Sofia was an orphan with Down syndrome in Eastern Europe and now has a forever family.
Join us on our adoption journey and thank you for helping us bring her home!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

It's Official!

Introducing....

Sofia Andrea Sanchez
Born 2-21-09
Adopted 5-6-10

We are off to catch a train to Kiev and we will come back for Sofia in early June. 

We will say one last goodbye to Sofia at the orphanage before we leave and this time it will be as her official MAMA and PAPA!

Thank you everyone for your prayers! God answered them!

P.S. We chose "Andrea" as Sofia's middle name in honor of my mother. We know this makes Grandma Esther smile! Happy Early Mother's Day Mom!

55 comments:

  1. congrats....God is good and he intended you for this little love. I will be praying for you as you wait to go back and finally bring her to her home...with you.

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS!! So excited she is finally yours, that you are going to see the boys soon and that you will have time to prepare for Sofia's arrival in the States....oh, and happy that Hector will finally get to eat tacos!

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  3. I can't even express how happy and excited I am for you and Sofia!!! Congratulations and hugs!!

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  4. Congratulations! I'm sure the boys can't wait to meet their new little sister in person.

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  5. I have just recently came across your blog. You have 3 beautiful boys and now a beautiful girl. Congratulations..from Australia.

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  6. Congratulations Sanchez Family! What a wonderful addition Sofia already is to your family. The boys are going to be so excited to finally have her home in June. Safe travels back home!!!

    Kristin

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  7. YES!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! SO happy for you guys!
    xoxoxo

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS!!! It is so exciting to see this a reality now!

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  9. Congrats!! Can't wait to see her home with you!!

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  10. Congratulations!!! I don't know what else to say. Thank God.

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  11. Hooray! What terrific news! :)

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  12. I'm so happy for you!!!! I can't wait until you go back for her. I'm starting the countdown to go back for her!!!

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  13. Congrats, Sanchez Family!! This is sooooo exciting!! Looking forward to Sofia's homecoming!!

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  14. Congratulations--what joyful news! Many blessings on your entire family. Praying the time goes quickly until you are all together.
    Gina

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS! What a wonderful blessing for your family!

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  16. Welcome to your family Sophia!

    Awesome.

    Congratulations !!!!

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  17. Congratulations!! I am glad that Sofia is finaly your little girl! :)

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  18. What an amazing journey, Jennifer and Hector. June will be here in no time at all and Sofia will have the best summer of her life! Can't wait to see you guys. Travel blessings and prayers to you!!!

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  19. Congrats Jen & Hector! See you guys soon!

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  20. Woo Hoo, Congratulations, Way to Go....etc etc. I am sooooo happy for you guys. First big step done...now you just need to get back there and get her in your arms FOREVER!!! I agree with what you said in your last post...hopefully because she is so young she won't feel abandoned with you gone for a few weeks. I am so excited for and proud of you guys.....You did it!!!

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  21. Congratulations !!! Hope you have a safe trip home, Im sure the boys we be glad to see you both.

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  22. Congratulations!! I have been praying for you and for your precious Sophia- so thrilled to hear this news!!

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  23. Congratulations again! Give little Sofia a kiss and hug from the Lehnick family! So happy for you all!

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  24. Congratulations!! So happy for all of you.

    Blessings,
    Barbara

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  25. You don't know me. But I hope to adopt a little girl one day - my husband is still warming up to the idea. Your blog has helped answer so many questions and open my hubby's heart even more to the idea. I'm a very lucky little sister to a brother with Down syndrome - and he has changed my life and the lives of all the kids I work with through his inspiration. Thank you for sharing - I hope to have a chance to have a blog like this of my own. I am so truly happy you have your little girl and can't wait for the moment she is home. God bless.

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  26. Yahoo!!!!! Just soooo wonderful....way to go guys!

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  27. Congratulations, Jen & Hector... and WELCOME Sofia Andrea to the Sanchez Family!

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  28. i have tears of happiness as i am reading this post! congratulations on your baby girl!!!!!!!!!

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  29. I have tears of happiness as I am reading this post - congratulations on your baby girl!!!!!!

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  30. oh congrats, I am so happy for you all

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  31. Congrats! Can't wait to meet her!

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  32. Congrats! Such a wonderful thing to grow a family with adoption! And such a doll!

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  33. Congratulations! What wonderful news for your family. Blessings to you and your family in the next few days and weeks as you prepare to bring your sweet daughter home. Thank you again for sharing your story - for bringing light to the darkness.

    -Libby

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  34. Congrats Sanchez Family!! Glad to hear it went smoothly! I'm sure the boys are estatic you're coming home for Mother's Day! Kim & Tom Baumann

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  35. Congratulations!! I am so happy for you, and thrilled that all went well for you...I hope this next month goes by very quickly for you.

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  36. Congratulations!! Safe travels home too :)

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  37. Congratulations on your beautiful daughter - and to Sofia on a loving family .

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  38. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! So exciting for you, and for your boys.

    I have posted on my blog about this organization (Reece's Rainbow) and my own desire to adopt through it. Feel free to read my post (http://jay-ramblingonandon.blogspot.com/2010/05/artem.html) and share with me your experience! (I am Canadian)

    Again, congratulations. You are wonderful for doing this.

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  39. Congratulations! Have a safe trip back home!

    - Giancarlo & Heather

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  40. Covered in goosebumps! Congratulations!

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  41. Congrats! Just amazing. It sounds like if you had approval for more than one child you guys would be in trouble :)! I also see that the lesson here is not to fall in love with the "picture" you may see of a child available for adoption and fall in love with the possibility and the deeper appreciation. The picture is so often the only hope these children have and they are often not an accurate description of the reality of who they are. If you are fortunate enough to have the $$ to make it over there, sign up for approval for 2 children and then decide on the number when face with the reality of a Ukrainian orphanage.

    Congrats to you both and safe travels.

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  42. CONGRATS!!! may God watch over and protect Sofia until you bring her home, and may you have a safe flight home. :)

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  43. YAY!!!! Congratulations....Taco's very soon!

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  44. YAY! HURRAY! We are so excited for you! Andrea is a perfect middle name. The Reece's Rainbow Andrea is a great lady, too!

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  45. Soooo beautiful!! Sofia Andrea...you are one special little girl....with one special family!

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  46. HOORAY! Congratulations Sanchez family!!

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  47. Carly Velez HustonMay 7, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    Congratulations to your family! Your blog has touched my life and I thank you so much for sharing your story of adopting Sofia with me... a stranger. I also enjoy your family blog w/ Diego, Mateo and Joaquin. God Bless!

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  48. That is so beautiful to read!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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