International Adoption

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The Story of Happiness and Celebration

Poor mothers sometimes left their babies in the fields hoping they would be picked up and cared for. The police gathered the babies and took them to hospitals and orphanages. It was called ... [more]

I Have a Special Needs Child

A couple months before our daughter HJ came home, we unexpectedly received a notice from the agency in Korea asking us to sign a Class B Medical Waiver. Essentially, it's a document that as... [more]

How Did They Know I'm Chinese?

Adoptive parents in trans-racial families have additional challenges to parenting biological children. In addition to the usual childhood struggles, we must find ways to support and guide o... [more]

Healing My Daughter's Brain

My daughter had a plan to commit suicide this spring, and it was a wake-up call that I will never forget. For many years, we have felt that our daughter, whom we adopted from China at the a... [more]

Sibling Adoption and One Adoption Failing after Finalization

It wasn't until a summer afternoon in August 2008, four years after the adoption, that I found the courage to begin to write the "un-writable," a chronicle of my family's fall int... [more]

When Infertility Meets Jewish Adoption

In the footsteps of Moses, Jewish tradition encourages having children, many children. The first commandment of the Torah (Bible) is to "Be fruitful and multiply." We consider eve... [more]

White Mother, African Daughter

I am white. I have two African daughters. One of my daughters is grown and does not live with me; the younger daughter is 15. My daughter that is still at home is very pretty and we live in ... [more]

A Milestone with My Romanian Daughter

Tonight I sent my 14-year-old daughter off to a Christmas Around the World festival--with her father to be her escort and assistant. She came here nine years ago from the mountains of Transy... [more]

Jossie and Jessie

I came to Nicaragua as of June, 2005. I quit my job and started doing personal charity work. I am 38 years old. This story is true and still in process. In December, 2005, I was helping ... [more]

Gifting - The Power of American Hearts

Eight months, 15 days, then finally the call. "We have a boy, 8 months, weighing 10 pounds from Yekaterinburg. He can leave in 3 days." Three days to travel halfway around... [more]

Adopting Another Little One, The Heart Gets Bigger

We are presently returning to Ukraine to find our next little one. As we lefted the Ukraine this summer 2001 with our daughter Makayla happy and so thankful to God for being new parents. So... [more]

Are You Looking At Me?

It was a mini-reunion away from China. Recently, my husband Ed, our daughter Sarah Zheng-Kang and I had supper together at Betty's Restaurant in Blue Springs, Mo. Our dear friends, Da... [more]

Dream Come True

My husband and I just returned home five weeks ago with our beautiful ten month old baby boy. He is from Tobolsk Russia. We had a FANTASTIC experience. Our agency was GENESIS ADOPTIONS in Al... [more]

Our Hong Kong Adoption Experience

When Ken and I decided to pursue international adoption, we were very confused. After contacting Diakon Baltimore in February 2005, and meeting with Ramona Hoyle, ... [more]

Our Wonderful Russian Adoption Experience

Hi, my name is Jenni. My husband, Chuck and I have been married almost 10 years. Before we were married, we talked about having children and how awesome it would be to have a huge family. C... [more]

Russia Adoption

We just returned from Russia with our beautiful daughter. We began our adoption in September and were blessed with the finalization of our adoption in time for Christmas! Our Agency, Adopt... [more]

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