About Mackenzie

Mackenzie’s birthday is March 16, 2008. She will be just over two years old when we bring her home (yikes!)

Mackenzie has a heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot. This means that there a several things wrong with her heart, and she will need to have surgery when she comes home.
Associated with her heart problem is something called microsia. she is missing one of her ears, and will most likely have corrective surgery on that, as well.
She’s the most beautiful little girl I have ever seen, and I am so happy she’s mine!
Mackenzie is currently living in Shaanxi province in China, and we have heard good things about the Children’s Welfare Institute that she is living in.
According to the file we received, Mackenzie’s a deep sleeper, and her favorite food in congee, which is a type of rice porridge. How cute is that?!
Please pray for our daughter. Pray that she would stay healthy and well cared for until we can get to her. I know these next five months are going to be tough on us!


  1. Joseph E on February 6, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Been praying for her all along, but it's sure nice to have a name to pray for 🙂

  2. love3bug on February 6, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Congratulations on your very special little girl. What a blessing.Mandy

  3. Ash the Dreamer on February 7, 2010 at 3:53 am

    Hey! I just stumbled upon your blog yesterday when I was looking for another cool blog to follow. I'm so happy for you, that you are getting to adopt such a precious little girlie! 🙂 I can't wait till the day I can adopt the two little girlies I want to adopt of my own. :)And now that I know about precious little Mackenzie, I will of course be praying for her!!!!God Bless!Ash

  4. Stacey on February 8, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Ben and I are so very excited for you! I will be praying for the adoption process as well as for the health and joy of MacKenzie. You've made it this far so only a few more months to go! So, when do we get to shower you with love and gifts?

  5. Unknown on February 11, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I sent my prayers 🙂 The blessings of begin a parent are amazing and I am sure you will be wonderful parents. I tried to find a contact form … but couldn't. I wanted to invite you to join us at blogpressreleases.com I look forward to watching your adoption journey unfold on your blog !Karrine

  6. Faith on February 12, 2010 at 12:33 am

    What a precious post about your sweet daughter! I loved reading more about her. Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for your prayers. I'm so excited for how the Lord has worked in your lives and is blessing you with your hearts desire. What an encouragement it is to me!

  7. Tinna on September 1, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Your girl is so cute, congrats.I found your blog when I search for TOF. My son from Nanjing / Jiangsu have also TOF heart. BestTinna in Sweden

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