The Boroughs Family

The Boroughs Family

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


On the topic of orphans, I used to think like most people. Sure it was sad that kids didn't have families, but what could I do about that? The problem was impossible to solve, so better not to contemplate it for too long. Besides, I was busy raising 4 children, one of whom was adopted, so I had done my "share", and my plate was full.
Then one day my husband approached me about adopting again, specifically a child with Down Syndrome(DS). I am ashamed to admit it, but I wasn't really interested. I was content with my life, and didn't feel like being "inconvenienced" with adopting child, especially one with special needs. All I can say is God did a radical work on my heart, and within a matter of months we were in process to adopt our precious son Ivan from Hong Kong, who just happens to have DS.
After bringing Ivan home, the Lord just broke my heart for orphans. Suddenly, all those waiting children weren't just sad statistics, but they were just like Ivan. They were these beautiful treasures waiting everywhere to be discovered by their forever families. Suddenly, the orphan issue was completely personal. My life was forever changed.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month, and with four adopted children myself, this is a topic very close to my heart. There are literally millions of orphans worldwide in need of a forever family. Perhaps God is calling your family to adoption. Check out this link for some wonderful posters you can print out to advocate for adoption:

Monday, November 5, 2007

Funny Albie Quotes

Our sweet daughter from Liberia is always making us laugh, so I thought I'd share some of her funnies:)

"Mom, my nose is leaking."

When asked if she wanted to go on a hike- "YES!! What's a hike?"

Her reaction to seeing the show Blue's Clues for the first time- "Mom, that man on the television is talking to ME!"

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Why start a blog?

Why start a blog? Is there that many people out there curious about a day in the life of a stay-at-home mom of 7? Do I have too much free time on my hands? No really, I need some creative outlet(sorting socks doesn't count) and this is easy and free, so here goes...a glimpse into the craziness we call a family! We are a multi-cultural family with 7 children, 4 who joined our family through the miracle of adoption, 3 of them with special needs. Hopefully this blog will be a way for me to journal some laughs, tears, and unforgettable (some we wish we could forget!) moments.