These are 4 things that I did not know before adopting Zhang Zhou, Wang Xue, Ji Rong or Zeng Shu. Our children were adopted at 3, 12, 6 and 12 respectively, from 2001 to 2006. If I had known, it would not have changed the adoption process; I may have been better prepared for the new normal that was coming our way.
Michael was knit in my womb by God Himself. He was not a mistake or overlooked by God while He was busy knitting “perfect” children. There was not a Michael Model A and a Michael Model B. He was and is Michael. Period. This is God’s plan for our life. Michael is His. That one truth forever changed how I viewed Michael. Instead of wondering how he would have looked or acted if he hadn’t been born with Down Syndrome, I now saw past the diagnosis to my son.