Three years ago, two ladies from England contacted us via our website. They are Paediatric Occupational Therapists and offered to volunteer in Doves Wings. They discovered our website and liked what they read.
After quite a few emails they came with one of their daughters for two weeks and did a wonderful job. we rally value when a person becomes a volunteer. What’s even more amazing about this story is one special outcome.
Could we adopt a little boy? It would certainly not be a simple thing but we believed if it was meant to happen it would.
Carolyne needed a local adoption agency with connections in China and we needed to begin our part. There was a lot of frustration, learning, paperwork, translation and assessments to be done. At times everything seemed to have stalled.
But after these confusing and difficult steps, something wonderful happened. The news came that “Gotcha Day” looked like it would be a reality. Gotcha Day is the name given to the day when children meet their Forever Families.
Then the news became much more concrete and a date was set. Plans were made for Carolyne, her husband and two daughters to travel to China. It seemed like it was really happening!
After waiting a few more months for final arrangements to be made Alex joined his Forever Family. Everyone was so excited. What a fantastic day which everyone will celebrate forever. Another special child from Doves Wings had been adopted into a wonderful new family!
Watch the video above or visit our video page for more of Carolyne and Alex’s story
The children in Doves Wings who have been adopted are in very special families. We’re really thankful for each Forever Family. We love seeing photos of the children growing up and experiencing new things which they simply would not have done before. All of this from two ladies along with a daughter choosing to volunteer.
There are many other Good News stories we celebrate. Jothy lived in the children’s home in India for about 20 years and now she is doing very well in university. She’s doing her 2nd year Bachelor in Social Work and in her first year achieved a score of 80%.
But there is a reality issue. We need help to maintain the Good News stories. Our role is helping kids rewrite life stories and turnaround futures, eternal futures. Our passion is to see their whole life impacted. We can’t always serve through local churches because where some of our work is, the local church as we know it, doesn’t exist.
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