I love when people ask us "Why boys?, Why are you adopting five boys??" I figure- why not boys?
For all of the years we have adopted we were told that boys were harder to place and more boys needed homes. So we readied ourselves for boys! LOL! And we ended up adopting SEVEN girls!! and only four boys!! LOL!!
Truthfully when we looked at the list of children on Reeces Rainbow, that had Down Syndrome, that had been waiting a long time, there were many more boys.
Then we had to look for children in the same orphanage. More often than not, more boys were listed together. In fact there are only two older girls (one is chosen) with our last 3 boys, plus I think 2 or 3 more older boys in the same orphanage. All with DS in this poor tiny town.
We chose our first two boys by chance. God's divine intervention! They were together and we heard that they had been listed a while with no interest. They were under the age of 5, we were looking for children under 5. Tom thought we could adopt two together to start with. :o) Since visiting our Country last March, he's changed his mind! He'd thinks three would have been better. But I'm happy we'll start with two, even tho initially I wanted three! LOL!
We put tons of time and thought choosing our last three boys. We chose three because four would be too many for us and for our last adoption three will keep us busy enough! :o)
So now we can say we will have adopted seven girls and NINE boys!! LOL!! In the end there were more boys. But you really never know who God will send!!