Saturday, July 2, 2011

Levi's Early Happy Birthday

Today was Levi's family birthday party and it was definitely a success. Grandma, Grandpa, aunts, uncles, and cousins all showed up to celebrate Levi. Levi was so excited to be having his own party and he even woke up early this morning all ready to begin his day. He was especially thrilled to get the camera he had asked for and he spent the rest of his party taking hundreds of pictures. I will do a separate post with pictures of the party from Levi's perspective. Here are some pictures that Aaron and I took.

This birthday would have been a sad milestone if Levi was still living in China. When a child turns 14 years old in China, they are no longer eligible to be adopted by anyone. I can not imagine my son never having a family to call his own. A few years from now he would have very likely been sent out to make his own way in China with practically no education and limited mobility in a country where nothing is handicap accessible. I don't want to think about what would have happened to my sweet son. This is truly a birthday to celebrate since Levi now has a bright future ahead of him. I wish more people would consider adopting some of these older children in China who are available for adoption, especially those with physical special needs like Levi.


  1. *sigh* Adoption is an amazing journey for everyone involved. But for some, like this extraordinary boy, adoption may have saved his life. Levi, you have amazing and wonderful parents. I am so thankful God led your parents to you, just in the nick of time. I cannot wait to meet you.

  2. Happy Birthday Levi!

    It must have been especially fun to be there for this special birthday given that he knew what was going on - and he was so excited about it. What a gift to the parents!!! :)

    Prayers all continues to go well with his adjustment to all that is new. Blessings, Jennifer