Several weeks ago we received word that the Ministry of Justice in Bulgaria had officially placed "Jesse," "Sam," and "Bowden" on hold for our family!
"Jesse" and "Sam" are both 12 years old. They are best friends and have been together since they were very young.
Sam and Jesse in 2012
They have watched countless friends come and go over the years, wondering when it would finally be their turn.
Jesse and Sam with Alexis and Lily in 2010
A year ago, it was discovered that they had never been registered for adoption, that they had never even had a chance! Thanks to several amazing advocates, that problem was rectified and soon they will know that it is finally their turn to go home!
"Bowden" is 5 years old and was our "wild card," the missing piece to our puzzle. As we moved forward with our commitment to Sam and Jesse, we still felt that someone was missing. We began to review the files of waiting children and when Richard saw Bowden, the final piece clicked into place.
All three boys have special needs (limb differences, cerebral palsy, craniofacial abnormalities, hydrocephalus and sensorineural hearing loss) and we feel pretty confident that all three of them will fit right in with this big, crazy family!
We feel incredibly blessed to have been chosen to welcome these boys into our family and look forward to having them home!