His picture and the label of deafness is what caught the attention of his unknowing soon-to-be parents, because they are Deaf themselves.
Four years old and just 10 pounds?! Surely that was a typo, a misprint or a gross understatement? Maybe it was in kilograms instead of lbs? That would make more sense for a four year old boy…roughly 18 kilograms, that would make more sense.I remember soon-to-be mom commenting on advocating for this precious fragile one. If she and soon-to-be dad had not just brought home their 2nd deaf adopted son earlier that year, maybe…
I remember thinking, “He looks like a __________ (last name of soon-to-be mom and dad). No, I did not share that with them, then.
I had traveled twice before with this family to bring home their first two deaf adopted sons. This time, I would actually be going into the orphanage with them, for their first of two required adoption trips, IF the orphanage director would allow it.
We did not know it then, but it would be almost a year before that first trip would take place, but already my heart was pounding as I wondered how I would react to seeing this frail little one, for the first time…with my own eyes!
2 Timothy 3 : 16-17