Thursday, January 24, 2013

Family Adopts 5 Siblings From Peru

I just love this article about a Missouri family adopting 5 precious siblings from Peru.  It just really resonates with me.  If feels so much like our situation!  I especially identify with these statements from the article:

"And although they were already busy with two kids -- Scott's 17-year-old daughter from a previous marriage and their 15-month-old girl -- one night. Lauren couldn’t fight the nagging feelings anymore.

“ 'Somebody’s got to do it, and why can’t it be us?' Lauren, 30, said to her husband."


“So we eat spaghetti a lot if we have to," she said. "So I don’t buy expensive jeans. Those are dumb reasons to not take these kids in.”


“It’s about people seeing that it’s possible -- that, one, adopting older kids isn’t as scary as everybody thinks it is, and two, that doing what God asks even when it seems crazy is worth it.”

and especially:

"And they began thinking of them as part of their family. That bond was crucial as the family began navigating the long, expensive and at times emotionally draining process of international adoption.

“ 'We got told 'no' a lot of times, and by then we were already crazy about these kids, so it was a rough part of the story,' Lauren Sterling recalled. 'And you had to keep trusting that we were fighting for something that you knew was yours to fight for.' "

Isn't that great?  Read the whole story here:

  Missouri Family Takes in Orphaned Peruvian Siblings After Learning Email Was No Scam

Help the 5 girls we are fighting for come home to their family by donating.  Even $5 or $10 adds up and makes a difference!

Snezhana with Devree.  Snezhana tells us that she can't wait to come back!  And we can't wait until we get to go bring her home.  We are on track to be going to Ukraine in the beginning of March.

Lyuba with Devree.  Lyuba tells us that she wants to take Hip Hop at school when she comes!  She also can't wait to come.  Diana, their sister, tells us the same thing!

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