This video starts out with my wife and I being up for almost 48 hours. As you can see we were a little ""bug eyed." Juliana (then named Irina) was such a joy to be around as she is now. She was about 20 months old when we adopted her. You will see video of our approach to the orphanage as it was hidden between apartment buildings which is normal in that city. It was in August but the orphanage workers insisted on her wearing a Winter coat.
3 г. назад
NEVER BEFORE SEEN BY THE PUBLIC These highlights from the Carver family go back to February and March 2004. It begins with us celebrating Rebecca and Matthew's Adoption day followed by some random moments with our family. You will see how much of a "dare-devil" Juliana was when she was so small. The last half of the highlights is us adopting Juliana's biological sister. We took Juliana with us in the trip. We had no idea she had a biological sister until we were in Belarus adopting Juliana in 2003. While in Belarus, in March 2004, we took Juliana back to her orphanage to say hi to the employees who helped raise her until we adopted her. They were amazed at her eyes. When we adopted Juliana her eyes were crossed and we had them corrected surgically shortly after we adopted her. If it wasn't for the kindness of several people we could not have afforded to adopt Kristina so Juliana and Kristina could be together forever. The video ends with us getting home from adopting Kristina. All six of our kids are from Russia and Belarus. I love them more than they can possibly imagine.
7 г. назад
This is a short film of our journey to China to adopt our youngest daughter. The voice at the beginning was a telephone message left to me by my grandmother who passed away shortly afterwards. This little film is a means of preserving my grandmother's memory for my new daughter as well as a means of sharing the dichotomy of emotions involved in adoption with other prospective adoptive parents. The joy of a new child joining the family is underscored by the child's initial fear, the grief of loss. I wanted to share this because I appreciated seeing the videos of those who went before us. It helped us to know what we might expect.
2 г. назад
Story of the adoption of our special needs daughter from the Philippines who was born without limbs. Chosen Children Village is an amazing place and they do so much to help orphans like our daughter. Please open your hearts to sponsoring a special needs orphan at Chosen Children Village. We met many of these children and they are all so special and amazing! Not everyone can adopt but anyone can help an orphan through donations and sponsorship programs like this one. Thank you! http://chosenchildrenfoundation.com/ccv/?pageCCV=child%20sponsorship
11 мес. назад
Doug Walsh was raised on the strong belief that family is important, no matter how you're related. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/aplusapp?sub_confirmation=1 About A Plus: A Plus is a digital media company devoted to spreading the message of positive journalism, a kind of storytelling that focuses on our shared humanity. It is rooted in our heartfelt beliefs that each person can effect positive change in the world and that we are all inextricably connected. We are proud to tell a different kind of story. Visit us at aplus.com.
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Mark Purcell first thought a bundle of bags outside Pasco County's Metropolitan Ministries was a donation, or leftover trash, but after a closer look, he found two children, dirty and only in diapers, nestled between trash bags. MORE: http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/114388634-story