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.
2 мес. назад
We adopted Juliana, from Minsk Belarus, in August 2003. The first time we saw a photograph of her we noticed her eyes were crossed just like Timothy's eyes before he had surgery to straighten them. This is part of a ninety minute video I took in November and early December 2003. Just after Juliana's second birthday Juliana had surgery to straighten her eyes. It was several months before we went back to Belarus to adopt Kristina. In early 2007 Juliana was stricken with cancer. The cancer came back seven more times. We miss Juliana SO MUCH!! www.angelsforjuliana.com (I do not own the music in this video)
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
3 г. назад
Over 1.4 million people, around the world, have been praying for our daughter Juliana since she first got cancer in 2007. I decided to show the world more of what she endured while she has endured fighting cancer 4 different times. In this video, Juliana is only five years old, and fighting cancer for the first time. You will, also, see her getting radiation treatments which has caused permanent damage in her right arm.
2 мес. назад
Tammy and I got married on April 16, 1988. In 1989 we started trying to have children. Years passed with no children. In 1997, after a lot of research we decided to adopt two children using Nightlight Christian Adoptions (https://www.nightlight.org/) as our adoption agency. In February 1998 we traveled to St. Petersburg Russia and adopted Rebecca and Matthew (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0JdosyhJtk&t=12s). In December 1999 we traveled back to St. Petersburg Russia and adopted Lindsay (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Kh6nhmXYM). In June 2001 we traveled back to St. Petersburg Russia and adopted Timothy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKD4sJlpJ3A). We were DONE adopting children after Timothy. In late 2002 or early 2003 I decided to hold a seminar to help other families adopt children. Our adoption attorney, Ron Stoddart, flew from Califonia to Maryland to be in the seminar. Only eight people showed up and no one chose to adopt a child. We were looking through the photo album of children who needed moms and dad and Juliana's photo was in it. She had crossed eyes just like Timothy when we adopted him. There was something about Juliana that touched Tammy and I in a very deep way. In August 2003 we traveled to Minsk Belarus and adopted Juliana (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKRQmgU8u5M&t=602s). We found out about Kristina WHILE, in Belarus, adopting Juliana so we went back in March 2004 to adopt Kristina (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v96D9W5bPcg). This is a series of video clips from late October 2003 to early November 2003. I can't tell you how much we miss Juliana. Her energy, light, smile, positive attitude...and her laughter is SO MISSED. Juliana deserved to be healthy and grow up!! https://www.facebook.com/Angels-For-Juliana-250289225091998/ www.angelsforjuliana.com (Music be Bensound.com - I do not own the music in this video)
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.
6 г. назад
This is our story of how we adopted Lacey from Changchun, China. We do not own the rights to any of the music in this video. Please support House of Heroes, Matthew West, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Switchfoot. It should come as no surprise in this day and age, but I've disabled comments on this video due to the percent of the world population that gets excited about making rude comments on YouTube videos. The one's made here were promptly deleted, but I'm tired of reading hateful comments from "open-minded" people that hate God, His Son Jesus, and Christians in general.
4 г. назад
Click here to watch great FREE Movies & TV: http://filmrise.com Of the 1.5 million adopted children in the U.S., international adoptees are the fastest growing segment. While many of their stories play into our self-image of American compassion and generosity, the realities, as told in this 2008 documentary, are much more complex. First-time director, Barb Lee, goes deep into the intimate lives of two well-meaning families and shows us the subtle challenges they face. One family is just beginning the process of adopting a baby from China and is filled with hope and possibility. The other family's adopted Korean daughter is now 32 years old. Prompted by her adoptive mother's terminal illness, she tries to create the bond they never had. The results are riveting, unpredictable and telling. While the two families are at opposite ends of the journey, their stories converge to show us that love alone isn't enough to make a family work.
8 г. назад
The Making of the Crazy 8---Our Vietnam adoption video of how we traveled half way across the world and back to meet our children and complete our family. Today they are both growing and are our treasures! You can see how they are today here-- http://nancyvnjourney.blogspot.com/