Sunday, December 18, 2011

We're finished!!!

Happy 3rd "Gotcha Day" Nick!

Nick's adoption journey is now complete! We finished his final post-placement visit with the social worker earlier this month. As we talked with the social worker it was a great feeling to tell him that Nick is a completely normal, happy 4 almost 5 year old. Nick is in preschool where he learns and socializes like a normal little boy. Any delays he had when we took him from the orphanage are gone. His health is good too. He still has his heart defect but he is now just monitored twice a year by the cardiologist. If you didn't know he had the defect you would never suspect there was one.

Nick knows he is from Russia and we talk about this fact with him all the time. We want him to proud of his heritage.

Nick still has some memories from the orphanage but I imagine these will fade the older he gets. At this point, it seems as if there won't be any deterimental effects from starting his life out in an orphanage. He is completely attached to everyone in our family and is adored by anyone who meets him. He is one special little boy and we are so blessed to have him in our family. He is the "crowning jewel" of our family. Why we were so blessed with such a precious boy we'll never know but we are forever grateful for the blessing of our little Nick.

12 comments:

Bliss said...

we miss Nick! ...and all the brown's :):)

p.s. thanks for reminding us of what horrible pet owners we are. hee hee. But this new one is adorable!!

Merry Christmas!

Kacey said...

Congrats on being done! Nick is one handsome guy. Merry Christmas to your beautiful family!

Kacey said...

Congrats on being done! Nick is one handsome guy. Merry Christmas to your beautiful family!

Sally...4 boys + 1 princess.. said...

Yay! I'll toast to that! Hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We feel so blessed also to have our princess with us.

Cluff Chronicles said...

Wow! Can you even imagine your life without Nick? I am amazed at how well he fits in with your family. What a wonderful blessing he is!

Eve said...

What a sweet boy-so happy for you guys!

Bridian said...

He is such a sweet kid! I live him and I love you guys!

Bridian said...

Dang it. LOVE. I LOVE you guys. Not live.

TY AND KUMARI said...

Woohoo!!! He is one special adorable boy!!!!

Joy said...

What wonderful news!
Joy

Selma Gibby said...

He's such a handsome, smart and happy boy! You guys are blessed to have him and he's sooooo blessed to have you guys as a family. Reading your blog from when you started all the process for the other child, all the heartache and tears. You guys just had to wait for that special child that was to be your. Made me think the picture of Nick at the orphanage in his uniform, but I prefer his shining brown eyes and cute smile. Happy 2012.

Party Of Six said...

Congratulations on 3 years! All done! We just finished our 3rd year & final post-placement this past fall! Woo Hoo!