Saturday, April 14, 2007

Allison's Story

If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you'll know we started out in the NSN program for our second China adoption, LID 10/12/05. Ever since applying for our second adoption, we talked on and off about filling out the special needs (SN) application with our agency. We never felt quite ready until the summer of 2006. Everything just fell into place and we filled out the application in mid-July. On August 11, 2006, we received the referral of our little Allison. We were asking for a child about 2 years old, and she was only 10 months the day of referral. "She's younger than you were asking for, do you still want to know more about her?" Well, YES! :-) We accepted her referral and Gotcha Day was 10/30/06.

You also know that I started a password protected website for our travel. I also didn't know what lay ahead of us as far as treatment so I wanted to keep that information more private. But now I'd like to share about her "special need that wasn't", to give glory to God!

Allison's special need was a heart condition, atrial septal defect (ASD). She was reported to have 2 small holes in her heart that would most likely need surgery to close. About a week after we got home we took her to a pediatric cardiologist and.....her heart was fine! Either the holes closed on their own or she never had the defect. Of course we were thrilled! She is a very happy and healthy little girl.



12 comments:

C.J. said...

How wonderful!

I'm so happy for her and for you :0)

Mom-of-5 said...

Even though I heard the story the first time it still brings a huge smile to my face. :)
We will be camping at Lifest so we will definately see one another !!

Jeff and Valerie said...

That is incredible. Happy, healthy and cute as a button!

buckeye1213 said...

Thank you for sharing, Eileen. What an incredible blessing!!!

Kim
lifewithgrace.typepad.com

Beckyb said...

Eileen - that was something I needed to hear - we have applied for 4 girls now with small holes in their hearts - with excitement and fear at the same time - so far, we have not been chosen - but it is encouraging to hear your story - we will keep trying!!! SHe is such a little blessing!!

Stephanie said...

Eileen- that is wonderful news. I'm sure a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Your daughters are both so beautiful.

Jessie's parents said...

Huge praise, indeed! God is good. Allison is precious! Love that little smile of hers!

Ryan and Heather said...

YAY! She's so beautiful. I'm so glad she's healthy and doing well! What a wonderful blessing.

Don & Judy said...

Hi Eileen!

Your Allison is precious, and of course, Lindsey as well!

You have such a wonderful tesitmony of the miracle of God in Allison early life. God is so good!

We are so happy to be home with our sweet Marlee! We got home on 4/6. She is such a happy baby and such a joy in our lives!

Wow...does the years go by fast! Your Lindsey is beautiful!

Enjoy those precious girls!

God Bless!
Judy in KC
Sept 2005 DTC Group

Nesting For Natalie said...

Oh Eileen,

That is the best story I have heard in awhile! Isn't our God gracious?! He had her on that list, held, just for you!!

Amy C

Jodie said...

That's WONDERFUL news! So happy for all of you!!

Redheaded Chick said...

I am very happy to read this! She is so lovely...