Sunday, January 09, 2011

Two more makes Seven

I want to tell a little story...
Once there were two families who lived in different states. One family was in the process of adopting a little girl from China and another a little girl from S. Korea. Well, as they were waiting to be matched their agency sent an email stating that they had two toddlers waiting for families in Guatemala. Both these families decided to switch to the Guatemalan program and adopt these toddlers.
The families were told the girls should be home in 4-6 months. Unfortunately, the process dragged on and on. These two families connected with each other since they were using the same agency and the girls were in the same orphanage. It started as support, but quickly grew into a friendship. This friendships is one of the biggest blessings to come out of our crazy Guatemalan adoption!!!!
Our girls came home just over 5 years ago. At that point, we were pretty sure we would never adopt again. We were emotionally drained, but God had other plans. Five years later we went from 3 kids (our two bio boys and their bio girl) to 11 kids (Guatemala - 2, Vietnam - 1, S. Korea - 3, Ethiopia - 2). We are truly blessed, but the story doesn't end there.
While our friends were in Ethiopia adopting their infant son, they met two special girls. These girls are around 8-9 years old and deaf. They couldn't get these beautiful girls out of their mind! So...they are bringing them home. They are now waiting for a court date in Ethiopia.
Adoption is expensive, but so worth it. In order to help out with the costs they are selling t-shirts. Please consider being a part of bringing these precious girls home.
Here is the letter I received from them:
As you know, my husband, Al, and I have both been blessed with big hearts for orphans. While in Africa this last year, finalizing the adoption of our new son,Will, Al and I had the opportunity to meet and spend considerable time with two young girls living at the orphanage. These two girls are older (estimated to be 7 and 9 years old), they have no known family and they are both deaf. These two girls are also both bright, in need of a family to love and care for them, a home to call their own as well as the appropriate educational resources.
In an effort to raise some much needed money to help with the cost of bringing these girls home and - at the same time - raise some awareness about the simple things we can all do for orphans every day, Al and I are selling t-shirts. Please see the information attached and consider buying a shirt . . . or two . . . or three . . . We expect to mail out shirts for delivery in time for Valentine's Day!

Also, I have this form in pdf format that I can email to you if needed. The shirts are nice, and I can't wait to get mine.


The Ellens Family said...

I came across your blog, we also used AAI. Do your friends who are adopting the 2 older girls who are deaf have a blog, I would love to follow it? I love hearing about families adopting older or special needs children.

Debbie said...

Unfortunately, they do not have a blog. Maybe I can get them to start one. They are waiting on court dates!