Saturday, February 09, 2008

Squeaky kids.............

Sophia quickly outgrew the squeaky shoes we got for her while we were in China. I scoured the internet to find replacements and suffered a little sticker shock along the way. I finally stumbled onto a site http://www.chinadirectstore.com/squeaky_shoes.htm that had them at a reasonable price so I bought both kids several pairs. Keenan has always coveted Sophia's squeakys and he was overjoyed when he got to put his little shoes on and tap dance his way down the hall. After bath time, both kids now insist on putting their squeaky shoes on over their pajama feet and then proceed to make lots of noise.






I have had some general questions about fostering a Burmese refugee. It is important to know that most of these kids have living parents or relatives but the kids have been forced to flee Burma and cannot return. For this reason, the refugees are not in foster care for the purposes of adoption. Our role would be to provide them a home and a supportive family environment until they can live independently. I will be happy to answer any other questions anyone has.

Here is a link from Amnesty International which provides some background about the political climate currently in Burma (Myanmar). This does not mean that this will be our child's story and because there are issues of confidentiality, when a child gets placed in our family, we will not be able to disclose the details of their specific story. Suffice to say, the current regime has made Burma inhospitable for many of its young people (and older people too)........ http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/video-and-audio/activists-tell-myanmar-witch-hunt-20071018











5 Comments:

At 8:02 PM, Blogger Karen said...

The kiddos are adorable!!!

How about sharing that website for the squeakers?!

 
At 10:35 PM, Blogger Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

LOVE the pictures...
Glad you found some squeaky shoes...
I am sooo happy for you on this amazing journey..
Can't wait to follow...
Hugs to you girly..
Have a Great Sunday..

 
At 4:26 AM, Blogger Samantha said...

How cute they look! That is adorable! Please share the site with me!

 
At 3:07 PM, Blogger mexican chopsticks said...

Thanks for the site of the squeaky shoes. We only bought two pairs for Emma and she was out of them that same year. I just brought out her squeaky sandals that she was wearing on Gotcha day. She was a size 4 when we got her and the sandals were a size 7!! she is finally a size 7 this year so she loves to wear them and do her happy dance.
Your little ones look very tall and so cute!

 
At 9:34 AM, Blogger Holly Miller said...

I love squeaky shoes! My daughter has about 10 pair of them. It's tough to find cute ones at reasonable prices, but I put a list of websites on my blog at http://hollytriedit.blogspot.com. I fell in love with a $30 pair--I eventually found them on Ebay for $15. The wait was definitely worth it.

 

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