So, yes we have officially committed to Duncan. If you've been with me from the beginning, you know we had originally wanted Duncan and Sam. But, as we were about to commit, we felt the need to back away from Duncan. There were other families that we knew felt led to him, and we felt selfish actually for going for both of them and denying someone else that chance. So we backed away from Duncan. We wanted him to have the best family for him. It was hard to do, and it really hurt to do it. But we recently found out that the family who was so devoted to him would not be able to adopt him. They were devastated, and I hurt for them. Please keep them in your prayers, as they are feeling the loss of their future son.
I hadn't changed the name of our blog from eight down to seven mortons, because someone was missing! God knew that someone was Duncan. He will be such a blessing to our family. With the support of his brothers and sisters (we'll now have three boys and three girls!), he will be able to build his confidence, see that his physical limitations have nothing to do with how much he is loved, and have opportunities he has only dreamed of. Please keep us in your prayers!!
Of course, this does add to the expense! Please help us get the word out about our fundraisers, as we will need approximately $5000 more than what we have been planning for! We hope to have some Team Duncan shirts made up (did you know the cerebral palsy awareness symbol is a green butterfly? How awesome is that? They will also be $15, ($5 shipping for out of towners) and we hope to have them available for purchase next week.