CarlosSmCircleDear Randi and Terry,

I just read Randi’s  piece about the Kostya Hicker tattoo on Facebook. Great piece! While I hope that Carlos chooses to forgo a tattoo (I think I am safe mostly because he hates needles) we both certainly are proud to be part of the Kidsave family and know that it is because of all of you that we are a family. 

Saturday was a special day. Carlos turned 16.  I call it the 8+8=16 day. Carlos’s adoption went through a few days after his 8th birthday. So as of this week, he has been in the US and my son for half his life! 

We celebrated with many of our Kidsave family – Blair, William and Pedro , Veronique, Lynn Zennario and very importantly Carlos’s 1/2 sister Jessica Pousada. Jessica traveled all the way from college in Pennsylvania (3 hours each way) to spend the day with Carlos!!!! 

As always I thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing Carlos to me! 

Love,

Lisa

Pedro and William Veronique Dela Bruyere and William Wynkoop