Celebrating forever families

Posted: August 23, 2011 in Adoption, Taiwan
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I am excited to watch as four families we have “met” online prepare to travel to Taiwan in the next few weeks to be united with their sons and daughters. What a journey these families have been on for the past several months/years!

Terry and her family began the journey to adopt from Taiwan back in 2007. They were finally matched with a little boy earlier this year, and received the final decree for their son’s adoption last week.

Jennifer’s adoption journey also began several years ago. Earlier this year, I learned they had been matched with a sweet baby girl in Taiwan. She and her husband are leaving on Thursday to bring their daughter home.

The other families do not have public blogs for me to share with you. Each family’s story is unique and it is amazing to see how God has answered prayers and orchestrated the details of each child’s adoption. I know I will cry tears of joy when the children are united with the families who have been waiting so long to bring them home. I will be praying for each family, for good health as they travel and for all the final details to go smoothly and there be no delays in obtaining their child’s visa to come home.

I don’t want to end this post without saying something about the birth families. I will also be praying for them – I cannot begin to imagine the pain and emotions the birth families of these children experience as they say goodbye. I am forever grateful our sons’ birth mom chose life for them, and placed them for adoption. I think about her often and I am thankful for the few moments we had with her at the orphanage. I will always treasure that time with her.

  1. Terry says:

    Thank you Cindy!!! You are such a sweet friend!! It has been such a looonnggg journey for us, and I could NOT have remained sane with out all my adoption friends! As you mentioned in a previous post, having a friend who has been through this process means the world! Someone who understands why you are stressed at another delay, or the need to vent, or timelines not going well, or a paperwork snag, and best of all, to share great news with!! It is a wonderful feeling to know they understand, better than any one else does.

    Thank you so much for your kind words, always being supportive, answering my list of questions, (I may have 🙂 more soon), and being a great friend!!!

  2. Terry says:

    PS – Like the new look for the blog!!! 🙂

  3. Nadine says:

    Beautiful post Cindy. Thank you so much for your help and advice and prayers. We will need them! I also look forward to following your family’s adventures with three boys…two who will share so much in common with our boys:)

  4. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for your post, Cindy. I love your heart. 🙂

    You have become such a good friend through this journey. I have always appreciated your prayers, your wonderful advice, your support through the ups and downs, your great travel tips! etc etc etc. You are a special lady and a wonderful mother and an amazing advocate for adoption! I pray that one day we will meet beyond The WWW and I can give you a real hug instead of cyber hugs!! 😉

  5. Monica says:

    We have just started our adoption journey! We are so excited and your blog is amazing. Thank you for sharing it is so somforting to hear someone else’s story. We jsut started a blof wich is so new to me. I have not ever been very good at using the computer but I am starting to figure a few things out. Our blog is http://godspathtotaiwan.blogspot.com/ Thanks again for your encouragement!

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