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

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Home Post # 1: Our New Family

Silas, Maclayne, Copeland, Trenton, & Teague
I know that everyone has been dying for an update on the children since we've been home.  I apologize that it has taken this long.  My only excuse is that I am now a mother of FIVE children, with four of them being both special needs and age four or under.

Who knew a simple pic would be CHAOS?!?

Tea singing along to his "Alphabet Apple"
Since we've been home, we have been in a never-ending marathon of doctor visits.  We've taken the children to a slew of pediatric specialty doctors to make sure everything is or will be okay.  The majority of these specialists have required more than one visit.  (As time will allow, I'll write a medical update for each child with specifics.  The most notable is that Maclayne will be having her sleep study on 3/8 and her open heart surgery will follow 7-10 days after...sorry to end this one on a cliffhanger.....)

Mackie's FAVORITE thing to do:  EAT!!
For the most part, the children have adapted very well to their new life and, most importantly, to actually having a forever family.  There have been some bumps in the road, but for the most part,  I cannot complain.  God has been with us each step of the way and He continues to have His hand upon our precious family.  As I've said many times, there would be and is NO WAY to make it without His help!

Here are a few pictures showing our beautiful children at home, where they belong.  I am so blessed to see such HAPPY faces each and every single day!
Trent pushing Teague in the shopping cart

Trent, once again, trying to get into something...

Our 4 beautifully perfect children!!
Trent in one of MANY hats...he loves his hats!!

Tea & Trent acting goofy on the couch
Mackie DEMANDING that Cope looks at her!!


  1. oh my what sweet pictures , the kiddos look great;)

  2. Thank you so much for the update, Stephanie. I followed your journey to bring the children home and I have been wondering how all of you were doing. I will keep Mackie in my prayers. All of the kids look great.

  3. Please post an update when you have a minute with pictures :-) I love watching how Mackie is doing.