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" Teresa "

" Teresa "

Teresa "Fang Fang " Bartlinski

Teresa was born on December 25, 2006 in China. She was born with a very complex heart condition. In July 2010, GOD added Teresa to our family through adoption. We have been blessed with 9 wonderful children. Gods grace has woven us together as a family. Upon bringing Teresa home from China we unfortunately learned she not only needed a heart transplant but also a lung transplant. Her doctors feel she would not survive this operation. Please help us to pray for a miracle for Teresa's heart and lungs to be healed. She is a very special little soul who has touched so many lives around the world ...

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Today as I started to pack for China, I couldn't help but think of how far we have come in 3 months. Three months ago when we started the process to adopt Liu Fang, we didn't know how we were going to afford it , we had just returned home from China with our ninth child. Having adopted 4 children in 5 years had left us totally broke. We used all of our savings and our retirement to pay for all 4 adoptions. We knew we had no way of paying for this adoption , but had total trust in God to provide a way ... and HE did.

It takes a community to raise a child , well it also takes a community to bring a child home too.

Our community , Church, friends and complete strangers have all helped us in this process to bring Teresa home. Ed and I never wanted to go "public" with our need for help , but GOD had other plans. He was teaching us humility . It is a very humbling experience to have to ask for help at such an enormous level. We just wanted to do GOD'S will and live quietly , but through this experience we have learned so much . Our faith has deepened and our community and friends have shown us unconditional love. You have all played a huge part in bringing Teresa home. You are all her family too.

I know that there will always be one more child that needs a home...
I know that I can not save them all...
But IF I had the money I would.
There is ALWAYS room at our table for one more.

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