My name is Sue and I will start with today… my daughter Thea is 19 years old.. I adopted her from Cambodia through WHFC 18 years ago.. people always say to me that I saved her life and I say nooooo she saved my life!!
Let’s go back 18 years ago I was just going through life being crazy and I met a family that adopted from Korea from WHFC. I have always been the kool Aunt and never met anyone to share my life with so I made the decision to adopt. Since I was single I was nervous if they would accept me. I met with an amazing people in New yorks office of WHFC.. They accepted me and I started the process. I figured I would choose China because I was single. After all my paperwork I got a call asking if I would consider Cambodia that 2as closed at the time but was going to open. I said heck yes ! Then I had to sneak out and see where Cambodia was.. I received a call saying a little girl was waiting for me. I traveled to Cambodia and met my girl. I named her Dorothea Patricia. She was stunning..
Back to now.. Thea is an amazing and beautiful young woman . We are partners..we travel and I embarrass her and she loves me and I love her. We still meet up with our Cambodian families for reunions. Now they are old enough to meet up without us old people !! I would never ever change anything about us .
Our second year has been filled with lots of small moments where we have slowed down to connect, heal, and build something new. We will all admit that what we are building is not perfect and the process is often messy. But… it is us weaving our lives together. It is how we define our family.
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