Here is one very amazing fact I forgot to give you all last night. My sister is not one to write or blabber her story, but I know she is okay with her story being shared -- especially if it could help someone else who has gone through the same trials or hurts.
Tina has two sons. (This photo is already 9 months old.) She also has one teenage daughter out there somewhere, that she placed for adoption in the early 90's.
She would tell you that placing a baby for adoption is no easy thing and that for her, it was the most difficult decision she has ever made. Even at 17 she knew that she needed to be obedient to the Lord and that she was doing what was best for her daughter by placing her. Over the many years that have passed since she made that difficult decision, she has experienced both pain and peace.
I just think it must be VERY unique for one woman to experience both placing a child AND adopting a child. To add to the family adoption story; Matt is adopted! We tease them that they can be the panel for every adoption discussion ever, they know ALL the angles and can speak with authority as the birthmom, adoptive mom, or adopted child ... or at least when their Haitian baby comes they can. :-)
In some ways this adoption represents a full circle for this family.
In case you cannot tell ... we love these guys and are totally in awe of all God has done in their lives. It makes this new development that much more exciting.