Nick and Brandi were like so many couples challenged by infertility. The Central Texas couple dreamed about starting a family and enjoying life as parents, investing themselves and their family culture into their children. After years of frustration and the expense of doctor visits
Proud Mom and Dad recently welcomed their beautiful daughter Ishana (India) into their Illinois family.
Two sisters are having a Christmas they will never forget.
The siblings, Angela Mardock, 18, of Springville, and Adi Calvert, 20, of England, were adopted by different families in different countries 18 years ago.
They met Monday for the first time, and are spending the Christmas season together before they have to return to their separate lives.
One of my favorite Christmas verses is one not normally associated with the traditional story we read in the Bible about baby Jesus, the shepherds, the choir of angels and the wise men, but it certainly speaks of the ultimate Christmas gift:
Behind every adoption is a story. Often there is a person, a family member, a group of friends, a church or humanitarian organization, who comes along side an adoptive family, providing spiritual and emotional support and sometimes there are those who provide a financial boost. These unsung heroes become part of the legacy of adoption.