Since our last post four families have traveled to Ukraine at least once and returned to our community with their forever child/children. A total of 7 children have been adopted and our now US residents living in Longmont. Each welcoming party at DIA was heartfelt and touching to see families share in the joy of adoption. The Hooker and Pittel families have been part of the UOO support group for many years and we are so pleased to announce that both families adopted a young teenage girl. The Gazdik family jumped into the world of adoption little over a year ago and have returned from Ukraine with 4 siblings who were part of UOO camp 2010. After 3 years of determination and perseverance, the Rogé family returned home with their forever daughter, Lizzie just over a week ago. Heidi and Felix met Lizzie at UOO camp 2007 and committed to adopt her when she was only 11. They never gave up and now are reunited once again. To find out more on the Roge adoption story, visit their blog at http://heidifelixukraine.blogspot.com/.
Each family has their own unique, special and incredible stories that go along with their adoption. Each adoption is a victory and rescue of another child. It takes “Just ONE” to change a child’s life. Currently there are 2 families in Ukraine pursing their own adoptions. The Garrett family is on a mission to adopt 2 2010 UOO campers. Our pastor Clay Peck and his wife Selene are on a rescue mission as well, adopting a beautiful 16 year old from the Kharkov region. Their blogs are below if you would like to stay updated with each day they spend in Ukraine.