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Paul from Australia
09-30-2006, 03:09 AM
Here you are folks. What some of you have been waiting over 6 years to see.
Grant the champ unmasked :)
Here he is only weeks after we started caring for him (he was 12 months old).
Here he is paying attention a touch older.
Here we are cutting the cake on his 18th Bday :)
To be continued.
Paul from Australia
09-30-2006, 03:16 AM
Here he is in the newspaper two days after the 18th Bday.
And here is the newspaper article two days after his 18th Bday :)
You can see the image of the other article that appeared in 1990. Oh, Oh. We weren't supposed to do that :(
In fact that article appeared two days before we had the yearly review. When we arrived at the Department's office and saw the person, he had the newspaper in front of him and said that the head of the Department would also have the newspaper in front of him!. We were ticked off good and proper.
For those of you who want to print this photo for posterity, here is a link where the photos are residing
Grab one while their hot and print it out for your Grant album :)
Don't you reckon he is the most handsome champ in all the world, except for your own kiddies of course :)
Thank you for looking. I will post more photos of Grant soon.
Paul, Alison and Grant the champion :D :D :D
09-30-2006, 09:04 AM
Oh, WOW, ((((((Paul))))))!!
I can see why you and Alison fell in love with Grant as soon as you laid eyes on him -- what a sweet baby :cool:
You guys have truly participated in (and facilitated) a miracle!!
He's a handsome young man, Our Champ. Much better looking than the 'laughing man' face that I last saw him with :p (That's a reference to 'Ghost in a Shell', in case you're not an Anime fan :o )
Oh, thanks for sharing, Paul. You and Alison have chosen such an incredible life-path. Truly an inspiration. Pretty darn rewarding, too, I'll bet. Bless you both. And BIG HUGS (and love) for everybody!!
09-30-2006, 09:39 AM
Grant is very handsome and certainly was a beautiful one year old. His looks remind me of Aidan, who I think looks like an angel, of course.
Thanks for sharing. It was thrilling to finally see him. The old masks and blurring out of his face kind of disturbed me. I know how it goes with fostering though. BTW, we are about to get Legal guardianship ourselves. Our change in status has been approved and the process is well under way. It should be finalized by November, along with the adoption of Ariana.
09-30-2006, 09:48 AM
How exciting! What a handsome man he has grown into!
Doctors once predicted that Molly wouldn't live to see her first birthday, so following Grant's life is an inspiration to us and fills us with hope! Thank you so much for sharing!
Sooooo wonderful to see Mr. Grant aka always and forever our "Champ" unveiled. What a great milestone to turn 18 and get to smile for the camera, too!
09-30-2006, 04:33 PM
He is a wonderful young man!
And you are wonderful parents!
Happy Birthday to everyone in the Copeland family! You all deserve to celebrate this magnificent milestone.
09-30-2006, 08:44 PM
These picture are precious Paul of Grant! And to think you now can share them with us must be the greatest feeling for you!!! Keep them coming, I never get sick of pictures!!! ;)
09-30-2006, 11:43 PM
So nice to see the uneditted pictures. (Uh, they were uneditted, right?;)) And it's so good to have you posting again. Belated Happy Birthday, Grant. Here's to the next 18.
10-01-2006, 12:51 PM
I bet you hated blurring out such a beautiful little face!!! And now he is a handsome young man!!!!! Happy birthday Grant!!!:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
10-02-2006, 12:56 PM
Hey Paul, thanks for sharing those wonderful pic's. I know you & yours are so proud of him. (& you should be proud of yourselves as well ~ you both have done a lot.) Its one thing to have a child born to you, but for you to take one in like Champ is a whole different story. Your story and probably many others just go to show the Dr's don't know the whole story.
God Bless you & yours.
Hugs from Texas !
10-02-2006, 05:53 PM
Oh Paul! I've been waiting for this day! Although, I did have my own "sneak peek" at your family last year. Which reminds me that I still have a hat to send the Champ from Disneyland!
You have so many reasons to be so proud. Your love for him just glows! I'm so honored to say I know you all - even if only online!
10-02-2006, 09:31 PM
Hes a looker there Paul. Gonna have to beat the girls off with a stick. Grant is a great name. I think its perfect.
Congrats on 18 Grant.
10-02-2006, 10:19 PM
The picture of you guys cutting the cake made me cry. He looks like a wonderful, happy, content boy and I am so happy we get to see him now. Thanks so much for sharing him with us and I think you and you're wife are such wonderful people for giving him such a good life and you obviously gave him something to live for all these years that the doctors just couldn't predict when they gave him such a poor prognosis. :) Such great pics!
10-03-2006, 01:05 PM
Happy Birthday Grant! You're even more handsome than I imagined!
10-03-2006, 08:40 PM
Looks like you all had a blast on his birthday! Love seeing the pictures, what a cute baby he was!! :) You are wonderful parents!!
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