2012 Our family complete with 4 daughters. I had another pull at my heart strings to maybe adopt another little girl in to our family……..now to make this possible i truly have an amazing husband, partner, soul mate in life, to believe in me and help make my dreams come true. As a family we made the decision to pursue adoption once more, and we truly believed if it was meant to be it would happen. We started the paper chase once more in the fall 2013, and we were truly foruntate to hear from our agency about this wee little girl, who had some developmental delays, lots of ??? 2 heart defects were shown as medical history on her forms. I saw one little photo and once again my heart was telling me she was ours. Violet Honor Fengru, was being looked after in a small town near Nanchang (same province and city as Evie).Our agency was nice enough to let us proceed with the adoption even though they were concerned about her mental health. However, we were willing to take the uncertianity and im thakful every day for doing so. As Violet is such a poppet, a delicate flower, and such a gift for our family.
We travelled to China July 2014 ( this time last year) and this photo was taken the moment I held Violet in my arms.
As you can see by her little face, she was very uncertain, very fragile, but no tears, just worried frowns, as the days followed she began to realize we were here for her
and we saw glimpses of smiles. And we spent the next two weeks in China with Evie and Iris adapting to their new positions within the family and getting to know their little
sister. Violet was 19 months when we met her and adopted her last summer, she weighed 16 pounds, super tiny but long legs 🙂 we could tell she absorbed everything with her eyes
she just needed lots of family tender loving care, and ‘time’ to gain strength to reach developmental achievements, and she has, in her own time…. not by
any graph or medical book. currently (aged 2 years and half ) she has amazed the doctors and us with her constant ability to gain milestones. Last summer in China
we noticed she didn’t use her right hand, and her right thumb was constantly tucked in, she would feed her self with using her fists, which as you can imagine was
frustrating for her, and probably while she was so under nourished. With teaching her new techniques and helping her she slowly blossomed.
Violet walked just after her 2nd birthday, and every day amazes me.