“When we met our son in his orphanage just a week shy of his first birthday, we were stunned and really unprepared for what we faced. He was very, very small and thin, weighing just 13 pounds. He could not sit or crawl and didn't show any emotion.
Within a few days after we took custody of him he began to express feelings and emotions, holding his head up for longer periods of times and even propping himself up on his arms.
His progress continued at an amazing rate after we returned home. Within a month he was sitting, a few weeks later crawling, a month later standing and by the end of our fourth month home, was walking.
Today, just nine months after bringing our angel home, he is a full fledged toddler, a rough and tumble little boy... We are humbled by his strength, courage, and perseverance - he, at 21 months old, is our hero! ”
Shannon & Kevin (Adopted Esen in 2007)
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