam completed within 30 days prior. We had to cancel this procedure last month when Theo caught a cold. Boo! So his physical expired by a week or so.

Today I took him in for his repeat physical exam and found that he has finally broken twenty pounds!! He was 20 pounds 9 ounces in his nicest, warmest pair of jammies.

Since September he has grown three inches in height. His head circumference has grown by one inch. His growth charts are skyrocketing!

I'm so thankful to God. Thankful for preserving Theo's life for the first four years. Thankful for access to medications and nutrition to help him with catch-up growth.

Goodness! At the rate he is growing he may actually be ON the growth charts by his next birthday!


  1. So happy for your family and Theo...what a miracle for him to be with you...he is a blessing!
    Nancy B

  2. That is just awesome news, Stephanie! Grow, Theo, grow!!! :-)



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