Button (3-year-old girl) is effervescent, gregarious, quick-witted, affectionate, adventurous, service-oriented, confident, bold, and truly joyful. She’s a great mix of a “girly girl,” liking all things “princess” and pink, and an athletically-oriented competitor (she likes to run fast, pitch, play soccer, and swim). She also enjoys Dora, “homework,” watching videos, going to the movies, going shopping, and having “campouts” with friends and with her grandparents.

Cutie Pie (18-month-old boy) is focused, introverted, determined, and playful. He is both musically gifted and passionate. He has a strong sense of right and wrong and confidently administers justice whenever he can. He has a contagious laugh and loves to play pranks on me. He enjoys eating; playing the guitar, drums, and piano; singing; playing with anything electronic; climbing; running; watching Baby Einstein; and playing with trucks and trains. He’s also quite attached to his panda bear (“Pa-wah”) and froggie (“Roggie”).

Button knows of our intention to adopt, and she has been enthusiastic about adopting an orphan since we first started discussing it. She is excited about being a big sister to someone who doesn’t have a big sister, and sharing her toys with him/her because she “has lots of them.” She talks about teaching our adopted child things, tickling him/her, and loving him/her. When we talk about how we’re going to bring an orphan home who does not have a family, she responds confusedly, “Yes they do! You’re their mommy and daddy. And I’m their sister!” Sometimes at night when she says her prayers, she asks Jesus to take care of the orphan who is coming to stay with us “for all of the days.”