|Updated: 2/14 8:15 am
||Published: 2/13 9:59 pm
An Arkansas family is overcoming not just one, but two language barriers for their new adopted son.
The Fields adopted 8-year-old Gavin from China, who also happens to be deaf.
Now Gavin, orphaned at 8 months old, and his new parents are learning American Sign Language so they can communicate.
The Fields say they welcomed the challenge of adopting a child with a disability.
"These are regular kids who need a regular mom and dad; a home to love them,"
Gavin's new family and friends just celebrated his 9th birthday.
They say it was his first-ever birthday celebration.