Thursday, January 10, 2013

Am I Rocking This Extra Chromosome or What?!

There is always a story behind the story. And once again, this proves to be true.

We would like to share with you the back ground of the story of the little  girl in a red shirt that said, "Am I rockin this extra chromosome or what?!"

I still remember the day we got that photo.

There were two of us in the room. My daughter and I.

You see, we are a very small non profit, and we work out of our homes. So much of the work we do, our children are a part of.

I turned to my 17 year old daughter, and I said, "Enough said!"

And she said, "No, mom you need to say, Nuff said!"

And so I did!

And she was right. It was "nuff said". And it went crazy!

That is the story behind the story of our reaction to the photo.

Here is the story behind the story of little Avery.

The star of the photo!

It is taken from a blog post by a friend of Avery's mom and dad, Ginger and James. You don't want to miss this post! It is SO sweet! And further proof that the adoption option is a beautiful one!
Maria and Peter Hey’s oldest son Gabriel was born with Down Syndrome. Since the time he was 2 years old, James and Ginger Lambert had been involved in watching him grow up. Not only had they been in attendance for a lot of the social activities at the DSASA, James’ company was providing free office space to this non-profit organization.
When Ginger and James hung up the phone after getting the details from a very nervous teenage mother- to- be, they brought their family of four together to talk about whether they should adopt this baby who they knew to have Down Syndrome.
And they prayed for guidance.

After considering their own ages at the time of adoption, potential medical risks of a baby born with DS as well as the costs associated with it and the stress of starting all over again when their children were already school age; they knew this was all in God’s divine plan for them.

Through Ginger’s friendship with Maria that started out as something as simple as a hobby that they enjoyed together, one child’s fate would be changed forever.
A few months after agreeing that the Lambert’s would adopt her daughter that she knew to have special needs, this teenage mom placed her infant into the arms of her new mom and dad; her forever family.

Read the rest of this post at Livin Sassy! You will be glad you did! 

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