"By adopting a child and helping them reach their potential, they help us reach ours. An adopted child is not an unwanted child; to the contrary. They are a child who was searched for, prayed for, cried for, begged for; received by arms that ached, making empty hearts full. Love is meant to be shared." Author unknown

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Expansion Journey #2

Preparing to watch their first Homecoming parade, days before surgery! 

On September 28th, the boys had their second set of expanders placed.  Tegan had three placed, one in the back of his head, one in his neck and one in his forehead.  Corban had two expanders placed in his back.

This is how Corban's back looked just before round #2.

This is how the expanders looked the day after being placed, one on the left and one on the right side of his back.

This is Tegan the day after surgery, not a happy camper.


 (Above ) This is about half way through expansion.

(Above ) At their max


Good 'ol Papaw joins us on surgery day for entertainment and moral support!


Corban post surgery.

And drum roll.....Tegan's amazing results.....

And Tegan, today after removing all drains and a bath!  

Below is a before.

Once again, Dr. B has amazed us with his abilities.

Praising the Lord that we had a smooth round of expansion!!!!


  1. Incredible indeed and praying for them both as they continue to heal! Praise the Lord for no infections this round!

  2. Tracy - I just showed my daughter, Harper, pictures of Tegan and asked if she knew him (she just came home in October and was also adopted from Shanghai) She got so excited and was talking a hundred miles an hour - she certainly recognized him. It was so sweet to see how excited she was - loved showing her a picture of Tegan with his Mama & Baba. Harper was in some of the pictures you took on Tegan's Gotcha Day, she was wearing jeans and a shirt with red sleeves. It really is amazing seeing the results of these expansions/surgeries! Thank you for sharing. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!


Pictures of our Journey to bring Tegan and Corban home!