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We have lived in Romania for 16 years now. We have 6 kids. The top photo of our family is the day we met the twins, just before their 4th birthday. We were granted custody of them on their 5th birthday.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Well, little Spencer is going to an orthodontist now for his crooked teeth. He had a tooth coming in behind his fused tooth and his fused tooth was not getting loose. We had an xray of his mouth and last night we went back with the xray. She pulled the fused tooth and the little one next to it. The fused tooth was rooted to the bone and she didn't think it would have ever come out on its own and if we had waited much longer it would have been a very difficult pull. In another month we will have another xray and then hopefully be fitted for the piece that will move his teeth to make room in his mouth. He was a brave little fellow.
Also, yesterday we visited the hospital for handicapped children. There are 40 kids ages 3-18 living there. They have no contact with their parents. There are about 20 more who have homes and come just during the day. The director basically told us whatever you want to come in and do you can do it. These kids have severe mental problems. Most other orphanages we try to get in to we are told you have to go through the director of child protection, you have to have an association set up, you have to put in a request etc. The director here wants help so badly that he didn't care about all that he said come on! We will be putting in a request to work in other orphan care facilities but probably closer to when Baron is done with school this spring because he has a full plate right now and can't really add anything else. We are excited.
Next week we will meet with the social worker and the psychologist towards our adoption acceptance. We hope to go speak with a local social worker today about child placement. We know God will direct the little Howerton he wants for us to us.

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