Trubey, Party of FIVE!

emmafamdrawingYep, FIVE!  We have a SON!  All this time we thought we were waiting on another baby girl.  Then we opened our hearts to special needs adoption, and the realization that a boy was also a possibility if we went this route.  So we just left it wide open on our application, just like we would if our third child was coming to us through birth.  We reviewed two other files, and heart-wrenching as the process was, we knew they were not ours.  But when the call came on Saturday afternoon, February 28th, Jeff took down the information, called me and said we had 30 minutes to decide if we wanted to further review this shared referral from our agency…I flew home and he was looking at this beautiful face which I am not yet allowed to post online.  We said “yes” to review the file of this beautiful baby boy, and within the hour, Jeff was looking up flights.  He knew this was our son. We had 48 hours to contact doctors and have his file reviewed to be sure we wanted to move forward with this adoption, which we decided to do on March 2nd.   When we have official permission to post his picture, we will, but we can share what we know.  He just celebrated his first birthday last Friday, March 27th.  He was born with a second degree cleft lip/cleft palate.  The lip was repaired when he was 3.5 months old.  The palate will be repaired soon after we bring him home, which will be this summer, earlier than later, hopefully.  He is in an orphanage in Chenzhou, Hunan Province, China.  He was abandoned on March 31, 2008, just a few days old, and given the name “Chen Li Wen”.  We will call him Owen Li Trubey…the “Li” is after Jeff’s dad, whose middle name was also Lee.  He is described as “an obedient and dear baby”, and while the referral report is from around 6 months old, he was hitting all the developmental milestones he should at that age.  We cannot wait to have him in our arms.  Emma prayed the other night, “Dear Jesus, please give baby Owen a hug, because he’s probably all ‘wah wah wahhh!’ and there’s nobody to give him a hug.”  She drew the picture of our family of five.  I love how all of us are looking down and smiling at him.  Can’t wait to be with you, sweet boy!

Published in: on March 29, 2009 at 5:20 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. ANN!!!!! It is Jenny Markmiller- YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on your little boy! And he is from Chenzhou!!! That is where Katie Mei is from!! Email me-!!!!

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