Alexander Joseph Windley-Daoust, baptized July 21, 2012,
born September 25, 2006,
adopted June 12, 2012.
Chic (Child of the Ironic Catholic) #5.
Welcome home, sweetie.
p.s. we weren't trying to dunk him in...Alex wanted to do the "let's splash in the holy water" position rather than the "let's lay back placidly and allow this man to pour water on my head" position....
And one a little more photogenic and happy:
For more information about adopting children with special needs internationally, check out Reece's Rainbow: they can give you the how tos, the what ifs, and support. Or contact me, even if you are just thinking about it. There are kids waiting, and their future in many countries is pretty bleak outside of adoption or significant societal change.
Thanks for the support and prayers, everyone.