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, April 3, 2011

Hi Reagan!

I've been quite down lately and I don't feel like I have much of value to contribute. I don't like to be cryptic so even thought there is lots going on, it's just easier not to share. But here is something I can feel good about sharing with you!

I still feel like thanking everyone who prayed and contributed toward bringing this girl home. Remember Tori? She's officially called Reagan now and just look at that smile!! Reagan loves to talk, talk, talk! Her biggest brother doesn't always appreciate that and he will hold up his hand and say, "girrrrr-ll!!" Like, girl give me a break! haha! And she is so very bright. Her new mommy has her doing some worksheets already.

Reagan's little sister, Carrington, is doing OK. She's gained a little weight but is still battling reflux. I expect to hear more about her possible scheduled surgeries sometime tomorrow. If you are not already keeping up with Carrington's blog you can find it HERE.

When I think about Carrington and Theo and Hailee and some of the other really tiny and neglected children that have come home from Eastern Europe over the past year or so, I can't help but wonder how many other children are wasting away...waiting. I can't help but think about how unlikely it was that these particular children were plucked out of that existence. I could never have imagined these events. I always thought that adoption was for rich people! It almost seems like a fluke.

But, it wasn't a fluke. It was a response to our own redemption. We were adopted into the family of God when we accepted Christ. It's a beautiful thing.

I want it for you.

And the children we had to leave behind?

I want it for them.

There are more Carringtons, and Theos, and Hailees. They are laying in lonely cribs right now and they don't even know what they are missing.


  1. Praying for you Stephanie. HUGS!!

  2. We'll pray for you as well Stephanie. You are a light in this world, so we hope that whatever is causing you to feel blue will resolve itself quickly, God willing.

    God bless you.

    Kerin (mom of 1 chromosomally enhanced individual)

  3. Sorry you're down--I have been too, with really bad work stuff--but isn't that picture of Reagan a joy????




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