TEAM BARNETT ADOPTION 2014 ~ Felix's Heroes Wall

The following people have graciously donated to our adoption fund and have made Greta, Felix, & Romeo one step closer to becoming "An Orphan No More"!
Greta's, Felix's, & Romeo's Heroes Wall:
Linda Wade ~ TX; Tammy Johnson ~ TX; Brian & Carol Miller ~ NC; Karl & Beth Brennan ~ TX; Sammye Smith ~ TX; Barbara Balthrop ~ TX; Jeri Newman ~ TX; Shirley Bowman ~ TX; Anonymous ~ TX; Kelly & Chay McClellan ~ TX; Heather Farester ~ VA; Terri Mauldin ~ TX; Sherry Hamby ~ TX; Laura Homan ~ TX; Cindy & Kelsey Cregar ~ MD; April Jurisch ~ TX; Danni & Rhaya Edison ~ TX; Brenda Baswell ~ AL; Anonymous ~ TX; Keshia Melton ~ New Zealand; Mistie Sutko ~ TX; Amy Epley ~ TX; Annie Trenda ~ WA; Jenny Raspberry-Martin ~ Canada; Amber Gilchrist-Anderson ~ NM; Bianca Montelaro-Oliver ~ LA; Sasha Fera-Schanes ~ CA; Gigi Glynn ~ NJ; Cordie Teddlie Everman ~ TN; Clydene Moore ~ TX; Peggy McAdams ~ TX; Kayla Groen; Kristen Abel ~ TX; Dandy Rivas Fleming ~ TX; Colleen Salinas ~ TX; Katy Pyle ~ LA; Sandra Lizcano ~ LA; Reby Lawler ~ TX; Charlette Flowers ~ TX; Mary Anne McCartney ~ TX; Colleen Krizak ~ TX; Rhonda Jackson ~ TX; Heather Woodall ~ TX; Heather Johnson ~ TX; Sherwin & Ann Lee ~ TX; Stacie Lee Mercer ~ TX; Anonymous; Wesley Barnett ~ MS; Anonymous ~ TX; Shirley Massey ~ TX; Jeremy & Mandy Danielson ~ TX; Anonymous ~ TX; Debbie Goff ~ TX; Jamie Discher ~ TX; Carol Miller Wise ~ NC; Cherrisa Shelton ~ TX; Sheilah Chisum ~ NM; Debbie Marks ~ OH; The Stokes Family ~ TX; Wanda Oldag ~ TX; Lisa Smith ~ OH; Michelle Hughes ~ VA;
Reece's Rainbow: Andrea Roberts, Nancy Thornell, Debbie Hannon, Michelle Zoromski, & Lucille Brown

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Traveling Post # 10: Our Mischievous Escape Artist

Reece's Rainbow picture

Wow, what to say about Trenton James.  From the moment we saw his picture on the Reece’s Rainbow website, we knew he was a mess.  Then the updated pictures of him came from the Haglers and the Millers who were adopting children from the same orphanage.  True to picture character, our thoughts of him being a mess were still being confirmed.  Anyone viewing the pictures could see that ever so small glint in his eyes that gave him away.

The day that we had been waiting an eternity for came and, once again, our suspicions were confirmed.  On Monday, August 22, 2011 we met our little Escape Artist who we had been praying for sinc
e November 2010.  Immediately, we were able to see the ever so slight gleam in our son’s eyes that had only been noticed in pictures.  He walked in like he owned the place and we were just another mother and father who were visiting his orphanage.

Giving his mama a "high five"
The caregiver who brought him to us told him to give me a “high five” and he walked over to me and held his hand up to slap my hand.  After we had exchanged the high five, the biggest grin appeared on his face and the sweetest little giggle escaped from his mouth.  He then kissed his hand and threw me the kiss as walked over to the orphanage Director’s desk to grab something off of it.  David and I let him do his own thing, knowing that he would eventually warm up to us and know that we were his parents.

Then the magical moment that only God could orchestrate occurred.  His caregiver told him that we were his Mama and Papa.  Our sweet little Trenton turned around and came to me with his arms up.  I picked him up and started kissing him all over his face and neck.  The whole time he ha
d his arms around my neck and giggled.  I then handed him to David and his little chubby arms went around David’s neck.

He is up to something
Our Mischievous Escape Artist’s gleam shifted ever so slightly at that moment.  He continues to make his caregivers run around in circles with his stubborn antics, but the new gleam in his eyes is now one of security directed at us, HIS MAMA AND PAPA.

Trying to escape


  1. Keep the posts coming please...I am sucked in and I need more! Give those babies a hug and kiss from me and tell them I miss them. If you see Sonya and you can get your hand on her, please give her a hug too and tell her I still love her. Have a wonderful afternoon visit and remember that when things get frustrating, your family is surrounded in prayer!

  2. He's so cute! And he's gonna keep you on your toes lol