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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Who Will Go??

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 
"Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?"

Is it you? Will you go? Here is another opportunity to press into God and seek His direction for your life. This precious little boy needs a home, a family, someone committed to loving him it you??


Nikita is from Latvia and 3 trips are required with both parents being required to go on the first trip.

Nikita is a bright, engaging, affectionate, and delightful child. He is very enthusiastic about life and trying new things. He has been labeled hyperactive, but he is able to sit, play by himself, look at books, etc. He does not appear to us to have ADHD, but he is a very active child with a lot of energy and curiosity. Because of this, he seems to get easily over-stimulated and has some difficulty transitioning from activity to quiet time. It usually takes a long time for him to calm down and get to sleep. He has integrated well into our large family. He has attached well to us as parents and to our other children. He loves to be carried by my 17 year old daughter. He plays well by himself and alongside my 2 year old daughter most of the time. The only aggressiveness he has shown is usually mid-day or evening which we think may be a result of getting overly-tired. When he is like this he starts yelling loudly, pinching, biting, and sometimes slapping in the face. Taking him for a timeout sometimes helps.

He eats very well, but has not gained any weight while with us. Two physicians tested him for thyroid or kidney problems (the most common reasons for growth problems). His kidneys are perfectly healthy. The blood test did reveal a possible problem with his thryoid. The endocrinologist wanted to do further testing to determine what the specific problem is. Unfortunately, we will not receive the test results back until Nikita has returned to Latvia. Other than that, he seems healthy. He does not seem to show any severe developmental problems other than being small and maybe a little bit of speech delay. He talks and sings a lot and is very animated. He communicates his needs well. He seems very intelligent and has already learned several words in English. If you're interested in adopting him we can share more information and there is an opportunity to visit with him while he's still here, but he is only here until August 1st.

Are you my mommy and daddy? I've been waiting my whole life to meet you!!   xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo